Moons of Mars

Disaster for Mars moon probe

A Russian probe bound for a Martian moon, and carrying hi-tech equipment developed by Hong Kong and mainland scientists, veered off course yesterday in what Chinese experts called a 'disastrous misstep'. Engine failure appeared to be the cause.

Thursday, 10 November, 2011, 12:00am

China exploration boom lures German researcher

Hong Kong's unique position as a gateway to China has drawn at least one researcher from the West who was eager to take part in the country's space exploration boom.

20 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Local inventors take thousands on technological tour of the future

More than 20,000 visitors, mostly primary and secondary pupils, were given a first-hand look at the world of science yesterday at an annual innovation showcase at the Science Park in Sha Tin.

6 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

HK research team takes role in Russian mission to Venus

A Polytechnic University-based team of space researchers has taken on projects involving missions to three planetary bodies by Russia and the mainland.

The latest project involves an ambitious Russian mission to Venus scheduled for 2017. The team's role involves modifying tools that will take soil samples.

22 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Why a space scientist docked with the Russians

Russia, according to the world media, is returning to its authoritarian roots and turning its back on the liberal west, especially the United States. But for Ng Tze-chuen, who has been working with the Russians on space missions for over a decade, their space research community is far more open and easier to deal with than Nasa.

22 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Mars attracts

To boldly go where no machine has gone before. That dream may soon become a reality for a team of Hong Kong university engineers who have been given the opportunity to design a piece of machinery vital to a mission to probe Phobos, the innermost moon to Mars.

21 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

HK scientists aid Russian mission to Martian moon

A Hong Kong-Russian scientific partnership that ended with the destruction of the Mir space station has been re-established for a mission to a Martian moon.

8 May 2006 - 12:00am