SpaceX confirmed this Sunday that it is working on a project called "Lunar Mission DOGE-1" that the company Geometric Energy Corporation (GEC) will pay in Dogecoins.
The company specializing in renewable energies and space exploration was the first to announce the project.
The latter will begin in the first quarter of 2022, says
At SpaceX, we say we are “excited” by the cryptocurrency funding for the mission.
Falcon 9 "will demonstrate the possibility of virtual currency applications beyond Earth orbit and serve as a foundation for interplanetary trade," said Tom Ochinero, SpaceX vice president in charge of sales.
As part of this mission, the Falcon 9 rocket of the company founded by Elon Musk will transport the goods entrusted to it by GEC.
Collect data on the Moon
It is a cube-shaped satellite weighing 40 kg.
The craft was designed to "collect spatial data concerning the Moon using sensors and on-board cameras, with integrated computer communication systems".
Elon Musk had actually mentioned the existence of Project DOGE-1 before, but his intervention was seen by many as a joke.
SpaceX is going to put a literal Dogecoin on the literal moon
- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 1, 2021
The whimsical billionaire had thus referred to the mission in a tweet published on April 1.
“SpaceX will actually put a Dogecoin on the real Moon,” he wrote on the social network.
The cost of the satellite and sending it close to the Moon has not been released.
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