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LTE on the Moon matters for networks on Earth

By the end of this decade, NASA aims to establish sustainable exploration on the Moon. High bandwidth, reliable connectivity and communications are a crucial component in making this ambition a reality. Future missions that require HD video, robotics, sensing applications, telemetry or biometrics will need the advanced capabilities that cellular networks enable, which is why NASA selected Nokia to deploy the first LTE network in space to test lunar surface communications for future applications. This is a challenge we relish – to deploy a network that will operate under the most extreme conditions imaginable - because when we push boundaries, the benefits of new technological solutions can be leveraged by our CSP customers in the networks that keep us going every day here on Earth.

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Thierry Klein of Nokia Bell Labs shares what it takes to put LTE on the Moon

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Intuitive Machines’, Trent Martin, explains how LTE could change space exploration