Facebook drone takes to the air
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Facebook's Aquila drone takes to the air

Facebook has revealed that one of its solar-powered Aquila drones has completed a first test flight.

The trial, which took place above the US, is intended to ultimately lead to the creation of a fleet of internet-beaming aircraft that will make it possible for more people to get online.

The social network invited the BBC's technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones into its drone factory in Somerset, England to mark the occasion.

  • 21 Jul 2016
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