Cyber ranges allow the testing and integration of many kinds of technologies. “Digital twins” is a specific approach that is useful for testing and validating the behaviour of a network or cyber system in a safe and controlled environment. Some particularly meaningful use cases for digital twin arrangements include testing operational technologies in industry 4.0 solutions, space environments, military applications, or smart cities.
In cooperation with the University of Tartu Observatory and CybExer, there is an ongoing R&D project to create digital twin from the ESTCube-2 satellite control system. The twin has the same functions used to control the satellite, but their implementation does not affect the operation of the ESTCube-2.