Kyoto University and Sumitomo Forestry announced on May 28, 2024 that they have completed the world's first wooden satellite to be launched into space. The satellite is an ultra-small cube measuring 10 cm on each side, and the main body was assembled using traditional Japanese craft techniques. After launch, it is scheduled to be released into space around October, and durability will be verified, and the possibility of using wood in human space activities will be explored.

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