Providing complete space-ground encryption

Space encryption is about more than just protecting satellites, subsystems, and mission data — it’s about securing the entire space-ground system. Viasat takes a holistic approach, working closely with customers to develop innovative yet simplified security solutions that support low Earth orbit (LEO), medium Earth orbit (MEO), and geostationary Earth orbit (GEO) satellite missions in new ways.

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Design of locks with keyholes inside a honeycomb design layered on top of a map made of dots locks with keyholes inside a honeycomb design

Providing complete space-ground encryption

Space encryption is about more than just protecting satellites, subsystems, and mission data — it’s about securing the entire space-ground system. Viasat takes a holistic approach, working closely with customers to develop innovative yet simplified security solutions that support low Earth orbit (LEO), medium Earth orbit (MEO), and geostationary Earth orbit (GEO) satellite missions in new ways.

Explore our end-to-end space encryption solutions

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KGR-42 End Cryptographic Unit (ECU)

The KGR-42 is a high-speed, reprogrammable National Security Administration (NSA) Type 1 End Cryptographic Unit (ECU) for protecting Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) and below satellite communications and mission data in Satellite Operations Centers (SOC).

Product image of a KG-255XJ End Cryptographic Unit (ECU)
KG-255XJ End Cryptographic Unit (ECU)

The KS-255XJ is our next-generation, configurable, software-reprogrammable ECU for securing telemetry, tracking, and commanding (TT&C) and mission data in SOC that protects TS/SCI and below data, helps reduce integration costs, and integrates seamlessly into your networks.

Product image of a KS-252 End Cryptographic Unit (ECU)
KS-252 End Cryptographic Unit (ECU)

The flexible, configurable, NSA-certified KS-252 ECU is the Air Force standard for securing TT&C and mission Ground Operating Equipment (GOE), which includes our field-proven PSIAMTM crypto architecture that supports secure algorithm management and key management functions.

Space encryption product line

  KG-255XJ KS-252 V3.0 KS-252 V2.1 KS-124 V2.1 KGR-42 ITE-1010 ITE-1010 IP
Crypto CCI up to TS CCI up to TS CCI up to TS CCI up to TS CCI up to TS CUI CUI
CNSSP-12 Compliant
Suite A/CNSA A/CNSA A A A/CNSA FIPS 140 FIPS 140
Channels 6 1 1 1 32 5 2
Throughput 1.8Gbps 98 Mbps 98 Mbps 98 Mbps 4 x 10 Gbps 4 x 920 Mbps 920 Mbps
Management              
Web Based    
MMI REST CONF GEMS GEMS GEMS SNMPv3 TLS TCP/IP Register
Networking              
IPv4    
IPv6          
MAC Layer           Register
IP Traffic Formats              
UDP    
TCP            
Other Features              
LDAP authentication          
Syslog        
Network Time Protocol      
TLM Timestamp Bypass    
CMD Timestamp Bypass        
Command Spacing Bypass        
Cipher Text Inversion      

 

GOE KG-255XJ
TT&C; MD
KS-252
TT&C; MD
KS-124
TT, MD
KGR-42
MD
ITE-1010
TRANSEC
ITE-1010
FPGA IP Core
SW V1.0
US
V1.0 CNSA V3.0 V2.1 V2.1 KG-42 ECM Legacy ECM V1.0 V1.0
CAROUSEL X   X            
CARDHOLDER X   X X          
BELSHAZZAR X   X X X   X    
AES-256 ECB X X X            
AES-256 CTR X X X         Y Y
AES-256 GCM X X X            
AES-256 CFB X X X            
AES-256 CCP (GCM, CTR, CFB, OFB)
[GFP-IPv4, GFP-IPv6]
X         X      
MEDLEY (GCM, CTR, OFB, CFB)           X      
KG-247             X    
INY X     X          
KG-28 X     X X        
KG-29 X     X          
Bypass X X X X X        

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