NASA awards Nokia contract to set up 4G network on moon | Technology News

San Francisco: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded Nokia of the US $14.1 million to deploy a 4G cellular network on the moon. The grant is part of $370 million worth of contracts signed under NASA`s “Tipping Point” selections, meant to advance research and development for space exploration. To the moon!  We are excited to have been named by @NASA as a key partner to advance “Tipping Point” technologies for the moon, to help pave the way towards sustainable human presence on the lunar surface. So, what…

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Nokia Will Help NASA Set Up LTE Connectivity for Lunar Probes

Moon | Image: NASA Goddard. NASA is committed to send the next astronauts on the Moon by 2024. News18.com Last Updated: October 17, 2020, 15:00 IST FOLLOW US ON: NASA, the US-based space agency, has teamed up with Nokia’s research arm, Bell Labs to bring 4G LTE connectivity on the moon. As a part of the project that has a total budget of $370 million, NASA will provide $14.1 million to the Finnish telecommunication company to bring the 4G solutions on the lunar surface. The development was announced by both…

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How intense and dangerous is cosmic radiation on the Moon? | Science & Environment News

Washington: The Chang`e-4 lunar lander touched down on the far side of the Moon on 3 January 2019, with a German instrument for measuring space radiation on board. Since then, the Lunar Lander Neutron and Dosimetry (LND) instrument has been measuring temporally resolved cosmic radiation for the first time. Earlier devices could only record the entire ‘mission dose’. In its current issue, the scientific journal Science Advances reports on the work of the international group of scientists involved with the LND, including researchers from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum…

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NASA seeking explorers for mining on moon, welcomes private firms of all nationalities | World News

Washington: NASA is looking for private companies from around the world that can grab lunar dirt and rocks, setting off the process of creating a new marketplace for space resources. Outlining its goal, the US space agency has said that it aims to complete the retrieval and transfer of ownership of the resources before 2024. NASA has set the goal of landing the first American woman and next man on the Moon by 2024. And it is not just one company that the US space agency is looking to purchase…

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Global Warming Beyond Earth? Jupiter’s Moons May Be Warming Each Other And That May Create Oceans

Jupiter’s four largest moons: Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. (Image: NASA) Universal warming could be upon us. Jupiter’s Moons may have oceans because of the heating up. News18.com Last Updated: September 11, 2020, 10:25 AM IST FOLLOW US ON: Jupiter could now be facing some of its own global warming issues. It turns out that Jupiter’s moons could be warming each other, in what is known as a process called tidal heating. This where Jupiter and its moons interact with each other during gravitational tugs…

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Chandrayaan-1 captures images that indicate possible impact of Earth’s atmosphere on Moon | India News

New Delhi: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on Sunday (September 6, 2020) said that ISRO’s maiden mission to the Moon has sent images which show that Moon may be rusting along the poles. The sign of this finding is that even though the surface of the Moon is known to have iron-rich rocks, it is not known for the presence of water and oxygen, which are the two elements needed to interact with iron to create rust, he said.     Scientists at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) say…

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This Asteroid is Approaching The Earth Soon and Will be Closer Than The Moon

An asteroid with diameters between 22 and 49 meters will pass by Earth on Tuesday, NASA has said. At its closest approach, the asteroid will be 1.2 lakh km away. It means the asteroid will be closer to Earth than the Moon, which is 3.84 lakh km away from our home planet. Ruling out a possible threat, the US space agency said that the space rock will not hit Earth. “Will #asteroid 2011 ES4 hit Earth? No! 2011 ES4’s close approach is ‘close’ on an astronomical scale but poses no…

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The US Wants to Build Nuclear Power Plants on the Moon and Mars

The U.S. wants to build nuclear power plants that will work on the moon and Mars, and on Friday put out a request for ideas from the private sector on how to do that. The U.S. Department of Energy put out the formal request to build what it calls a fission surface power system that could allow humans to live for long periods in harsh space environments. The Idaho National Laboratory, a nuclear research facility in eastern Idaho, the Energy Department and NASA will evaluate the ideas for developing the…

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NASA offers $35,000 prize money for designing toilet for Artemis astronauts on moon | Science & Environment News

New Delhi: The US space agency NASA will offer prize money of USD 35,000 to those who can come up with a design for space toilet. “Artemis astronauts exploring the Moon will use the most advanced space systems of the 21st century – including some of the most basic home comforts, like a toilet. NASA is calling on the global community to help innovate space toilet concepts through the Lunar Loo Challenge,” NASA wrote in its website. NASA said that the astronauts exploring on the Moon will need a smaller,…

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Saturn’s moon Titan drifting away faster than previously thought

WASHINGTON DC: A new research led by scientists at NASA and the Italian Space Agency has implications for the entire Saturn system as well as other planets and moons. Just as our own Moon floats away from Earth a tiny bit more each year, other moons are doing the same with their host planets. As a moon orbits, its gravity pulls on the planet, causing a temporary bulge in the planet as it passes. Over time, the energy created by bulging and subsiding transfers from the planet to the moon…

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Is THIS The New Earth That We Have Been Searching For All Along? Is Proxima b Our Big Hope?

An artist’s impression of Proxima b from the surface. (ESO/M. Kornmesser) Researchers say that while the Proxima b is about 20 times closer to its star than Earth is to the Sun, the amount of energy that it receives is comparable. News18.com Last Updated: May 29, 2020, 10:03 AM IST As the search for a new Earth continues, we have the latest in the saga that indicates a planet called Proxima b could be our next big hope. This planet sits 4.2 light years away from the sun.…

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NASA seeks US citizens for 8-month isolation study for Moon, Mars mission | Science & Environment News

New Delhi: NASA is seeking US citizens for to conduct an eight-month study on social isolation in preparation for missions to Mars and the moon. The international space agency said that it is looking for people who are 30-55 years old and are proficient in both Russian and English languages. “NASA is preparing for its next spaceflight simulation study and is seeking healthy participants to live together with a small crew in isolation for eight months in Moscow, Russia,” the NASA Website said. “The analog mission is the next in…

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