NASA and Japan to Launch World’s First Wooden Satellite in 2024
20 November 2023
NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are planning to launch the world’s first wooden satellite, LignoSat, into orbit by 2024.
The satellite, which will be primarily constructed from treated Japanese Magnolia wood, is expected to be a small, cube-shaped structure weighing around 330 grams.
This launch could significantly address the issue of human-made space junk, which currently poses a threat to operational spacecraft and future space exploration efforts.