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China to launch the world’s 1st quantum communication satellite

Updated: May 29,2016 9:05 AM     Xinhua

Photo taken on May 25, 2016 shows the quantum simulation laboratory under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Shanghai, east China. China plans to launch the world’s first quantum satellite that can achieve secure communication in July. The satellite is dedicated to quantum science experiments.[Photo/Xinhua]

General engineer Zhu Zhencai introduces the “quantum entanglement source” on the quantum satellite at Shanghai Engineering Center for Microsatellites, under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Shanghai, east China, May 25, 2016. China plans to launch the world’s first quantum satellite that can achieve secure communication in July. The satellite is dedicated to quantum science experiments. [Photo/Xinhua]

Deputy chief engineer Zhou Yilin (3rd L) discusses with other technicians beside the quantum satellite at Shanghai Engineering Center for Microsatellites, under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Shanghai, east China, May 25, 2016. China plans to launch the world’s first quantum satellite that can achieve secure communication in July. The satellite is dedicated to quantum science experiments.[Photo/Xinhua]

Photo taken on May 25, 2016 shows the quantum simulation laboratory under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Shanghai, east China. China plans to launch the world’s first quantum satellite that can achieve secure communication in July. The satellite is dedicated to quantum science experiments. [Photo/Xinhua]

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