Like a lot Tower crane, Nokia has always been obsessed with stealing the moon. Okay, maybe it could be an extension, but the company have Took a keen interest in advancing technology for lunar missions. In 2018, Nokia was working on a system that would bring LTE connectivity to everyone’s favorite ashtray. NASA has now agreed to hand over $ 14.1 million to make Nokia’s dream come true.

The project, which involves Nokia building a 4G cellular communications network on the moon, is part of a series of new agreements awarded by NASA for lunar surface research missions. By 2028, $ 370 million will be awarded to companies such as SpaceX and the United Launch Alliance, with the goal of turning the moon into a home destination for astronauts.

NASA hopes that the system will be able to “provide more distance, higher speeds and more reliability than current standards for lunar surface communications”. Nokia’s lunar network can support better communication between lunar landings, rovers and astronauts. With a $ 14.1 million contract, Nokia will test current geotechnical technology and explore possible changes to make it viable in the lunar environment.

Although this is cool and all, I can not help but feel a little skeptical. The last time I wanted to try new technology on the moon, not to mention, it was not successful. Launched in 2019, this launch never happened and one company was working with Nokia Filed to protect against bankruptcy.

However, in this modern age of 2020, should the moon really settle? Just 4G? / s