The Moon Set To Get It's Own 4G Mobile Network Coverage Soon

Moon Set To Get It's Own 4G Mobile Network Soon
The moon is set to get its own upgrade as two mobile superpowers Vodafone and Nokia have come up with adventurous plans to launch a 4G mobile network on the lunar body come 2019.

Vodafone, Nokia and Audi with PTScientists as their partners will set up 4G network on the moon and the network is to be used by lunar rovers to stream data (videos most likely) back to Earth. The plan will be set in motion when one of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets is expected to launch from Cape Canaveral sometime next year.
Nokia has claimed that the 4G network which is being created with its Ultra Compact Network technology will approximately weigh below a kilogram putting it in the same weight category as a bag of sugar. Light isn’t it?
In a statement PTScientists CEO and founder Robert Boehme said :

“This is a crucial first step for sustainable exploration of the solar system. In order for humanity to leave the cradle of Earth, we need to develop infrastructures beyond our home planet.”

He further explained that the 4G network will consume less power and less energy used in sending data.

Nokia in a statement said that :

“They were very pleased to have been selected by Vodafone as their technology partners claiming the important mission is supporting and that the development of new space-grade technologies for future data networking, process and storage, and will help advance communications infrastructure required for academics, industry and educational institutions in conducting lunar research.”

They also claimed “Vodafone testing indicates that the base station should be able to broadcast 4G using the 1800MHz frequency band and send back the first ever live HD video feed of the Moon’s surface, which will be broadcast to audience via a deep space link that interconnects with the PTScientists server in the Mission Control Center in Berlin.”


A press release stated that the mission itself is expected to deliver two Audi lunar Quattro rovers to the moon, with the 4G network allowing them to communicate with one another. SpaceX earlier this year in February had the most successful launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket, which sent a Tesla into a solar orbit that went out as far as the asteroid belt.

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