6 Aug 2021 12:48 PM


DOST - ASTI Virtual Reality Simulation

Ready to enjoy the country’s satellites and ground stations? Fun and exciting things in DOST-ASTI's Ground Receiving Station! Explore DOST-ASTI's Ground Receiving Stations thru a virtual reality simulation!


The Philippine Earth Data Resource Observation (PEDRO) Center installed the first satellite tracking antenna in the country and established a Ground Receiving Station to access earth-surface information for disaster management, environmental monitoring, national security, urban mapping, rehabilitation assessment, and research purposes.

Since its inception on December 2016, PEDRO Center has stored, archived,  and delivered 1300+ images to various agencies. During the first quarter of 2018 alone, a total of 326 images were distributed. These images were used to cover relevant areas and events like Typhoon Agaton, Mayon Volcano Emissions, Marawi Siege and Rehabilitation, Mt. Pulag Forest Fire, and Kalayaan Group of Islands. The project serves as a platform for different agencies to access relevant earth surface data.

All these efforts are targeted to make scientific and technological advancements in space exploration and in gathering earth surface information.


Privacy Policy

ASTI-VRS is an initiative of The Department of Science and Technology (DOST-AST) thru the Philippine Earth Data Resource and Observation (PEDRO) Center and DOST-ASTI’s CorpComm. This app is free of use, offered at no cost and is intended for use as is. 

This page is used to inform visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service. 

If you choose to use our Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this policy. The Personal Information that we may collect is used for providing and improving the Service. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. 


The terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, which is accessible at ASTI-VRS application unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy. 


Information Collection and Use 

We do not collect and share personal information upon the installation and use of the ASTI-VRS. Unless you have decided to give feedback to the app through our feedback page or email, that is only the time we may collect your personal information such as your age, sex and email-address. Your personal information that you will provide in the said platforms will only be used to improve the app. 

ASTI-VRS does not disclose Personal Information because we believe you shouldn’t have to provide personal information to discover free knowledge. 


Log Data 

We want to inform you that whenever you use our Service, in a case of an error in the app we collect data and information (through third party products) on your phone called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the app when utilizing our Service, the time and date of your use of the Service, and other statistics. 



Cookies are files with a small amount of data that are commonly used as anonymous unique identifiers. These are sent to your browser from the websites that you visit and are stored on your device's internal memory. 

This Service does not use these “cookies” explicitly.  


We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information in case that you have provided feedbacks via email or in our feedback page, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. We implement reasonable and appropriate physical, technical, and organizational measures to prevent the loss, destruction, misuse, or alteration of your information. While there is no guarantee that information sent over the internet is fully secured, we keep and protect your information using a secured server behind a firewall, encryption, and security controls. 


Links to Other Sites 

This Service does not contain links to other sites.  Also, for more on this subject, we recommend you to be familiar with the Data Privacy Act of 2012. 


Children’s Privacy 

These Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions. 


Exercising Your Rights 

The Data Privacy Act gives you certain rights to your information. If you want to exercise your rights or learn more about how ASTI-VRS processes your information, please contact our Data Protection Officer at 


Changes to This Privacy Policy 

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. 


This policy is effective as of May 15, 2020.