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Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology

Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology
上海航天技术研究院
Acronym SAST
Owner China
Established 1 August 1961
Headquarters Minhang District, Shanghai, China [1]
Employees 16,800+
Budget CN¥17.1 billion
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.[2] The agency was established in August 1961 as Shanghai Bureau 2, 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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