Solar-powered drone to provide wireless internet completes test flight: Report

Tech News - The company Quarkson plans to use the SkyOrbiter drones that will stay airborne for weeks, months or even years at a time and will fly at altitudes of up to 22,000 metres.
  
The test flight took place on April 2 at an undisclosed location, 'Gizmag' reported.
  
The drone was equipped with Wi-Fi-transmitting equipment that can provide internet access to local users on the ground via a patch antenna that receives the signal.
  
The drone tested was a small version of those planned for eventual use with a wingspan of 5 metres.
  
It was flown within line of sight up to an altitude of 100 metres and successfully relayed a Wi-Fi signal to the ground.
  
One of Quarkson's larger SkyOrbiter LA25 drones with a wingspan of 22 metres has reportedly already been built but could not be tested yet.

 
 
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