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Philippine Space Agency
Ahensiyang Pangkalawakan ng Pilipinas
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Acronym PhilSA
Owner Office of the President
Established August 8, 2019 (2019-08-08)
Headquarters Clark Special Economic Zone, Philippines
Administrator Joel Marciano Jr., Director-General
Budget ₱1 Billion (2020)
Website space.gov.ph

The Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) is the organization within the government of the Philippines that sends satellites and other objects into outer space.

Beginning

PhilSA was made by the law Republic Act No. 11363. It became a law in August 8, 2019.

The Philippines did some space projects before PhilSA became an official organization. Philippines’ Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) put the first Filipino-made object into orbit, DIWATA-1, in 2016. The second was Agila 2 in 2018.

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The buildings and other things for PhilSA are scheduled to be finished in 2022. In 2020, it operates in the Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga and Tarlac, which used to be an American air base.

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