NASA selects Nokia to build moon’s first 4G mobile network

NASA has chosen Nokia to build the first-ever 4G mobile network on Earth’s natural satellite for $14.1 million, CNBC recently reported.

Bell Labs, Nokia’s US industrial research arm, is offering up its equipment to NASA to help build out the lunar network, aiming to launch it in late 2022.

“The solution has been specially designed to withstand the harsh conditions of the launch and lunar landing, and to operate in the extreme conditions of space,” Nokia said.

NASA, under its Artemis programme, plans to send astronauts to the moon by 2024, for the first time in 50 years, followed by a sustainable human presence by 2028.