Vodafone Germany and Nokia confirmed they will create the first 4G network on the moon. The network will go live by 2019.
Berlin-based company, PTScientists is working with Vodafone Germany and Audi to achieve the first privately-funded Moon landing. Mission to the Moon is due to launch in 2019 from Cape Canaveral on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Vodafone engineers will then build the energy-efficient network using Nokia’s hardware to enable Audi-made lunar Quattro rovers to transmit data and high-definition (HD) footage back to its base station on earth for monitoring.
Dr Hannes Ametsreiter (Vodafone Germany CEO), said: This project involves a radically innovative approach to the development of mobile network infrastructure. It is also a great example of an independent, multi-skilled team achieving an objective of immense significance through their courage, pioneering spirit and inventiveness.
Well, So it not too far away, the mission is scheduled to launch next year from Cape Canaveral on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.