China launches world’s first quantum communications satellite

China launches world’s first quantum communications satellite, marks an achievement in the realm of higher technology, a milestone in space and cryptography. Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS), nicknamed Micius after the philosopher, lifted off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 1:40 AM local time (August 15, 2016 in the U.S.) and is currently maneuvering […]