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Ye Peijian (simplified Chinese: 叶培建; traditional Chinese: 葉培建; born January 1945) is a Chinese aerospace engineer. He is the Chief Commander and Chief Designer of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (嫦娥工程).
Ye was born in Huzhuang Village, Taixing, Jiangsu Province in January 1945. In 1962, he graduated from the Huzhou Middle School in Huzhou, Zhejiang Province. In 1967, he graduated from Zhejiang University, where he majored in radio technology. In 1980, he went to study in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, and obtained a PhD at University of Neuchâtel in 1985.
Ye is a professor both at the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Harbin Institute of Technology. He is a research fellow and Chief Engineer at the Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST).
Ye speaks English and French fluently. The inner main-belt asteroid 456677 Yepeijian, discovered by the PMO NEO Survey Program at XuYi Station in 2007, was named in his honor. Naming citation was published on 12 January 2017 (M.P.C. 103028).