American startup Lonestar Data Holdings enters outer space. To finance the project for the construction of a data center on the Moon, investments in the amount of $5 million were attracted. The first server is scheduled to launch at the end of 2023, according to Gizmodo.

As part of the implementation of its project, Lonestar Data Holdings plans to create a viable platform for storing and processing data on the moon. To do this, several data centers with connected servers for storing and transmitting digital information will be installed on the planet.

The first of them, 16 terabytes, weighing 1 kg, will appear at the end of this year. The mini-center will have a connection with the job module and will be powered by it. If successful, the following data centers will become autonomous. There are plans todeploy them on the surface of the moon by 2026.

According to the sameurnalists, the abundance of data centers on our planet is leading to increased energy consumption and digital pollution. The placement of data centers in space will contribute to the preservation of the environment on Earth and safer data storage.

Earlier, we reported that the new head of Twitter, Elon Musk, is considering closing one of the company’s three main data centers in the United States.