President wants Taiwan to join global space industry supply chain

15-Sep-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM Print This Post

With this decade crucial for the return of humans to the Moon, Taiwan should use its advantages in the semiconductor sector to occupy a spot in the space industry supply chain, President Tsai Ing-wen said Tuesday (September 14).

She made the remark during a visit to the National Space Organisation at the Hsinchu Science Park, Radio Taiwan International (RTI) reported. There should be a Taiwanese team for space technology that could find a niche with a strategic significance, according to the president.

Tsai mentioned the passing of a Space Development Act and the plan to invest NT$25.1 billion (US$906.62 million) in the space sector over 10 years. She also called for cooperation between government officials, the private sector, and academics to develop a local team for the manufacture of satellites and ground station equipment as soon as possible.


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