Wooden Satellite: A new experiment is going to happen in the world of space. American space agency ‘Nasa’ and Japanese space agency ‘JAXA’ are planning to launch the world’s first wooden satellite. This satellite is expected to be launched by summer next year. The name of the satellite is- LignoSat (Lignosat) which will be a test. Space agencies want to see how effective wooden satellites can be. But why are they needed? Let us know.
How will this satellite be made?
Lignosat is going to be a satellite the size of a coffee mug. Made from magnolia wood. This wood has been selected very thoughtfully. It does not burn or rot in the vacuum of space. Also, when it re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere, it turns into fine ash, which provides a biodegradable option for future satellites. It can be launched by summer 2024.
Why wooden satellite?
Actually, two groups of Japan, Kyoto University and Sumitomo Forestry, are doing research on the growth of trees and wooden materials in space. Where the objective is to minimize pollution in space through wooden satellites. It is believed that Japan has always been sensitive towards the environment. When a satellite made of wood moves away from its axis or returns back to the earth, it gets destroyed as soon as it touches the earth’s atmosphere. Due to which there is no pollution and no harm to the environment.
Don’t forget to like Bollywood Keeda.Com’s WhatsApp channel.