The world's first wooden satellite is going to space
to test the suitability of wood for use in extreme conditions
The WISA WOODSAT satellite is made of plywood
and measures 10 x 10 x 10 cm
(SOUNDBITE) (English) WOODSAT MISSION MANAGER JARI MÄKINEN, ARCTIC ASTRONAUTICS, SAYING:
"We will send this satellite from New Zealand with Rocket Lab's Electron launcher, later this year. And when this satellite will be released to space it will be launched to space in this kind of a configuration, this is one unit CubeSAT, as we say it usually. These antennas will be stored like this, so up there in space this will open and also we get this selfie camera, that is extending from there."