Google secretly making use of Solar Drones to test 5G Internet under Project SkyBender

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Google is now working with solar powered drones to deliver 5G internet speed using millimetre-wave radio transmissions, according to a report by The Guardian. Dubbed the Project SkyBender under the lesser known Google Access team, the initiative is already being tested at Spaceport America in New Mexico, USA.

Google secretly making use of Solar Drones to test 5G Internet

For those unware the Search Engine giant already runs an ambitious project of delivering internet access to remote locations via unmanned air balloons from the stratosphere under its Project Loon. According to the report Google is making use of the 15,000 square feet hangar space of the Space terminal originally designed by English businessman Sir Richard Branson for the much-delayed Virgin Galactic spaceflight. Just to recall the Virgin Galactic is also another ambitious mission by Virgin to provide spaceflights to tourists!

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Located near a town called Truth or Consequence, the Spaceport America now has Google's dedicated flight control centre in the nearby Spaceflight Operation centre. Google is making use optionally piloted aircraft called the Centaur as well as their Solar Powered drones built under Google Titan to test the Project SkyBender system.

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