European Space Agency to Launch Wood Satellite
About the Satellite:
♦ The satellite, WISA Woodsat, is a nanosatellite. It is 10cm on every side, length, height, and width.
♦ The sensors of the satellite have been developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) and designers have placed the timber in a thermal vacuum chamber to keep it dry.
A very thin aluminium oxide layer has been used to decrease the vapour coming from the wood and to defend it from the erosive outcomes of atomic oxygen. The non-wooden external parts are made up of aluminium rails.