DOGE 1 Mission to the Moon

SpaceX will launch the DOGE-1 satellite mission in 2022, which has completely been funded by cryptocurrency, Dogecoin. The “DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon” will be the first-ever commercial payload to be paid with Dogecoin. 

In this article, we shall discuss in detail the moon mission, its objectives, and other important aspects of DOGE-1 and Dogecoin. All competitive exam aspirants can refer to the information discussed below for the upcoming exam preparation. 

Innovations and developments in the field of space missions and satellites are included in the Science and Technology part of the IAS Exam and questions based on the same are asked in the General Studies 3 Paper. 

DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon [UPSC Notes]:-Download PDF Here

UPSC aspirants refer to the following related links:

Chandrayaan 2 Mission – India’s Moon Mission Chandrayaan-1 Launched [October 22, 2008] – This Day in History
NASA and Axiom Space – First Private Astronaut Mission to ISS Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe) – Private Space Sector in India
Gaganyaan Mission Indian Space Research Organisation [ISRO]

About DOGE 1 Mission

  • The DOGE 1 satellite is tentatively scheduled to be launched in the first quarter of 2022
  • It is the first time that a commercial payload will be funded by cryptocurrency
  • The satellite weighs 40 kilograms and will be launched in Falcon 9
  • Geometric Energy Corporation (GEC), a Canadian company will lead the mission and announced the dogecoin-funded mission on May 9, 2021
  • Objective of the Mission – This cubic satellite will aim to obtain lunar spatial intelligence from sensors and cameras on-board
  • Significance of the Mission – Through this mission, SpaceX will be able to demonstrate the application of cryptocurrency beyond the Earth’s orbit and set the foundation for commerce on an interplanetary basis
IAS aspirants can refer to the links below and complement their Indian administrative exam preparation:

What is Dogecoin?

  • Software Engineers, Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer created the Dogecoin cryptocurrency in the year 2013
  • It was created as a joke, considering the vagueness of cryptocurrencies at that time 
  • Dogecoin features the face of Shiba Inu, a Japanese dog breed 
  • It is an open-source peer-to-peer digital currency 
  • Dogecoin has one of the most dynamic and largest communities in the cryptocurrency world. They have grouped together and have extended support to a variety of charitable endeavours and other ventures. One of the funding done by them includes the NASCAR race
  • In April 2021, Dogecoin leaped more than 800% on the crypto data tracker, and has now become the fourth-largest digital currency

Apart from Dogecoin, read about another cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, being used in various parts of the world, at the linked article and get UPSC notes for the upcoming exam preparation. 

About Falcon 9

  • Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of people and payloads into Earth orbit and beyond
  • It is the world’s first orbital-class reusable rocket

About Geometric Energy Corporation (GEC)

  • Geometric Energy Corporation (GEC) is intellectual property, manufacturing and logistics firm originally founded on inventing renewable energy technologies
  • Geometric Space Corporation (GSC) is a recently formed subsidiary of Geometric Energy Corporation with an ultimate ambition to contribute to the creation of a multi-planetary civilization

DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon [UPSC Notes]:-Download PDF Here

Candidates preparing for the upcoming Civil Services Exam can refer to the detailed UPSC Syllabus for the prelims and mains examination at the linked article. 

Aspirants can also refer to Topic-Wise UPSC Prelims Questions & Answers and get subject-wise compiled questions from the past few years for exam preparation. 

For the latest exam updates and study material, candidates can turn to BYJU’S for assistance. 

Other Related Links
National Strategy on Blockchain IAS Salary
Cashless Economy in India Digital India 
Queqiao Satellite – Chinese Lunar Exploration Programme (CLEP) Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) 
Satellite Launch Vehicle Program List of Indian Satellites

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