Executive Intelligence Review

FROM EIR DAILY ALERT


China Is Building Krafft Ehricke’s ‘Artificial Moon’

Oct. 21, 2018 (EIRNS)—A concept developed by German-American space pioneer Krafft Ehricke, for a man-made moon, is being built in China! In the 1970s, Krafft Ehricke created detailed work on his proposal to put mirrors in Earth orbit to reflect sunlight down to Earth. His Lunetta, equivalent to eight full Moons, could light streets in the places in the world without electricity, among other uses. His work was an extension of Hermann Oberth’s original proposal, made in 1923. Neither Krafft Ehricke nor Oberth is credited in the articles about China’s project.

In China’s southwestern city of Chengdu, Wu Chunfeng, chairman of Chengdu Aerospace and Technology Microelectronics Systems Research Institute Co., described the project, which appears to be a local endeavor, as aimed at replacing the city’s street lights. He said that testing the satellite began “years ago,” and now the technology is mature. It will be ready to launch in 2020, he reported.

T