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How To Hack Satellites ? Is That Even Possible?!

Right, In this Article You will be Knowing about how to Hack a Satellite ?

We all know about Hacking Windows / Linux, CCTV cameras etc… but  Many people have doubt that can a Satellite can be Hacked??

This is what we are going to know in this article .. let’s jump into it.

A satellite is a moon, planet or machine that orbits a planet or star.

For example, Earth is a satellite because it orbits the sun.

Likewise, the moon is a satellite because it orbits Earth.

Usually, the word “satellite” refers to a machine that is launched into space and moves around Earth or another body in space.

Earth and the moon are examples of natural satellites.

Thousands of artificial, or man-made, satellites orbit Earth.

Some take pictures of the planet that help meteorologists predict weather and track hurricanes.

Some take pictures of other planets, the sun, black holes, dark matter or faraway galaxies.

These pictures help scientists better understand the solar system and universe.

Still other satellites are used mainly for communications, such as beaming TV signals and phone calls around the world.

A group of more than 20 satellites make up the Global Positioning System, or GPS.

If you have a GPS receiver, these satellites can help figure out your exact location.

Is it possible to hack Satellite communication?

Well, different resources have different answer to this question as some says it is as simple to hack satellite while others had proved that hacking satellite is not very easy process due to its high security indeed satellite intercept is done.

Satellite hacking can be broken down into four main types: Jamming, Eavesdrop, Hijacking, and Control.

JAMMING: – is flooding or consuming a signal, transmitter, or receiver, so that the valid transmission cannot reach its end.

EAVESDROP: – it allows a hacker to see and hear what is being transmitted.

HIJACKING: – is the illegal use of a satellite for transmission, or holding a signal to broadcast and replace it with another. Files sent via satellite Internet can be copied and altered in transit.

CONTROLLING – it refers to taking control of all ground stations, bus, and/or payload – in particular, being able to trick a satellite in orbit.

Step- by- Step processes to interrupt Satellite

Satellite communication is used by us in many senses and industries and we all know that how they are important in our lives.

There are different kinds of satellites depending upon the distance from the earth and others depending upon their orbits. Spherical and elliptical orbital are two kinds of orbital satellites.

Here is the step by process of hacking satellite by Mike Stevens, Professor of satellite ethical hacking training at International Institute of Cyber Security.


You will need a Satellite dish with Low Noise Block down converter (LNB). The bigger the dish the better the range of signals it can pick. The cost of good satellite dish can vary from 50 USD to 300 USD and are very easily available.

The size of the antenna depends upon the satellite you wish to sniff; you would like to just sniff one particular satellite then a small dish of 75cm will also do. This you can easily find out by searching over the Internet or you can visit the Website of Satellite Company.

You can get details about the satellite you want to intercept from Internet.


The next thing you need is a DVB Tuner card (DVB-S/S2 tuner card). A DVB tuner card is a kind of card that allows satellite signals to be received by a computer. Most DVB tuners also function as video and multimedia content capture cards, allowing them to record satellite contents onto a hard disk. The cards come in PCI Express (PCIe), PCMCIA, Express Card, or USB devices. The tuner card is easily available in market and cost around 100 USD. Few cards that work smoothly are DVBWorld, TBS/QBOX, Azure ware, TechniSat, Techno Trend, Genitech, and TeVii.  These cards can even installed as normal PCI cards or in USB form and their installation is very easy.


Now you need feed scanner software so that you can do automatic scanning and stream readers. dll , it’s basically the protocol driver that turns streams into readable data such as binary and ASCII files “Videos, documents, pages, torrents”. There are many free software’s available online. Some of the scanning software’s are- Crazy Scan, Easy Blind Scan. With this software you can do Auto Scanning.


After that you will need software depending on what your end motive is. This software allows offline downloading of data, live streaming of Radio and video, satellite internet and intercepting signals. Some of these software’s are: Skynet, Fishnet, DVBDream, PROG DVB, ALTDVB, and TSReader

Then an uplink earth station transmits the preferred signal to satellite. The satellite receives and processes the incoming signal by changing the frequency and intensifies it. The satellite thus transmits the signal back to earth, typically covering large geographical areas.

This content is only for education purpose

I hope this Article Helps You.

Happy Hacking!!!!

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