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Workshop – Technical Standardization in Space and Cybersecurity

This essential field is quite new in the space domain, but is quickly gaining in interest because of the central role space systems play in terrestrial activities (e.g. telecommunication) and the critical consequences that could be born out of a cyberattack. Therefore, in the context of the National Policy on Aerospace Technical Standardization (2021-2025), the Luxembourgish Standards Body (OLN) is organizing a Workshop on “Technical Standardization in Space and Cybersecurity“, on Tuesday, June 27th 2023, from 9:00am to 2:00pm, at the Maison de la Biomédecine II, in Belval.

This event will have the purpose to highlight the European Space Agency’s (ESA) latest standardization and technical developments, as well as to present the ongoing standardization activities in the technical committee SES (Satellite Earth Stations and Systems) within ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute). These different contributions will showcase the current threats and related solutions to efficiently address these new challenges.

Additionally, this event will be an opportunity to present the updated version of the National Standards Analysis “Aerospace Sector” and to share the point of view of the Luxembourgish space stakeholders regarding the main topic during a round table.


This event will be presented in English.

09:00 – 09:25 Welcome and registration of participants
09:25 – 09:35 Welcome words by ILNAS


Dr. Jean-Philippe HUMBERT– Deputy Director – ILNAS

9:35 – 09:45 Words of the Ministry of the Economy


Mr. François THILL – Cyber Security Director – Ministry of the Economy

9:45 – 09:55 National Standardization Policy for the Space Sector


Mr. Jérôme HOEROLD – Head of department – ILNAS/OLN

Session 1: Space, Cybersecurity and related Technical Standardization developments at European level
09:55 – 10:15 The challenges for cybersecurity and space – an ESA Security Engineer perspective


Mr. John Charles IRVING – Security Engineering Manager – ESA

10:15 – 10:35 The evolution of standards and cybersecurity for NGSO satellite terminals


Mr. Marco MARCOVINA – Amazon Luxembourg – Member of ETSI SES

10:35 – 10:50 Coffee break
Session 2: Space, Cybersecurity and related Technical Standardization developments at Luxembourg level
10:50 – 11:10 Presentation of the June 2023 edition of the Standards Analysis Space Sector – Luxembourg


Dr. Lucas CICERO – Aerospace and Technical Standardization Project Officer – ILNAS/OLN

11:10 – 11:50 Round table: Cybersecurity in the Luxembourg space ecosystem


Moderator – Dr. Lucas CICERO


Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA)

Mr. Charles KOENER –  Policy Officer – LSA

Luxembourg House of Cybersecurity (LHC)


National Standardization Commission 01 “Cybersecurity” (NSC 01)

Mr. Gaëtan PRADEL – Manager – Technology, Research and Development – INCERT GIE

Chair of NSC 01/WG 2 and WG 3

University of Luxembourg

Dr. Grégoire DANOY – Deputy-Head of the Parallel Computing and Optimisation Group (PCOG) – University of Luxembourg

Ms. Maria HARTMANN – PhD student – University of Luxembourg

11:50 – 12:15 Q&A session
12:15 – 12:20 Closing session
12:20 – 14:00 Networking Lunch

While participation is free-of-charge, the number of available seats is limited. Therefore, registration is mandatory. We invite you to confirm your presence by Tuesday, June 20th, 2023 at the latest. In case of cancellation or replacement by another participant, we kindly invite you to inform us by e-mail. Any cancellation not communicated less than 7 days prior to the event may result in administrative fees of up to 30,00 € per person.

Participants are hereby informed that they are likely to appear on photographs taken at the event. These are intended to be published in ILNAS and ANEC G.I.E. print and/or digital/social media. If you do not wish to be photographed, please alert the organizers.