Guirong Min

China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) • Chief Scientist and former President

(in memoriam)

Prof. Guirong Min has been engaged in space technology research and planning and made outstanding contributions to satellite system engineering and spacecraft thermal control. He was in charge of studying satellite thermal control systems in the early time of China’s space history, including the Chinese first satellite—DFH-1. He also proposed systematic and innovative ideas in spacecraft thermal control theory, method and technology. In the aspect of satellite system engineering, as one of the technical directors, he took charge of research and launch mission of China’s recoverable satellites. He was the pioneer of Chinese space station program and lunar exploration program. Prof. MIN was elected the member of IAA, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 1990s.