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Plywood Satellite Cleared for Space Launch

Plywood Satellite Cleared for Space Launch A tiny Finnish cubesat could make history later this year as the world’s first plywood satellite—and it will even have a selfie stick to record the moment. The WISA Woodsat is being developed by Finland-based Arctic Astronautics, Ltd.; the European Space Agency, or ESA; and Finland-based forester UPM, maker of WISA plywood. On July 9, after technical testing of the Woodsat’s birch-plywood outer shell, the ESA certified it for flight.    More

(Source: Defense One - Jul 15)

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