Exposure experiment of wood looks green at the ISS

Kyoto, Japan — An international project led by Kyoto University tested and confirmed the high wood durability of space wood at the International Space Station — the ISS. The experiment results showed minimal deterioration and good stability of the samples selected for the wooden artificial satellite LignoSat2.

Ahead of the 2024 planned launch of a wooden artificial satellite, the research group is investigating the fundamental mechanism of nano-level material degradation. Their findings may lead to robust and high-functioning wood materials for new applications.

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