(News Bulletin 247) – Thales Alenia Space – a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%) – announced today the signing of a memorandum of understanding with SpeQtral, a specialist in quantum communication technologies by satellite, involving the research, development and demonstration of quantum communications from space to Earth.

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‘The use of satellites is currently considered the best option for performing long-distance quantum communications,’ says Thales Alenia Space.

The agreement signed between the two partners provides for the establishment of joint experiments by 2025 between the quantum satellite SpeQtral-1 under development and an ultra-
modern currently being developed by Thales Alenia Space.

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“This collaboration, which should also involve a consortium of other specialized French technological partners, will provide the two countries with an excellent basis for joint work and experimentation, while allowing them to mutually benefit from their respective technological expertise,” said Thales Alenia. Space.

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