Last Update September 10, 2018


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  • Radar, Sonar, Navigation, Targeting, Surveillance

CHINA ACADEMY OF SPACE TECHNOLOGY (CAST), subordinated to CHINA AEROSPACE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION(CASC), was established on February 20, 1968. Through a 40-year development, it has become the main development base for space technology and products in China and the most powerful backbone strength for China’s space endeavors. It is mainly engaged in the manufacture of spacecraft and the cooperation in space technology, satellite applications, etc. CAST also participates in formulating space technology development plans, technological exploration approaches, the exploitation and utilization of outer space and has developed a variety of spacecraft and ground application equipment, according to users requirements.

On April 24, 1970, China’s first artificial earth satellite Dongfanghong-1 was successfully developed and launched, opening a new era of exploration of outer space by China. In October 2003, Shenzhou-5 manned spaceship was also successful, making China the third country in the world able to independently carry out human spaceflight activities thus setting up a new milestone in the Chinese spaceflight history. Chang’e-1 lunar orbiter launched in November 2007 has successfully entered into lunar orbit and accomplished a new breakthrough in space technology in China. The Shenzhou-7 spaceship launched in September 2008 successfully realized the first extravehicular activity, marking a new and important breakthrough in China’s human spaceflight program. By the end of December 2008, CAST had developed, launched and operated successfully over 100 spacecraft of various kinds. As a result, the institution has been engaged in the manufacture of spacecraft, i.e. communications and broadcasting satellites, returnable satellites, earth resources satellites, meteorological satellites, scientific exploration and technological test satellites, navigation and positioning satellites, and manned spaceships.

The spacecraft developed by CAST have been widely used in fields, such as the national economy, culture and education and scientific research. The new technological achievements gained in the course of spacecraft development have been transferred into various sectors of national economy, and have therefore greatly promoted the technical transformation and progress of traditional industries.

CAST has many subsidiaries, such as branch academies, research institutes and a satellite manufacturing factory and employs more than 10,000 employees, including 8 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 12 national level experts that have made outstanding contributions, and over 1,700 senior specialists.

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China Academy Of Space Technology (CAST)

  • China, 2417 South Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian, Beijing, China, P. R.
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