What’s the Wi-Fi password on the Moon?

By 12th January 2018 Blog

Next time you have issues connecting to Wi-Fi, you might find it interesting that you won’t have problem connecting to the internet on the Moon. The Moon is a Wi-Fi hotspot and the speed, as of 2014, is rather fast at download speeds of 622 megabits per second and upload speeds of 20 megabits per seconds.

The international space station has 300 megabits per second download speed and 35 megabits upload speed. The Mars Curiosity rover’s data rate direct-to-Earth varies from about 12,000 bits per second to 3,500 bits per second (roughly a third as fast as a standard home modem). The data rate to the orbiters is a constant 128,000 bits per second (4 times faster than a home modem).

This means that radio communication in space might be replaced with video chat and Internet technology.

Check out the videos below to learn more about connectivity in Space and Wi-Fi:

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