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China Academy of Space Technology

China Academy of Space Technology
Acronym CAST
Owner China
Established 20 February 1968
Headquarters Haidian District, Beijing, China [1]
Employees 10,000+
Official language(s) Mandarin Chinese

The China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) (Chinese: 中国空间技术研究院; pinyin: zhōngguó jìshù yánjiū yuàn) is a Chinese space agency and subordinate of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC). It was founded on 20 February 1968 and is the main spacecraft development and production facility in China. On 24 April 1970 CAST successfully launched China's first artificial satellite Dong Fang Hong I.

Space flight programmes

CAST designs and manufactures the Dong Fang Hong satellites.[2]


  1. ^ "China Academy of Space Technology (CAST)". NTI. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dongfanghong IV ready for more int'l satellite orders". Xinhua News Agency. 

External links

  • Official website in English

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