You are here: Home » International » News » Others
Business Standard

Chinese quantum satellite sends 'unbreakable' code

Any attempt to eavesdrop on quantum channel would introduce detectable disturbances to the system

Michael Martina | Reuters 

China has sent an "unbreakable" code from a satellite to the Earth, marking the first time space-to-ground quantum key distribution technology has been realised, state media said on Thursday.   China launched the world's first quantum satellite last August, to help establish "hack proof" communications, a development the Pentagon has called a "notable advance".   The official Xinhua news agency said the latest experiment was published in the journal Nature on Thursday, where reviewers called it a "milestone".   The satellite ...

This article is no longer available in our repository.

There could be multiple reasons for this.

First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 00:29 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU