China Is Sending a Second “Moon” Into the Sky

Space Science

Date: October, 2018

Source: Inverse

” Wu Chunfeng, the chairman of Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute, announced plans to launch an “artificial moon” in 2020. According to Chunfeng, the illumination satellite will be eight times as bright as the actual moon. But he also emphasized that it has been designed to “complement the moon at night.” On Earth, its presence will appear as a “dusk-like glow” that can light an area with a diameter of close to 50 miles. The main driver of this project appears to be cash. “

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This happen at a time where light pollution has been identified as threatening the ecosystem. See the recent article from The Scientist