Japan plans to send man’s first wooden satellite into space: it is very environmentally friendly

Overseas network, December 23 (Xinhua) Japan’s Kyoto University and Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd. jointly announced on December 23 local time that it plans to send the first wooden satellite into space in 2023, which is characterized by environmental protection. According to Kyodo News Agency on the 23rd, the satellite is a cube with a side length of 10 cm, and the wood used is Magnolia officinalis with strong deformation resistance. It will stay in the same orbit as the international space station for half a year to one year, and regularly send back the strength and deformation information of wood to the earth. < / P > < p > Professor Takao Tui, who participated in the research, said that the satellite will burn up when it enters the atmosphere and will not produce harmful substances like metal, which is very friendly to the environment. Science Discovery