Facebook plans to test one of their drones in the States next year and hopefully in another 21 countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Obtaining permission to enter the airspace of all those countries will surely take time. Perhaps they should build a stealth version, which would negate the need to go through all that bureaucracy! Asking for forgiveness instead of permission is the hacker way, after all. "Move fast and break things", as the saying goes. ;)
N.B. Facebook recently acquired Ascenta, a UK-based solar-powered drone company for $20m (£12m), and Titan Aerospace, creator of The Solara 50 (below), an unmanned solar-powered UAV with expansive satellite capabilities, was recently acquired by Google.
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