Optical Payload with QKD

Optical Payload with QKD

The objective of the activity is to derive and verify a concept for an on-board optical payload for GNSS satellites to address 3 functions to support and enhance the service of the GNSS constellation: Optical Intersatellite (ISL) and to Ground data communication via laser communication, intersatellite ranging and space-to- ground Quantum Key Distribution (QKD).

A breadboard for ranging and QKD will be further developed and adapted and merged with the sub-system functions in order to verify the feasibility and performance.

Prime contractor

Name: Thales Alenia Space

Website: https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/global/activities/space

Last Updated: 23/11/2022 10:45