Nokia has come to an end in its goal of delivering internet to the Moon. An executive of the company said that Nokia plans to offer 4G internet on the Moon later this year.
The once legendary phone manufacturer Nokia is now investing heavily in 5G technology.
Operating under the umbrella of HMD Global, Nokia received a funding of $14.1 million from NASA in 2020.
Nokia to Build 4G Network on the Moon
Nokia will establish a 4G network by placing base stations on the Moon, where temperatures range from 120 degrees to -100 degrees and there is no air to breathe. The energy need will be provided by solar panels that will be positioned on the Moon.
An executive of the company said that Nokia plans to offer 4G internet on the Moon later this year.
Nokia’s 4G LTE network will be an antenna-equipped base station aboard the lunar lander Nova-C designed by US aerospace firm Intuitive Machines. It will also be accompanied by another solar-powered rover.
The LTE network in question will be used by astronauts when a base is established on the Moon as part of the Artemis mission. This network will also be used in future manned Mars missions.
Once the LTE network is established, a station will enable data transfer at 50 Mbps on the 1.8 GHz frequency up to 4 km.