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Chen Dingchang
Born January 1937
Shanghai, China
Died September 7, 2020(2020-09-07) (aged 83)
Beijing, China
Alma mater Tsinghua University
Scientific career
Fields Aerospace engineering
Institutions China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation
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Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Chen Dingchang (Chinese: 陈定昌; January 1937 – 7 September 2020) was a Chinese scientist specializing in aerospace engineering.


Chen was born in Shanghai, in January 1937, while his ancestral home was in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu. After graduating from Tsinghua University in 1963, he was assigned to the Second Branch of the Fifth Academy of Defense and later worked at the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation. He died of illness in Beijing, on September 7, 2020.


Chen developed China's first laser radar.

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