4G network on the lunar surface has been set to be introduced by PTScientists – group of volunteer engineers and scientists in Germany. Adding efforts to the action, Nokia, Audi and Vodafone are partnering with the organization, while one of the spacecraft launched by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 is supposed to be brought on surface of the Moon sometime in the next year.
Marcus Weldon, Bell Labs president and chief technology officer at Nokia said in the statement that, “We are very pleased to have been selected by Vodafone to be their technology partner. This important mission is supporting, among other things, the development of new space-grade technologies for future data networking, processing and storage, and will help advance the communications infrastructure required for academics, industry and educational institutions in conducting lunar research.”
Scientists will be using a device to deliver 4G mobile coverage on to the lunar, that will weigh less than a little sugar bag as a part of this advanced cosmic mission, in 2019. The device will weigh below than 2.2-lb. (1 kilogram), which the team of researchers refers the ‘Ultra Compact Network’. The device is designed to provide the first mobile phone network ever on the moon.
Founder and CEO of PTScientists, Robert Böhme stated that, “With Mission to the Moon, we will establish and test the first elements of a dedicated communication network on the moon. The great thing about this LTE [long-term evolution, a standard for 4G mobile networks] solution is that it saves so much power, and the less energy we use sending data, the more we have to do science.”