WISA WOODSAT

The first wooden satellite in the world!

 

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Our goal is to put the world’s first wooden satellite on Earth’s orbit during the first half of 2022.

WISA WOODSAT is a nanosatellite based on the popular CubeSat standard. The satellite measures roughly 10 x 10 x 10 cm, which is equivalent of 1U CubeSat.

The satellite is designed and built in Finland and it will be launched to space during the first half of 2022 with a Rocket Lab Electron rocket from the Mahia Peninsula launch complex in New Zealand.

The mission of the satellite is to test the applicability of wooden materials, especially WISA-Birch plywood in spacecraft structures and expose it to extreme space conditions, such as heat, cold, vacuum and radiation, for an extended period of time.

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FACTS

  • Size: 10cm x 10cm x 10cm
  • Weight: 1 kg (on Earth)
  • Body: WISA-Birch plywood
  • Sensors: temperature, capacitance probe, Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM)
  • Antennae: 2 stick antennae
  • Radio: LoRa message broadcasting on radio amateur frequency
  • Cameras: 5 mpx camera, 2 mpx camera
  • Powered by 9 solar cells
 

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