This Year, Nokia Intends To Introduce 4G Services To The Moon

Jun, 2023 - by CMI

Nokia's 4G service will be launched into the moon using a SpaceX rocket.

The moon will get 4G connectivity from Nokia later this year. A SpaceX rocket will assist in launching the service in the upcoming months. Later this year, Nokia intends to introduce 4G internet services on the moon, according to CNBC. The programme will be utilised by NASA's Artemis 1 mission, which aims to return people to the moon for the first time since Apollo 17 in 1972.

The finish telecommunications group, that shouldn't be confused with HMD, which makes phones under the Nokia brand, intends to launch a SpaceX rocket to the moon in the upcoming months to installed a 4G network there. The connection would be run by a sensor base station housed in a Nova-C lunar lander and a companion solar-powered rover.  Between the  roverand the lander , an LTE connection will be established.

The technology is designed to resist the harsh conditions of space, claims Nokia. The company wants to demonstrate that terrestrial networks can support future space missions' communication requirements. With the 4G network on the moon, astronauts will be able to interact with one another and mission control. They will also be able to use the network to broadcast real-time video, manage rovers, and more.

In 2020, NASA chose Nokia to develop the first cellular network on the moon. Before, the remedy was supposed to be implemented in late 2022. When the network is deployed, Nokia had stated that it will automatically configure itself.

According to recent reports, Nokia intends to use its lunar network to find ice on the moon. The existence of ice on the moon is crucial because it can be converted into hydrogen and oxygen to fuel rockets and be utilised as a source of drinking water. The ice water can also be separated to give astronauts access to oxygen.