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Launch of ENTRUSTED Project Dedicated to Secure Government Satellite Communications

2 Oct 2020, 10:02 UTC
Launch of ENTRUSTED Project Dedicated to  Secure Government Satellite Communications
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Credit: ESA

LUXEMBOURG (Luxembourg Space Agency PR) — A new research project named ENTRUSTED was launched on 15 September 2020. ENTRUSTED stands for European Networking for satellite Telecommunication Roadmap for the governmental Users requiring Secure inTeroperable innovativE and standardiseD services.

ENTRUSTED will be implemented by almost 20 organisations representing EU Member States including Luxembourg and EU agencies. With a budget close to EUR 3 million, allocated under Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, ENTRUSTED will deliver its expected results by February 2023.

ENTRUSTED has its origins in the growing demand for reliable and secure governmental communication

Vital factors driving the development of secure satellite communication services include:

Exchange of confidential informationPrevention of communication jamming and disruption due to external interferenceThe need for wider accessibility, resilience and cost-effective solutions

ENTRUSTED aims at accomplishing the following tasks over the next 30 months:

Development of a common understanding of governmental user needs for secure SATCOM systems;Creation of a consolidated and prioritised set of user requirements for the future EU GOVSATCOM programme;Analysis of available and planned secure SATCOM capabilities and solutions offered by commercial operators and governments, taking into consideration relevant use scenarios;Preparation of a synergies map serving the uptake of secure SATCOM solutions ...

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