Despite the relatively good development of cellular communication and mobile Internet, the Earth is still a lot of places where to go is not so simple. In this regard, the intention of Nokia to deploy on the moon the point of connection of the 4G standard might look like an unnecessary waste of funds. But in fact, this space mission can be a small step for Nokia, and a huge step for humanity.
In 2019, a group of engineers from Germany called PTScientists is scheduled for launch to the moon intelligence apparatus with help of the carrier rocket SpaceX Falcon 9. The aim of the expedition is landing Autonomous Landing module and Navigation Module (ALINA) in a place that is located near the landing site of the Apollo 11 mission. During this mission the module will be delivered the Lunokhod 2 lunar Audi Quattro, which will have to explore the area and landing to reach Lunar Rover, abandoned during the mission of Apollo 11.
It is here in the game and comes Nokia. The fact that the Audi Quattro lunar Rovers are extremely small and light vehicles (weight is approximately 30 pounds), which imposes certain restrictions on the size of onboard batteries, transmitters and other equipment. In addition, for signal transmission of good quality over long distances require large energy costs.
To solve the above problems, the experts Nokia started the development of the base station Ultra Compact Network with low power consumption. Thanks to her work on the moon first 4G network at the frequency of 1800 MHz. It connects the moon with the lander, which will transmit the received data from the Rovers to Earth. For communication will use the standard Internet Protocol (IP). Thus the claimed data transfer rate will range from 100 megabits per second to 1 Gigabit per second. As specialists declare Nokia mobile lunar network will allow you to stream HD video through the server group PTScientists.
"Humanity will sooner or later leave his native planet, and it should prepare the necessary infrastructure. During our lunar mission, we will test and verify the operation of the elements of the first specialized system for space telecommunications using LTE technology".
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