China Put Its First Hack-Proof Quantum Communication Satellite into Service 
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China Put Its First Hack-Proof Quantum Communication Satellite into Service 

After going through months of the in-orbit trial, world’s first hack-proof communication satellite has become operational on Wednesday. China launched the first-ever space-ground test platform on 16th August and after completing its 4 months trial period, the Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS), nicknamed as Micius became operational. As per the announcements made by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, on Wednesday, 18th January 2017, Micius, world’s first quantum communication satellite.

Named after the renowned ancient Chinese scientist and philosopher Micius, the satellite boasts hack proof and ultra-high-security functionalities. On 16th August 2016, the space probe blasted off from China’s Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre, located in the Northwest of the country. Through this project, Chinese space agency tested a revolutionary technology that was intended to facilitate “hack-proof” digital communication service. However, after four months of in-orbit testing, the satellite finally starts functioning.

While announcing the news, the officials of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said, “The trials of the satellite, space-ground links, and payloads have been accomplished, and now everything was functioning properly”.

“Being the first-ever space-ground test platform, the Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS) satellite will work for enhancing on the outlooks on hack-proof digital communication services”, said Wang Jianyu, executive deputy chief engineer of the project.

Now the scientists have started conducting the experiments on the preliminary data collected during the in-orbit tests, which will pave the path for them to take the mission forward. QUESS, after being operational will see the sights of ‘hack-proof’ quantum communication technology by sending unhackable keys to the earth from space. In addition, it will also provide clear and deep insight into ‘quantum entanglement’ – the most eccentric phenomenon in quantum physics.

In addition to these services, quantum devices will also be served as the guardian of information. Quantum key technology is integrated with ultra-high security features as a photon, which can be neither isolated nor replicated. It means, it is unattainable to breach or interrupt the information transmitting through the Quantum satellite. The Quantum machines are capable of transmitting information between two entities, without the interruption of any third-party. If anyone tries to intercept the information, being transmitted, it will be either collapsed or completely destroyed, said the officials of CAS.