QSS (Quantum Science Satellite) or Mozi, also known as QUESS (Quantum Experiments at Space Scale), is a Chinese minisatellite to establish a space platform with long-distance satellite and ground quantum channel, and to carry out a series of tests about fundamental quantum principles and protocols in space-based large scale.
The scientific goals are to implement a series of science missions between Quantum Science Satellite and quantum communication ground stations. The major tasks are as follows:
QSS was launched in Augus 2016 on a CZ-2D (2) rocket.
|Type / Application:||Science|
|Operator:||Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Mass:||~ 500 kg|
|Orbit:||488 km × 584 km, 97.4°|
|QSS (QUESS, Mozi)||2016-051A||15.08.2016||Jq LC-43/94||CZ-2D (2)||with Lixing 1, 3Cat 2|