Quantum communication satellite to be launched by China

China will launch its first experimental quantum communication satellite in July, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on Friday.


China will launch its first experimental quantum communication satellite in July, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on Friday. This will be the first quantum communication through a satellite in the world, Xinhua news agency quoted Pan Jianwei, professor with University of Science and Technology of China as saying.

Quantum communication boasts ultra-high security as a quantum photon can neither be separated nor duplicated. It is hence impossible to wiretap, intercept or crack the information transmitted through it, said Pan. Chinese scientists have taken five years to develop and manufacture the first quantum satellite. It will be transported to Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in June, according to the CAS.

China is the first country to put out a detailed timeline on the usage and implementation of Quantum technology after the acceleration of development in Quantum Physics in last five year. The scale of implementation can make China the power in Quantum Communication worldwide.

With inputs from IANS


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