Via the Canadian Space Agency, the government of Canada, has ordered a new communications research satellite from the US firm Honeywell. The satellite is called QEYSsat – Quantum EncryYption and Science Satellite. As its name suggests, it will be used to test out quantum encryption technology in space and transmit it to the ground. The construction contract for the microsatellite is worth a reported CAN$30 million (US$22 million). It is expected to be launched in 2022.
Space News has more detail on this announcement here