The University of the Philippines Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (UP EEEI) has been building expertise and proliferating know-how in nanosatellites in the country through the Space Science and Technology Proliferation through University Partnerships (STeP-UP) Project under the STAMINA4Space Program funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and supported by the Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI). The program successfully launched the first locally developed CubeSats, Maya-3 and Maya-4, and will soon send Maya-5 and Maya-6 into orbit. PhilSA is set to continue the country’s nanosatellite research, development and educational initiatives through the Advancing Core Competencies and Expertise in Space Studies (ACCESS) Nanosat Project. The initiative is seen to provide broader access to space education and opportunities.

Interested individuals will be required to apply for acceptance to the PhilSA ACCESS Nanosat Project, and enroll in the nanosatellite engineering track under the Master of Science (MS) or Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (MEng EE) program of the UP EEEI, National Graduate School of Engineering (NGSE). The track includes special lectures and technical training on satellite design, development, and testing to be conducted at the UP EEEI, which hosts nanosatellite activities. Successful applicants will sign up for a CubeSat project funded, managed and supervised by PhilSA in cooperation with UP EEEI. Scientists, engineers, and researchers from PhilSA will mentor and guide the successful applicants in the process of satellite development.

Requirements for application:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Intent indicating reasons for joining the satellite project, graduate study and research plan
  3. Undergraduate Diploma
  4. Transcript of Records/Certificate of Grades

Upload the documents in this application form that you need to accomplish. Deadline for applications is on 06 May 2022, 11:59 PM.

Shortlisted applicants to the ACCESS Nanosat Project must also submit an application in the MS/MEng EE program of the UP EEEI through this link. Please check the same link for more information on the application process, requirements, and deadline.

Shortlisted applicants to the ACCESS Nanosat Project who will gain admission to the UP EEEI will be eligible to apply for the PhilSA AD ASTRA Scholarships. Requirements and application form are accessible here.

Here is a visual explainer of the processes:

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