NASA has announced plans to work with Nokia to build a 4G cellular communication network on the moon. NASA plans to invest $14.1 million for the project.This is also the $370 million lunar surface research mission announced on Wednesday
The agency hopes to quickly develop new lunar technologies as part of its goal of getting astronauts to work on lunar bases by 2028. NASA plans to return humans to the moon by 2024. NASA's director, Jim Brittenstein, said NASA needed a long-term power system on the moon's surface and the ability to live on it.
The way of communication on the lunar surface is also very important, and the establishment of 4G system on the moon can undoubtedly meet this requirement. The lunar communications project was awarded to the North American company of Nokia, the Finnish parent company. 4G networks will support longer distance, faster communications on the lunar surface, while being more reliable than existing standards.
The service will allow communication between lunar landers, rovers, habitats and astronauts, and even between spacecraft. The funding will enable Nokia to study how to customize transmission technology for the lunar environment.
It is unclear when or whether G 4 system will be built on the moon, and NASA has yet to decide on the future