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Is Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit Looking Toward Space-Based Quantum Internet?

By IQT News posted 15 Apr 2020

(Sociable.co) The Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit is looking to the private sector to develop space-based quantum sensing prototypes within two years — the kind of sensors that could contribute to a space-based quantum internet.
Quantum technologies will render all previously existing stealth, encryption, and communications technologies obsolete, so naturally the Pentagon wants to develop quantum technologies as a matter of national security.

  • The Pentagon wants space-based quantum sensing prototypes within the next two years.
  • Space-based quantum sensors are a major component of a proposed space-based quantum internet.
  • A quantum internet would be most plausible if it were built in space through a “constellation of satellites.”
  • SpaceX is already building a “constellation of satellites” for beaming high-speed internet from space.
  • SpaceX was contracted by the Pentagon.


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