Research interests: Color, Video, and Image Processing applied to Marine Science, Art Conservation, Biometrics, and Spectral Medical Imaging; Physics Education
Research interests: Wireless communications; Radio frequency spectrum management and policy; Rural connectivity and emergency response communications; Development of small satellites for scientific Earth observation, and geospatial AI.
Research interests: Instrumentation Embedded Systems, Environmental Monitoring, Wireless Sensor Networks
August 10, 2018
BIRDS-2 CubeSats released to space from International Space Station (ISS)
Maya-1 (Philippines), BHUTAN-1 (Bhutan), and UiTMSAT-1 (Malaysia) deployed to space via the International Space Station (ISS)’ Japanese Kibo Module.
Maya-1 1st pass over Philippines
1st pass over the country tracked and 1st beacon signal from orbit received via UP Amateur Radio Satellite Station (ARSS) Ground Station
January 18, 2019
STeP-UP scholars Batch 1 kickoff
The 1st batch of STeP-UP scholars in MS/MEng in Electrical Engineering under the nanosatellite engineering track formally kickoff their scholarship.
STeP-UP scholars (from left to right): Christy Raterta, Marielle Magbanua-Gregorio, Gladys Bajaro, Lorilyn Daquioag, Renzo Wee, Bryan Custodio, Judiel Reyes, and Derick Canceran with DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña (center).
February 14, 2019
The PHL-Microsat Program fully transitions to the STAMINA4Space Program
The Development of Philippine Scientific Earth Observation Microsatellite (PHL-Microsat) Program is succeeded by the Space Technology and Applications Mastery, Innovation and Advancement (STAMINA4Space) Program, and was referred to as such from this day forward.
August 31, 2019
UP, DOST inaugurate the University Laboratory for Small Satellites and Space Engineering Systems (ULyS³ES)
ULyS³ES (pronounced, yuˈlɪs iz or yoo-lis-eez) is intended to serve as an academic hub for interdisciplinary R&D and instruction innovations in space technology in the Philippines.
November 8, 2019
DOST-ASTI inaugurates Davao Ground Receiving Station (D-GRS)
Three years after the establishment of the first Ground Receiving Station (GRS) in Metro Manila, the Philippine Earth Data Resource and Observation (PEDRO) Center finally unveiled the Davao GRS last November 8, 2019.
21 February 2021
Launch to the International Space Station
The BIRDS 4 Satellite Project – KyuTech CubeSats launch to the International Space Station on February 21, 2021 (Sunday) at 1:36 a.m. PHT (February 20/Saturday at 17:36 in UTC) to watch Maya-2 (Philippines), Tsuru (Japan), and GuaraniSat-1 (Paraguay) liftoff from Earth aboard the S.S. Katherine Johnson Cygnus spacecraft as part of the Northrop Grumman CRS-15 mission.
Photo Courtesy of NASA
April 28, 2021
Maya-3 and Maya-4 Successfully turned-over to Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)