Diwata-1 satellite's first images made public
MANILA, Philippines – Philippine microsatellite Diwata-1 had its first images made public via a Japanese press release on Thursday, June 2.
The press release and photos were published by Japan's Tohoku University.
The photos below show a shot of Isabela province using the Diwata-1 Medium Field Camera (MFC), as well as the same image overlaid on a larger image of Luzon island.
Diwata-1 also managed to capture a shot of northern Japan on May 9.
Diwata-1 is expected to stay in orbit – some 400 kilometers above the Earth's surface – for another 19 months, following its deployment from the International Space Station (ISS) last April 27. – Rappler.com