According to a new experiment conducted between a station on the ground and satellites in orbit, it has shown that quantum internet that promises ultra-secure and next-gen communications is actually practical on a universal scale. The panel of scientists was capable of exchanging numerous photons in pulses of infrared light carefully, conceded between the CGS (Centre for the Space Geodesy) on the ground conducted by the ASI (Italian Space Agency) and Russian GLONASS satellites.
Receiving these signals to go by some 12,427 Miles (20,000 Kilometers) of space and air without any meddling or data loss is not an easy mission, but the signs are assuring that such a universal network can be functional indeed. Giuseppe Vallone—one of the researchers of the University of Padova, Italy—stated that space QC (quantum communications) indicates a promising way for an unconditional safety for inter-satellite and satellite-to-ground optical links, by utilizing quantum data protocols as QKD (quantum key distribution). Vallone further mentions that the QKD method passes on to data encryption using the authority of quantum mechanics and due to the fragile nature of the technology, any hindrance is rapidly detected, building QKD communications unfeasible to intercept.
Similarly, the ASI was in news as Italy’s e-GEOS inks contract with St. Lucia to offer geospatial an early warning system. The geospatial information company e-GEOS—which is a joint project of the ASI and Telespazio—has signed an agreement with the Government of St. Lucia at the Caribbean for the stipulation of COSMO-SkyMed satellite information in the context of an early warning system to aid in managing emergencies out coming from ruthless weather. Massimo Claudio Comparini—Head of Telespazio and CEO of e-GEOS—stated, “The deal signed with the Government of St. Lucia demonstrates the effectiveness of the Leonardo Group’s satellite technology for supporting global effects and the emergencies induced by these phenomena and controlling the effects of climate change.”