Here’s When the DOGE-1 Lunar Mission Is Planned to Takeoff

Vignesh Karunanidhi
Here’s When the DOGE-1 Lunar Mission Is Planned to Takeoff
Source: Genesis Block

The DOGE-1 Lunar mission that was set to fly in Q1 2022 is reportedly rescheduled to go live at a later date this year. Elon Musk’s SpaceX had planned to launch the “DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon” in the first quarter of 2022. The announcement was made by Geometric Energy Corporation on May 9, 2021.

The dogecoin-funded mission will carry a 40-kilogram cube satellite with DOGE-1 on the Falcon 9 rocket. The initial clue about SpaceX sending a real dogecoin literally to the moon was shared by Elon in one of his tweets from April 1, 2021.

The news was covered on CNBC by reporter Michael Sheetz. The mission was scheduled to debut in the first quarter of 2022. But due to the delay, Sheetz was getting a lot of inquiries regarding an update to the same. So he decided to check in with the CEO of Geometric Energy Corporation, Sam Reid, to get the current status of the mission.

The DOGE-1 mission will launch in December

According to a Twitter thread by Michael Sheetz, Sam Ried confirmed that “DOGE-1 remains manifested as a rideshare with SpaceX’s Falcon 9, but Intuitive Machines’ IM-1 lunar lander is the primary payload and dictates launch timing – hence the delay.”

Sheetz also mentioned in the thread that Geometric Energy Corporation had paid SpaceX an undisclosed amount for the launch of the DOGE-1. Sheetz’s requested photos regarding the updates of the DOGE-1 satellite. Sam Ried replied to the request that “the satellite is beyond the design stage.”

Sheetz also mentioned that an intuitive machines spokesperson said that the launch is likely to be done in December. Further updates regarding the launch will be published three months prior to the launch. The mission will literally send DOGE to the moon. But only time will tell whether it can send the price of DOGE to the moon.