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PH’s first micro-satellite ends mission after 4 years in space

After exceeding its projected life span of 18 months with four years of journey in space, the country’s first micro-satellite – Diwata-1 – is ending its mission and is expected to burn up as it re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere.

UP professor appointed as first chief of PH Space Agency

UP electrical engineering professor Joel Joseph S. Marciano served as director of the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) of the DOST and led the country’s space program.

PH marks first year of Diwata-2 micro-satellite in space

Deployed into the 600-km Sun-Synchronous Orbit on October 29, 2018, Diwata-2 is the country’s third satellite sent to space, following the 50-kg micro-satellite Diwata-1 (deployed to space April 27, 2016) and the 1-kg nano-satellite Maya-1 (deployed on June 29, 2018).
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