17 December 2020
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) research team developed the Chang'e 5 "Surface Sampling and Packing System" for lunar surface sampling, packaging and sealing. Consisting of two samplers for collecting loose and sticky forms of lunar regolith, two near-field cameras, as well as a packaging and sealing system, the "Surface Sampling and Packing System" has more than 400 components constructed in different materials which make the instruments light in weight but at the same time durable and strong enough to withstand the harsh space environment. Yung Kai-leung, Chair Professor of Precision Engineering and Associate Head of Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering of PolyU, who led the research team, told media after the landing that he is: "Satisfied, excited, happy!"
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