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DOGE-1 is about to be the first CubeSat to travel 250,000 miles away from the Earth.
The DOGE-1 mission to the moon is set to launch with Elon Musk’s aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services, SpaceX, early next year. The Dogecoin-funded payload has partnered with two blockchain companies and Geometric Energy Corporation (GEC). After months of waiting, DOGE1-1 mission to the moon will finally launch in the first quarter of 2022.
DOGE-1 Partners with Two Blockchains as It Prepares to Launch with SpaceX
CeDeFi incubator ZenX and Smart exchange ecosystem Unizen are jointly working on launching DOGE-1 with SpaceX. According to ZenX and Unizen, they are in the process of building and launching DOGE-1, which is a 40-kilogram – roughly 88 pounds – CubeSat. When it finally launches, the CubeSat will offer a new use case for crypto assets. The DOGE-1 CubeSat is designed to acquire lunar-spatial intelligence through sensors and cameras by traveling to a stable lunar orbit. After then, GEC will receive the lunar spatial intelligence for analysis.
DOGE-1 is about to be the first CubeSat to travel 250,000 miles away from the Earth. Although over 1,600 CubeSats have launched in the past, they have only traveled into Low Earth Orbit, beginning from 200 miles above the Earth. The highest any CubeSat had gone in the past is 1,200 miles. However, DOGE-1 is about to make a record.
ZenX and Unizen commented on DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon. The companies said:
“NASA’s CAPSTONE was set to be the first cubesat to reach the moon, but it has been delayed a number of times and has a current launch date of late 2022. This means that DOGE-1 could be the first cubesat in history to reach the moon, marking a significant achievement for global spaceflight.
When GEC published a press release on the release of DOGE-1 to the moon in May, the manufacturing company noted that the mission was paid wholly with DOGE. In the press release, GEC also specified that DOGE-1 would launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. At the time, Geometric Energy’s CEO Samuel Reid stated:
“Having officially transacted with DOGE for a deal of this magnitude, Geometric Energy Corporation and SpaceX have solidified DOGE as a unit of account for lunar business in the space sector.”
Elon Musk Influences DOGE
DOGE became very popular at the beginning of the year. This is largely due to several positive comments by SpaceX founder Elon Musk. Musk posted many tweets on DOGE, influencing the price of the cryptocurrency. At a time, Musk said he worked with the crypto developers to advance its efficiency.
At press time, DOGE is the 9th largest cryptocurrency by market value, and it currently trades at $0.2727. In the last 24 hours, the meme coin has lost about 2% and nearly 35% in its trading volume.