Facebook unveils plane march to provide Internet to remote regions of the world




Facebook company announced Thursday that it has completed construction of the first plane march “unmanned” them, characterized by two wings Kjnahi “Boeing 737” aircraft, and will provide access to the Internet is very remote parts of the world.

The company said it plans to test the aircraft, which weighs 400 kilograms, in the United States later this year.

Yael Maguire, communication engineering manager at Facebook explained that the plane will fly at an altitude of 20 to 30 kilometers, on the heights above the commercial aircraft paths, so as not to be affected due to bad weather.

Said Jay Parikh, vice president of engineering, “Our mission is to connect everyone in the world.” “This will be a great opportunity for us to stimulate the industry to move more rapidly toward this technology.”

Maguire said the plane march, which built took 14 months, and the width of the wingspan of 42 meters, able to fly in the air for 90 days on an ongoing basis. He added that he will depend on helium balloons connecting plane to raise it high in the air.

He said Barrick because the aircraft must constantly moving to stay high, the aircraft will take place in the march three-kilometer radius of the circle. During the day, the plane will fly at an altitude of 30 kilometers, and at night will drop to a height of 20 meters to conserve energy.

Facebook executives have said that the aircraft march part of a program called “L’Aquila” Aquila, about 10% of the world’s population who do not have access to the Internet router.

The Facebook was launched in Internet.org initiative before, which is to provide access to the Internet for two-thirds of the world where there is no initiative reliable Web connected to the network.

Barrick explained that Facebook does not have any plans to sell the new march aircraft, The end of which is limited to use to expand the field of access to the Internet around the world.


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