Vodafone and Nokia have recently partnered to enable the installation of 4G wireless network on the moon.

Other companies involved in the partnership to ensure the successful execution of the set task are SpaceX and Audi.

The installation according to Aljezera is scheduled to occur 50 years after NASA astronauts first walked on the lunar surface.

The goal of the network is to support future missions to the moon by allowing communications between two lunar rovers.

That is; vehicles and astronauts on the moon would be able to communicate easily with each other through a lunar network instead of depending on signals beamed down to earth and sent back up to the lunar surface.

The nodes of the network will weigh less than one kilogram (2.2 pounds) and will be manufactured by Nokia.

Nokia Chief Technology Officer Marcus Weldon said, the mission is geared towards supporting, the development of new space-grade technologies for future data networking, processing and storage.

According to him, it will also help advance the communications infrastructure required for academics, industry and educational institutions in conducting lunar research.

Vodafone per reports will power the Nokia technology with its 4G network and carmaker Audi is building lunar rovers that will use the network to communicate.

However, SpaceX has agreed to launch the network to the moon using its Falcon 9 rockets from Florida next year.

PTScientists CEO Robert Bohme mentioned that, the initiative is a crucial step for sustainable exploration of the solar system.

He added that, “In order for humanity to leave the cradle of Earth, we need to develop infrastructures beyond our home planet.”

Moreover, PTScientists hopes to conserve energy by building the dedicated moon network.

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