Pinoy scientists see bright future for cube satellites


Posted at May 18 2017 05:55 PM

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The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) recently marked the first year in space of the Philippines' first ever microsatellite, Diwata-1.

The same team of Filipino engineers who built Diwata-1 during their training in 2 Japanese universities are now also building Diwata-2 that's scheduled to launch by second quarter of 2018.

However, a separate team of Filipino scientists in Japan are working on a different space project called Cube Satellites or "Cubesats."

Cubesats are packed with sensors but are just 10 cubic centimeters in size, weigh about 1 kilogram and are way cheaper than regular satellites.

Watch Filipino student scientists Adrian Salces, Joven Javier, and Prof. Yukihiro Takahashi of Hokkaido University discuss innovations and the Philippine space program on ANC.

-ANC Future Perfect, May 17, 2017