Dogecoin Funded SpaceX ‘Doge-1’ Moon Mission Gets a Step Closer to Launch

A planned moon mission funded by dogecoin (DOGE) took a step closer to launch following a key regulatory approval from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which forms a precursor to the final Federal Communications Commission (FCC) license. The DOGE-1 satellite is being developed by space technology firm Geometric Energy Corporation, which announced the project in May 2021. The satellite will be launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. “The National Telecommunications and Information Administration approved DOGE-1 X-Band (0083-EX-CN-2022 on,” confirmed Samuel Reid, CEO of Geometric Energy Corporation, in an X post. “We have yet to get the FCC license grant which will address X-Band and S-Band.” A miniature screen on the DOGE-1 satellite will display advertisements, images and logos, which will subsequently be broadcast to the Earth. DOGE-1 was the first satellite launch to be paid for its entirety in DOGE tokens. The launch of DOGE-1 was first announced by SpaceX founder Elon Musk in 2021 as a rideshare abroad a collaborative rocket launch between Intuitive Machines and NASA, the U.S. space program. Source