Paris, 11 May 2021. – The Canadian Geometric Energy Corporation (GEC) will launch DOGE-1, “the first-ever commercial lunar payload” paid entirely with the cryptocurrency Dogecoin, the company said.
GEC will collaborate with SpaceX to launch a 40kg cubesat as a rideshare on a Falcon 9 lunar payload mission in Q1 2022, the company said. The payload will obtain “lunar-spatial intelligence” from sensors and cameras on-board with integrated communications and computational systems, it said.
“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,” said Geometric Energy’s CEO Samuel Reid.
“This mission will demonstrate the application of cryptocurrency beyond Earth orbit and set the foundation for interplanetary commerce,” said SpaceX Vice President of Commercial Sales Tom Ochinero. “We’re excited to launch DOGE-1 to the Moon!”
Comments from SpaceX owner Elon Musk on Dogecoin last Saturday, when he hosted NBC’s Saturday Night Live television show, had depressed the cryptocurrency’s price.