By: Danielle Hatch
On September 30, 2019 the European Commission and the European Space Agency (ESA) worked together to host an event on quantum communication infrastructure (QCI). The goal of the event was to find ways to integrate QCI composed of land- and space-based solutions across the EU. The European Commission has been looking into the benefits of quantum key distribution (QKD) technologies for space for the long term as well.
Over 100 individuals from EU institutions, agencies, research institutes, industry and universities attended the event where they mainly discussed the technological readiness of a QCI.