Facebook will not release “the sun” UAV for Internet distribution

Facebook не выпустит "солнечный" беспилотник для раздачи интернета

At the same time, Facebook will continue to work with its partners on the technology, in particular to Airbus.

Social network Facebook will not release the solar-powered drones’aquila, aimed at the distribution of the Internet signal by means of a laser. This was announced by the head of the technical unit of the social network Yael Maguire in the company blog.

For example, he noted that in 2014, Facebook began to develop a drone in this area, there were few companies. However, since then leading companies in the aerospace industry also began to invest in the design and construction of aircraft.

“Given these developments, we decided not to design or build our own planes and to close our plant in Bridgewater (UK),” wrote Maguire.

However, it is noted that Facebook will continue to work with its partners on the technology, in particular to Airbus.

Recently, the stock price of Facebook at an auction in new York for the first time exceeded $ 200 apiece.

 

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