NASA selected Nokia to build the first cellular network on the moon. As a part of the space agency’s Artemis program, which aims to establish a sustainable human presence there. Nokia will build this technology that will incorporate into NASA’s lunar landers. It uses include remote control, as well as streaming high-definition videos. NASA plans to take humans back to the moon by 2024. It also aims to build in for a long-term presence on the moon under its Artemis program. Nokia said the first wireless broadband communications system in space would be built on the lunar surface in late 2022. Way before humans makes it back there.
Texas-based private spacecraft design SpaceX and Blue Origin are to develop the new lunar landers. It will take the astronauts along with the built technology to the surface of the moon from orbit. The network can self-configure itself and will set-up a 4G/LTE communications system on the moon, Nokia said. Though the aim would be to occasionally switch to 5G.
It will provide astronauts a voice and video communications capabilities. Also, it will allow them to record and transmit the readings and biometric data exchange. As well as the deployment and access control of lunar rovers and other robotic devices. The network will uphold the firm and extreme conditions of the launch and lunar landing. It will be fully operational in space. The Network will be sent to the moon in a very compact form. It will satisfy the required stringent size, weight, and power constraints of space payloads.