China National Space Administration (CNSA)
Chen Qiufa: Administrator
About the China National Space Administration
China National Space Administration (CNSA) was established, as a government institution to develop and fulfill China's due international obligations, with the approval by the Eighth National People's Congress of China (NPC). The Ninth NPC assigned CNSA as an internal structure of the Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (COSTIND).
China National Space Administration assumes the following main responsibilities:
- signing governmental agreements in the space area on behalf of organizations, inter-governmental scientific and technical exchanges;
- being in charge of the enforcement of national space policies
- managing the national space science, technology and industry.
Up to now, China has signed governmental space cooperation agreements with Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, India, Italy, Pakistan, Russia, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States and some other countries. Significant achievements have been scored in the bilateral and multilateral and technology exchanges and cooperation.
There are four departments under the CNSA:
- Department of General Planning
- Department of System Engineering
- Department of Science, Technology and Quality Control
- Department of Foreign Affairs