QUESS Satellite

  • QUESS stands for Quantum Experiments at Space Scaler (QUESS) satellite.
  • It is also called MICIUS
  • Launched by China
  • World’s first Quantum satellite
  • It will be located in sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 500 km and will circle the Earth once every 90 minutes
  • The satellite will help China to establish hack-proof communications system by transmitting uncrackable keys from space to the ground
  • Applications: Ranges from highly secured military and government communications to online shopping

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