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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 7/25/2003
Career Data Updated: 3/26/2006

PHOTO: Tong Kai
Tong Kai 童恺
Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Researcher of the China Spaceflight Technology Research Institute
Born: 1931


Tong Kai, male, Han nationality, is native of Taizhou, Jiangsu Province. He was born in 1931 and graduated from the Multi-channel Communication Department of the Telecommunication Engineering Institute in Leningrad with an assistant doctorate degree. Tong joined the Party in 1950.

After graduating, Tong received an assignment to begin employment in the 5th Research Institute at the Ministry of Defense. He then held a deputy chief position at the overall research office and the deputy chief position at the 450 office at the Ministry of Spaceflight.

In 1986, Tong was appointed president of the 503 Research Institute at the ministry and remained there for three years. He then became a standing member and deputy chief of the science and technology committee.

Tong has considerable experience as a satellite designer. He helped create an earth synchronous orbit weather satellite and was a designer for the Beidou No. 1 satellite application system. As part of his research responsibilities, Tong helped develop wireless testing and control of missiles as well as radar and satellite testing.

Awarded a Class I and Class II science and technology award, Tong is recognized as an expert by the Ministry of Spaceflight.

Mr. Tong is a native of Taizhou, Jiangsu province and was born in September 1931. Mr. Tong joined the Communist Party of China in November 1950. He is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and a researcher of the China Spaceflight Technology Research Institute.

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