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Facebook Is About to Test Its Enormous Solar-Powered Drone

Written by   •  Monday, 17.08.2015, 12:54
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Facebook is set to launch their solar-powered drone Aquila into the stratosphere. Aquila has a wingspan the size of a Boeing 737, weighs less than a commercial airliner, and will (hopefully) deliver Internet to more than 4 billion people on Earth who don’t currently have it. If this projects proves successful, this could be a massive development — almost everyone in the world could be connected and this would open so many doors for interaction with other countries. However, there is a lot of money and data involved here that will be completely controlled by Facebook. I’m intrigued to see what will come of all of this. Read more about the drone here: http://www.wired.com/2015/07/facebook-poses-test-737-sized-solar-powered-drone/

David Wertheimer

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David Wertheimer is the President of Digital at FOX.

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