Facebook strands its Project Aquila flying internet plan | Latest Technology News - TNBC UK
Facebook has forsaken its plan to create drones that timber down the web connectivity that the company confirms.
Facebook had announced its Project Aquila, in the year 2014. It was unable to pull off towards the long flight times backed by the air-bone connectivity endeavor from rivals including the search engine giant Google.
While a test of Facebook’s craft came to land due to a broken wing. The company said that instead of partnering with companies such as Airbus in order to go ahead with its efforts to get in touch with the masses.
“It’s been exciting to see leading companies in the aerospace industry start investing in this technology too — including the design and construction of new high-altitude aircraft,” wrote the Facebook’s Director of Engineering Yael Maguire.
“Given these developments, we’ve decided not to design or build our own aircraft any longer.” — He added.
The project Aquila craft packed the wingspan of a Boeing 737 and has a mass of a family car. It was backed by a solar-powered battery during the daytime and a regular battery after dusk. The battery coped up to keep the plane in the air for over 90 minutes.
While Facebook’s whack to compare with the Project Loon an akin idea that made use of high altitude balloons instead of drones. The Google parent company Alphabet offers the Aquila with an X arm.
The Project Loon Balloons have floated in the air covering a distance of 15 miles of the tests. This has been recorded as the longest continuous flight that would last around 190 days.