China will be launching its quantum satellite to demonstrate a series of advanced technologies as to a hacker-proof communications.
Early this month, it has just passed ground testing and quality checks at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and slated to depart for the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Inner Mongolia for a launch aboard a Long March 2D rocket in mid-August.
China’s satellite will be the key to global quantum network, which Beijing could earn an unprecedented edge in communications security.
Quantum computer could link to fear in communication networks, as such device could theoretically be powerful enough to crack every encryption method currently in use.
The solution would be quantum networks. These are networks that rely on the fragile quantum state. Any attempt to copy, clone or even measure the quantum state of a particle would result to a change in that state, enabling to erase the information in the process.
It stated that researchers already established land-based quantum networks up to 1,000km in length. China’s satellite would extend this as they will establish a quantum link between China and Europe, and proving the feasibility of a global quantum internet.
The satellite could be used for experiments in other fields. Maybe used in experiments on the quantum state in outer space, which could help convert how quantum entanglement would work in that kind of setting.