QuantX Labs has partnered with Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) through Airbus Australia to propel quantum timing technology into space.
QuantX Labs KAIROS mission aims to launch a next-generation optical atomic clock into low Earth orbit to improve space-based position, navigation and timing capabilities.
The optical atomic clock, initially developed at the Institute of Photonics and Advanced Sensing at the University of Adelaide and supported by funding from the SmartSat CRC, will now undergo developments to become space ready, guided by SSTL's system engineering team and propelled by the Australian Space Agency's Moon to Mars Demonstrator Program.
"QuantX Labs is thrilled to announce its collaboration with Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), a global leader in small satellite technology and systems engineering consulting," shared Professor Andre Luiten, Managing Director of QuantX Labs.
"This collaboration adds a crucial layer of expertise to our KAIROS mission, providing confidence that we will deliver robust engineering solutions and unparalleled reliability as we venture into space."
QuantX Labs aims to launch and demonstrate its precision timing technology in early 2026, with rigorous testing and preliminary launches planned over the coming years to prepare for the space environment.