[LMB] Chinese soletta?

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 07:35:58 BST 2018


The only  way to keep the satellite over Chengdo is geosynchronous orbit
(about 25k up there) which brings the satellite well South.

On Thu, Oct 18, 2018, 10:03 PM Joel Polowin <jpolowin at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I've encountered several reports about a proposed space mirror that
> would light up the Chinese city of Chengdu at night, replacing/reducing
> their need for ground-level lighting.  Details vary by source.
>
>
> https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-18/chinese-city-plans-to-launch-artificial-moon-by-2020/10392862
> https://www.livescience.com/63863-china-artificial-moon.html
>
> I'm a bit skeptical of the feasibility.  I don't see how a satellite
> in a rather low orbit would effectively reflect sunlight to light up
> a ground-level area at night.
>
> Joel
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