The Chinese city of Chengdu will receive chic lighting in the near future as scientists at the Tian Fu New Area Science Society want to launch an artificial moon by 2020. The moon will circle over Chengdu, a capital of Sichuan Province, China. The artificial moon complements the natural moon and is considered eight times brighter
How does the new moon work?
Essentially, the moon will orbit itself at 500 km altitude above Earth and will replace street lights and energy at night save up. The estimated bill, which could be saved annually by this innovation, is about 1.2 billion yuan ($ 174 million), said the scientist Wu Chunfeng
. This is not enough to enlighten the entire night sky, its expected brightness, in the eyes of the people. The location and brightness of the light beam can be changed, and its detection accuracy can drop to a few tens of meters
The first moon will be largely experimental, but the three moons will be 2022. The Wu said, " The three new artificial moons can alternately reflect the sunlight as they are not always in the best position with respect to the sun and can illuminate an area from about 3,600 to 6,400 square kilometers on Earth for 24 hours, if desired
Doing our tests only in an uninhabited desert so that our beams of light will not disturb people or earth-based space observation equipment, he said, when the satellite is in operation, people will see only a bright star above them and not a huge moon as expected. 19659008] Who else thinks in the same direction …
The Chinese are not t the first to try it Start a similar project. In 1999, as part of a project called Banner, Russia attempted to send a 2.5-inch mirror into space. The project reportedly failed due to financial constraints after the space mirror failed at take-off and could not continue.
Apart from China, Russia, the United States, Japan and European countries want to benefit from the use of energy from space. Reflecting mirrors have been on the table for some time now.
Will the artificial moon contribute to global warming?
Of course, Mr. Wu mentioned performing tests in isolated locations, but the artificial moon after takeoff affects the nocturnal animals
From the given explanation, there is still work to be done scientifically, and the technology itself and but who knows the Chinese, can succeed.