Japan plans to launch the world's first wooden satellite Japan plans to launch the world's first wooden satellite

Japan plans to launch the world's first wooden satellite

Japan plans to launch the world's first wooden satellite
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In April 2020, a joint research team from Japan's Kyoto University and Sumitomo Forestry Foundation experts began working on building a wood satellite.

The Kyoto University Information Office indicates that the scientific team, after about four years of hard work, was able to build the world's first wooden satellite "LignoSat."

The office confirms that the idea of ​​creating such a moon came out of concern for the environment, as when it returns to Earth after completing its mission, it will completely burn up when it enters the atmosphere.

The LignoSat satellite is a cube with dimensions of 10 cm and a thickness of 4-5.5 mm. It also contains several layers made of aluminum, and is equipped with connected solar panels that weigh only 1 kg.

The satellite was assembled using a traditional Japanese woodworking technique, which does not require the use of fasteners or any adhesives. Japanese engineers confirm that the satellite has been tested in outer space, and is expected to be launched into space on a SpaceX rocket this year.

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