Moonlight can be romantic, but it’s really not all that’s useful. At only 1/40000 solar brightness, it is usually not enough to illuminate the night.
Chinese scientists and engineers, however, do not want the residents of Chengdu to cope with the weak glow of the earth’s natural satellite. As they announced recently, they can reinforce the water with an artificial moon that blasted into space.
Last week, Wu Chunfeng, chairman of the Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute announced that he would launch an “artificial moon” 2020. He spoke at a national mass innovation and entrepreneurial event held in Chengdu, China. Wu said that the point in the false moon, technically an illumination satellite, would replace Chengdu streetlights.
According to Wu, the “lighting satellite” should be