Gold Medal with Congratulations of the Jury
Prof. Kai-leung Yung
Sir Sze-yuen Chung Professor in Precision Engineering, Director of Research Centre for Deep Space Explorations, Chair Professor of Precision Engineering and Associate Head of Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
A Research Team led by Prof. Yung Kai-leung received the Gold Medal with Congratulations of the Jury at 2022 Geneva Invention Expo. The team is the only university in Hong Kong taking part in the Nation’s space missions and actively developing instruments for the national space mission by leveraging its expertise in precision engineering.
The award was for a project entitled “Camera Pointing System for China’s Lunar Exploration Missions (Chang'e 3 and 4)”. Installed on top of the lunar lander, it facilitates panoramic image capturing and rover movement observation on the moon, and helps construct a precision 3D model of the landscape for safe rovery. With a complex design and a weight of only 2.8 kg, it is sturdy enough to protect the camera against shock and vibration during the space mission and to ensure its proper functioning under the extreme lunar environment.
The invention was completed and successfully deployed on the front surface of the Moon with the Chang’e 3 and Moon far side with the Chang’e 4 missions of China’s Lunar Exploration Programme.
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