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Headquartered in Shanghai, P. R. China since 1961, Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST) is a member institution of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) and comprises 23 affiliated companies. Spanning over 200 acres, 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, space shuttles, deep exploration, air defense weapons, etc. SAST is equipped with distinguished technologies in system engineering, space propulsion, guidance control, space power-source, structure material, air defense weapons, etc. In addition, the core technologies are merged with civil applications. As a result, spin-out industries are formed in photovoltaic, vehicle lithium batteries, high-end auto parts, natural gas transmission and distribution, mechatronic equipment, composite materials, etc.