This could be another honor from the hard work of Filipinos as The Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato dela Peña shared the dispatch of the Philippines‘ subsequent block satellite Maya-2 into the International Space Station (ISS) through the space supply transport S.S. Katherine Johnson, which took off from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Wallops Island flight office in Virginia at 1:36 a.m. (Philippine Standard Time).
The dispatch of the Maya-2 CubeSat, created by three Filipino designing post-graduate understudies Izrael Zenar Bautista, Mark Angelo Purio and Marloun Sejera where it marks another noteworthy achievement for the Philippines in the field of room science.
Along with this, Bautista, Purio, and Sejera are at present seeking after doctorate certificates in Space Systems Engineering and Space Engineering at Kyushu Institute of Technology which is leading and facilitating the Joint Global Multi-Nation BIRDS-4 Satellite Project, a cross-line interdisciplinary CubeSat advancement project including the Philippines, Paraguay and Japan.
Consequently, sending the satellite into the ISS is the last advance before the satellite arrives at its focused on elevation in low Earth circle, from which it will be dispatched into space circle at a date to be resolved later on.
The Maya-2 improvement project was actualized through the Space Science and Technology Proliferation through University Partnerships (STeP-UP) undertaking of the Space Technology and Applications Mastery, Innovation and Advancement (STAMINA4Space) program of the DOST. In fact, the STAMINA4Space is supported by the DOST’s Philippine Council for Innovation, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development, and executed by DOST’s Advanced Science and Technology Institute and the University of the Philippines Diliman. For this reason, Secretary Joel Joseph Marciano Jr., Philippine Space Agency chief general, hailed the fruitful dispatch of Maya-2.
To accomplish something interestingly is incredible, however, to have the option to do it again and enhance is more prominent. The investment they put wholeheartedly in the dispatch of Maya-2 which is the replacement to Maya-1 and the Philippines’ most recent achievement in making an incentive in space for and from Filipinos and for the world is something to take note of.