Chinese scientists aim to launch more quantum satellites

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BEIJING, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) — As Chinese scientists accomplish all their planned experiments with the world’s first quantum satellite, they are devising new studies and aiming to launch more quantum satellites to build a hack-proof global quantum communications network.

China launched the satellite, Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS), nicknamed “Micius” after a 5th Century B.C. Chinese philosopher and scientist, on Aug. 16, 2016.

Its three major scientific goals — quantum key distribution, quantum entanglement distribution and quantum teleportation — have been achieved a year ahead of schedule, and related articles have been published in academic journals Science and Nature.

Micius’s designed life is two years, so Chinese scientists are making new plans for extended experiments with the satellite.

Pan Jianwei, lead scientist of QUESS and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), said they will cooperate with scientists in Europe to conduct intercontinental quantum…

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