- DOGE fans get a new launch date for the highly-anticipated DOGE-1 rocket.
- A mini TV screen on the satellite is set to display the DOGE logo in space.
- Dogecoin’s price remains stagnating despite a yearly record in new wallets.
Dogecoin (DOGE) assisted the space exploration company SpaceX in preparations for their next lunar mission. Despite the DOGE-1 lunar mission being first scheduled for a late 2023 launch, Dogecoin and SpaceX’s mutual journey to the moon had to be postponed due to unsatisfied radio transmitters and the escorting satellite requirements.
Geometric Energy Corporation (GEC), the company responsible for the development of the highly-anticipated DOGE-1 spacecraft, paid Elon Musk’s SpaceX to reschedule the DOGE-1 X-Band’s launch day after the two scheduled missions by Intuitive Machines.
However, the key reason for this delay in Dogecoin’s mission to the moon is the DOGE-1 X-Band’s accompanying satellite, Geometric Energy’s CEO Samuel Reid explained. This part of the deal depends on Exobiotics Limited, a company that’s supposed to deliver the upgraded spacecraft to Maverick Space Systems.
As a result of this delay, Dogecoin’s space rocket has an approximate launch date of February, with some DOGE Army members on X (previously Twitter) asking Geometric Energy’s chief space commander whether the previously discussed February 15, 2024 launch DOGE rocket launch date is still plausible.
Why DOGE Moon Trip Is Crucial for Dogecoin’s Evolution
First introduced to the world in May 2021, the idea to physically send Dogecoin into space was inspired by the DOGE Army. “Dogecoin to the Moon” has been DOGE Army’s main slogan since the top dog coin’s inception in 2013.
While DOGE’s creator Billy Markus, a.k.a. Shibetoshi Nakamoto, claims to be no longer on the project, his friendship with the thriving tech mogul Elon Musk tremendously impacted Dogecoin’s community activity on Twitter. Dogecoin surged 1,095% in new wallet addresses soon after Musk created the official XPayments account for the upcoming peer-to-peer financial ecosystem.
The social hype around the canine coin builds further as the top dog continues to await the trailblazing trip to the moon. The token will receive a powerful utility boost if DOGE is included as a payment method in X’s new financial system.
Musk’s Boring company also offered a comfortable ride in their Tesla cars around the Vegas Loop for just $2.5 in DOGE for a daily pass. Outside of space ventures, Dogecoin has been named a top merchant for the Dallas Mavericks by the franchise’s owner, Mark Cuban.
On the Flipside
- The significant rise in social mentions and new cryptocurrency wallet addresses barely impacted Dogecoin’s recent price movement.
- At the time of publication, the #11 seated DOGE is exchanging hands at $0.07844, trading below the target of $0.10 since December 11, 2023.
Why This Matters
While Dogecoin plays a fundamental role in this space exploration journey, the social hype building around the event seems to have raised significant interest in the top dog memecoin.
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