Aquarian Space Aims To Bring High Speed Internet To the Moon and Mars

Startup Aquarian Space has received seed funding to bring high speed internet to the moon and then eventually to Mars. The $650,000 injection of funds from Draper Associates makes the projected 2024 broadband communication capabilities between Earth and the Moon a closer reality.

Entitled the Solnet; “High-speed delivery satellite networks” with speeds up to 100 megabytes per second and no change in technology in-between planetary communications. CEO of Aquarian Space, Kelly Larson is already working on technical aspects with various companies involved in NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program.

“By 2030, we will have around 200 (landers, orbiters, rovers on the moon) creating a multibillion-dollar lunar economy. But this can’t happen without solid, reliable Earth-to-moon communications.” Larson explains. Along with testing, logistics of what satellites to use, and how to get these payloads into space will be the next business steps for Solnet.

Going well beyond expectations, Aquarian Space’s construction of interplanetary communications between the Earth and the Moon is looking ambitious. Tracking space debris, solar system weather, and various other information are just the beginning ideas of broadband space communications. From Earth. To the moon. To Mars. And back to Earth.

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