02 January 2020
China's Quantum Experiments at Space Scale - Micius satellite has successfully conducted an 8-minute-long encrypted data transmission with a mobile ground station, marking a world's first. The successful space-ground quantum communication experiment was conducted around midnight on Monday in Jinan, East China's Shandong Province. The project is led by Pan Jianwei. The mobile quantum satellite ground station, which can be installed on a vehicle, work anytime and anywhere, weighs slightly over 80 kg and has the size of a paint bucket. It was jointly developed by the UTSC, QuantumC Tek, a leading manufacturer and provider of QIT-enabled ICT security products and services and the Jinan Institute of Quantum Technology.
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