A Dogecoin (DOGE)-funded moon mission has progressed towards its launch following crucial regulatory approval from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), serving as a prerequisite for the final Federal Communications Commission (FCC) license.
Space technology company Geometric Energy Corporation, which revealed the concept in May 2021, is developing the DOGE-1 satellite. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will carry the satellite into orbit.
Samuel Reid, the CEO of Geometric Energy Corporation, confirmed in an X post that “the National Telecommunications and Information Administration approved the DOGE-1 X-Band (0083-EX-CN-2022 on http://ntia.doc.gov).” “The FCC license grant that addresses X-Band and S-Band has not yet been received.”
Advertisements, pictures, and logos will be displayed on a small screen on the DOGE-1 satellite and then relayed to Earth. The first satellite launch to be fully funded with DOGE coins was DOGE-1.
Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, first revealed the launch of DOGE-1 in 2021 as a rideshare overseas, a cooperative rocket launch between Intuitive Machines and NASA, the US space program.
But SpaceX, the launch company for intuitive machines, has repeatedly delayed that, which has caused DOGE-1’s scheduled launch to be rescheduled from 2022 to January 2024.
In the upcoming months, two missions pertaining to dogecoin are planned, one of which is DOGE-1.
The creators of Dogecoin said earlier this month that a tangible token of the cryptocurrency might make it to Earth’s moon via a space payload mission headed by the Pittsburgh-based company Astrobotic. Presently scheduled for December 23, the mission carries 21 payloads (cargo) from organizations, businesses, academic institutions, and NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program.