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International Partners and Government Agencies Join Arqit’s Federated Quantum System

The Federated Quantum System developed and launched in the UK with support from the UK Space Agency

CORNWALL, UK, 11 June 2021 (Arqit PR) – Arqit Limited (“Arqit”), a leader in quantum encryption technology, has today announced at the G7 Leaders Conference in Cornwall, that it has formed an international consortium of companies and government organisations to provide its quantum encryption technology to government customers in a federated system concept, called Federated Quantum System (FQS). The UK, USA, Japan, Canada, Italy, Belgium, and Austria are now represented.

Arqit invented a system which uses satellites to distribute quantum keys to data centres. These keys are delivered using a new patented protocol called ARQ19, which solves the “Global versus Trustless” problem which previously prevented the adoption of Satellite Quantum Key Distribution (QKD). Arqit further invented a method, called QuantumCloud™ to translate the benefits of this quantum key distribution to any form of endpoint or cloud machine without the need for any special hardware. The first version of QuantumCloudTM launches for live service to commercial customers in 2021.

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  • Parabolic Arc
  • June 13, 2021
UK Space Sector Gets Boost with Giant New Satellite Test Chamber
Sections of the large space test chamber on route to RAL Space. (Credit: STFC RAL Space)

HARWELL, UK (STFC RAL Space PR) — The UK’s space industry has received a major piece of new equipment to help get larger, more complex satellites ready for launch. A 16 m long space test chamber, amongst the giants of Europe, has been installed in the UK’s National Satellite Test Facility.

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  • Parabolic Arc
  • June 19, 2020