DOST-ASTI (Department of Science and Technology's Advanced Science and Technology Institute) as of late reported that the nation will dispatch the Maya-1, its first historically speaking 3D shape satellite (CubeSat), into space on the 29th of June, Friday. This Friday, at precisely 5:41 in the evening, Maya-1 shape satellite will be rocket-propelled to the International Space Station (ISS) from Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States, as shared by DOST-ASTI's Facebook page.

According to the DOST-ASTI's site, the transportion of the MAYA-1 to the ISS through the SpaceX CRS 15 mission on board a Falcon 9 rocket will happen.

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DOST-ASTI's announcement reads 'one of the goals of the one-unite (1U) CubeSat is the Store-and-Forward (S&F) System. It will gather information from ground sensor terminals inside its impression, spare it, and forward the information to any part'. The announcement additionally uncovered the highlights of Maya-1, which incorporate "an Automatic Packet Radio Service Digipeater, which can speak with ham radios.

Maya-1 will likewise convey two cameras --- a wide-point and a tight edge focal point --- to catch pictures and least determination recordings for investigate purposes".

It is realized that Maya-1 is 1 out of the 3 "3D square satellites" that will be propelled this Friday.

The other two are from Bhutan and Malaysia, called BHUTAN-1 and UiTMSAT-1 individually. Two Filipino graduate understudies, Joven Javier and Adrian Salces, under the PHL-Microsat program, created Maya-1 in Kyutech, Japan.

They are joined by Dr. Joel Joseph Marciano Jr., the program pioneer of PHL-Microsat. DOST-ASTI page expressed that 'the improvement of the CubeSat is under the Development of the Philippines' Scientific Earth Observation Microsatellite --- PHL-Microsat, an examination program together executed by the University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD) and the Advanced Science and Technology Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-ASTI) in association with the Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) in Japan'. In 2016, PHL-Microsat is likewise behind the improvement of Diwata-1, the country's (Philippines) first ever microsatellite which was propelled into space.