Facebook has completed its second test flight for its giant, solar-powered, internet 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 the drone “landed perfectly on our prepared landing site.”
Aquila was “substantially damaged” in a crash during its first test flight over Arizona last year, according to an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Facebook plans to use the drone to beam internet access to unconnected parts of the world. With two billion users, the social network is nearing the limit of internet-connected people it can reach.
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