29 June 2021
A 20-strong team of scientists at Hong Kong PolyU's Department of Land Surveying and Geo-informatics made crucial contributions to the selection of Tianwen's landing site and to the determination of the spacecraft's exact location after landing, and consequently the successful landing. The team led by Prof. Wu Bo used innovative topographic mapping and geo-morphological analysis techniques as well as its experience. The team members also helped map and evaluate landing sites on the Moon for China's Chang'e 4 lander in 2019 and the Chang'e 5 lander last year.
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