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Policy White Papers on Quantum Technologies for Space

QTSpace and European Industries prepared three policy White Papers on quantum technologies for space applications. They are addressed to European policy makers, as well as the scientific and industrial community, with the aim of identifying the most relevant quantum technologies and of shaping the future directions for research and technological development.

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

Download the Intermediate Report.

This White Paper summarises the state of the art in the development of quantum technologies, with clear potential for space applications, and delineates a clear roadmap for the consideration of major actors in this area, from EC to ESA, the national space agencies and industries. The goal is the drawing of a full framework for the design, development, implementation, and exploitation of quantum technologies for space.

Download the Policy White Paper.

The European industry has prepared a White Paper to support the development of the Quantum Communication Infrastructure (QCI) that would in a first stage secure government and critical infrastructure communication across the European Union, and in a second stage prepare the connection of quantum computers and sensors in a full Quantum Information Network.

Download the Industry White Paper.