UK boffins plan lunar mobile network

 

British scientists are planning to build a mobile phone network that operates on the Moon..

The proposal was contained in a report compiled by Nasa and the British National Space Centre on joint co-operation for exploration of the Moon in the coming years.

Plans include a space probe called MoonLITE (Moon Lightweight Interior and Telecoms Experiment) which will fire probes into the lunar surface and communicate using a mobile phone protocol to send back information on earthquake activity.

"The proposed missions provide an opportunity to harness the UK's world-class expertise in small satellite, communication and robotic technologies focused on exploration of the Moon," said Professor Keith Mason, chief executive of the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

"This joint report represents a milestone in our co-operation with Nasa while building on our longstanding collaboration in highly successful science missions such as Swift, Stereo, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Cassini."

The plan is now being sent for peer review by other scientists and, if approved, will take place after 2012.

Copyright ©v3.co.uk


UK boffins plan lunar mobile network
 
 
 
Top Stories
Australia's digital crescendo
Barely unpacked from his move from Amsterdam, Southern Cross Austereo's new digital boss Vijay Solanki is looking for Australia's untapped potential.
 
Turnbull nabs UK govt digital guru as DTO chief
Inaugural CEO to lead change agenda.
 
NBN to offer TV connections through fibre for greenfields
Ditching aerials to come at a cost.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest articles on BIT Latest Articles from BIT
Xerocon is heading to Melbourne!
Jul 1, 2015
We're not saying Xero is our FAVOURITE or anything, but Xero's 2015 Xerocon conference is being ...
New Microsoft Office apps for Android phones
Jun 26, 2015
Microsoft's latest Office apps for Android now work on phones as well as tablets, further ...
Windows 10 UK price revealed, but don't believe everything you hear
Jun 26, 2015
Windows 10 £99 price tag for users in the UK (who presumably don't already have Win 7 Pro ...
Now Xero notifies iOS users of new transactions
Jun 24, 2015
The latest version of Xero's iPhone app includes notifications when new transactions arrive from ...
Your Essential Cloud Toolbox
Jun 22, 2015
When BIT interviewed Receipt Bank country manager Sophie Hossack, we asked for her thoughts on ...
Latest Comments
Polls
Is site blocking effective in stopping piracy?


   |   View results
Yes
  2%
 
No
  86%
 
Somewhat
  12%
TOTAL VOTES: 714

Vote