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Phobos-Grunt

HK scientists enlisted for nation's moon project

A team of Hong Kong scientists will join the nation's first lunar project by developing a device to recover samples for the journey back to earth.

Tuesday, 24 April, 2012, 12:00am

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.

10 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

PolyU space team forges new frontiers

On a clear night, when Professor Yung Kai-leung gazes skywards and spots Mars, he is often filled with a sense of satisfaction, knowing that a small device invented in Hong Kong has voyaged to the red planet.

20 Nov 2010 - 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

Reaching for the stars

He's famed in Hong Kong for helping design its contribution to space discovery - tools for the Mir space station and European Mars missions. Ng Tze-chuen recalls in our weekly series the highs and lows of 30 years working with celebrated scientists, battling bureaucracy . . . and being tailed by spies

8 Sep 2006 - 12:00am