The third instalment of the “Software Defined Space Conference” (SDSC) series, dedicated to the critical realm of cybersecurity in space, is set to unfold from October 31st to November 2nd in Tallinn, Estonia.

Through the use of software, we have the capability to transform how we utilise and gain benefits from our space assets. We can accurately predict and visualise future demands, while also facilitating the coming together of service providers and consumers.


It’s important to recognise that the increased value of space technologies today is primarily driven by software advancements and the expanding realm of connectivity. In 2022, the space sector entered a new era in which cyber security assumed a pivotal role in ensuring the uninterrupted provision of services and overall sustainability. Consequently, it has become imperative to address cyber security considerations within space systems right from their initial design stages.


Hence, the primary focus of this event centres around two key areas: software development and cyber security within the realm of space technology. The overarching goal is to heighten awareness about the potential of these technologies, explore avenues for commercialisation, and foster the growth of the space community. All of this is in service of advancing sustainable development within the sector.

Co-organisers of the Software Defined Space Conference 2023


31.10 - DAY 0

9:00 - 10:00
Welcome coffee
10:00 - 15:30
Space Communications Alliance Summit

(Invite only)

10:00 - 15:30

Estonian National Space Law

Paul Liias (Head of Space, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia)

Tea Kookmaa (NJORD Law Firm)


U.S. Space Regulatory System for EU Stakeholders

Charles Mudd (Mudd Law)


Space Traffic Coordination Monitor

Kaarel Hanson (Guardtime)


Effective Communication Strategies for the Space Sector

Space Communications Alliance


Space Cyber Ranges


16:00 - 18:00
The European Space Agency Investor Forum

Keynote speaker

Panel discussion

Space startup pitches


End of the day
18:30 - 23:00
Networking event

All participants of the conference are welcome to take part in the social event.

01.11 - DAY 1

9:00 - 10:00
Welcome coffee
10:00 - 10.15
10:15 - 11:00
Keynote speaker
11:00 - 11:45
Governance of Cyber Security Liability and Certification - How Can Anyone Say They Are Cybersecure?
11:45 - 12:00
Coffee break
12:00 - 12:30
Cyber Security Legislation on Regional and Global Level - Contradictions Between National Laws
12:30 - 13:15
Lessons From Ukraine to the Space Sector
13:15 - 14:15
14:15 - 15:00
Keynote speaker
15:00 - 15:45
Space Cyber Ranges vs Cybersecurity Exercises vs Tabletop Format in the Space Domain
15:45 - 16:15
Coffee break
16:15 - 17:00
Cyber Security In Orbit Demonstration


17:00 - 17:45
Fireside Chat - Federated Decentralised STM Platforms
17:45 - 18:00
Closing remarks
End of the day
19:00 - 23:00
Networking event

All participants of the conference are welcome to take part in the social event.

02.11 - DAY 2

9:30 - 10:00
Welcome coffee 
10:00 - 10:05
Introduction to the second day
10:05 - 10:45
Keynote Speaker
10:45 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 11:45
Cyber Security and Radio Spectrum Infrastructure Vulnerability in Space
11:45 - 12:30
AI Applications for Data Security
12:30 - 13:00
Snack break
13:00 - 13:45
Space Cyber Security Commercialisation - From Science to User Needs
13:45 - 14.25
Software Defined Satellites - New Projects and Outlook
14:25 - 14:45
The Future of Software Defined Space Conference
14:45 - 15:00
Closing remarks
End of the conference

Speakers of 2023

Come join the discussion on the future of space and cyber security



Here is a sneak peek into the the list of organisations whose representatives will be present on stage:




The California State University








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Want to present your company at the next Software Defined Space Conference?


The next conference will offer the possibility for organisations to present their technologies and ideas at the designated exhibition area. This is a perfect opportunity to network and connect with organisations, investors or other visitors.


Registration is open until 15 October and you can access the form by clicking here.


There are only 8 spots available so hurry up!


Software Defined Space Conference 2023

Mustpeade Maja, Tallinn, Estonia


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