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  • Facebook has completed a second test of a solar-powered drone named Aquila.

  • Facebook has designed Aquila to bring internet access to remote parts of the world.

  • The aircraft flew for 1 hour and 46 minutes, and landed perfectly on the prepared landing

  • site in Arizona.

  • Aquila's second test flight took into account the lessons Facebook learned from their first

  • flight which was crash-landed.

  • This time, the drone flew at an altitude of 3,000ft

  • By design, Aquila does nothing fast: It climbs slowly, descends even slower, and when flying

  • upwind moves only at 10-15 mph over the ground.

  • Facebook designed Aquila this way because it is meant to stay in the same area for long

  • periods of time to supply internet access.

  • Aquila is solar-powered and extremely power-efficient —- running on the power equivalent of three

  • blow dryers.

Facebook has completed a second test of a solar-powered drone named Aquila.

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Facebook's second test flight of its Internet Drone "Aquila" is successful | QPT

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    Johnson posted on 2017/07/09
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