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Japan’s eco-revolution: World’s first wooden satellite to combat space pollution takes off

Japan pioneers a revolution in space exploration with the imminent launch of the world’s first wooden satellite, LignoSat. Crafted from resilient magnolia wood, this eco-friendly marvel challenges traditional satellite construction materials.

Collaborating with Kyoto University and Sumitomo Forestry, the project aims to curb space pollution caused by burning satellites. Rigorous tests, including exposure trials on the International Space Station, confirm wood’s durability.

As LignoSat ventures into orbit, it promises groundbreaking insights into wood’s performance in space, potentially heralding a sustainable shift in satellite construction. Uncover the future of eco-friendly space exploration and the global impact of Japan’s pioneering initiative.

Source video: WION on YouTube

Source image: SpaceX / pixabay


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