News JVTech SpaceX: here is Elon Musk’s secret project to protect the USA
Published on 08/12/2022 at 11:25
SpaceX and Elon Musk have absolutely not communicated on this novelty. As our colleagues from Numerama have noticed, a new section has been added to the official SpaceX site, under the name of Starshield.
SpaceX was keeping a secret project from the US Government
A new tab has just appeared on the SpaceX site between “Rideshare” and “Starlink”. We thus discover the Starshield project which seems already well launched. Despite the name straight out of an American Blockbuster, these are satellites like Starlink, for government use and even more secure. The functions are numerous and the rocket manufacturer does not leave much detail.
We learn that some Starlink satellites are actually used to “support national security efforts”. Starshield thus emphasizes three major areas:Earth observation: SpaceX makes it possible to launch payloads that provide Earth observation capabilities. The images are thus sent directly to the client. La communication : Starshield offers a powerful private and encrypted communication tool. This makes it possible to establish networks on operational sites on the other side of the world in a few minutes and independently of any shared device.Sending specific loads: The other advantage of Starshield is to be able to quickly and reliably send any content anonymously into Space. The Falcon 9 launch network is the most reliable and above all is deployed at a frantic pace.
Security in the line of sight for Governments
For the moment SpaceX is working with the American Government, but nothing prevents the company from joining forces with other States in the world. It just depends on the budget each government is able to put into this Starshield network.
Security and confidentiality are the watchwords of the SpaceX project. Basic encryption on Starlink is already very advanced, but Starshield goes even further to additional high assurance cryptographic capability. For the US government to trust a private company, security must be truly up to standard.
Another advantage of the network that Starshield can develop is the interconnection between each satellite. Thereby the information passes through the private satellite networkwhatever its function, communication or observation.
Additionally, SpaceX is developing new technologies at a rapid pace. This offers the guarantee of always being at the forefront of progress. For an intelligence service, it’s essential to be one step ahead of your enemies, but also your allies. Especially when the space company offers fast, revolutionary and cheap launches.
For the moment, the main partner is the American Government. Nothing prevents other countries from also buying their own Starshield network in the future. Since the government launches are anonymous, it is possible that other states have already used the American company.