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Nokia gets contract to set up 4G network on the

These were the details of the news Nokia wins NASA contract to bring a 4G network to the. for this day. Out of total budget, the U.S. space agency will provide Dollars 14.1 million to Bell Labs to set up 4G LTE connectivity on the lunar surface.

Nokia has been awarded a contract to establish a 4G network on the moon.

The grant is part of $370 million worth of contracts signed under NASA's Tipping Point selections, meant to advance research and development for space exploration. Companies like SpaceX and United Launch Alliance get the major share of $53.2 million and $86.2 million respectively.

"We want to build the lunar infrastructure that is going to enable an worldwide partnership for the biggest, broadest, most diverse inclusive coalition of researchers and explorers in the history of humankind", said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.

Nokia gets contract to set up 4G network on the

"We need power systems that can last a long time on the surface of the moon, and we need habitation capability on the surface", Bridenstine added. Nokia would help to create a network that may connect users at greater distances, allowing communication between lunar landers, rovers, habitats, and astronauts. In addition, this could also help the agency to communicate with the spacecraft.

"We want to build the [lunar] infrastructure.that is going to enable an worldwide partnership for the biggest, broadest, most diverse inclusive coalition of researchers and explorers in the history of humankind", Bridenstine added.

For now, to set up the network on the Moon, Nokia will test the current terrestrial 4G communication equipment and will modify the systems to suit the lunar environment. NASA has thoughtfully selected a handful of 14 American companies along with several small businesses to develop a varied range of technologies that will assist and ensure the success of Artemis operations on Moon.

Let you know; this attempt is not for the first time.

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