amazed Publish time 2-4-2008 08:05 PM

origami in space

Wednesday April 2, 2008
Origami in space

Japanese scientists and origami masters aim to launch a craft from space made in the tradition of Japan抯 ancient art of paper folding.

JAPANESE scientists and origami masters hope to launch a paper airplane from space and learn from its trip back to Earth.
It抯 no joke. A prototype passed a durability test in a wind tunnel in February, Japan抯 space agency adopted it last week for feasibility studies, and a well-known astronaut is interested in participating.

A successful flight from space by an origami plane could have far-reaching implications for the design of re-entry vehicles or space probes for upper atmospheric exploration, said project leader Shinji Suzuki, a professor at Tokyo University抯 Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Tokyo University assistant professor Osamu Imamura checking a paper spacecraft before a wind tunnel durability test at a aboratory in Kashiwa near Tokyo.

In a test outside Tokyo in early February, a 7cm-long and 5cm-wide prototype survived Mach 7 speeds and broiling temperatures up to 230癈 in a hypersonic wind tunnel

fleurzsa Publish time 14-4-2008 02:18 PM


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