Maya-5 and Maya-6 are the second set of Philippine university-built CubeSats, currently being developed by the second batch of STeP-UP scholars. The project aims to gain and locally extend the knowledge and skills on satellite development acquired from foreign schooling and utilize the domestic capabilities for satellite development. The two cube satellites share the same bus but differ in mission payload. Maya-5 has the same mission payload as that of the Maya-2, and Maya-6 has the experimental on-board computer (OBC-EX) mission payload, which controls the attitude determination and control system (ADCS) and hentenna (HNT) missions. The development of Maya-5 and Maya-6 aims to continue and build on the country’s initiatives on satellite development while transitioning to locally available components and fabricated boards, and manufactured structural frames by designing, building, testing, launching, and operating satellites that will serve as the heritage for future CubeSat missions.
Cube Satellite (Cubesat)
10cm x 10 cm x 10 cm (Stowed State)
To be determined
24 September 2020
DOST-SEI conducted the scholarship orientation for the accepted 8 graduate students.
The following are part of the second batch of scholars, who successfully passed and admitted to the program by the UP Diliman National Graduate School of Engineering and endorsed to DOST-SEI:
· Alvarez, Anna Ruth
· Co, Joseph Jonathan
· Collamar, Ronald
· Chua, Angela Clarisse
· Doloriel, Chandler Timm
· Macaraeg, Khazmir Camille Valerie
· Remocaldo, Genesis
· Tagabi, Gio Asher
06 November 2020
STeP-UP Batch 2 Scholars Kick-off meeting
The kickoff meeting aimed to introduce the new batch of scholars to partners and stakeholders of the program, share the plans and ongoing activities of both the first and second batches of the scholars taking the nanosatellite engineering graduate track, and promote and raise awareness on satellite development and space initiatives to encourage the youth to take more interest in space science and technology.
27 November 2020
Mission Design Review (MDR)
Mission Design Review (MDR) of the Maya-5 and Maya-6 cube satellites, where the plans for development were presented by the Batch 2 of the STeP-UP Project scholars.
July 8, 2021
Preliminary Design Review (PDR)
Preliminary Design Review (PDR) of the Maya-5 and Maya-6 cube satellites presented to the STAMINA4Space Program and stakeholders.