In a statement, Nokia announced that it plans to launch 4G internet on the moon this year in collaboration with NASA, SpaceX, and several other companies.
One of Nokia’s managers confirmed that the company is preparing to launch 4G internet on the moon and is likely to achieve this goal before the end of this year. In 1969, the United States sent humans to the moon, and now in 2023, it’s time for a Finnish company to make internet access possible on the moon.
Nokia announced plans to launch internet on the moon in 2020 when it was selected by NASA as one of the project leaders. After several years, it seems that Nokia has been able to advance the project as expected.
According to Review Geek, the 4G internet project on the moon is being carried out jointly by Nokia, NASA, SpaceX, and several other companies. The mission to launch the 4G internet equipment to the moon will take place in November 2023. These devices are expected to be launched to the moon by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
After completing the project, the Intuitive Machines’ lunar lander, Nova-C, will be able to establish active communication with its moon rovers to better carry out lunar exploration. Scientists hope that this system will also meet the needs of future space missions, including Artemis (human return to the moon).
If everything goes according to plan, Nokia’s 4G internet will make lunar missions easier and allow team members to remotely control the rovers. Additionally, thanks to Nokia’s internet network, astronauts will be able to transmit HD video from the surface of the moon to Earth.