MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — Cyber security experts said the arrival of multiple satellite constellations threatens to make satellite networks just as vulnerable as terrestrial systems, with potentially disastrous consequences.

The democratization of the satellite sector — many players, off-the-shelf technologies and a “build your own satellite” approach — is likely to wipe out the advantage satellite networks have today.

“Whenever you start thinking of Internet of Things and so forth there are going to be more ‘touch points’ in the system,” said Kevin Benedict, senior vice president of DataPath. “As . . .

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