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The China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) (Chinese: 中国空间技术研究院; pinyin: zhōngguó kōngjiān jìshù yánjiū yuàn) is a Chinese space agency and subordinate of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC). The agency 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.

China Academy of Space Technology
Formation20 February 1968
HeadquartersHaidian District, Beijing, China [1]
Official language
Mandarin Chinese
Parent organisation

Space flight programmesEdit

CAST designs and manufactures the Dong Fang Hong satellites.[2]


  1. ^ "China Academy of Space Technology (CAST)". NTI. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Dongfanghong IV ready for more int'l satellite orders". Xinhua News Agency. Archived from the original on 2008-10-02.

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