Geometric Energy Corporation’s DOGE-1 satellite, funded by the Dogecoin cryptocurrency, has received critical approval for its X-band frequency from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). This is an important step toward obtaining the necessary license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as CEO Samuel Reid announced today. The satellite is expected to be launched by SpaceX Falcon 9 in January 2024, after experiencing delays.
The DOGE-1 mission, which will broadcast advertisements from space, was initially announced in May 2021 by Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, in partnership with Geometric Energy Corporation. She was to be part of a carpool mission involving Intuitive Machines. However, the development of DOGE-1 has seen postponements, pushing its planned launch into the new year.
The DOGE-1 satellite is scheduled to join Intuitive Machines’ mission payload aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket as part of this broader space exploration and commercialization initiative. These projects highlight the growing intersection between space technology and cryptocurrencies, and Dogecoin enthusiasts eagerly await the results of these missions.
On a related note, Astrobotic, a Pittsburgh company, is currently preparing a physical Dogecoin token for a lunar mission. This mission, which is part of NASA’s “Commercial Lunar Payload Services” initiative, is scheduled for December 23. It will carry various payloads, including physical dogecoin, a bitcoin token sponsored by BitMEX, and a replica of the Genesis block commissioned by Bitcoin Magazine.
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