Nokia Set to Launch 4G Mobile Internet on The Moon in 2023

Nokia Set to Launch 4G Mobile Internet on The Moon in 2023

  • The Nokia Group has concluded plans to launch 4G Mobile internet later in the year
  • The "Network on the Moon" mission is meant to find ice on the moon whose water can be converted
  • An antenna-equipped base station will power the network kept in a Nova-C luna lander created by a US space company

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The telecommunication giant Nokia is prepping to launch a 4G mobile internet on the moon this year, hoping to improve lunar discoveries and make way for human presence on the planet.

The telecom group plans to launch the network via Elon Musk-owned SpaceX rocket over the coming months, according to Nokia's principal engineer, Ruiz De Temino.

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Nokia Team preps to launch 4G mobile internet on moon Credit: Nokia
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Technology built to withstand extreme weather conditions

Tenimo disclosed this at this month's Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona.

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According to CNBC, the network will be powered by an antenna-equipped base station kept in a Nova-C luna lander created by US space company Intuitive Machines, including an accompanying solar-enabled rover.

The report said an LTE connection would be designated between the lander and the rover.

The 4G infrastructure will land on the Shackleton crater along the moon's southern limb.

Nokia stated that the technology is made to withstand extreme conditions in space.

The 4G network will be used within NASA's Artemis 1 mission to send the first human astronauts to walk on the moon's surface since the early 1970s.

Nokia said the aim is to show that terrestrial networks can meet the communications requirements for future missions.

It also added that its network would let astronauts communicate with each other with mission control, remotely control the rover, and stream real-time video and data back to Earth.

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Mission find ice on the moon

The lander will launch via a SpaceX rocket, Temino explains, saying that the rocket won't take the lander to the moon's surface.

Nokia said earlier that its Luna network would provide essential communication capabilities for varying data transmission applications, vital command control functions, remote control luna rovers, real-time navigation, and streaming high-definition video.

Nokia hopes to find ice on the moon as much of the moon's surface is mainly dry, but recent missions to the moon have yielded discoveries of remnants of ice trapped in craters around the poles.

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