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“Japan to create first wooden satellites that completely burn up on re-entry to eliminate space junk”

Seeing this headline, and then thinking about traditional japanese joinery techniques ...

independent.co.uk/news/world/a

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@Nullsleep many of these look like common joins, judging from just the photos.

doesn't make them less hot...

@Nullsleep

Mycology PhD title:

Fungal degradation of wooden satellites in geosynchronous orbit (2030).

@Nullsleep that's some neat work!

unfortunate that wood components won't solve the whole problem: space junk doesn't de-orbit on its own, so it doesn't matter much if it burns clean

arstechnica.com/science/2020/1

@Nullsleep

H...how would satellites burning upon re-entry have any effect on the amount of space junk in orbit?

@Nullsleep this makes me think of Heaven's Vault, the beautiful Inkle game.

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