German startup wants to set up communication tower on Moon

14 August 2017, 11:01 PM
German startup wants to set up communication tower on moon
German startup wants to set up communication tower on moon

In a peculiar move, a German startup has generated an idea to set up a communication tower. Part Time Scientists, commonly referred to as PTScientists are striving towards developing technology to transmit data back to the earth using Audi lunar quattro rovers.

Though rovers themselves have the ability to transmit feed but they consume a lot of power and need to remain still while doing so.

However, Robert Boehme, Chief Executive Officer of the startup has provided a fixation for that with the use LTE data connection that consumes far less  power, as mentioned in an email he sent to BloombergQuint.

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What makes this unique mission a possibility?

The German company has managed to secure a spot on a shared launch of a Falcon 9 – the reusable rockets belonging to Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

PTScientists, just like SpaceX, aims to bring down the cost of future missions and enable greater access to space and lunar exploration. The spot is expected to open up in 2018, Boehme said.

The startup also has not given out details of funding it has received till date, and who its investors are.

First Published: Monday, August 14, 2017 10:49 PM
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