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Monday 17th of June 2024

Development of an Operating Strategy for On-Demand Earth Observation Missions of the Diwata-2 Microsatellite

During their stay at the Tohoku University, Diwata-2 engineers Engr. Edgar Paolo Violan and Dr. Julie Ann Banatao, collaborated with the members of the university’s Space Robotics Laboratory (composed of Yuji Sato, Yuji Sakamoto, Shinya Fujita, Toshinori Kuwahara, and Kazuya Yoshida) to research on the development of an operating strategy for on-demand Earth Observation missions of the Diwata-2 microsatellite.

This paper presented the initial observation performance of the Diwata-2 satellite, investigation of its Attitude Determination and Control Subsystem (ADCS), the tuning of its Star Tracker sensors, the in-flight target pointing calibration, and the sequential scheduling of its components forming an operation strategy for successful on-demand earth observation mission.

This research paper won first place at the Student Poster Competition presented by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) in the 35th Small Satellite Conference.

Research Paper (Conference Proceeding)_SSC21-P1-10 (1)