SpaceX will be transporting an Ethereum node to the International Space Station (ISS) this week, this will be the first time an ETH node enters the space.
The company’s fourth blockchain payload to enter orbit
SpaceX has been hired by SpaceChain to deliver the node to the International Space Station using its Falcon 9 rocket. The launch of the ETH node aboard the ISS will be the company’s fourth blockchain payload to enter orbit. According to SpaceChain it will serve as a “demonstration of the integration of Ethereum technology with its hardware on the ISS.”
The company stated that, the security of space installations will be essential to protect a node of the Ethereum network from centralized terrestrial servers. The company that will use the solution will be Nexus Inc, a SpaceChain customer.
SpaceX will be using its Falcon 9 rocket for another trip to the ISS
Additionally, SpaceX will be using its Falcon 9 rocket for another trip to the ISS on June 24, 2021, where it will take another three Ethereum nodes created for Biteeu, Divine, and Nexus Inc. “The nodes will be installed on a YAM-2 satellite carried by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket under the rideshare program. The mission will be operated by Loft Orbital”, said SpaceChain.