Facebook talks about solar-powered drones | CNET News
From CNET News. Facebook’s CTO shows first prototype of a solar-powered drone which would fly 60-90,000 ft in air and be on station for months at a time, beaming down Internet access.
Using these drones would help to make Internet connectivity available for the whole world.
These are not your little quadcopter drones you see buzzing around taking pictures and fpv racing for fun, the Facebook solar-powered drone would have a wingspan comparable to that of a 737 jet and weigh less than a small car. It would be used to reach areas of the world where the ground based infrastructure for internet services is too costly.
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