3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
[MSD42-02] Updates on the Development of the Image Acquisition and Scheduler Portal for the Asian Microsatellite Consortium (AMC) from the Philippines’ STAMINA4Space Program
Keywords:Asian Microsatellite Consortium, DIWATA-1, DIWATA-2, Image Acquisition Tasking
DIWATA-1 is a 50 kg. microsatellite that was deployed from the Japanese Kibo module in the International Space Station (ISS) on April 2016. In orbit for almost three (3) years and nearing the end of its orbital lifetime, DIWATA-1 has acquired more than 21,000 images of the Philippines and a total of over 36,000 including other parts of the world to support both scientific research and operational objectives. DIWATA-2, another 50 kg. microsatellite, on the other hand, was launched on October 29, 2018 by the JAXA HII-A rocket mission no. 40 to a Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO) at approximately 600km. The optical cameras onboard DIWATA-2 consists of the HPT and the SMI with LCTF that were carried over end refined from the DIWATA-1 mission and Enhanced Resolution Camera (ERC) at 52.9m resolution to enhance imaging capability. With an expected orbital life of five (5) years, DIWATA-2 is expected to contribute to the AMC through target tasking and the reception, processing and distribution of relevant data.