Space Science and Technology Proliferation by University Partnerships (STeP-UP) students. (Top row, left to proper) Renzo Wee, Christy Raterta, Lorilyn Dacquioag, Derick Canceran, (backside row, left to proper) Judiel Reyes, Gladys Bajaro, Marielle Magbanua-Gregorio, Bryan Custodio. Photo is courtesy of the STAMINA4Space Facebook Page.

Maya-3 and Maya-4, the primary Philippine-university constructed cubesats, have been turned over to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), in accordance with STAMINA4Space.

The nation’s third and fourth smallsats have been turned over to the JAXA on April 28, the Facebook submit reported.

Filipino engineer Izrael Bautista, venture supervisor of Japan’s Kyushu Institute of Technology’s (Kyutech) 4th Joint Global Multi-Nation Birds Satellite (BIRDS-4) Project and Dr. Takahashi Yamauchi of Kyutech’s Laboratory of Lean Satellites Enterprises and In-Orbit Experiemnts( LaSEINE) have been current through the occasion on behalf of the students, the STAMINA4Space mentioned.

The scholarships are part of the STAMINA4Space Program’s STeP-UP Project, a graduate program with a nanosatellite engineering track housed within the University of the Philippines Diliman Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (UP Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute),” the Facebook web page reported, citing the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) continued assist of the venture.

The STAMINA4Space is the nation’s house analysis and growth program funded by the DOST and applied by DOST-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) and the University of the Philippines (UP). The program goals to additional develop deep experience that allow and maintain the expansion of a neighborhood scientific-industrial base in house know-how and functions within the Philippines. During its four-year implementation, this system efficiently launched three smallsats: Diwata-1, Diwata-2 and Maya-1.

Smallsats Maya-3 and Maya-4 are within the growth and are anticipated to be launched this 12 months. The Philippines’ fourth satellite tv for pc and second smallsat, Maya-2, was efficiently deployed into orbit from the International Space Station (ISS) on March 14, 2021.