Japan developing the world’s first wooden satellites to cut space junk
Japan is building the world’s first wooden satellites. A Japanese company and Kyoto University are working together to build a wooden satellite.
Sumitomo Forestry Company and Kyoto University made The world’s first wooden satellites. And are expected to completed by 2023.
According to the company, research has started on plant growth. And the use of wood materials in space for the purpose. Before using satellites, the timber material will be tested in a variety of Earth environments. Due to the increasing number of satellites, the amount of garbage in space is increasing, which is called space junk.
The wooden satellite will burn as soon as it returns to Earth’s atmosphere. But no harmful substances will come out of it and no debris or debris will fall on the earth.
Taka Doi, a Japanese astronaut, and professor at Kyoto University say. “All existing common satellites that re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere form tiny aluminum particles”. Such metal particles float in the upper layers of the atmosphere for years. Which is a very worrying situation. Because it harms the earth’s environment. ‘
He says, ‘In the previous phase, the engineering model of the satellite will be developed. A model that can fill the flight made later. ‘Doi arrived at the space station in 2008.
Doi is also the first astronaut to throw a boomerang into space. The boomerang device is specially designed for use in microgravity.
Sumitomo Forestry Company is working to develop wood-resistant materials that can withstand temperature changes and sunlight. No information has released about the timber used for the investigation, which has been kept secret.
What is Dirt in space?
According to experts, the growing number of space debris falling to Earth is reaching dangerous levels. Because the launch rate of spacecraft and satellites is increasing.
Satellites are launch rapidly for communication, navigation, and weather forecasting. Space experts and researchers are conducting various investigations to remove or reduce space debris. According to the World Economic Forum, about 6,000 artificial satellites are orbiting the earth. About 60 percent of them are useless. Which occupy most of the space junk or space garbage.
According to a projection by research company Euroconsult, 990 satellites will be launched every year for the next decade. According to which, by 2028, there will be 15,000 satellites in the Earth’s orbit.
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Experts have warned of the increasing threat of space junk falling to Earth, as more spacecraft and satellites are launched.
Satellites are increasingly used for communication, television, navigation, and weather forecasting. Space experts and researchers have been investigating different options to remove and reduce space junk.
There are nearly 6,000 satellites circling Earth, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). About 60% of them are defunct (space junk).
Research firm Euroconsult estimates that 990 satellites will be launched every year this decade. This means that by 2028, there could be 15,000 satellites in orbit.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX has already launched more than 900 Starlink satellites and has plans to deploy thousands more.
Space junk travels at an incredibly fast speed of more than 22,300 mph. So can have caused considerable damage to any objects it hits.
In 2006 a tiny piece of space junk collided with the International Space Station. That take a chip out of the heavily reinforced window.