At Yuma, AZ,Facebook’s dedicated private team is working on a secret project, which was
an outcome of Mark Zuckerberg’s idea of making the internet a reach out for everyone
around the globe.
Zuckerberg says,“I just felt this is such an important milestone for the company, and
for connecting the world, which I have to be there”.
As a result, Aquila is very soon into existence. Aquila is an anchor for the company’s plan
to carry internet to people on earth. No, matter where people live or what their source of
income is, Aquila is expected for a flight. Hence, the team has come out with a brilliant
idea of the drones.
The Beauty of Aquila:
Aquila has a gigantic wingspan; 141 feet. The team makes sure that it is light in weight to
allow ultra long flights. The drone is a framework of carbon fibre; the latest version
seems to weigh around 900 pounds, which is comparatively half the weight of the smart
Designed to run under the control of remote access. It is attached to the dolly with four
straps, on reaching specific height the pyrotechnic cable cutters cuts the straps. Aquila
has climbed altitudes of 2,150 feet and stabilised. The primary motive is to sustain on the
air for a long time.
Why did Facebook Choose a Flight?
In 2014, Zuckerberg analysed “various methods of internet delivery.” in which he
found, drones could serve large attendance of people living in metropolitan cities. The
signals are stronger when compared to signals from natural satellites, as these drones
fly closer to the ground. And they make sure that they fly above the fixed airspace,
allowing to deploy much better.
With all of these Facebook has come up with huge ideas in a motive to create a license
and not a cellular network. Ensuring that this fleet could support internet access for
hospitals and nonprofit centres. But, there is still a question about the idea to be
implemented in India, as the Indian regularities has banned free basics. Connectivity is
an important tool for people to get passage to opportunities, There would be a huge
welcome for the idea. Let’s see how Aquila get’s into existence.
Source: The Verge.