Artificial moon to illuminate urban cities in China

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The Chinese city of Chengdu is working on a plan to replace the city’s streetlights with a fake moon. The news was announced by Wu Chunfeng, chairman of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute. According to Wu, the development of the satellite began some years ago. However, the technology has now advanced enough to allow for a proposed launch in 2020. The artificial moon would light an area with a diameter of between 10-80 kilometres. Furthermore, the precise illumination range can be controlled within just a few metres. The exact details of the satellite are yet to be…

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