China is a good planner to plan and launch new things any time which are always beneficial for anyone. Nowadays China is planning to launch its own man-made artificial moon in 2020, which replace the street lamps and consume low electricity in urban areas. Reported on Friday.
The developing city Chengdu, in southwestern Sichuan province "illumination satellites" which will shine in the mountain bike with the real moon, and it will be eight times brighter, according to the statement.
First, the man-made moon will be launch from Xichang Satellite Centre in Sichuan, with three more to follow in 2022 if the first test goes well, said Wu Chuffing, head of Tian Fu New Area Science Society, the organization responsible for the project.
Although the first experiment will be launched, the 2022 satellites "will be the real deal with great civic and commercial potential," he said in an interview.
By reflecting light from the sun, the satellites could replace streetlights in urban areas, saving an assessed 1.2 billion yuan ($170 million) a year in electricity charges for Chengdu, if the man-made moons brighten an area of 50sq km.
The interplanetary cause of light could also help saving labors in tragedy regions during blackouts, in addition he said, AFP was not able to contact Wu nor the Tian Fu New Area Science Society to confirm the reports.
As China's space programmed competitions to catch up with that of the United States and Russia, a number of determined projects are in the pipeline.