Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology
Headquartered in Shanghai, P. R. China since 1961, Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST) is a member of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) and comprises 21 affiliated companies. It is one of the largest suppliers of advanced aerospace technology and air defense products in China. SAST has made significant contributions to the aerospace industry of China by taking a key role in the R&D of launch vehicles, satellites, spacecrafts, deep exploration, air defense, etc. SAST is equipped with distinguished technologies in system engineering, space propulsion, guidance navigation & control (GNC), space power-source, structure material, etc. In addition, the core technologies are merged with civil applications. As a result, spin-off industries are formed in photovoltaic, vehicle lithium batteries, high-end auto parts, natural gas transmission and distribution, mechatronic equipment, composite materials, etc.