China to Launch World First Quantum Communication Satellite in JulyPosted: May 29, 2016
China’s official military forum mil.huanqiu.com says in its report today that according to Xinhua, China will launch world first quantum satellite to realize quantum communications between satellite and ground.
There will be 4 quantum communication ground stations and one quantum stealth transmission laboratory in space to conduct highly encrypted communications that cannot be hacked.
If used for military communications, it will enable Chinese military to have communication superiority if others are using conventional internet communications vulnerable to hacking.
Source: mil.huanqiu.com “China will launch its first quantum satellite in July, the first such satellite in the world” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)