China Academy of Space Technology

Summary

China Academy of Space Technology
中国空间技术研究院
Agency overview
AbbreviationCAST
Formed20 February 1968
TypeSpace agency
HeadquartersHaidian District, Beijing, China[1]
Official languageMandarin Chinese
OwnerChina
Employees10,000+

The China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) (Chinese: 中国空间技术研究院; pinyin: Zhōngguó Kōngjiān Jìshù Yánjiūyuàn) is a Chinese space agency and subordinate of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC). The agency 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]

Subordinate entities

CAST is the majority shareholder of listed company China Spacesat Co.,Ltd.. On 30 June, 2020, CAST owns 51.46% of China Spacesat Co.,Ltd. [3] On 28 August, 2020, the U.S. Department of Defense released the names of additional “Communist Chinese military companies” operating directly or indirectly in the United States. China Spacesat Co.,Ltd. was included on the list. [4][5]

References

  1. ^ "China Academy of Space Technology (CAST)". NTI. Archived from the original on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Dongfanghong IV ready for more int'l satellite orders". Xinhua News Agency. Archived from the original on 2 October 2008.
  3. ^ "China Spacesat Co.,Ltd". Sina Finance. Archived from the original on 2 September 2020. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  4. ^ U.S. Department of Defense. "DOD Releases List of Additional Companies, in Accordance with Section 1237 of FY19 NDAA". U.S. Department of Defense. Archived from the original on 30 August 2020. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  5. ^ U.S. Department of Defense. "Qualifying Entities Prepared in Response to Section 1237 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999 (PUBLIC LAW 105–261)" (PDF). U.S. Department of Defense. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 August 2020. Retrieved 30 August 2020.

External links

  • Official website in English https://web.archive.org/web/20080929184616/http://www.cast.cn/CastEn/