PolyU scientists play a pivotal role in the Nation’s first Mars mission
Two research teams from PolyU’s Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI) and Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) contributed their expertise and advanced technological capabilities, in collaboration with the China Academy of Space Technology, to the Nation’s recent Mars mission known as Tianwen-1. Professor Wu Bo from LSGI helped identify possible landing regions with advanced topographic mapping and geomorphological analysis technologies. Professor Yung Kai-leung from ISE developed a sophisticated space instrument, the “Mars Landing Surveillance Camera (Mars Camera)”, for capturing images of the surroundings of the Red Planet and monitoring the status of the Zhurong Mars rover.
In a press conference held on 21 May 2021, the two scientists cited PolyU’s involvement in Tianwen-1 as proof of vigorous and fruitful cross-border academic exchanges. They also shared their first-hand experiences of this landmark mission and the challenges they faced.
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