British company will start sending secret quantum keys with satellites in 2023

British startup Arqit is set to begin shipping unbreakable quantum encryption keys worldwide via satellites in just two years.

Arqit, which recently announced a partnership with US defense giant Northrop Grumman and UK telecommunications giant BT, plans to launch two quantum key distribution satellites from the UK’s Cornwall spaceport aboard LauncherOne Virgin Orbit in 2023.

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