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World’s First ‘Hack-Proof’ Communications Satellite Launched In China

Published on 16 August, 2016 at 2:10 pm By

China on August 16 successfully launched world’s first quantum satellite which boasts of “hack-proof” communication.

According to China, the communication between space and the ground via this satellite cannot be hacked as it is equipped with security features to prevent wiretapping and intercepts.


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According to Chinese news agencies, the satellite which weighs more than 600kgs, was launched at 1:40AM and after reaching the orbit will circle the Earth once every 90 minutes.

It has been nicknamed “Micius” after a 5th Century Chinese Scientist.

 



‘Micius’ is on a two-year space mission where it will establish “hack-proof” quantum communications by transmitting uncrackable keys from space to the ground.

The experiment is expected to provide detailed insights into the strangest phenomenon in quantum physics – quantum entanglement.


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The reason ‘Micius’ cannot be hacked is because it boasts is ultra-high security to quantum photon which can neither be separated nor duplicated.

 


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