The registration for the 23rd session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-23) with the theme “Building a Future through Space Science, Technology and Innovation.”, which will take place fromin Sofitel Manila, Philippines is now open.
DIWATA-1’s High Precision Telescope successfully captures high-res ground images
The High Precision Telescope (HPT), one of the four cameras onboard DIWATA-1, the Philippines’ first microsatellite for scientific earth observation, has successfully captured various images during the satellite’s test phase. The camera is able to capture images with a ground resolution of 3m at nadir (or lowest point) which is the highest resolution attained by a microsatellite in the 50-kg class. This was disclosed by the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) and the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) which have been collaborating with Japan’s Hokkaido and Tohoku Universities for the operation of DIWATA-1.
PCIEERD celebrates its 6th year
Photo 1: PCIEERD Family group photo during the “Hatid ng Agham at Teknolohiya, Kaunlaran ng Bawat Isa” anniversary celebration last June 29, 2016 at Clark, Pampanga.
To celebrate its 6th anniversary, the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCIEERD) held two events in Angeles, Pampanga last June 28-29. The events revolved around the theme “Hatid ng Agham at Teknolohiya, Kaunlaran ng Bawat Isa” which focused on delivering PCIEERD-funded technologies to interested investors, technology adopters, and other intended beneficiaries.
By: Jovic Yee
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) continued to offer its hybrid electric train as the main rail vehicle for the Philippine National Railways (PNR).
Officials of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) are looking forward to sustaining the agency’s momentum of the past year and begin in 2018 the groundwork for three key areas: Space technology, creation of technology-based start-up companies, and artificial intelligence (AI).