German startup to setup mobile tower on moon by 2018
Washington : With mobile slowly becoming the need of humans, a German start-up has aimed to place a LTE mobile tower on the surface of moon latest by 2018.
According to a report, the German start-up is finalising a deal with the scientists to launch LTE connectivity on the moon to make the communication easier and faster.
The company has already bagged a contract of sending its spacecraft Alina to the moon through the SpaceX program.
With the Falcon 9 rocket, the spacecraft will make a soft landing on the moon and then two Audi Lunar Quatro rovers will then disembark and go to the Apollo 17 site. They will then be using the same cellular technology that we use on Earth to let the rovers communicate with the team back on earth. The LTE base stations, which are actually Aline, will come from Vodafone.
The deal is yet to get approval from the scientists, but if the company manages to pull this off then they will become the first private entity to land on the surface of moon.
It is expected that the cellular process will be finished by the end of 2018.