Vodafone, Nokia to make Moon 4G enabled
New Delhi : Internet has become a need of life these days; with man planning to move to different planets it is important to make them 4G ready too. Moon becomes first planet after Earth that will get 4G network by Vodafone and Nokia.
According to a statement released by Vodafone Germany, it is working with PTScientists, a Berlin-based company and Audi to fund a private moon landing slated to be performed somewhere in 2019 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base Station on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
Vodafone had roped in Nokia Bell Labs to create a state-of-the-art space-grade Ultra Compact Network which is estimated at less than one kilo.
The 4G network on Moon will enable astronauts to live stream video from there to Earth. This will be the first time when any rover will broadcast a live video along with scientific data to the various stations on the Earth.
Under previous communication technologies used in moon exploration, such as analogue radio, transmitting data consumes considerable energy reserves and requires rovers to be stationary.
"The great thing about this... is that it saves so much power, and the less energy we use sending data, the more we have to do science!" said Robert Bohme, CEO and Founder of PTScientists.