New first history in Philippine Micro-satellite Diwata-1 with a description of smooth, silver metal device is small in scale, weighing about 50 kilograms (110 lb). Price and budget funded about 800 million yen ($ 6.8 million).
The Philippines (DOST)’ Department of Science and Technology funded the entire project.
The ‘DIWATA-1′, the Philippines’ 1st microsatellite, was disclosed by Filipino and Japanese researchers on Wed (January 13) at the Japan part Exploration Agency.
“This is that the 1st microsatellite that’s designed with Filipino engineers, and conjointly the primary microsatellite of the Philippines,” said Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara, the secretary for Scientific and Technological Services of Department of Science and Technology, throughout a group discussion before the microsatellite was shown to journalists.
The Filipino engineers got the analysis ability by Japanese researchers, together with Tohoku University house artificial intelligence academician Kazuya Yoshida.
“The varieties of missions we’re viewing embody earth exploration, disaster observance, and weather observance,” Yoshida aforesaid.
The device is scheduled to be sent to the International space platform in March and launched in could. ‘DIWATA-2’, another microsatellite, is planned for a launch in 2017.