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Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology

Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology
上海航天技术研究院
AbbreviationSAST
Formation1 August 1961
HeadquartersMinhang District, Shanghai, China [1]
Official language
Standard Chinese
Parent organisation
Budget
CN¥17.1 billion
Staff
16,800+
Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology
Simplified Chinese上海航天技术研究院
Traditional Chinese上海航天技術研究院
Hanyu PinyinShànghǎi hángtiān jìshù yánjiù yuàn
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese中国航天科技集团公司第八研究院
Hanyu PinyinZhōngguó hángtiān kējì jítuán gōngsī dìbā yánjiù yuàn
Literal meaningThe Eighth Academy of CASC
Second alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese上海航天局
Hanyu PinyinShànghǎi hángtiān jú
Literal meaningShanghai Bureau of Space
former name
Simplified Chinese上海市第二机电工业局
Literal meaningShanghai Second Bureau of Electromechanical Industry

The Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST) is a Chinese space agency and subordinate of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), it is referred to as The Eighth Academy of CASC.[2] The agency was established in August 1961 as Shanghai Second Bureau of Electromechanical Industry, but was later renamed to Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology in 1993.[3]

Space flight programmes

SAST designs, develops, and manufactures launch vehicles as well as components. They designed and manufactured the entire Long March 4A and FB-1 rockets. The FB-1 launched three military satellites, no details of which have been published. SAST was held responsible for the FB-1 failures between 1973 and 1981.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Shanghai Aerospace City". Archived from the original on 15 December 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST)". NTI. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology". Retrieved 15 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology". Retrieved 15 December 2013.

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