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China To Launch First Hack Proof Quantum Communication Satellite

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Chinese Academy of Sciences would launch its first experimental quantum communication satellite in July 2016 whose communications cannot be intercepted.

Announced by: Pan Jianwei, Professor of University of Science and Technology of China

Key Aspects:first-hackproof-quantum-communication-satellite

  • First quantum communication through a satellite in the world
  • Quantum communication enhances ultra-high security as a quantum photon can neither be separated nor duplicated
  • It is impossible to wiretap, intercept or crack the information transmitted through it

Chinese Academy Sciences Project:

  • Includes launch of a satellite and building of four ground stations for quantum communication and one space quantum teleportation experiment station
  • State run New Agency Xinhua stated that on Completion, the satellite able to establish quantum optical links simultaneously with two ground bases thousands of km apart
  • Chinese scientists have taken five years to design and develop
  • It will be transported to Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in June 2016

Quantum Communication:

  • Art of transferring a quantum state from one place to another.
  • Quantum communication is built on a set of disruptive concepts and technologies.

About Chinese Academy Sciences:

  • Established: 1949
  • Headquarters: Beijing
  • President: Bai Chunli