Facebook has announced that it is building drones, satellites and lasers in Facebook’s Connectivity Lab to make the Internet accessible to far-away places.
Mark Zuckerberg had previously announced the making of its Aquila drones back in 2014 on his Facebook timeline. He had explained that the team consisted of experts in the domains of aerospace and communications technology.
What is known as of now is that the drone in question hovers at around 60 000 feet – which is the smallest possible for unregulated airspace – and delivers Internet services for months. The wingspan of the drones corresponds to that of a 737. The altitude of 60 000 feet also provides stable weather conditions and reasonable wind speeds.
Find a white paper explaining how Internet will be provided to the remote areas with unmanned drones here.