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Unlocking the quantum Internet from space

Singapore in race for secure communication through network of tiny satellites

SpooQy-1 being ejected from the Japanese Small Satellite Orbital Deployer past the International Space Station's (ISS) solar arrays. This Nasa photograph was taken by an astronaut on the ISS.
SpooQy-1 being ejected from the Japanese Small Satellite Orbital Deployer past the International Space Station's (ISS) solar arrays. This Nasa photograph was taken by an astronaut on the ISS.PHOTO: NASA

SpooQy-1 is Singapore's technological marvel.

A tiny satellite with a state-of-the-art quantum payload, cruising 400km above our heads, it is quietly heralding the dawn of the quantum age.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 13, 2020, with the headline 'Unlocking the quantum Internet from space'. Subscribe