The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which is looking for a solution to the Internet problem in some parts of the US, announced that it wants to set up a Wi-Fi network (wireless area) on the moon with a new study .
The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has started a study to establish a Wi-Fi network (wireless area) on the moon at the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
NASA announced that its Wi-Fi study aims to solve the world’s internet connectivity problems.
The work began after the Greater Cleveland Partnership, the region’s business development agency, contacted NASA because about 31 percent of Cleveland households did not have broadband access.
The Greater Cleveland Partnership has asked NASA to identify the best way to bring connectivity to households in the area and address inequalities in Internet access.
Steve Oleson, director of the Compass Laboratory at Glenn Research Center, where the study was conducted, said the Wi-Fi project was important in building a reliable communications network in the world.
Steve Oleson stated that in order to assess what such a network would look like on the moon, he was studying how a terrestrial network worked near his research team in Cleveland.
Oleson noted that although the Earth and Moon environments are different, WiFi frequencies on the moon may be the same as those on Earth.
Oleson said the study showed that connecting Wi-Fi routers to about 20,000 lampposts would help solve internet problems in Cleveland or elsewhere.
Oleson said that if the routers are no more than 100 meters away, a 4-person home can achieve internet speeds of around 7.5 megabits (Mbps) per second, and the studies also support the Artemis project NASA will help.
NASA’s Artemis project, which aims to send astronauts to the moon by 2024, is known as NASA’s first manned lunar mission since Apollo 17 in 1972.
“While this is a great opportunity to develop solutions to the challenges we face in sending astronauts to the moon under Artemis, it also addresses a growing societal problem,” said Mary Lobo of NASA’s Glenn Research Center.