|Units or mass||1U|
|Organisation||STeP UP University of the Philippines|
|Entity||Academic / Education|
|Partners||University of the Philippines Diliman, Kyushu Institute of Technology|
Philippines second set of nanosatellites developed in-country, with an aim to slowly transition to completely developing the nanosatellites locally.
It is a 1U Cubesat developed under the STEP-UP Project with the following missions:
Another mission of Maya-5 is to demonstrate a data/message store-and-forward (S&F) system in line with the Universal Amateur Radio Text and E-mail messaging. In this mission, our aim is to investigate technical challenges through experiments on appropriate data format, multiple access scheme, file-handling protocol while complying with limited operational time and power constraints using the APRS protocol. The transceiver shall implement the traditional APRS using FM/AFSK. These APRS data/messages will be received by our GS network and we will send it to the APRS-IS(Automatic Packet Reporting System, Internet Service) network on the internet.
Demonstration of Loop Antenna design using CubeSat structure. Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS), which is the primary source of attitude information of the satellite. Hentenna (HNT), which is an experimental communication system that uses the satellite structure as an antenna.
The CubeSat will also carry a Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) camera which will take images of the participating countries from space for promotional and educational awareness of the project and to provide tangible proof of operation in space. Measurements and image data will be shared with the public on the project website.
The Image Classification Unit (ICU) will examine the images and classify them into predefined categories: Earth and Non-Earth. The output label will be attached to the image as metadata which will be downlinked alongside the image data. The ICU classifies the image based on its content using DSP and machine learning algorithms. Moreover, Maya-5 will expand amateur radio communication experiment on the operation of CubeSat constellation via a network of UHF/VHF amateur radio ground stations (started in BIRDS-1 CubeSat constellation project).
Maya-6 has experimental on-board computer (OBC-EX), an original development of the STeP-UP project. The goal of the OBC-EX is to become a foundation for future CubeSats, which will have an integrated system that can act as a secondary on-board computer, determine and control the satellite’s attitude, and use the satellite’s structure as a communication system to the ground station.
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|Maya-5||not launched||2023-12-30||400 km, 51.6 deg, ISS|
|Maya-6||not launched||2023-12-30||400 km, 51.6 deg, ISS|