Japan plans to launch the world's first wooden satellite into space, reports Kyodo News.
The project is being developed by Sumitomo Forestry staff and scientists from Kyoto University. The satellite will represent a cube sheathed with wood on the outside. The cube will also be equipped with solar cells.
According to the project, the wooden panels will burn when the satellite enters the Earth's atmosphere. This way there will be less impact on the planet. In addition, it is noted that such a satellite will be much cheaper to manufacture.
The launch is planned in 2023.