China’s quantum satellite QUESS (Quantum Experiments at Space Scale, nickname Micius), jointly developed by the University of Science and Technology of China, QuantumCTek Co., Ltd. and the Jinan Institute of Quantum Technology, was successfully linked up with a mobile quantum ground station and conducted an encrypted data transmission in Jinan, Shandong Province. The latest mobile version installed on a vehicle has been significantly reduced in weight and construction cost. The experimental quantum communication network in Jinan was further connected to the Beijing-Shanghai quantum communication backbone network.

Xinhua news release, January 2, 2020