Finally, the moon will have cell service. With a deadline of 2028 set up for the United States to assemble its first lunar base on the outside of the moon, Nokia has won an agreement to construct the first-ever cell network on the moon’s surface.
While it won’t include cutting-edge 5G technology immediately, NASA says Nokia’s 4G network should give more reliable communication from the lunar base to mission control on Earth. All things considered, the space-faring association says there are plans to in the long run update the organization to 5G once things get set up.
Despite the fact that NASA expects to have its lunar base set up on the moon by 2028, Nokia says in an official statements it would like to convey the “first ultra-compact, low-power, space-hardened, end-to-end LTE solution” on the lunar surface in late 2022, only a long time from now.
“Leveraging our rich and successful history in space technologies, from pioneering satellite communication to discovering the cosmic microwave background radiation produced by the Big Bang, we are now building the first ever cellular communications network on the Moon,” Nokia CTO Marcus Weldon says in a delivery.
He includes, “Reliable, resilient and high-capacity communications networks will be key to supporting sustainable human presence on the lunar surface. By building the first high performance wireless network solution on the Moon, Nokia Bell Labs is once again planting the flag for pioneering innovation beyond the conventional limits.”
Reports propose Nokia was granted $14.1 million for the undertaking. As per the portable tech organization, the organization is “ideally suited for providing wireless connectivity for any activity that astronauts need to carry out, enabling voice and video communications capabilities, telemetry, and biometric data exchange, and deployment and control of robotic and sensor payloads.”
It presently can’t seem to be seen which Netflix show will be the first series binge-watched on the moon.