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Source: http://news.mb.com.ph

Links: http://news.mb.com.ph/2017/01/16/diwata-1-microsatellite-circles-earth-over-4000-times/

By Martin A. Sadongdong

The Philippines’ first microsatellite, Diwata-1, has circled the Earth over 4,000 times while taking images not just of the Philippines but also of other parts of the globe, according to the PHL-Microsat Program.

Diwata-1, which was launched into space from the International Space Station (ISS) on April 27, 2016,  has circled the Earth for approximately 4,083 times as of January 13 (Friday).

Source: http://newsbytes.ph

Links: http://newsbytes.ph/2017/01/14/ph-now-paving-the-road-for-self-reliance-in-space-technology/

Just recently, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) declared its commitment to push for the creation of a national space agency that aims to consolidate all space technology endeavors of various government agencies.

Source: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net

Link: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/858792/dost-pushes-creation-of-a-philippine-space-agency#ixzz4ZTSq1MdS

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is pushing for the creation of a national space agency that will consolidate all space-related research and development ventures of various government agencies and boost the country’s capability to become a space technology hub in Southeast Asia.