Japan to launch world's first wooden satellite


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Japanese scientists have successfully built the world's first wooden satellite, called LignoSat. This project is a collaboration between Kyoto University and Sumitomo Forestry. The launch of the compact cubesat, measuring a mere four inches on each side, is scheduled for September aboard a SpaceX rocket. The construction of LignoSat marks a significant shift from traditional satellites, typically made from metals and plastic. "Satellites that are not made of metal should become mainstream," said astronaut and Kyoto University professor Takao Doi.