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The Earth’s natural satellite will have its own 4G mobile network, which will facilitate high-definition streaming between the Moon and Earth. It’s all part of a project to fund the first private monthly mission.
Vodafone Germany has entered into a partnership with the Audi car manufacturer and Nokia to develop a network capable of delivering space. The weight of the equipment will be extremely small, almost like a bag of sugar, and it will be propelled up to the moon’s orbit with a Space X Falcon 9 rocket.
The launch of the equipment is scheduled for 2019, when it will be 50 years since the first man step on the Moon. The motivation behind the decision to launch a 4G network at the expense of a 5G is logical, as the state-of-the-art mobile network is still under test and would not meet the reliability criteria required by such a mission.