Canadian Government to Build Quantum Encryption Satellite

The Canadian government will build a satellite powered by quantum technology to protect commercial and national communications networks.

Honeywell received a contract from the Canadian Space Agency for $ 23 million. Under the contract, Honeywell will build and test the satellite, and train staff and deliver it to the government.

The satellite is expected to be completed by 2022. The Canadian government predicts that quantum computers will work far ahead of existing encryption methods with exceptional processing power. The mission will also lay the groundwork for a network that potentially supports quantum key exchange over long distances.

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