China to launch artifical moon having 8 times more light than original one: Report

China to launch artifical moon having 8 times more light than original one: Report

BEIJING - China to launch an artificial moon by 2020 to replace streetlights, a *Chinese daily* reported.

Chengdu, a city in southwest China’s Sichuan province, announced earlier this week that it was planning to launch an “illumination satellite” also known as artificial moon by 2020.

It would have eight times more light than the real deal, reported the *Peoples’ Daily.*

The illumination satellite is designed to complement the moon at night, said Wu Chunfeng, chairman of Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute Co., Ltd.