It looks like the moon is about to get access to 4G wireless networks!
Vodafone Germany and Nokia confirmed they will create the first 4G network on the moon.
The network will go live by 2019 and Nokia is helping the German-based private space company PTScientists on their mission to launch the first privately-funded moon landing.
Robert Böhme, founder and CEO of PTScientists, in a statement. "In order for humanity to leave the cradle of Earth, we need to develop infrastructures beyond our home planet."
The network will connect two Audi lunar quattro rovers to a base station in the spacecraft carrying the vehicles.
The 4G service will allow the rovers to communicate and transfer data and HD video as they approach the lunar roving vehicle used during the final mission of the Apollo program in 1972.
Nokia will partner with Vodafone on the project, creating a space-grade network weighing about as much as a bag of sugar.
The mission is scheduled to launch next year from Cape Canaveral on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
I can't even get 4G service at my apartment in Studio City, I wonder how this is going to work on the moon?