Facebook Flies Stratospheric Internet-Delivery UAV

A full-scale prototype of Facebook’s stratospheric solar-powered unmanned aircraft, designed to provide Internet access in remote regions, has entered flight testing in South Africa. Wing a wing span of 140 ft.—longer than that of a Boeing 737—the flying-wing Aquila is designed to stay aloft at 60...

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