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Wu Chunfend, chairman of Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute Co., Ltd, revealed the plan at an event in the city in October, People's Daily reports. It will complement the moon to make Chengu's night skies brighter when it launches in 2020, potentially serving as a replacement to conventional streetlights. The artificial moon can be controlled to light up an area between 10 and 80 kilometers wide 6 to 50 miles.