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Facebook successfully lands composites drone
Tuesday, 11 July 2017

ARIZONA - Social media giant, Facebook has successfully flown and landed an unmanned, solar powered plane made of carbon fibre composites. The drone aims to extend mobile broadband networks across the world, reaching the 1.6 billion people that Facebook say has no regional internet connection. The drone, Aquila, has a larger wingspan than a Boeing 737, but must weigh as little as possible, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.