Progress of the lunar exploration mission “DOGE-1”
The lunar exploration mission “DOGE-1”, which was funded using the crypto asset (virtual currency) Dogecoin (DOGE), has made progress toward launch on a SpaceX rocket.
The project, operated by Geometric Energy Corporation (GEC), received key regulatory approval from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), it was revealed on the 29th.
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This approval is a step toward obtaining a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) license. According to GEC CEO Samuel Reed, the company will now need to obtain permission from the FCC to use the X-Band and S-Band frequencies. These frequencies are used for radar, space communications, and commercial communications satellites, respectively.
The DOGE-1 mission aims to send a 40kg cubesat (a small artificial satellite) to the moon. This satellite collects data about the lunar surface and transmits it to Earth. The small screen will also display advertisements, images and logos.
The satellite will be launched using a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
Geometric Energy Corporation announced the project in May 2021, and SpaceX founder Elon Musk also tweeted about it on Twitter (now X).planadmitted. DOGE-1 is currently targeted for launch in January 2024.
connection:Astrobotic plans to send Dogecoin (DOGE) to the moon on a rocket
Astrobotic sends DOGE replica to the moon
Meanwhile, Astrobotic is working on another project to send a gold-plated replica of DOGE to the moon. This DOGE will be placed in a special container called a “moon box” and will be launched on December 23rd by United Launch Alliance’s new rocket “Vulcan Centaur.”
Astrobotic transports cargo for governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations to the moon via lunar landers and spacecraft. In addition to DOGE, 21 types of observation instruments and experimental devices related to NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Service are also scheduled to be sent to the moon.
In the virtual currency market, the expression “To the Moon” has long been used to refer to a sudden rise in price. This lunar exploration project using Dogecoin is seen as a symbol of DOGE’s potential and ambition.
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