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              As in Pinoy love stories where lovers are described as Langit ka at lupa ako, Diwata and Pedro has a similar situation.

            While Diwata-1, the Philippines’ first microsatellite launched into orbit last April 27, 2016, flies in the sky to capture photos and images using its high precision telescope, space borne multispectral imager, and wide field camera for observing large-scale weather patterns and monitoring bodies of water and vegetation; there will be a PEDRO or the Philippine Earth Data Resource Observation Center.DIWATA 1 PHILIPPINES FIRST EVER MICRO SATELLITE FOR MULTI SPECTRAL HIGH PRECISION EARTH OBSERVATION

            PEDRO is one of the five components of the PHL-Microsat program of DOST. It is poised to be the satellite ground station, always ready to receive data and satellite images from Diwata-1 at a speed of 2.4Mpbs.

            Pinoy scientists and analysts will process received data into various spatial data that will be useful to the Departments of Natural Resources, Agriculture, and National Defense, to name a few.

            In layman’s term, data from Diwata, will be received by PEDRO and processed for use in crop management especially in times of supply shortage, for example. This technology is a very important tool for the government to better anticipate extreme weather events such as the El Niño Phenomenon.

            In a statement, Sec. Montejo of DOST said “Diwata and PEDRO are part of our commitment to improve the lives of Mang Juan and Aling Maria because the benefits we would gain from having our own microsatellites will trickle down to our farmers, fishermen, and other sectors of society to achieve food security, proper forest management, more accurate weather forecasting and heighten our disaster preparedness efforts to attain zero casualties during calamities; and this is what science and technology is all about.”

            Diwata’s ground counterpart, Pedro is expected to start operations by the time Diwata-2 is launched in 2017 or 2018 in Subic Bay Freeport Zone in Zambales Province.(DOST IX Press Release)

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