Nokia is to set up a mobile network on moon. Nokia has been chosen by NASA to construct the first cellular network on the moon, as informed by the firm on Monday.
As per the shared details, the lunar network will be part of the U.S. space agency’s efforts to return humans to the moon by 2024 and build long-term settlements there under its Artemis program.
Nokia said the first wireless broadband communications system in space would be constructed on the lunar surface in late 2022, before humans make it back there.
The Finnish firm will partner with Texas-based private space craft design firm Intuitive Machines to deliver the network equipment to the moon on their lunar lander.
After delivery, the network will configure itself and set up the first LTE (Long-Term Evolution) communications system on the moon, Nokia said.
“The network will offer critical communication capabilities for many different data-transmission applications, including important command and control functions, remote control of lunar rovers, real-time navigation and streaming of high definition video,” Nokia said.
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