Solar Plane Google crashed in New Mexico




A solar airplane that Google is experimenting with the beginning of this month, crashed in the US state of New Mexico. The US authorities are investigating the crash, but there are no injuries or deaths. Google posted making progress with his balloon project.

It is the Solara 50, an unmanned aircraft developed by Titan Aerospace. This company came after an acquisition in the hands of Google. On May 1, the drone was tested at a remote airfield in New Mexico, but shortly after takeoff, something went wrong. Google spokeswoman Courtney Hohne confirmed across Bloomberg that something went wrong. However, the company claims to remain optimistic about the deployment of solar aircraft. There is an investigation into the crash by the US National Transportation Safety Board. On the cause is still not known.

Google wants to go with solar aircraft offer internet in remote areas. Currently used the above balloons floating high in the sky, called Project Loon. This gives Google more success recently, the company uses an enhanced launcher which should facilitate the plates of the balloons. The balloons can now make contact with each other, so they do not all have more in contact with a ground station. Therefore, the coverage can be extended.

The Solara 50 of Google’s daughter has wings that are inlaid with solar panels. Because there are batteries on board the drone can also at night to keep in the air. According to the makers can for five years nonstop flown. Other companies are working on Internet services drone. A major competitor is Facebook, which reportedly also interested had in acquiring Titan Aerospace but has since bought another company.



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