China Academy of Space Technology
|Established||20 February 1968|
|Headquarters||Haidian District, Beijing, China |
|Official language(s)||Mandarin Chinese|
The China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) (Chinese: 中国空间技术研究院; pinyin: zhōngguó jìshù yánjiū yuàn) is a Chinese space agency and subordinate of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC). It 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
- "China Academy of Space Technology (CAST)". NTI. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
- "Dongfanghong IV ready for more int'l satellite orders". Xinhua News Agency.
- Official website in English http://www.cast.cn/CastEn/