China all set to embark on 1st quantum communication satellite

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.

Last Updated: May 29, 2016, 09:41 AM IST
China all set to embark on 1st quantum communication satellite

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: China is all set to launch its first experimental quantum communication satellite next month, as per the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

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.

(With IANS inputs)