Amazon Quiz: The WISA Woodsat will soon be launched from New Zealand on a rocket called the Electron. It is..?
Amazon Quiz: The WISA Woodsat will soon be launched from New Zealand on a rocket called the Electron. It is the world's first what?
1) Wooden satellite
2) Gold satellite
3) Paper satellite
4) Glass satellite
Answer: Wooden satellite
The mission of the satellite is to test the applicability of wooden materials like plywood in spacecraft structures and expose it to extreme space conditions, such as heat, cold, vacuum and radiation, for an extended period of time.
The satellite, designed and built-in Finland will orbit at around 500-600 km altitude in a roughly polar Sun-synchronous orbit. WISA Woodsat is a 10x10x10 cm nanosatellite built up from standardised boxes and surface panels made from plywood, the same material that is found in a hardware store or to make furniture.