Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope




1994.7 The concept of FAST project was initiated.

2001 The FAST preliminary study project was recognized as the first “Knowledge Innovation Project” of CAS, as got support form CAS

and the Ministry of Science and Technology.

2001.10 “FAST preliminary study project” past the acceptance review as the first “Knowledge Innovation Project”.

2007.7 FAST, as the key national scientific and technological infrastructure project, obtained the project approval from National Development and Reform Commission, and was accepted in principle in the National High-tech Industry Development Project plan. The FAST project entered the phase of feasibility study.

2008.10 The FAST feasibility study report was approved by the National Development and Reform Commission. The FAST project entered the phase of initial design.