NASA launched Artemis 1, the first in a series of missions to return US astronauts to the moon and build a permanent base camp, last year.
Now, the government is planning for an equally vital goal: ensuring that future astronauts may take selfies on the moon.
The U.S. space agency is creating LunaNet, a crucial lunar internet network. It's not just about astronauts taking selfies.
The Artemis programme aims higher than the Apollo missions, which sent people to the moon. NASA plans to build a lunar home, space station, and online service to link everything.
On Earth today, we also have all the cellphone towers and WiFi hotspots and things to provide us network access, and that really transformed the way that we go about our everyday lives
We want to make that experience available for human and robotic missions going to the moon, and then—in the future—to extend it up to Mars and wherever we're headed.
As moon trips are rare, delivering lunar internet equipment may take a while. The 2024 crewed Artemis II mission will demonstrate lunar communications technology.
SpaceX, OneWeb, and Amazon are constructing thousands of satellites in low-Earth orbit to deliver quicker space service.
The data speeds that consumers are now receiving on the moon is like dial-up—not it's even like dial-up—like it's dial-up you're struggling to gain access to
NASA plans to deploy lunar satellites that link to Earth's communications infrastructure to enhance service.