Nokia has been awarded a $14.1 million contract from NASA to build the first 4G network on the Moon. It’s part of Nasa’s program which aims to send the first woman, and next man, to the moon by 2024. Nokia’s network equipment will be installed remotely on the moon’s surface using a lunar hopper.
This when deployed, the network will self-configure to produce the first LTE system on the Moon which will then provide voice and video communications capabilities, telemetry and biometric data exchange, etc for the astronauts. If you’re bummed that it’s only going to be 4G, don’t fret, it can be updated to a super-fast 5G network in the future.
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