PolyU congratulates Nation on successful landing of Tianwen-1 on Mars

The Nation’s first Mars Exploration mission Tianwen-1 successfully landed on Mars this morning, which marks a milestone development in China’s space exploration endeavours. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) offered its warmest congratulations to the Nation on this exemplary and remarkable accomplishment.

Mars exploration is an extraordinarily difficult and ambitious mission. The Tianwen-1 landing is an impressive demonstration of the Nation’s advanced technological capabilities in deep space exploration. Our PolyU research teams will remain committed to making ongoing contributions to Tianwen-1 and I look forward to the mission’s continued success and achievements.

Dr LAM Tai-fai

Chairman of Council, PolyU

Dr LAM Tai-fai, Chairman of Council, PolyU, said, “Mars exploration is an extraordinarily difficult and ambitious mission. The Tianwen-1 landing is an impressive demonstration of the Nation’s advanced technological capabilities in deep space exploration. Our PolyU research teams will remain committed to making ongoing contributions to Tianwen-1 and I look forward to the mission’s continued success and achievements.”

Professor Jin-Guang TENG, PolyU’s President, said, “I am honoured that two PolyU research teams from different disciplines have participated in this landmark space mission. They played a vital role in landing site mapping and evaluation, as well as in the development of a sophisticated space instrument, the ‘Mars Landing Surveillance Camera (Mars Camera)’. PolyU has recently established the University Research Centre for Deep Space Explorations which is led by Professor Yung Kai-leung. We will continue to engage in cutting-edge projects in space exploration and technology in order to support the Nation’s space development with our pioneering research capabilities.

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