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Title: Diwata-2
Post by: adroth on February 24, 2018, 09:55:21 AM
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Growing the Philippines' space tech capability

It will be recalled that the Philippines launched Diwata-1 earlier this year, the country's nascent bid for independence in terms of space technology. In October, lawmakers also filed separate bills calling for the establishment of a Philippine Space Agency.

Also at the forum, DOST Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) Executive Director Dr. CP David said that work is already underway on the Diwata-2 satellite, which is expected to launch in 2018 and function alongside Diwata-1.

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Title: Re: Diwata-2
Post by: adroth on February 24, 2018, 09:55:55 AM
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Direct deployment

Unlike its predecessor, Diwata-2 will not be launched from the ISS but will be directly deployed through the rocket that it will piggyback on.

Diwata-2 will have an enhanced resolution camera and amateur radio, giving it communication capabilities.

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Title: Re: Diwata-2
Post by: adroth on February 24, 2018, 09:58:06 AM
Philippines to launch new satellite in 2018
by UNTV   |   Posted on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — In 2017, the first Filipino-made microsatellite Diwata 1 was launched in Japan. It is now being used to take pictures of Earth.

By mid-2018, the Philippines is again set to launch into space its second microsatellite Diwata 2.

The satellite was developed within a year by seven Filipino scholars.

According to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the Diwata 2, which passes through the Philippines twice a day, can be used for a duration of up 12 to 18 months.

It has the size of a big balikbayan box with four cameras that can take pictures and provide details of anything with a size of three meters.

This is an improved version with some capacity for communication, it’s like a radio and of course better cameras in place,” said DOST Sec. Fortunato de la Peña

Diwata 2 can be used for the analysis of climate and weather in the country, and for national security purposes like conducting surveillance in the West Philippine Sea.

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Title: Re: Diwata-2
Post by: El_Filibusterismo1978 on February 27, 2018, 07:37:03 AM
nice.. I like the last sentence more...