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Facebook Solar Powered Internet Drone


Facebook Solar Powered Internet Drone

This is Facebook's solar powered internet drone. It just flew for the first time and the drone is called Aquila.

Facebook Solar Powered Internet Drone

It's designed to extend internet access to remote parts of the world. The drone is lightweight and can fly at high altitudes. It flew at a few thousands feet for 96 minutes in Yuma, Arizona. Facebook eventually wants to have a whole fleet of these drones and have them fly for 3 months at a time at 60,000 feet.

Facebook Solar Powered Internet Drone

Facebook hopes Aquila will soon break the world record for the longest solar powered unmanned flight. The record is currently 2 weeks. Aquila will undergo many more test flights before it is widely released.




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