Geometric Energy Corporation announced the first-ever commercial lunar payload paid entirely via Dogecoin. DOGE-1 will launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in Q1 of 2022.
The DOGE-1 payload is a 40 KG CubeSat that will ride along with the Falcon 9 lunar mission in Q1 of 2022. The CubeSat will obtain spatial intelligence from the moon via sensors, cameras and computational systems. The DOGE-1 will be part of a larger payload than the Falcon 9 will deliver to the lunar surface.
Geometric Energy Corporation paid for the entire payload via Dogecoin, which could be the first large-scale commercial transaction with the cryptocurrency. SpaceX‘s cousin company Tesla started to accept Bitcoin for consumer transactions earlier this year.
The cryptocurrency is the go-to currency for the two companies. Dogecoin may be used for future missions to both the moon and Mars.
During the announcement, Tom Ochinero, SpaceX Vice President of Commercial Sales, said, “We’re excited to launch DOGE-1 to the Moon!”