Philippine Standard Time

Tuesday 25th of June 2024

Nationwide Network for Educational Satellite Terrestrial Stations (NNESTS)


The NNESTS project aims to stimulate interest in satellite technology and promote STEM education by developing learning materials and providing capacity building activities to teachers. For the project’s initial run, its learning materials and classroom activities will be designed with reference to DepEd’s Science Curriculum, particularly for Grade 10 that focus on the application of Electromagnetic (EM) spectrum and radio waves in satellite communication. In addition, amateur radio kits will be provided in selected Department of Education (DepEd) schools. These kits will be used for experiential learning of the materials developed, class demonstration, and could also be used as a communication device in times of disaster.

Amateur radio in classroom activities promotes (i) interdisciplinary education as it integrates math, science, engineering, and technology, as well as other disciplines such as geography, language and communications, and social studies; (ii) helps students understand complex technical concepts like electromagnetic spectrum and supports STEM instruction by providing classroom demonstrations and practical applications; (iii) motivates/inspires students to take up STEM careers such as computer science, electronics and electrical engineering, telecommunications, etc.; and (iv) demonstrates day-to-day applications of space technology such as wireless communications and emergency response.

Program Updates

PhilSA launches hands-on learning on satellites through Diwata-2 comms demo in Davao World Space Week activity

by Philippine Space Agency on 13 October 2022

At around 2 o’clock in the afternoon, Dr. IZ Bautista, a satellite engineer of the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA), together with an amateur radio enthusiast and two science high school students, went to the Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus (PSHS SMC) grounds with their handheld radio, antenna, and satellite tracking application, to attempt […]

Read More

World Space Week 2022

by on 15 September 2022

World Space Week is an international celebration of space science and technology and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year from 04 – 10 October to commemorate the launch of the first satellite Sputnik (04 October […]

Read More