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Facebook's Aquila drone completes its second test flight, lands well this time - TechCrunch

Facebook's plan to use large solar-powered high-altitude drones to connect areas of the world that traditionally haven't had reliable internet access marked a significant milestone on Thursday. Aquila, its first functional aircraft, completed its ...and more »

Facebook's internet-beaming drone managed not to crash on its second outing - Digital Trends

Facebook Facebook's internet-beaming drone, called Aquila, came down heavily when it landed at the end of its debut test flight in Arizona last summer. Widely defined in the media as a “crash,” Facebook made little of the incident in its lengthy ...and more »

Facebook's Drone Is One Step Closer to Beaming Internet to the World - Futurism

Facebook's solar-powered Aquila drone completed its second successful flight Thursday near Yuma, Arizona. It stayed aloft for 1 hour and 46 minutes, cruising over the desert and gathering data the team will use to optimize its efficiency moving forward.and more »

Facebook drone in successful test flight - BBC News

Facebook has completed a second test of a solar-powered drone designed to bring internet access to remote parts of the world. The drone - dubbed Aquila - flew for one hour and 46 minutes in Arizona. On Aquila's maiden voyage last summer, the autopilot ...and more »

Facebook's internet-beaming drone completed its second test flight and landed 'perfectly' - Recode

Facebook's internet-beaming drone, a lightweight but wide solar-powered aircraft it's building to bring internet to rural places, completed its second test flight in the Arizona desert, the company announced Thursday. The drone flew for an hour and 46 ...and more »

Facebook's Aquila drone completed a second flight without breaking anything - The Verge

Facebook's Aquila drone completed its second flight this past May during which it flew for an hour and 46 minutes. Facebook detailed the flight in a blog post and explained the modifications it made to the drone after the failure of the initial test ...and more »

Facebook successfully lands its Aquila drone for the first time - Engadget

Facebook has been testing its solar-powered unmanned aircraft, Aquila, for the past couple of years. The internet-providing drone made its first full flight last June, though it crashed on landing after the 96-minute flight in Yuma, Arizona. The ...and more »

Facebook revs up race for global internet access with 'successful' drone test flight - GeekWire

Facebook Aquila drone. Facebook's Aquila drone takes to the air. (Facebook Engineering Photo). The drive to provide global internet access from the air is more of a horse race in the wake of Facebook's second test flight of its full-scale Aquila high ...and more »

Facebook's internet-beaming drone has completed its second test flight and didn't crash - Business Insider

Facebook has completed its second test flight for its solar-powered, internet-beaming drone called Aquila, the company announced on Thursday. The flight was conducted on May 22 in Yuma, Arizona and lasted for one hour and 46 minutes. Facebook said ...and more »

Facebook's solar drone Aquila hits 3000ft on test flight - The Times

Facebook's British-designed solar-powered drone has completed its first successful test flight. The Aquila stayed airborne for an hour and 46 minutes, cruising at 3,000ft above the Arizona desert before landing smoothly. The company's goal is to have a ...and more »