TORONTO, Canada – SpaceX will launch a satellite tv for pc to the Moon subsequent 12 months funded completely with the cryptocurrency Dogecoin, Canadian firm Geometric Vitality Company, which is able to lead the lunar mission, introduced Sunday.
The satellite tv for pc, dubbed DOGE-1, will probably be launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket within the first quarter of 2022, the Calgary-based firm mentioned in a press release.
The cubic satellite tv for pc, weighing 88 kilos (40 kilograms), will purpose to acquire “lunar-spatial intelligence from sensors and cameras on-board,” in accordance with the assertion.
The “DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon” will probably be “the first-ever industrial lunar payload in historical past paid completely with” Dogecoin, Geometric Vitality Company mentioned, with out specifying how a lot the venture value.
“We’re excited to launch DOGE-1 to the Moon!” Tom Ochinero, SpaceX vice chairman of economic gross sales, mentioned within the assertion.
“This mission will display the applying of cryptocurrency past Earth orbit and set the muse for interplanetary commerce.”
The announcement comes the day after SpaceX founder Elon Musk hosted the dwell sketch comedy present “Saturday Evening Stay” (SNL), throughout which he praised Dogecoin, initially created as a joke however legitimized by the eccentric tech entrepreneur’s tweets.
A giant booster of cryptocurrencies, the Tesla CEO described Dogecoin in an SNL skit as “an unstoppable car that’s going to take over the world.”
“To the Moon!” he added, enthusiastically.
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