space junk is real…here is a possible solution

It’s sad to see that we (as a society) value convenience over sustainability – as seen in the Starlink Satellite program. We cannot see that the light pollution, in combination with the carbon footprint of the launches, have a net positive effect on our world.

And while Starlink may not be the biggest physical polluter in earth’s orbit, we do wish they had adopted this Japanese concept of wooden satellites. Wood is extremely versatile – and while wooden satellites would still contain metal innards (thus not solving the junk part of space junk), they’d still have a net positive effect on light pollution.

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