Quantum nanosatellite SpooQy-1 deployed from ISS on 17th June 2019.
Image credit by NASA.
The Quantum Threat

Accelerating advances in quantum computing are threatening today’s encryption methods.

The Quantum Solution

Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) secures the information being transferred through existing communication channels.

The Quantum Future

Our technologies will further be used to build the backbone of a future quantum internet.

SpeQtral designs and manufactures satellite-based quantum communication systems, and provides end-to-end distribution of quantum encryption keys.

Secure Communication

  • Security essential for critical global communication.
  • Encryption with QKD fundamentally uncrackable.
  • Additional quantum-secured layer to enhance existing communication networks.

Quantum Technology

  • Quantum networks to deliver secure encryption keys globally.
  • State-of-the-art technology in quantum payloads launched and deployed into orbit in nanosatellites.
  • Specialization in entanglement-based QKD.

Photo: CQT

SpeQtral as a company is rooted in research. It was formed as a spin-off of the group of Alexander Ling at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at the National University of Singapore.

This group is known for being the first (and only!) team in the world that has demonstrated a miniaturized source of entangled photons in space. Even before that, in the early days of quantum information in Singapore, members of the SpeQtral team were involved in demonstrations of entanglement-based QKD and daylight QKD. This work was followed by high altitude balloon experiments, a launch attempt that ended in a rocket explosion, a successful pair source payload on a CubeSat, and in 2019 the flight of a polarization-entangled source on a CubeSat.

The SpeQtral Team

Co-founder and CEO

15 years quantum, space and telecommunications experience with SES and CQT.

Co-founder and CTO

Over 12 years in space instrument development, MIT Innovator under 35 for satellite QKD work at CQT.

Office Manager

Business operations and talent management, with planning and execution of events experience.

Project Manager

Experienced in satellite systems engineering and leading ground station development from five CubeSat projects.

Quantum Engineer

PhD in quantum optics and expertise in building quantum instrumentation for nanosatellites.

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical engineer with extensive experience from three quantum CubeSat missions.

Photo: CQT

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