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Diwata 2

Diwata 2 [PHL Microsat]

Diwata 2 is the Philippines’ second microsatellite designed and developed by Filipino scientists and engineers under the PHL-Microsat Program.

The 50 kg satellite measures 50 cm × 50 cm × 50 cm. It features two deployable systems - solar array panels and amateur radio antennas.

Diwata-2 will carry optical payloads that will support the following objectives:

  • Determining the extent of damages from disasters
  • Monitoring natural and cultural heritage sites
  • Monitoring changes in vegetation
  • Observing cloud patterns and weather disturbances

In addition to these optical payloads, Diwata-2 will also carry an amateur radio unit. This payload is intended to promote awareness and interest in amateur radios and satellite technology in the country. It is also intends to provide an alternative means of communication at times of disasters and emergencies.

Diwata-2 carries the following payloads to support its mission objectives:

  • High Precision Telescope (SMI)
  • Spaceborne Multispectral Imager (SMI) with Liquid Crystal Tunable Filter (LCTF)
  • Wide Field Camera (WFC)
  • Middle Field Camera (MFC)
  • Enhanced Resolution Camera (ERC)
  • Amateur Radio Unit (ARU)
Nation: Philippines
Type / Application: Earth observation
Operator: PHL-MIcrosat
Contractors: PHL-MIcrosat
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion: None
Power: 2 deployable fixed solar arrays, solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 56 kg
Orbit: 613 km SSO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Diwata 2 - 2018 with ?
Diwata 2B 2018-084H 29.10.2018 Ta YLP-1 H-2A-202 with GOSAT 2, KhalifaSat, Ten-Koh, AUTcube 2, STARS-AO

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Further Diwata missions: