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Philippines to focus on space agency and satellites in 2018

02 January 2018

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The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the Philippines is on the verge of creating a national space agency in 2018.

According to the Filipino Secretary of Science and Technology Fortunata de la Peña, the national space agency will be formed "as soon as the laws are passed."

The Congress of the Philippines have created House Bill 3637 and Senate Bill 1211, also known as the Philippine Space Act of 2016, filed in 2017 by lawmakers. These bills lay the legislative foundations for the establishment of a Philippine Space Development and Utilization Policy and the Philippine Space Agency.

Source: spacewatch middle east

Image credit: Wikipedia - Fortunato De la Peña, Secretary of Science and Technology in the Philippines.

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