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Friday, January 19, 2018

The world’s first satellite quantum communication has received the name of the Chinese philosopher

In the Chinese Academy of Sciences said that China developed satellite quantum communication will be named after ancient Chinese philosopher and scholar Mo Tzu, who lived in IV-V centuries BC developed a philosophical doctrine of universal love. With the help of this satellite is planned to carry out quantum teleportation at a record distance and run some other experiments.

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Experts explained the choice of title, in the first place, the fact that a tradition to name the different vehicles for space exploration in honor of the scientists of the distant past existed for a long time. As examples of representatives of the Chinese Academy of Sciences led artificial satellite of the Galileo and space telescope “Kepler”. Scientists hope that the name “Mo-Tzu” will increase interest in Chinese culture and will contribute to its development.

That Chinese experts plan to conduct the first ever quantum teleportation between the Earth and the cosmos, became known in the beginning of this year. Information will be transferred to the unprecedented distance of more than 1.2 thousand kilometers. The launch of Sputnik, intended for the corresponding experiment originally was scheduled for July of this year. Subsequently, he was delayed, but reportedly could take place in the near future.

Quantum teleportation involves the transmission of information over any distance using quantum entangled particles. This process is not too much like teleportation in the sense in which that word is used in fantastic literature. Using quantum teleportation to send objects and not energy, but only information, and even it will also require a classical communication channel, that is truly instant transmission will not. However, many experts see for the future of quantum communication, primarily due to the fact that it is impossible to “listen” — any interference would be contrary to the fundamental Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle. However, to deliver one of two quantum entangled photons in space, without breaking the connection between them is expected to be a very difficult task.

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