Space Security Challenge 2020: Hack-A-Sat

Space Security Challenge 2020: Hack-A-Sat

Start Date: Aug 7, 2020

End Date: Aug 9, 2020

The democratization of space has opened up a new frontier of exploration and innovation.  But with this opportunity, new cybersecurity vulnerabilities are also being created.  One human can design, build and launch a satellite, adhering to very few standards and security protocols.

So how can we achieve safe, reliable and trustworthy operations to truly realize the promise of space? By hacking a satellite.

Capture the Flag, Meet Satellite

Pull together a team for our Hack-A-Sat capture the flag! Participants who successfully complete a set of qualification challenges on cyber security and space this spring will be invited to the ultimate challenge: to (ethically!) hack a satellite.


  • Online Qualification
  • May 22 – 24, 2020
  • Ten $15K prizes


  • Online Finals @ DEF CON 28’s Virtual Aerospace Village
  • August 7 – 9, 2020
  • $50K 1st place
  • $30K 2nd place
  • $20K 3rd place