Before Artemis, NASA’s Lunar Wi-Fi Could Help White Zones

NASA is already considering deploying internet on the moon, but until then, the technology envisages could make it possible to open up some underserved areas.

One of the issues that must be considered when permanently settling on the moon is connectivity. Without a doubt, keeping future astronauts in the dark, NASA is already thinking about how to deploy Large network on our satellites. Until then, the most mundane human beings will benefit from their experiments.

To deploy the internet in space, NASA is considering a “mesh” or “mesh network” type of network.It is the infrastructure for different access points to communicate with each other no specific hierarchy, as opposed to a server-client organization. In this case this would take the form of different stations and signal repeaters.They will be distributed in Buildings, Vehicles and Satellites Covers the entire lunar surface. Essentially, one of the stations will therefore receive the first signal due to the Deep Space Network. The same signal will then be transmitted to all other sites integrated into the “mesh” to provide global access to the Internet.

Mesh Networks Save Poor Areas

The concept is also useful on our ancient planet, in cities like Cleveland. The city is truly one of the poorest and most sensitive in America.Today, about 31% of 385,000 residents (2019 data) still exists Internet connection deprived. So one team turned to NASA.he asked her to help him connecting all of Cleveland’s population, The agency responded positively.

NASA estimates its technology could be enough for a grid of 20,000 Wi-Fi routers Filling the hole in LeBron James’ hometown racket. Once installed on towers about 90 meters apart, they should allow global access to the network. However, the speed will be limited to 7.5 Mbps. That’s far below current standards; therefore, you shouldn’t want to stream video in 4K. But in absolute terms, it could change the lives of residents of this white zone. It’s even possible to increase that speed, according to Steve Oleson, one of the researchers working on the project.For this, it needs dense network, For example, there is a tower every 50m. The theoretical feasibility of the project is now being verified, and NASA will now hand it over. This is a third party company that will be responsible for the installation after the tender.

For NASA, it’s not just generosity; it’s A win-win business. she from precious lessons, Now can turn to the main constraints that await him on the moon: main supply. It’s still very conceptual. But at the same time, the technology is likely to allow other communities that are lagging behind to benefit from internet access. And, no need to wait for Artemis to rejoice!

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