STAMINA4Space Program

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STAMINA4Space Program
Country of originPhilippines
Responsible organizationDepartment of Science and Technology
University of the Philippines
PurposeCubeSat development and operation / Local technology capability building
Program history
Program duration2018–

The Sustained Support for Local Space Technology and Applications Mastery, Innovation and Advancement (STAMINA4Space) Program is a space technology program by the Philippine government.[1] It is considered as the successor program to the Philippine Scientific Earth Observation Microsatellite (PHL-Microsat) program, a cooperation between the Philippine government and Japanese universities to develop microsatellites.[2] The program is funded under the Department of Science and Technology.

It aims to use the results from the PHL-Microsat program to further research and develop small satellite technology capability in the country.[3]

STEP-UP Project[edit]

One of the four components of the STAMINA4Space Program is the Space Science and Technology Proliferation through University Partnerships (STEP-UP) Project. Under the program engineering students from the University of the Philippines who seeks to pursue a nanosatellite engineering track will learn how to build nanosatellites within the university's Diliman campus and have a cube satellite designed by themselves tested for space environment at the Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan. The satellites will then be launched to the International Space Station for deployment and students will be trained on operating the satellites.[4]

A University Consortium on Space Science and Technology Applications is planned to be established within the STEP-UP Project and focus will be shifted to providing nanosatellite engineering scholarships and setting ground stations in within other universities in the country.[4]


  1. ^ "Diwata-2 takes flight". University of the Philippines. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  2. ^ "PHL's Diwata-2 microsatellite launched by Tanegashima Space Center". GMA News. 29 October 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  3. ^ "DOST, UP announce local cube satellite development program". Medium. PHL-Microsat. 18 October 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  4. ^ a b "With This UP Scholarship, You'll Learn How To Build A Cube Satellite". Flip Science. 21 October 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.