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Camera Pointing System for China’s Lunar Exploration Missions (Chang'e 3 and 4) honoured at 2022 Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days

9 Jun 2022


Project:

Camera Pointing System for China’s Lunar Exploration Missions (Chang'e 3 and 4)

Award:

Gold Medal with Congratulations of the Jury

Principal Investigator: 

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

 

Research Team led by Prof. Yung Kai-leung received the Gold Medal with Congratulations of the Jury at the 2022 Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days. 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 awarded 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 rovering. 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 ensure its proper functioning under the extreme lunar environment.

The invention was completed and successfully deployed on the Moon front surface with the Chang’e 3 and Moon far side with the Chang’e 4 missions of China’s Lunar Exploration Programme.

Please click the link to watch the video for this award-winning project: https://bit.ly/3Kbuslu

 

(Source: PolyU Academy for Interdisciplinary Research)

 

Media coverage:

Sing Tao Daily - https://polyu.me/3iLkdIS

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Topics Staff Achievement | Research
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

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