Facebook's Solar-Powered Internet Drone Aquila Takes Flight

Facebook's solar-powered internet drone – Aquila has a successful test flight in Arizona. Aquila drone, which at cruising speed uses same wattage as three hairdryers, works lasers to beam internet to Earth’s Surface.

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Aquila drone has the wingspan of an airliner but weighs less than a car. Aquila flew at a few thousand feet for 96 minutes in Yuma, Arizona, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg wrote on his facebook page. Facebook ultimately hopes to have a fleet of Aquilas that can fly for at least three months at a time at 60,000 feet.

Mark Zuckerberg is planning for a fleet of planes that will provide internet to four billion people in remote regions that do not have internet access.

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