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Meet QUINT! The QEYSSat User Investigation Team - Update on the QEYSSat mission

Katanya Kuntz

I will update on Canada's first Quantum Satellite Mission - the Quantum EncrYption and Science Satellite (QEYSSat). The Canadian Space Agency is preparing to launch QEYSSat in 2025, which will circle the Earth in low-earth orbit (500 km above the ground), and measure individual packets of light (photons) sent from telescopes on the ground up to space. QEYSSat will demonstrate secure communication across Canada using quantum links, and help us explore foundational concepts in physics that cannot be tested on Earth. I will introduce our new QUINT consortium: a five Year NSERC Quantum Alliance grant to support QEYSSat science activities for the Canadian Science Team.

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