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Japanese scientists build the world’s first wooden satellite

Japanese scientists build the world’s first wooden satellite

The device is a small cube with an edge length of ten centimetres, and will burn completely upon re-entry into the atmosphere, potentially reducing the generation of metal waste.

A team of Japanese scientists has built the world’s first wooden satellite, which will be sent into space in September on board a rocket. SpaceX.

The artifact is a small cube with an edge length of ten centimetres, and was developed by researchers from Kyoto University and the Sumitomo Forestry Company.

Its makers estimate that the satellite will completely burn up upon re-entry, which may be a way to reduce the generation of metal waste due to these devices re-entering the atmosphere. Land.

These metal particles could have negative impacts on the environment and communications, project officials said when presenting their innovation on Tuesday.

“Satellites that are not made of metal must be widely deployed,” he said at a press conference. Takao DoiAstronaut and professor at Kyoto University.

The magnolia wood satellite will be delivered to the Japan Aerospace Agency JAXA next week.

In September, a SpaceX rocket will carry it into space International Space StationFrom there, it will be launched into space to test its resistance and durability.

A Sumitomo Forestry spokeswoman told AFP on Wednesday: “The data from the satellite will be sent to researchers who will be able to check whether there are signs of stress and whether the satellite is able to withstand significant temperature changes.”

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