Uses NASA 5G

With LTE to the moon - Nokia makes it possible

According to its own statements, Nokia has been chosen by the US space agency NASA to set up a cellular network on the moon. As the Finnish telecommunications company announced, this is the first time that an LTE / 4G communication system will be set up outside of the earth. The technology, which has been established for years, should help pave the way for a permanent human presence on the lunar surface. The network is to be set up by the end of 2022. Later it will be upgraded to the more modern 5G technology.

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Objective: to navigate in real time

Nokia works with the US space company Intuitive Machines. The joint network is intended to create communication options with reliable and high transmission rates, so that, for example, moon vehicles can be controlled remotely and high-resolution videos can be streamed. In addition, it should be possible to navigate in real time. These things are crucial so that people can be present on the moon in the long term, it said from Nokia. For NASA, all of this should ultimately provide insights for the next big step: sending astronauts to Mars.

nob / kle (rtr, dpa)