PHL-MICROSAT Program: Project 2. Ground Receiving Station for the PHL-Microsat

The project focuses on capability building, development and launch of a two 50-kg class microsatellites called Diwata-1 and Diwata-2 into space. It also involves the establishment of the facility for the ground receiving station to receive imagery and data from the microsatellite. The microsatellite will perform several applications based on its mission which will cover environmental monitoring and disaster mitigation. In terms of capability building, the Filipino engineers are working with Japanese experts on the actual bus and payload. The engineers will earn masters degree upon successful completion of the program they are involved in.

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STATUS                       Ongoing
TARGET BENEFICIARY:  Institutions involved in Disaster Risk Reduction efforts
Scientific Researchers


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Over the years, the emergence of information and communications technology has greatly affected the lives of people in the world crossing borders among countries and bringing access closer to one another. In the same token, the birth of Microelectronics has resulted to progress in the development of smaller, lighter and more efficient electronic devices.

This development has a striking resemblance to the birth of one of the research and development institutes of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI). It was in 1987 when President Corazon C. Aquino renamed the then National Science and Technology Authority (NSTA) to Department of Science and Technology (DOST). As an offshoot of such sequential events, the DOST-ASTI was created as a research and development institute of the Department by virtue of Executive Order No. 128.

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