After the world’s first satellite designed for quantum science experiments had been successfully launched in August 2016, China entered the active phase of experiments based on the technology of quantum teleportation. For the first time in the history of the world, it is possible to transfer quantum information from the satellite to the Earth. The equipment installed in “Mozi” creates a secure communication channel between Beijing and Vienna, considered almost ‘unhackable'.
Two years later, the Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS) mission is accomplished with very encouraging results. This makes it possible to combine the efforts of Chinese and European scientists and to build an Asian-European network based on quantum encryption keys.