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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

From China: QUESS Quantum Communications Network Via Satellite

Chinese Satellite Launch to Lay Groundwork for Quantum Communications Network

Ryan Bushey | August 1, 2016

Researchers from China’s Academy of Sciences in conjunction with the Austrian Academy of Sciences revealed they are working on the first-ever satellite to perform quantum experiments. 
The craft will potentially launch in August for a two year mission aimed at establishing a secure communications network that could allow anyone in the world to talk to each other or send information over secure electronic channels, reported Nature.
A crystal that radiates pairs of entangled photons will be built into the satellite’s center. This crystal will transmit the photons to ground stations based in Vienna and Beijing in order to generate a secret key. 

"Quantum keys are theoretically impossible to crack." Quantum teleportation. Source:
QUESS Satellite. Source:
<more at; related articles and links: (China's Quantum Satellite Could Change Cryptography Forever. Quess Could Hold the Key to Uncrackable Communications. March 3, 2016) and (Chinese Satellite ‘QUESS’ to Test Quantum Communications. July 29, 2016)>

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