World's first wooden satellite/Primer satélite de madera del mundo

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A few days ago we commented in a post about the problem that is already beginning to arise with space debris and how it can endanger both communications infrastructures and other satellite-based services such as the observation of space by astronomers or the incipient space race .

Hace unos días comentábamos en un post el problema que ya empieza a plantearse con la basura espacial y como puede poner en peligro tanto las infraestructuras de comunicaciones y otros servicios basados en satélites como la observación del espacio por parte de los astrónomos o la incipiente carrera espacial.

In the purest style of The Flintstones, a joint mission by UPM Plywood, Arctic Astronautics and Huld to launch and put the first wooden satellite into orbit around the Earth, this satellite will be launched by means of the Rocket Lab's Electron launch vehicle and It is scheduled for the end of this year.

Al más puro estilo de los Los Picapiedra, una misión conjunta de UPM Plywood, Arctic Astronautics y Huld para lanzar y poner en órbita alrededor de la Tierra el primer satélite de madera, este satélite será lanzado por medio del vehículo de lanzamiento Rocket Lab’s Electron y está programado para finales de este año.


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It is a small 10 x 10 x 10 cm satellite weighing 1 kg based on the Kitsat educational satellite, built in plywood equipped with 2 cameras, one of them attached to a kind of selfie stick to shoot outdoors and the other located on the satellite to monitor the behavior of the wood in such adverse conditions.

Se trata de un pequeño satélite de 10 x 10 x 10 cm de 1 kg de peso basado en el satélite educativo Kitsat, construido en madera contrachapada dotado de 2 cámaras, una de ellas atada a una especie de palo de selfie para rodar exteriores y otra situada en el satélite para monitorizar el comportamiento de la madera en condiciones tan adversas.

It will also carry a set of specialized sensors, some of them provided by the European space agency (ESA), all powered by 9 solar cells and will allow, among other things, to validate the Kitsat platform, test amateur radio communication via satellite and carry out other experiments. .

Además llevará un conjunto de sensores especializados, algunos de ellos proporcionados por la agencia espacial europea (ESA) alimentado todo ellos por 9 células solares y permitirá, entre otras cosas, validar la plataforma Kitsat, probar la comunicación de radioaficionados via satélite y realizar otros experimentos.


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The material used to make this satellite called WISA Woodsat is plywood birch wood called WISA®-Birch with a special coating and the main reason for the mission is to check if this treated wood is capable of withstanding extreme cold and radiation conditions such as that is in outer space.

El material utilizado para fabricar este satélite llamado WISA Woodsat se trata de madera de abedul contrachapada denominada WISA®-Birch con revestimiento especial y el motivo principal de la misión es comprobar si esta madera tratada es capaz de resistir condiciones extremas de frío y radiación como las que hay en el espacio exterior.

If this works, we will not only be facing a much cheaper and more sustainable material to produce than the material that makes up other satellites, but it will also be much easier to destroy when its useful life ends, the fact that it is made of wood will cause the satellite to disintegrate. totally in re-entry into the atmosphere without danger to earthlings.

Si esto funciona no solamente estaremos ante un material mucho más barato y sostenible de producir que el material que conforma otros satélites sino que también será mucho más fácil de destruir cuando acabe su vida útil, el hecho de ser de madera hará que el satélite se desintegre totalmente en la re-entrada a la atmósfera sin peligro para los terrícolas.

More information/Más información
https://www.wisaplywood.com/news-and-stories/news/2021/04/worlds-first-wooden-satellite-slated-for-launch--upm-partners-with-finnishspace-companies-arctic-astronautics-and-huld/

https://actualidad.rt.com/actualidad/389231-finlandia-prepara-lanzar-orbita-primer-satelite-madera-mundo#:~:text=Las%20compa%C3%B1%C3%ADas%20espaciales%20finlandesas%20Arctic,Tierra%20para%20fines%20de%202021.

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I would say it's a good step forward. If wood can be used in the space then why not.

Wow, this is quite surprising but then another giant leap for man. Thanks for sharing this information

extraordinary inventions, future technology

I can’t believe it, how it possible wooden satellite, really it’s a breaking news to me. Let’s see what happen at the end of this year? Thank you very much for sharing this news, new new unknown updates knowing from your post and increasing our knowledge.

What a shocking encounter, a wooden satellite encounter, and this is a first discovery, incredible

Thank you for your new information wooden satellite.I learn many new updates from your post.Have a nice day and be with us.

Hi @mauromar, like most things it has its positive point and the point that is not so much. In this case I see as negative the fact that wood is used, because while it is true that the Cosmic Garbage would not be a problem, the amount of trees that will continue to destroy will increase.

Hi @mauromar
An excellent option for finding to minimize space junk, let's hope the test results are successful.
Excellent article, congratulations.
Thanks for sharing it.
Happy weekend.
Regards.

amigo de verdad gracias por tan interesante información, en este mundo se puede todo me estoy dando cuenta,saludos y bendiciones cuídese.

Hello friend, hey how interesting, it would be an excellent project, everything that can improve our life and that of the planet should be taken into account. Greetings and thanks for sharing it.

Even though it was a wooden satellite, it was extraordinary,Maybe at that time it was still ancient times.
Now the times are very sophisticated,Various objects are published quickly.
Thank you for sharing a great post.

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