In June 2014 we posted on the ArXiv the results on the first realization of quantum communication from satellite [arXiv:1406.4051].

New Scientist reacted rapidly with First quantum transmission sent through space as well as the MIT Technology Review, with the article The Space-Based Quantum Cryptography Race

The manuscript was published in Physical Review Letters with title Experimental Satellite Quantum Communications,, by Giuseppe Vallone, Davide Bacco, Daniele Dequal, Simone Gaiarin, Vincenza Luceri, Giuseppe Bianco, and Paolo Villoresi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 040502 – Published 20 July 2015 To the article was attributed the status of Editors Suggestion and there was a Viewpoint description by Dr. Eleni Diamanti Sending Quantum Messages Through Space.

A press conference was held at the Italian Space Agency - ASI headquartier in Rome, on June 24, 2015, described in the ASI Website with a page with title Italy sends first ever quantum transmission sent by satellite. The Italian page for this event also includes extensive interviews and video.