CEO of Geometric Energy Company (GEC) Samuel REID reported that the rescheduling of the DOGE-1 mission was paid for with the Dogecoin (DOGE) cryptocurrency. According to the approved plan, Elon Musk’s SpaceX company was supposed to launch the DOGE-1 satellite into lunar orbit in February 2024. However, the GEC team did not manage to prepare the device in time, and it would not be possible to launch it into space on time. Samuel stated that his company had to pay for booking the rocket for another date, but he did not say exactly how many DOGE coins were transferred to SpaceX.
DOGE-1 is a small satellite equipped with sensors and cameras for filming and collecting data from the surface of the Moon. In addition to research purposes, the device will perform advertising tasks. On the screen installed on the device, they are going to show various advertisements, film them on cameras and broadcast videos on the Twitch and YouTube platforms.
Elon Musk’s influence on the crypto space and Dogecoin in particular is actively discussed in the community. Customers can still make purchases from the Tesla store using Dogecoin. Dogecoin is currently in the red as part of normal market activity, with a price of $0.078. Musk’s stance on Bitcoin is less clear. Tesla still owns large Bitcoin reserves, but the billionaire is reluctant to accept Bitcoin payments. According to the latest report, the company owns $184 million worth of Bitcoin.