The streets of Chengdu in western China could soon be lit up by an artificial satellitemoon in the night-time, rather than the more conventional streetlights, if an ambitious plan by a private aerospace company gets the go-ahead.
Chengdu, in southwest China's Sichuan province, announced on Tuesday it was planning to launch an "illumination satellite" by 2020, People's Dailyreported, adding that it would have eight times more light than the real deal.
The freaky plan, which would give a "dust-like glow" for the south-western city of 14 million, was revealed in the People's Daily newspaper. The state media outlet claims that the fake moon would be able to light up an area with a diameter of 10 to 80 kilometers with officials on the ground able to focus all that the illumination on Chengdu. The artificial moon is made from a reflective coating that can aim the sun's light back to Earth and cover a span of 6 miles to 50 miles.
However, the exact details of the spacecraft, the launch date and how the artificial moon would be maintained were not revealed.
The last project of such kind was a Russian attempt in 1999 to use orbiting mirrors as a way to illuminate cities in Siberia, mainly in the hope it would serve as a cheaper alternative to electric lighting.
China's space industry is preparing to launch the world's first artificial moon to help with urban illumination at night, a leading scientist said. Still, the underlying concept embraced by the experiment - which The New York Times described at the time as a test of "the feasibility of illuminating points on Earth with light equivalent to that of several full moons" - remains an enticing prospect.
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