world’s first wooden satellite Lignosat will be launched 2024 know about it
According to reports, space agencies around the world have sent thousands of satellites into space in the last 50 years. When satellites have completed their life, they are now floating there in the form of junk or debris. This is putting other satellites at risk. Not only this, if defunct satellites enter the Earth's atmosphere, there is a possibility of them causing harm to our planet. Wooden satellites can solve these difficulties.
According to Space.com, wood can neither burn nor rot in space. The good thing is that if wooden satellites re-enter the atmosphere, they will burn to ashes. This means that if they are used in future, the possibility of increasing garbage in space will be eliminated.
How big is LignoSat?
According to the information, the size of Lignoset is equal to a coffee mug. It can be launched by summer 2024. Magnolia wood has been used in making it.
This is how wood was selected
The magnolia wood from which space agencies have made the satellite was first tested in the International Space Station. Scientists tested three types of wood. All were successful in space, meaning there was no breakage in them. However, scientists decided to use magnolia wood because it is less likely to break while making the satellite.