Monday, 26 October 2020

The Moon Is Getting Cell Service

 NASA wants any human presence on the Moon to have a great cell signal, so it’s investing in a lunar 4G network.

The Space Agency gave Nokia’s Bell Labs a $14.1 million in grant money to build out the Moon’s telecom infrastructure. With the goal of having a network up and running by 2030, the goal is to get a network in place that could help any sort of outpost on the Moon manage life off-world.

NASA wants anyone on a Moon base to be able to use the network to navigate their area — sort of like how we look up directions — as well as stream video messages and remotely steer rovers and other space robots.

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