Weekly Current Affairs

Facebook’s Aquila takes off [S&T]

  • After revealing that it wants to use unmanned drone airships to beam the internet down to the estimated four billion people worldwide without it two years ago, social media giant Facebook announced the first full-scale test flight of its solar-powered craft Aquila.
  • Solar-powered plane we designed to beam internet to remote parts of world.
  • The goal is to have a fleet of Aquilas flying together at 60,000 feet, communicating with each other with lasers and staying aloft for months at a time.