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Pinoy-built Diwata-2 microsatellite marks 4th year in space

Since 2018, the second 50-kilogram Earth observation microsatellite of the Philippines has captured over 112,049 images around the world and covered 94.03% or 282,088 km² of the Philippine landmass.

Model satellites made of discarded materials among winners of PhilSA contest

Fourteen kids aged 9 to 10 years old heeded this year’s call to join the mission to develop their own model satellites made of recyclable or edible materials. All entries to the 2022 Build Your Own Model Satellite competition astonished scientists from the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) who evaluated the submissions.

DOST satellite project enhances PH terrestrial, maritime monitoring

The Synthetic Aperture Radar and Automatic Identification System for Innovative Terrestrial Monitoring and Maritime Surveillance (SAR with AIS) Project has improved the country’s terrestrial and maritime monitoring and the applications of the project’s data are numerous.

Duterte signs EO liberalizing access to satellite-based Internet services

The EO removes the franchise requirement in the access of international satellite systems and gives telcos, VAS providers, and ISPs direct access to all satellite systems to build and operate broadband facilities to offer Internet services.

DICT sets up VSAT for provisional Internet link in Catanduanes

National and local government officials conducted a press briefing in Virac, Catanduanes on Thursday, Nov. 5, using Internet connectivity provided by the DICT’s flyaway very-small-aperture terminal (VSAT).

Satellite imagery cheaper option to infer poverty estimates: exec

Satellite imagery and other unconventional data sources may help infer fast and inexpensive estimation of the country’s socioeconomic indicators, according to the top executive of a company called Thinking Machines Data Science Inc.

Free-to-air satellite channel launched for PH to fight Covid-19

Satellite TV operator SES recently launched a free-to-air TV channel dedicated to delivering reliable and informative content about Covid-19.

Survey: Satellite-based TV service gets top satisfaction rank in PH

A large majority of satellite TV households were very satisfied with their TV service (76%), in comparison with cable TV (70%), digital terrestrial (69%), analogue terrestrial (59%), and IPTV (54%) respectively.

Blog | The overlooked tech that reduces impact of natural disasters in PH

If broadcasters could easily report on the devastation outside the area of terrestrial networks, can satellite technologies be used by the government to better coordinate rescue efforts during a natural disaster and bridge the digital divide? The answer is yes.

Inmarsat opens platform to help PH companies develop space technologies

Interested space tech-savvy Filipinos will be able to test the waters, so to speak, as the satellite telecommunications company will be conducting the Inmarsat World Conference (IWC) on Nov. 6-8, 2017 at the Lisbon Congress Center, Lisbon, Portugal.
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