It seems, Google has decided to come to grips with drones. The company asked the Federal Communications Commission (USA) permission to test drones to deliver the Internet to the far corners of the planet. It all started with the recent purchase of a startup Titan Aerospace.

Google recently bought Titan Aerospace, a specialist in the field of electric unmanned aerial systems, solar-powered and designed for long-term high-altitude flight. These systems may eventually be used to provide Internet connectivity in remote areas or as a means of environmental control in the field of oil spill or deforestation. To demonstrate and test the system in a carefully controlled environment requires a special permit, – the report says Google, addressed to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The company also asked the regulator did not disclose all the details of the tests.

Google bought Titan Aerospace to implement technology companies in the project Project Loon, which is a private initiative by sending Google the internet on the balloons in the corners of the planet with limited connectivity. Google also plans to provide those in need access to the Internet with the help of low-orbit satellites . Titan Aerospace UAV feature solar panels is that they can stay in the air up to five years.

As the resource Ars Technica, Google plans to obtain permission to conduct trials of their drones for the period up to 180 days, starting from 6 October 2014. As a test site was selected range in the state of New Mexico.

Recently, Google has paid more attention to the drones. According to some reports, the company is also developing a delivery system for small loads using drones.


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