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|Established||1 August 1961|
|Headquarters||Minhang District, Shanghai, China |
|Official language(s)||Mandarin Chinese|
The Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST) (Chinese: 上海航天技术研究院; pinyin: Shànghǎi hángtiān jìshù) is a Chinese space agency and subordinate of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), it is referred to as The Eighth Division of CASC. The agency was established in August 1961 as Shanghai Bureau 2, 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.