Facebook Solar UAV First Successful Flight
Author: source: Datetime: 2017-12-07 11:04:17
On July 22, Thursday, Facebook announced that its solar unmanned aerial vehicle, Aquila, has successfully completed its first test flight in Yuma, Arizona, on June 28th. Facebook has developed an ambitious Internet access program, the goal is to provide the Internet for poor or no Internet districts. Aquila UAVs in one part of this program, Facebook has been developing a customized UAV over the past few years, from the air to provide the Internet to those areas.
Facebook UAVs are equipped with solar power panels, solar power batteries, motors, which can be sustained in the air for three months time. UAV solar panels need to receive enough energy in the short daytime to ensure that the solar battery can be charged in the long night, as maximum as 14 hours.