Space-QUEST. Experiments with quantum entanglement in space

Author(s): R. Ursin, T. Jennewein, J. Kofler, J. Perdigues, L. Cacciapuoti, C. Matos, M. Aspelmeyer, A. Valencia, T. Scheidl, A. Fedrizzi, A. Acin, C. Barbieri, G. Bianco, Č. Brukner, S. Cova, D. Giggenbach, W. Leeb, R. H. Hadfield, R. Laflamme, N. Lütkenhaus, M. Peev, T. Ralph, J. G. Rarity, R. Renner, N. Solomos, W. Tittel, J. P. Torres, M. Toyoshima, V. Pruneri, P. Villoresi, I. Walmsley, G. Weihs, H. Weinfurter, M. Zukowski, A. Zeilinger

DOI: 10.1051/epn/2009503

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The European Space Agency (ESA) has supported a range of studies in the field of quantum physics and quantum information science in space for several years, and consequently we have submitted the mission proposal Space-QUEST (Quantum Entanglement for Space Experiments) to the European Life and Physical Sciences in Space Program. We propose performing space-to-ground quantum communciation tests from the International Space Station (ISS). We present the proposed experiments in space as well as the design of a space based quantum communication payload.

Note: arXiv:0806.0945v1 [quant-ph] 5 Jun 2008

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