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“T +Wooden+ Space Odyssey: Japanese Scientists Launch for the Stars

Japanese scientists have been developing a new type of satellite that could potentially revolutionize space exploration. Their project, called “Wooden Satellite,” aims to send a wooden satellite into space to better understand how it would interact with the environment. The wooden satellite is being developed by researchers at Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the organization responsible for space research and technology. It is planned to be sent to the stratosphere at 100,000 feet and be tested and monitored. The wooden satellite is made out of solid wood with a special coating so it is heat resistant. Its dimension is about 18 x 18 x 8 cm with a nanosatellite sized satellite inside. In comparison to a conventional satellite, it weighs approximately 1/20th the weight of a standard metal satellite, making it easier to send into space. The project allows researchers to study the effects of cosmic rays on organic material and new technologies for space exploration. By understanding how lumber holds up in space, researchers will be able to study the impacts of long-term exposure to space radiation and potential uses of wood in payloads or spacecraft. The project is still in the early stages of development and testing, but could have a monumental impact on the future of space exploration and technology. The creation of the wooden satellite could inspire a whole new range of studies in compare to conventional metal satellites and impact the true evolution of space exploration. Scientists plan to have the wooden satellite ready for launch in 2021. After it is tested and monitored, researchers will be able to further analyze its performance and sustainability in the environment. Whether the wooden satellite will be a success or not is yet to be determined. However, scientists are excited about its potential to transform the way we explore the universe and future space missions.