Critical roles played by Hong Kong researchers on China’s Chang’e 4 mission to far side of the moon

January 3 was a nerve-racking day for Professor Yung Kai-leung and his team at Polytechnic University’s industrial and systems engineering department.
The researchers had helped design and make the mission-critical camera mount for the world’s first landing on the far side of the moon, an undertaking by China’s Chang’e 4 space mission, which was declared a success on Friday more than a month after its launch.
Whether the multi-axis mount – built from a hardened…



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