Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell and his company Moxy.io partner with Geometric Energy / Xi Protocol to launch 6U satellite, marking his career advancement into Space
June 14, 2022
Nolan Bushnell, Co-Founder and Chief Knowledge Officer of Moxy.io, Founder of Atari, Chuck E. Cheese, and inventor of Pong, today announced that he and his Play & Earn video game venture, Moxy.io, have signed a contract with Geometric Energy Corporation (GEC) for its upcoming MOXY.IO mission to low-Earth orbit as part of the Geometric-1 rideshare launching October 1, 2022. Nolan Bushnell has played a significant role in the inception of the gaming and electronic entertainment industry, and is proud to announce that with Moxy.io, he will be partnering with GEC and Exobotics to conquer his last unknown: space.
Exobotics is serving as the MOXY.IO satellite platform and payload manufacturer and GEC to operate on its MOXY.IO mission which will launch on a SpaceX rideshare mission later this year. The platform includes some next generation sub-systems developed in-house by Exobotics for Earth Orbit and beyond, including solar panels, startrackers, imagers, structures, reaction wheels and payload computers, which will accompany Moxy.io and GEC on its mission. The Exobotics platform also boasts both S and X band radios for use with distributed ground station networks.
The Geometric-1 rideshare Mission to Earth Orbit is a rideshare program conducted by Geometric Energy Corporation (GEC), where multiple satellites are being launched in collaboration with Maverick Space Systems integration services of an ESPA port. One of these satellites will have a display screen where users can use the BETA, RHO, GAMMA, KAPPA, and XI utility tokens (space tokens) to claim the x-coordinates, y-coordinates, brightness, colour, and time of images. Quotes for the costs to display an image will be shown on the satellite display screen. The quote denominations will be expanded to include quoting in wrapped DOGE on Ethereum and/or renDOGE, as well as quote in Ethereum bridged MOXY. Another satellite called NOCLIP by POINTBLANK LLC will provide a free virtual reality (VR) stream for decentralized access to a phenomenon only those who have ventured to space have experienced – The Overview Effect. NOCLIP will also offer augmented reality (AR) filters of which one will be usable exclusively for MOXY utility token holders.
“Throughout my career, I’ve always tried to push the boundaries in order to do the next big thing. Space exploration is pretty cool and has never failed to capture my imagination. With Moxy.io, I’ll finally be able to cross that off my bucket list.” said Moxy.io Chief Knowledge Officer Nolan Bushnell.
“With Moxy.io’s one-year anniversary having recently passed, it is incredible to witness our hard work and dedication lead to tangible progress and results. Combining the MOXY.IO mission news with our upcoming Platform launch, Moxy.io has positioned itself to be the first Metaverse project to literally go to Space. Our journey will not stop here; this is just the beginning of the Moxyverse.” said Moxy.io CEO Matt deFouw.
“GEC is excited to collaborate with Moxy.io and Nolan Bushnell in order to bring further utility and collaboration to the earth orbit display screen satellite with Xi Protocol for time, and the virtual reality stream satellite with NOCLIP for AR data overlays.” said GEC CEO Samuel Reid.
Exobotics CEO Nadeem Gabbani says “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Moxy.io and GEC to deliver another cutting edge nano-satellite platform and payload. Our goal has been to go above and beyond not just on the technology we deliver, but also to provide a service akin to being an in-house satellite development team. We are sincerely excited to support these companies in their inspiring ventures.”
Founded in 2021 by a group of like-minded individuals aspiring to bring Play & Earn mainstream: Nolan Bushnell, Leto, Nolan, and Matt deFouw, Derek Rathbun, Lawrence Siegel, Stewart Bell, Tony Bickley, Kirk Furniss, and Travis Christensen, Moxy.io is positioned to be the middleware layer that will power the next generation of video games. Moxy.io brings the utility of blockchain plus Proof of Play and Play & Earn mechanics to any video game through an industry standard SDK/API stack. Publishers are able to easily introduce their own regulatory compliant Play & Earn mechanics to new or existing titles with the help of Moxy.io’s infrastructure, team, and expertise. The MOXY.IO mission is the beginning, not the end of the team’s aspiration to bring blockchain technology to space and beyond.
About Geometric Energy Corporation
Through its subsidiary Geometric Space Corporation (GSC), GEC is a launch service provider and offers mission design, integration, payload development, and ground station services to rideshare clients in collaboration with their partners, which include Maverick Space for integration services, Exobotics to deliver platform and payload development services, and XISP for mission design and ground station services.
Exobotics is a company from the UK using the latest advancements in robotics, materials, structures and machine learning to enable flexible, low-cost space applications for Earth-orbits and beyond. Their long term vision is to make the Moon and beyond as accessible and economical as low-Earth orbit by lowering barriers to entry in terms of cost, skill, and time required to explore space.