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Quantum Technologies Strategic Report delivered to ESA and EC

Posted on 15/11/2017

Report aimed at coordinating the research and technological activities at European level presented to European Space Agency and European Commission.

The Strategic Report on Quantum Technologies in Space aims at coordinating the research and technological activities at the European level, as well as shaping the policies for the coming years. The Scientific Committee in charge of the development of the Report has identified the topical areas that will have to be addressed by any realistic attempt at producing working prototypes of quantum technologies for space applications.

The report was prepared by QTSpace, a new-born European network on Quantum Technologies in Space, funded by the EU COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technologies). QTSpace is the first network to brings together quantum physics and space research, arguably the two most important achievements of mankind in science and technology over the last century. The ambitions of QTSpace are twofold: 1) lift our current understanding of nature to a higher level, which necessitate performing quantum experiments in outer space; 2) use the new generation of quantum devices for improving space-related technology.

The Intermediate Report was handed over to ESA and the European Commission during the 2nd Quantum Technology – Implementations for Space Workshop on 15th November 2017 at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC).

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