Congratulations Somerset – Facebook Aquila flies

I'm from Somerset so indulge me a little! Who would have thought smelly town could have produced this! (Yes its a local reference) Facebooks solar...

Airbus Defence and Space Enters Solar Cell Production Contract with MicroLink Devices

MicroLink Devices is proud to announce that Airbus Defence and Space has issued a production contract for MicroLink's epitaxial liftoff (ELO)-based multijunction solar sheets...

United Kingdom Ministry of Defence places order for two solar-powered Airbus Zephyr 8s

Contract is first for pioneering high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) craft  World-record holding design made even lighter and more efficient Airbus Defence and Space has won an...

Solar Impulse may turn into stratospheric drone

From the no surprise here dept, flying over our show site as well!! (ed) By Simon Bradley What next for Solar Impulse if the plane completes...

Facebook Aquila 1A – N565AQ

It looks like we have a name now for the larger version of Facebook's Aquila UAS, the Aquila 1A. Below is an extract from...

Facebook’s Internet Drone Team Is Collaborating with Google’s Stratospheric Balloons Project

By Tom Simonite Facebook and Google compete intensely for your time online and for the ad dollars of corporations. But now the two companies are...

Alliance H-2 UAV Prototype – Initial Flight Tests In SE Asia

Alliance Lp Drones Ltd., has recently completed initial flight tests of H-2 UAV, a prototype of the solar-powered stratospheric unmanned aircraft currently under development...

Solar-Powered UAV Succeeds in Flying 14 Km above Sea Level

Cho Jin-young A locally-developed high-altitude solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has successfully flown in the stratosphere. As a result, the development of a solar-powered UAV...

Why you won’t see any New Mexico-style clawback in Arizona

Eric Jay Toll Economic development officials in New Mexico are scrambling to claw back more than $1 million in economic incentives from Google paid from its closing...
Titan

Google’s Titan to repay New Mexico $1 million for Moriarty closure

Is the sun rising or setting for Titan? The Albuquerque Journal reports that Google backed Titan are to pull out of their New Mexico base....