The Calgary-based company said that the satellite DOGE-1 will be launched with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in the first quarter of 2022. This cubic satellite will be of 88 pounds (40 kg) which will collect lunar spatial intelligence through onboard cameras and sensors.
Without mentioning the total cost of the project, Geometric Energy Corporation stated, “The DOGE-1 mission to the moon will be the first commercial lunar payload in history to be fully funded by Dogecoin.” “We are very excited to launch ‘DOGE-1 to Moon’, said Voice President of SpaceX’s commercial cell. Tom Ochinero. This mission will reflect the use of cryptocurrencies across the Earth’s orbit and will lay the foundation for inbound commerce.”
The announcement came a day after SpaceX founder Elon Musk hosted the live sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL). During this event, he praised Dogecoin, which was started as a joke. But it became legal due to this unique tech entrepreneur’s tweet.
The founder of Tesla, which boosts cryptocurrency, said at the SNL show about Dogecoin, “It’s an unstoppable vehicle that will soon take over the world.” Musk also shared on Twitter the announcement of the Lunar mission via tweet on Sunday, which read, “To the Moon !!”
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