INFOGRAPHIC: Diwata By The Numbers

The Philippines’ first micro-satellite will help the country make more accurate weather forecasts and aid farmers in managing their crops.

This year, the Philippines finally enters the Space Age as the country finally launches it first locally built satellite, the PHL-Microsat-1, and gets it onboard the International Space Station. More commonly known as the Diwata-1, this microsatellite will help the government collect data to improve its services. To celebrate the country’s remarkable feat in space technology, here are some interesting numbers about the Diwata-1 microsatellite.