Chinese space program contractor to speak during space symposium

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Lei Fanpei, vice president of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. will be the featured speaker at the 27th National Space Symposium April 11-14 at The Broadmoor.

His presentation will be the first at a U.S. conference by the Chinese space organization.

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation is the main contractor for the Chinese space program. It was officially established in July 1999 in Beijing as part of a Chinese government reform drive, having previously been one part of the former China Aerospace Corporation. The program, in various forms, dates back to 1956.

CASC is a large state-owned enterprise group with its own well-known brands, such as Shenzhou and Long March.

Along with space and defense, CASC also produces a number of high-end civilian products such as machinery, chemicals, communications equipment, transportation equipment, computers, medical care products and environmental protection equipment.

CASC provides commercial launch services to the international market and is one of the world’s most advanced organizations in the development and deployment of high energy propellant technology, strap-on boosters and launching multiple satellites atop a single rocket. The corporation has registered capital of 1.1 billion U.S. dollars and employs 110,000 people.

Currently, CASC is constructing a new aerospace industrial system to accelerate the development of its businesses, covering space systems, defense systems, aerospace technology applications and aerospace services.

One Response to Chinese space program contractor to speak during space symposium

  1. I hope he thanks the United States for the technology transfer during the Clinton years.

    March 21, 2011 at 11:21 am