Topics: Cellular Service, Moonbase, NASA, Space Exploration, Spaceflight
Telecom equipment supplier Nokia will use a $14.1 million grant to build the moon’s first wireless network as part of NASA’s plans to establish a human presence there.
NASA is investing the money in Nokia-owned American research company Bell Labs, which will build the 4G-LTE network, it said on Wednesday, October 14.
The improved data transmission will help astronauts control lunar rovers, navigate lunar geography in real time, and stream videos.
The mission ultimately will help show whether it’s possible to have “human habitation on the moon,” Bell Labs said.
NASA gave Nokia $14.1 million to build a 4G network on the moon, Grace Dean, Business Insider