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 […]

UP experts join PAASE bid to improve lives via science and innovation

Sec. Ernesto Pernia (center) with PAASE President Joel Cuello and Dr. Gisela Concepcion. (Photo by Bong Arboleda, UP MPRO)   Experts from the University of the Philippines (UP) joined other scientists based locally and abroad at the UP Diliman National Institute of Physics from October 24 to 25, 2018 to hold a series of discussions […]

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 […]

UP moves up in Asia university rankings

Click to view the QS University Rankings: Asia 2019   The University of the Philippines (UP) now ranks 72nd among the top 500 universities in Asia, three notches higher than its previous ranking, and remains first in the Philippines, based on Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) reports released on October 23, 2018. The performance of UP in […]