jueves, 2 de octubre de 2014

Facebook to test internet beaming UAVs

A team at the Facebook Connectivity Lab is specifically working on policy, advising the technology and development teams on regulations that are in place.

Facebook plans to start testing its internet-carrying solar-powered drones in 2015, with the ultimate aim of getting two-thirds of the global population online. In words of Yael Maguireengineering director at Facebook Connectivity Lab, "In order for us to fly these planes - unmanned planes that have to fly for months, or perhaps years at a time - we actually have to fly above the weather, above all airspace. That's between 60,000 and 90,000 feet. Routinely, planes don't fly there, and certainly not drones."