NASA tapped ‘Nokia’ to carry LTE to the moon
The organization awarded the company a $14.1 million agreement.
At the point when NASA returns of the Moon at some point in 2024, it needs to have an effective and dependable route for its astronauts to speak with each other, and it’s going to mobile pioneer Nokia for help.
This week, the space office said it will provide Nokia with 14.1 million in funding to work out a 4G LTE cell network on the lunar surface.
NASA Associate Administrator James Reuter revealed to United Press International cell administration on the Moon could empower correspondence between lunar living spaces and the space explorers out exploring its surface.
It could likewise give a path to the office to speak with rocket. “With NASA funding, Nokia will look at how terrestrial technology could be modified for the lunar environment to support reliable, high-rate communications,” he said.
The agreement is essential for $370 million in new Artemis financing NASA declared for the current week. A significant part of the cash went to companies like SpaceX and United Launch Alliance.
This isn’t Nokia’s first endeavor to carry LTE to the Moon. In 2018, the company cooperated with German space firm PTScientists and UK transporter Vodafone set for re-visitation of the site of the Apollo 17 landing.
As a major aspect of the project, Nokia and Vodafone had intended to manufacture a Moon-based LTE network that would have sent superior quality video from the Moon to those of us back here on Earth, yet the mission never got off the ground.