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Better Satellite World Podcast: Untangling the Supply Chain, Episode 6 - If Taiwan Goes, Does Commercial Space Go With It?

The bombs falling in Ukraine have raised major geopolitical issues in Asia. One in particular will seriously impact the future of the commercial space industry. Taiwan’s significance to the world’s supply chain, high-value technology base, microprocessors and the civil life and laws upon which democracy depends are not always considered when we casually ask, “If Taiwan Goes, What Else Goes With It?” Could the industry be a casualty of a Chinese invasion? In this podcast, based on the May 2022 edition of the New York Space Business Roundtable, our guests describe what is really at stake. The conversation is moderated by SSPI’s Lou Zacharilla and NY Space Alliance Founder Joseph Fargnoli, with a special report by SpaceNews reporter Jason Rainbow.

Guests for this podcast include:

  • Dr. Ting-Jung (TJ) Liang, Principal Engineer, Long Range Communications Technology, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan
  • N. Darius Sankey, PhD., Managing Director, Innovation Acceleration Capital
  • Dr. Robert Spalding, Co-CEO, Q-Networks, author, STEALTH WAR: HOW CHINA TOOK OVER WHILE AMERICA’S ELITE SLEPT (Portfolio; 2019)
  • Thomas Yen, CEO & Co-Founder, Tensor Tech




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