PolyU and the Hong Kong Aerospace Technology Group (HKATG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore opportunities for collaboration in satellite navigation and communication, satellite remote sensing, payload development, and strengthening exchanges among industry, academia and research sectors.


Under this collaborative framework, and to promote the development of advanced concepts and technologies such as smart cities and urban air mobility, HKATG will provide PolyU with conventional optical remote sensing and synthetic aperture radar observation data in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area. It will also provide low-Earth orbit satellite payload space, payload testing, and low-Earth orbit satellite measurement and control services for research and education purposes.


In addition, HKATG has generously donated to PolyU the naming rights of a multispectral optical remote sensing satellite, which is expected to launch in 2024. The total estimated value of this in-kind donation is HK$20 million (including data and equipment).