Japan to start preparations for launching wooden satellite in 2022

Japanese researchers will begin preparations for the launch of the world's first wooden satellite early next year. This is reported by the Kyodo agency.

According to the source, in February, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Takao Doi will install wood panels on the exterior of the research module at the International Space Station (MSC). They plan to use magnolia, a mountain variety of Sakura Yamazakura, and a stone birch to make them.

These items will be in the open space for nine months. After that, the experts will determine the best wood for making the satellite.

It should be noted that Japanese specialists from Kyoto University and Sumitomo Forestry, with support from JAXA, will build a satellite in the form of a 10cm cube. Solar cells will be installed there outside. and inside there will be electronic equipment.

Through this experiment, Japanese scientists intend to prove the suitability of wood as an environmentally friendly material for the production of spacecraft .

The satellite launch is scheduled for 2023.

Earlier, Japanese space tourist Yusaku Maezawa & nbsp; said he gradually adapted to weightlessness, and the sensations in microgravity struck him as strange.

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