Praveen Kurian, Space Superiority general manager in the company’s Space and Airborne Systems segment, will serve on the Space ISAC board of directors.
The mission of Space ISAC is “to disseminate timely and actionable information among member entities; and to serve as the primary communications channel for the [space] sector with respect to this information”.
L3Harris says it will contribute its expertise in space domain awareness to the organisation. The idea is that each board member has a role in fulfilling the mission of the ISAC. include tracking and wireless comms systems, along with training simulators.
“The need for improved collaboration across the space industry has grown in importance as threats to space assets increase,” said Ed Zoiss, L3Harris Space and Airborne Systems President. “We are pleased to be a part of ISAC’s mission to prepare for and defend against threats by sharing timely information.”
The founding board of Space ISAC also includes: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Booz Allen Hamilton, MITRE, SES, Lockheed Martin, Parsons Corporation, Purdue University, the Space Dynamics Laboratory at Utah State University, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, The Aerospace Corporation, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Northrop Grumman and Microsoft.
L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees and addresses air, land, sea, space and cyber domains.
“We are excited to have L3Harris as a founding member of the Space ISAC, their combination of multi-functional space capabilities, and PNT, when combined with cybersecurity in multi-domain environments brings clear value our membership and the global space community,” said Frank Backes, SVP and Kratos Space Federal and Chair of the Space ISAC Board.
Back in June 2021 Microsoft joined the Space ISAC.
Through Azurre Space, it said it would support the space community’s ability to prepare for and respond to cyber vulnerabilities, incidents and threats; disseminate timely information; and serve as the primary communications channel for the sector.
Image: L3Harris – The Nancy Grace Roman space telescope, for which L3Harris is creating hardware to interact with the two instruments on the telescope: the Wide Field Instrument for the mission’s science goals and the Coronagraph Instrument for future exoplanet direct-imaging technology development.
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