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The European Space Agency is Launching a Satellite Made Out of Birch Plywood –

“Basically just the same as you’d find in a hardware store or to make furniture”



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Satellites can be expensive, being made from aluminum, Kevlar, titanium and/or other pricey materials. Seeking lower costs, a Finnish company called Arctic Astronautics has built their satellite, the 10cm-cubed WISA Woodsat, with a plywood body. And it’s…

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