Jun 21, 2016

China’s pioneering quantum satellite launch slips to August

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Oh no; China has slipped by a month.

Launch of the world’s first quantum communications satellite will take place in August, the leader of China’s space science program has said.

Dr Wu Ji of the National Space Science Centre (NSSC) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), told reporters in Beijing while updating on space science missions (link in Chinese).

The pioneering QUantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS) mission, part of China’s ambitious space science agenda, was expected to launch from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in July, but has now slipped.

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