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Aerospace Dongfanghong Satellite Company

Aerospace Dongfanghong Satellite Company is a modern hi-tech enterprise invested and established by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation and Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST) on August 8, 2001. The company is mainly engaged in the development of small satellites and serialized common platforms, the system design and the product development of satellite applications engineering.

Satellites below 1000kg are named small satellites in international space area. Because the satellites are characterized by the high intensity of function, short development period and low costs, etc., many other countries have made great efforts to develop small satellite technology for more than ten years. Now some countries have gained great economic benefits in small satellite mobile communications, resource exploration and other areas. Small satellite industry has become one of important industries in spacefaring nations. The small satellite has a broad market potential and solid technical foundation.

The company's major stockholder, CAST has been engaged in the development of China's space technology. Since it was founded over 30 years ago, CAST has successfully developed and launched 9 small satellites, especially the successful launch of the SJ-5 marks that China has reached the advanced world level in the development of small satellites. Now the academy has successfully developed China's first operational platform for modern small satellites. The platform has wide applications.

China's space industry has totally depended on the government and been controlled by it for a long time. And the government's financial fund is limited and large amount of social and enterprises' capital is difficult to participate in the space development. So it is limited to develop China's space technology, which will be a great challenge for China's space technology in the near future and can not meet the demand of the economic development.

Aerospace Dongfanghong Satellite Company is established under such circumstances to find a new mode for the development of China's space technology and carry out the change and reform of investment view, management ideology and management system. The company will be engaged in the development of small satellites and the design of the satellite application engineering system, the development of new products and international business for small satellites and related application products.

Haiyang-1 (sea) small satellite being developed by Aerospace Dongfanghong satellite Company is the first one of China's marine monitor satellites and will play an important role in the development and utilization of marine resources and protection of marine environment.

The company will be a national engineering research center for the development of small satellite technology and applications. Fully using the favorable condition of the national center, giving full play to the existing resource advantage and making system and mechanism innovation, the company will rapidly become a small satellite development and applications bases.

The Aerospace Dongfanghong Satellite Company is carrying out a Small Satellite Constellation for Disaster and Environment Monitoring and Forecasting program as its main task.

The company is also actively seeking international cooperation and jointly developing Asia-Pacific Multi-Mission Small Satellite with eight Asia-Pacific regional counties.

The Company can develop and produce general ground application equipment, and provide




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