Together with the United States Air Force Research Lab, the US Space Force (USSF) has employed a Silicon Valley-based blockchain firm known as Xage Security to develop its data protection strategy. The chief executive of Xage, Duncan Greatwood, revealed that its work with Space Force essentially comes down to one question: “how do you make lots of different satellites work together successfully and securely at the same time?”
Xage will use blockchain programs designed to communicate with each other.
The Silicon valley-based blockchain firm Xage will use Security Fabric, a collection of proprietary blockchain-based software programs that have been designed to communicate with each other. Security Fabric uses blockchain to verify access to individual nodes in a network and ensure that a network’s data is trustworthy. Xage’s Security Fabric will be utilized to address the challenges associated with securely connecting military and civilian satellites with ground stations in a tamper-proof fashion. Xage previously worked on developing blockchain-based security solutions for oil and gas companies. The blockchain firm built an infrastructure that enables oil pads to operate independently and as part of a group.
NASA is also exploring the use of blockchain technology.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is also exploring the use of blockchain technology for inter-satellite communication. The use of blockchain tech will allow satellites to store shared data relevant to its constellation, enabling autonomous communications. As reported earlier, the Space Communication Reconstruction and Mapping with Blockchain Ledgering will be combined with Orbit Logic’s existing autonomous planning system, “allowing the constellation as a whole to achieve greater overall system utility through agent-supported asset teaming strategies.”
Blockchain adoption has significantly increased worldwide this year amid the ongoing pandemic. Regulators across countries have acknowledged the potential of blockchain tech.