Diwata-2 takes flight

A replica of Diwata-2 overlooks the GT-Toyota Auditorium. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)   The University of the Philippines PHL-Microsat Team and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) achieved another milestone on October 29, 2018, as Diwata-2, the second microsatellite built and designed by Filipinos was launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in […]

Building a soul for Diwata

Engr. Ariston Gonzalez of the PHL-Microsat bus development team. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)   For much of his stay at Japan’s Tohoku University, there was little Ariston Gonzalez could do to ease the grind of his daily shift. At times the process of satellite-building seemed more hard labor than scholarship. Even for this […]

Diwata-2, second PH microsatellite, set for launch

  Diwata-2 is set to be launched on October 29, 2018 between 12:08 to 12:30 GMT+08 from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan via H-IIA F40 rocket. It is the Philippines’ second microsatellite developed and built under the Development of Philippine Scientific Earth Observation Microsatellite (PHL-Microsat) Program, which is funded by the Department of Science […]