Facebook announced on Wednesday (2018.06.27) that it is ending its Aquila drone program after four years of development. Aquila was a high-altitude platform station (HAPS) system designed to deliver internet in remote locations.
The solar-powered Aquila was designed to fly between 60,000 and 90,000 feet and to stay aloft for up to 90 days at a time, while providing broadband coverage to a 60-mile-wide area on the ground. The drone flew twice in 2016-2017.
Do any organizations or governments have or plan to provide Internet service via a drone or other aircraft?