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Microsatellites could provide data useful for rainfall forecasting – study

May 16, 2020 - 10:00 AM

A recently published study showcases how Diwata-1, the Philippines' first microsatellite, was able to measure cloud top height, helping enable more accurate rainfall forecasting

PH-made microsatellite Diwata-2 flies into space

Oct 29, 2018 - 3:08 PM

Diwata-2 is launched directly into orbit through the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s H-IIA F40 rocket

 LAUNCH. Japan’s H-IIA F40 rocket carries Diwata-2 from the Tanegashima Space Center on October 29, 2018. Screengrab from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

How Diwata-2 is better than PH's first satellite, Diwata-1

Jun 05, 2017 - 12:40 PM

Ariston Gonzalez a Diwata 1 engineer reveals that the Diwata 2 project slated for deployment in Q2 2018 is running on time

DIWATA-1. The Philippines' first micro-satellite and its shipment box at JAXA's 'Clean Room' in Tsukuba City, Japan. Photo by Edd K. Usman/Rappler

2016 top science stories: Spacetime ripples, feathered dinos, a 'fairy' in space

Dec 20, 2016 - 12:00 PM

What are the biggest discoveries and ideas in science this year? The Mind Movers of the Mind Museum list down some of the most important ones from the past 12 months

Diwata-1 satellite's first images made public

Jun 02, 2016 - 8:38 PM

The photos are released by Japan s Tohoku University

FROM DIWATA-1'S EYES. Photo from Tohoku University.

Replacement ballots, Freedom House, Diwata-1 | 12PM wRap

Apr 28, 2016 - 12:54 PM

Watch Rappler s 12PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Comelec on mall voting, Diwata-1, Apple’s sales | 6PM wRap

Apr 27, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson

PH microsatellite Diwata-1 launched into space

Apr 27, 2016 - 2:23 PM

3rd UPDATE Diwata 1 the Philippines first microsatellite is deployed into space to start its mission to be the country s eye in the sky

The microsatellite Diwata-1 being deployed into space. Photo courtesy ESA/Astronaut Tim Peake/Twitter

Pakistan blast, Comelec site hacked, Diwata-1 | 12PM wRap

Mar 28, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Maria Ressa

PH microsatellite Diwata-1 reaches Int'l Space Station

Mar 27, 2016 - 8:10 AM

The unmanned space freighter Cygnus carrying the Diwata 1 microsatellite in its payload of experiments and supplies successfully docks at the International Space Station

ARRIVAL. A computer overlay with engineering data provides video of the Canadarm2 robotic arm maneuvering to capture the Orbital ATK Cygnus space freighter. Credit: NASA TV

Diwata-1, Brussels attacks, US elections | 6PM wRap

Mar 23, 2016 - 7:04 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Excitement, hope as PH launches own microsatellite

Mar 23, 2016 - 3:55 PM

After a successful launch into space the Philippines now looks forward to the deployment of its first microsatellite Diwata 1

The Atlas V rocket lifts off. Image courtesy NASA

PH microsatellite Diwata-1 heads to Int'l Space Station

Mar 23, 2016 - 11:11 AM

The Philippines first ever homegrown microsatellite the Diwata 1 sets off for the International Space Station aboard the Cygnus resupply mission

LIFTOFF. The Atlas V rocket, carrying the Cygnus resupply mission, lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, March 22, 2016. Frame grab courtesy NASA TV

WATCH: Cygnus sets off for ISS with PH microsatellite Diwata-I

Mar 23, 2016 - 10:17 AM

UPDATED NASA partner Orbital ATK sent its Cygnus cargo ship to the International Space Station with it the Philippines first microsatellite the Diwata I in its payload

The Atlas V rocket lifts off. Image courtesy NASA

Philippine microsatellite Diwata-I set for launch

Mar 22, 2016 - 9:46 PM

The Diwata I microsatellite is set to be brought to the International Space Station ISS on Wednesday morning March 23 Manila time

HELLO, DIWATA! Diwata 1, the first Filipino-made microsatellite, is surrounded by Filipino and Japanese scientists in this photo during its turnover to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), January 13, 2016. Photo courtesy Department of Science and Technology

Diwata microsat: DOST scholars' way of giving back

Jan 25, 2016 - 7:45 PM

The country now harvests the benefits of years of steady investments in education

One giant leap: PH microsatellite a step closer to launch

Jan 13, 2016 - 4:02 PM

The Philippines Diwata micro satellite is formally handed to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA in preparation for a launch into space by April

HELLO, DIWATA! Diwata 1, the first Filipino-made microsatellite, is surrounded by Filipino and Japanese scientists in this photo during its turnover to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), January 13, 2016. Photo courtesy Department of Science and Technology

Aeta lolas to install solar-powered lamps in villages

Mar 16, 2015 - 10:00 PM

Dubbed solar lolas 4 Aeta grandmothers are back from India equipped with skills on installing solar powered lanterns

'SOLAR LOLAS.' (From left to right) Evelyn Clemente, Magda Salvador, Cita Diaz and Sharon Flores are back from India to share their knowledge on using the sun to power lanterns. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Introducing Diwata, the first Philippine-made satellite

Mar 10, 2015 - 12:11 PM

Diwata is one of two micro satellites the Philippines hopes to launch in 2016 and 2017 It is expected to improve weather forecasting disaster management forest protection and other public services

UP IN SPACE. Diwata, the Philippines' first microsatellite, may look like this, the 1U CubeSat ESTCube-1 which was developed by Estonia. Image from Wikipedia

Mining reforms in PH? Not for small-scale miners at gold-rush site

Aug 05, 2012 - 12:49 PM

Small scale mining has been widely exploited and most of the small scale miners today including those in Mount Diwata violate the rules by using explosives and poisonous chemicals such as mercury

Know your stars: How to beat Mercury in retrograde

Aug 01, 2012 - 8:41 PM

In this period of Ramadan we discuss Arabic astrologers plus an astronomical anomaly that has been causing major trouble

THE CRESCENT AND STAR atop the dome of a mosque at the border of Pasay and Paranaque. This mosque is named after Rajah Sulayman as a tribute to the Muslim leader who bravely resisted colonization in the 16th century. Photo by Resti H. Santiago