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DOGE 1 [Geometric Energy Corporation]

Geometric Energy Corporation's DOGE 1 is a Distributed Ledger Technology and Imaging mission intended reach a stable lunar orbit and operate for up to two years.

It is the first mission to demonstrate Blockchain Technology beyond LEO. Geometric paid the launch contract entirely using the Dogecoin cryptocurrency.

The DOGE-1 mission entails the design, integration, launch, deployment to a stable lunar orbit, and operation of a 12U CubeSat spacecraft bus and accompanying payloads. The launch mass is 13.8 kg.

The DOGE-1 payloads consist of:

  • Development of Distributed Public Ledger Technology and related imaging, authorization, and authentication services (i.e., communications, control, on board transaction processing, public ledger management, monetizable display imaging overlay experiment).
  • Development of Interoperable Network Communication Architecture applications, including correlated range, rate, and attitude data for performance analysis. (i.e., GNSS above constellation navigation data acquisition, cooperative laser retroreflector target, cooperative relay target).

DOGE-1 is designed to demonstrate technologies that enable relay nodes for ancillary services (Comm, Data, Time, Nav) between Earth satellites, constellations, ground stations, and other lunar orbiting and landed devices.

DOGE-1 is intended to serve as a precursor infrastructure testbed for Geometrics envisioned commercial IoT network based on Interoperable Network Communication Architectures.

The launch of DOGE-1 spacecraft was manifested as a lunar Rideshare payload on the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle Nova-C IM-1 flight. Once DOGE-1 is deployed on a Trans Lunar Injection (TLI) trajectory, it will transition via a minimum energy ballistic trajectory using its electric propulsion system to the most stable elliptical lunar orbit achievable. The DOGE-1 spacecraft will be launched as a Surfboard payload from the second stage of the Falcon rocket. Shortly before the launch of the Nova-C IM-1 mission, Geometric engineering announced that the DOGE-1 satellite will be postponed to a later launch.

Nation: Canada
Type / Application: Communication, Lunar orbiter
Operator: Geometric Energy Corporation
Contractors: Exobotics
Configuration: CubeSat (12U)
Propulsion: ?
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime: 2 year
Mass: 14 kg
Orbit: Lunar orbit
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
DOGE 1 - 202x CC Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with ?

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