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|Formation||1 August 1961|
|Headquarters||Minhang District, Shanghai, China |
|Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology|
|Hanyu Pinyin||Shànghǎi hángtiān jìshù yánjiù yuàn|
|Alternative Chinese name|
|Hanyu Pinyin||Zhōngguó hángtiān kējì jítuán gōngsī dìbā yánjiù yuàn|
|Literal meaning||The Eighth Academy of CASC|
|Second alternative Chinese name|
|Hanyu Pinyin||Shànghǎi hángtiān jú|
|Literal meaning||Shanghai Bureau of Space|
|Literal meaning||Shanghai 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. 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.
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.