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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 9 – 15 August 2021 – part 1

As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch.Global and Orbital Gateway Consulting we have been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. We are pleased to present “Dongfang Hour China Aerospace News Roundup 9 - 15 August 2021”. Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dongfang Hour China Aero/Space News Roundup! A special shout-out to our friends SpaceWatch.Global

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NASA invests $18 million into research at Minority Serving Institutions

NASA and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) across the United States have joined forces to bring “historically underrepresented and underserved communities onboard,” said Mike Kincaid, NASA’s associate administrator of STEM Engagement. The news comes after NASA introduced Mission Equity in June to assess the agency's programs, grants, and procurements

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The European Commercial Ecosystem

In June 2021, ESA and the EU signed a new Financial Framework Partnership Agreement for a new EU space programme. This agreement represents an EU investment of almost €9 billion in the period of 2021 to 2027, adding to ESA's current budget of $6.49 billion to continue the programmes defined by ESA’s Member States. According to the European Space Agency,

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Cyberspace and outer space are new frontiers for national security, according to an expert report

SpaceWatch.Global has been granted permission to publish selected articles and texts. This is “Cyberspace and outer space are new frontiers for national security, according to an expert report”, originally published 13 August 2021 at The Conversation by Steven Freeland, Danielle Ireland-Piper, Dan Jerker B. Svantesson, Jonathan Crowe, Samuli Haataja, Wendy Bonython.

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Canadian government invests $1.44 billion in Telesat´s Lightspeed

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The Canadian government invests $1.44 billion in Telesat to support its new LEO Lightspeed constellation. The government provides a loan of $790 million and makes a $650 million preferred equity investment in Telesat Lightspeed, Telesat said. In return, Telesat commits to invest in Canada and create hundreds of high-quality jobs.

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