Technology and Engineering Center for Space Utilization (CSU)

Member since: 2014


Technology and Engineering Center for Space Utilization (CSU) formally established in August 2011. Before 2011, CSU has also been known as GESSA, i.e. General Establishment of Space Science and Application, Chinese Academy of Sciences, which was founded in 1993. The name GESSA is still referred to today.

On behalf of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), CSU has participated China’s Manned Space Program ICMSP), acting as an organizer, coordinator and integrator of the Space Utilization System of CMSP. Institutes and universities inside and outside CAS have been involved in the Space Utilization System.

China’s Manned Space Science and utilization has long been playing an important role in serving the national major strategic demands and gaining world-class competitive capabilities. With 20 years of unremitting endeavour, tens of scientific research projects have been successfully implemented, by utilizing the “S2” series spacecraft and “T G-1” space laboratory. Fruitful achievements have been attained in these researches. With the significant contribution to the progress of CMSP, especially to the space science and application, a number of awards and reputation were gained, such as National Prize of Scientific and Technological Progress, National May 1 Labor Award, Outstanding Contributions to the Manned Spaceflight and more.


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