SpeQtral at Global Space and Technology Convention 2020

05.-07. January 2020

SINGAPORE — SpeQtral will attend this year’s Global Space and Technology Convention (GSTC) at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Singapore.

On Wednesday, the 05. January 2020, GSTC is hosting pre-GSTC-workshops. One of them is organised by SpeQtral, in collaboration with the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) under the title “Satellite QKD – The Future of Secure Communications”.

For the 3-hour session, a total of five speakers are offering their expertise in the field before answering questions from the audience in a panel discussion.


Cyber-security is set to be challenged by the advent of quantum computing necessitating updated encryption methods to be implemented now rather than later. Satellite Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) is a method of delivering secure encryption keys globally. Information is encoded in the quantum properties of light such that any eavesdropping can be detected.

This workshop will feature presentations and discussion from key stakeholders in the field from around the world.

Sign up for the Satellite QKD – The Future of Secure Communications Workshop now.


During the following two days of convention and exhibition, SpeQtral is hosting the P5 booth in collaboration with CQT. We are bringing in our experts on QKD and quantum nanosatellites to explain and answer any technical and non-technical questions. For better understanding, a model of the currently orbiting 3U CubeSat SpooQy-1 is displayed. The entanglement source payload has been built locally at CQT in Singapore.

About Centre for Quantum Technologies

The Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) is a national Research Centre of Excellence in Singapore. It brings together physicists, computer scientists and engineers to do basic research on quantum physics and to build devices based on quantum phenomena. Experts in this new discipline of quantum technologies are applying their discoveries in computing, communications and sensing. The Centre was established in December 2007 with support from Singapore’s National Research Foundation and Ministry of Education. CQT is hosted by the National University of Singapore and also has staff at Nanyang Technological University. Learn more at www.quantumlah.org.

Global Space and Technology Convention (GSTC) is Asia?s Premier Space & Technology event, bringing you the latest technology news, what?s hot in the satellite scene and space technology updates.

Since its inaugural show in 2008, GSTC has taken up a crucial role in highlighting how space technology and satellite communications will shape our lives here in Asia. From learning how satellite communication and data can transform urban cities, to its applications in maritime surveillance, security and IOT, GSTC is the go-to platform for your space and satellite business, to connect with the rapidly evolving space industry in Asia.

SSTA looks forward to welcoming over 800 delegates, 60 speakers and 300 companies from more than 38 countries in 2020 to the 12th GSTC.

Find out more at www.space.org.sg, or visit the workshops and the convention pages directly.