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    Indian-Origin Nishant Batra in charge of NASA's project to build first 4G network on Moon

    Nishant Batra is on his way to establishing extraterrestrial cellular mobility, which might one day be extended to connect future robotic human space missions, including expeditions to Mars.

    Digital Desk: Nishant Batra, a Nokia executive, has been tasked with constructing the first 4G wireless network on the Moon in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He is on his way to establishing extraterrestrial cellular mobility, which might one day be extended to connect future robotic human space missions, including expeditions to Mars. An Indian born in New Delhi who completed his bachelor's degree at a university in Madhya Pradesh before travelling to the United Kingdom for additional studies will head the effort to complete the project that will bring mobile connection to NASA's ambitious Artemis moon landing mission. When questioned about the lunar connectivity project, which NASA awarded to Nokia in October 2020, Batra shared some details. He stated, "If you run a 4G network on the Moon, then this device will work there. And then, if somebody is carrying this device, they can make a call home as long as it is legally allowed. I'm not sure it will be legally allowed for a long, long time. These (networks) are very secure for the system, highly secured, (and) not for public use," Batra told As a follow-up to Neil Armstrong's historic moon-landing mission in 1969, NASA wants to use Nokia's established network to help provide critical communications capabilities for tasks astronauts will need to carry out, such as remote control of lunar rovers, real-time navigation, and high-definition video streaming. Also Read: Shane Warne death: Warne died of natural cause says, Thai police The US space agency said, "With Artemis missions, NASA will land the first woman and first person of colour on the Moon, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. We will collaborate with commercial and international partners and establish the first long-term presence on the Moon. Then, we will use what we learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars," reported TOI. Nishant Batra, located in Espoo, Finland, is the worldwide head of Nokia, strategy, and technology, which is worth Euro 22 billion. He is in charge of overseeing Bell Labs' technological architecture and research, which includes nine Nobel Prizes and five Turing awards.  Batra, who was born in 1978, has an MBA from INSEAD and a bachelor's degree in computer applications from Madhya Pradesh's Devi Ahilya University. After that, he earned a master's degree in telecommunications and computer science from Southern Methodist University.

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