Facebook is testing Solar powered drones


Facebook never stops amazing people. After releasing the internet.org which allow users to browse certain websites for free, Facebook now seems to be testing Solar powered drones that can beam and provide Internet access from the sky.

The communication was revealed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg through a facebook post where he said that the social network recently
completed its test flight of such drones in the United Kingdom.

Zuckerberg said that the final design will have a wingspan greater than a Boeing 737 but will weigh less than a car. It will be powered by solar panels on its wings and it will be able to stay at altitudes of more than 60,000 feet for months at a time.

He also said that such an aircraft can help connect the world to the Internet, as they can affordable serve 10 percent of the world’s population who live in remote communities without proper internet infrastructure.


As part of our Internet.org effort to connect the world, we’ve designed unmanned aircraft that can beam internet access…

A post by Mark Zuckerberg the Facebook CEO on Thursday, 26 March 2015 showed in part.

Is this part of getting somethng better? That’s the question. Facebook wants to remain relevant abd that’s why it’s putting more time in such infrastructure as offering internet access to remote areas.


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