Maya-2

Maya-2 is currently being developed by Filipino students in Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan, and is part of the 4th Joint Global Multi-Nation Birds Satellite project. The Filipino students building Maya-2 came from different Philippine universities, and is the country’s first inter-university satellite project. Maya-2 builds from the Maya-1 heritage, and incorporates more advanced technology demonstration missions. The satellite will be launched along with Tsuru (Japan) and GuaraniSat-1 (Paraguay)

Maya-2 overview
Class
Cube Satellite (Cubesat)
Mass
1.3 kg
Type
Technology Demonstration
Dimensions
10cm x 10 cm x 10 cm (Stowed State)
Orbit
Low Earth
Payloads
Camera, Automatic Packet Reporting System Message Digipeater (APRS-DP) payload, Attitude determination and control units, Perovskite solar cells, Latchup-detection chip
Launch
Target: 2021
Release
To be determined
Mission
  • Remote Data Collection by Store-and-Forward (S&F) Mechanism (S&F Mission)
  • Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) APRS-Digipeater Payload Demonstration on Cubesat (APRS-DP Mission)
  • Image and Video Capture (CAM mission)
  • Demonstration of active attitude stabilization and control
  • Testing of Perovskite solar cells in space
  • Demonstration of CubeSat structure as antenna
  • Test of Latchup-detection chip
  • Test of COTS glue for solar cell attachment
Status
Under Development
Maya 2 timeline
Look at how Maya 2 came to be.