It’s time for the networks to travel abroad. Networks are spreading quite fast over every corner wherever there could be a need for people to take full advantage without compromising. For people’s comfort and safety, today the world has stepped at such a great height that there is no step left where you won’t be able to find networks. Done with the earth, now it’s time that the network should reach the moon so that it could be more comfortable for astronauts as well as to access through a internet and find a good way out of it.
So, here’s a good news- US space agency NASA has awarded a contract to A Telecom major for establishing 4G network on the moon. The most reputed company Nokia is planning to install 4G/LTE network on the moon first, and then further go with 5G networks.
Further, in terms of financing..Nokia will be getting a total of USD 14.1 million for starting this incredible work on behalf of NASA. This fund is a slice of USD 370 million contracts which was signed under NASA’s ‘Tipping Point’ selection. Contract looks forward towards taking research one step ahead and a good percentage of growth in exploring space. The network installation will be able to support lunar surface communications at longer distances, elevated speeds and will reflect more commitment in networks than current standards.
The plan is to quickly settle a living as well as working condition on moon with the help of new technologies, so that, the astronauts could work comfortable at a lunar base by the year 2028. For networks, the basic needs for now is ability to habitat, and a good load of power systems that can stand for long time on the moon surface.
The intention of the company is the network could hold up the wireless operation of lunar transients and GPS along with the streaming videos.
Nokia has been trying since long to set up an LTE network on the moon. At the first, it was planned to launch it in the year 2018 by shaking hands with a German space company, PTScientists and Vodafone UK for landing an LTE network at the site of the Apollo 17 alighting, but due to some reasons the mission never take off the ground.
It is believed that networks will be going to work better on the moon as there won’t be trees, TV signals or any such buildings that could have cut off the network lines. It will be designed taking extreme temperature, radiation and space’s vacuum under consideration.