Like the Game, Nokia has always been obsessed with stealing the moon. Okay, maybe it’s a stretch, but company has very interested in developing technology for lunar missions. Back in 2018, Nokia was working on a system that would connect LTE to your favorite piece of gray rock. NASA has now agreed to donate $ 14.1 million to help make Nokia’s dream a reality.
The project, which involves building a 4G cellular network on the moon, is part of a series of new contracts that NASA is concluding for research missions on the lunar surface. In total, companies such as SpaceX and the United Launch Alliance are being awarded $ 370 million to make the Moon a place that astronauts will want to call home by 2028.
NASA hopes the system can “support lunar surface communications over longer distances, increasing speed and providing greater reliability than today’s standards.” Nokia’s lunar network can support better communication between lunar spacecraft, rovers and even astronauts. Under a $ 14.1 million contract, Nokia will study state-of-the-art technology and explore potential modifications to make it viable in the lunar environment.
Although it’s cool and all, I can’t help but feel a little dubious. The last time Nokia wanted to test new technology on the moon, it didn’t work out. The launch, which was scheduled for 2019, never took place, and one of the companies that Nokia has worked with has filed for bankruptcy protection.
And one way or another, in this modern age of 2020, should the Moon really agree simply 4G? / with