NASA has chosen Nokia Bell Labs’ to build and deploy the first ultra-compact, low-power, space-hardened, end-to-end 4G LTE solution on the lunar surface by late 2022. Nokia is teamping up with Intuitive Machines for this mission to integrate this groundbreaking network into their lunar lander for deployment on the surface, which will then self-configure upon landing, thus establishing the first LTE communications system on the Moon.
This 4G LTE cellular network will provide critical communication capabilities for various data transmission applications, including vital command as well as control functions, remote control of lunar rovers, real-time navigation and streaming of high definition video.
- 💫 Android 11 OS; 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM Micro SD up to 256GB; MT6762 Octa-core 64-bit 1.8GHz
- 💫 Ultra-Large 6.52-inch Waterdrop Screen 2.5D curved glass; 4500mAh with OTG function
- 💫 16MP Triple Rear Camera: 16MP primary lens, 5MP macro lens and a 2MP lens; 8MP Front Camera
- 💫 3 independent card slots for dual Nano SIM and 1* TF card
- 💫 4G LTE (1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/19/20/28A/28B) 3G: (B1/2/4/5/8): US compatibility Nationwide on most of GSM Networks including T-Mobile, Metro PCS, and others. (Not compatible with AT&T or Cricket activations or with CDMA Networks like Verizon, Sprint, and Boost Mobile)
Leveraging our rich and successful history in space technologies, from pioneering satellite communication to discovering the cosmic microwave background radiation produced by the Big Bang, we are now building the first ever cellular communications network on the Moon. Reliable, resilient and high-capacity communications networks will be key to supporting sustainable human presence on the lunar surface. By building the first high performance wireless network solution on the Moon, Nokia Bell Labs is once again planting the flag for pioneering innovation beyond the conventional limits,” said Marcus Weldon, Chief Technology Officer at Nokia and Nokia Bell Labs President.