Monday, March 22, 2021

LunaNet to Close Digital Divide...On the Moon

 NASA is building the internet for the Moon, known as LunaNet, to better communicate with Earth during missions. Data Centre Dynamics (DCD) reported the project would “open up the Moon’s far side, setting the groundwork for human habitation, and preparing us for connected civilizations on Mars.”

NASA Exploration and Space Communications Projects Division Architect David Israel said that during missions, NASA doesn’t have “any relay capability” due to craters and valleys blocking a direct line to Earth. This factor poses a problem if the U.S. wants to explore the far side of the Moon, which never faces Earth. Continue Reading

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