Gap Fill - Wooden Satellites - Level 6


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Cutting-edge technology is getting back to . A company has tested a new satellite that is made from plywood. The satellite is called Woodsat. It is the of engineer Jari Makinen, co-founder of a Finnish company called Arctic Astronautics. It is just 10cm cubed in . He has already tested his DIY, but high-tech, device in the . He attached it to a balloon, which took it to an of 30km above Earth - just before the endless of space itself. The balloon exploded (as planned) and Woodsat safely parachuted back to Earth. Mr Makinen happily reported that all communications equipment survived the conditions.

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