Blue Canyon to supply satellite components for Canadian Space Agency mission

LAFAYETTE — Blue Canyon Technologies Inc., a small satellite manufacturer and space mission service provider, has been selected to build a spacecraft bus for the Canadian Space Agency and Honeywell International Inc.’s (NYE: HON) Quantum Encryption and Science Satellite (QEYSSat) mission. “The mission will demonstrate the use of advanced encryption technology, also known as quantum key distribution, in space for secure online communications on Earth,” according to a BTC news release. The encryption technology will increase security in quantum computing.  “Having a secure communication infrastructure is critical in this day and age,” BTC CEO George Stafford said in a prepared statement. “Our foundational support of the spacecraft will make the access to space for this type of demonstration less expensive and quicker to launch, allowing Canadian scientists to study how [quantum key distribution] behaves in space.” The satellite will be designed using BCT’s newest X-SAT line of spacecraft.
Source: BizWest

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