File photo: The moon rises over a building in Netanya, Israel, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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There are many places on Earth where you can regularly hear the cries of people who are not able to get a good signal. Hopefully the cellular networks will eventually figure that out, but Vodafone is clearly a little distracted as he prepares to create a 4G network on the moon.
The mission for the setup of 4G on the moon is led by the German space company PTScientists, whose goal is to bring down the cost of doing research in space. PTScientists already has a spacecraft capable of 100kg of payload to the moon. A part of that load next year will be a space-grade network with a weight less than a bag of sugar developed by Nokia in conjunction with Vodafone. Audi is also involved in the obtaining of this first privately funded moon landing to happen.
The reason why a 4G network is installed on the moon is the transfer of data. Two Audi lunar quattro robbers will also landed there and are you planning to study NASA’s Apollo 17 lunar roving vehicle. The robbers will capture HD video footage and scientific data that can be transferred with the help of the 4G base station and beamed down to the Earth. The network will also allow the rovers to communicate with each other easily.
Nokia Bell Labs will make of the “space-grade Ultra-Compact Network” that is expected to be the lightest ever developed, it weighs less than a kilo. Vodafone expects that the broadcast 4G using the 1800Mhz frequency and are capable of live-streaming HD video feed. The mission is expected to launch at some point in 2019 with the help of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral.
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Last year, China and Europe were in discussions for the building of a moon base and I’m sure they would be glad to come to a working 4G network. Jeff Bezos is also planning moon deliveries in 2020 and a 4G signal should allow him to be this “your order shipped today” messages via Amazon Prime (on the moon) subscribers.
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