Space research agency NASA is launching the 4G mobile network on the moon. NASA and Nokia research firm Bell Labs together work to add 4G LTE connectivity on the moon.
The total cost will be $370 million. Nokia got $14.1 million to NASA’s $370 million projects. Under NASA’s project to send astronauts to the moon, they will build a 4G Long Trem Evolution (LTE) communication system there.
Although the 5G network has been launched recently in many parts of the world. But, there are special reasons for NASA setting up the 4G network on the moon. Signals on 5G networks can travel very short distances. There are no such limitations in the case of 4G networks.
As a result, it will be possible to communicate between the International Space Station (ISS), Lunar Rover and the astronauts together via 4G.
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