Sunday, July 25, 2021

Finland Beats Japan: WISA Woodsat World’s First Wooden Satellite

In line with ESA's green space tech mandate, Arctic Astronautics, a Finnish company's WISA Woodsat all set for a 2021 launch.

According to NASA, our space is riddled with more than 27,000 pieces of orbital debris, or “space junk,” as tracked by the Department of Defense’s global Space Surveillance Network (SSN) sensors. Albeit the junk is too small for tracking sensors, they are large enough to threaten human spaceflight and robotic missions. Moreover, since both the debris and spacecraft are traveling at extremely high speeds (approximately 15,700 mph in