China is two years away from sending a lighting satellite to space, according to Wu Chunfeng, chairman of space contractor Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute Co (CASC).
The device has been designed to illuminate an area as large as 80km and works by complementing the light of the moon at night, Mr Wu explained during a national mass innovation and entrepreneurship activity held last week.
The device's power of illuminating the Earth will be eight-time stronger than the one of the real moon, enough to replace the lights on the street.
The artificial moon will focus its light on the city of Chengdu, in southwestern China.
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