Facebook Aquila. Specifications. A photo.
Facebook Aquila. Specifications. A photo.

Facebook Aquila. Specifications. A photo.


Facebook Aquila - US civilian unmanned aerial vehicle developed by the American company «Facebook».

Development and design of unmanned aircraft Facebook Aquila model is implemented by means of «Facebook», in accordance with a specially prepares a draft for access to the Internet. According to the official reports of the leadership «Facebook» company, the device will have greater autonomy, and for a very long period of time will be able to carry out the provision of Internet access to almost every area of ​​our planet.

According to its dimensions, the drone Facebook Aquila very similar to modern passenger liners, however, due to lighter and more aerodynamic design, the device has the ability to be in flight, a very long period of time, in particular before 96 hours

Drone Facebook Aquila model has a very large size, however, this is due to the need, as in fact, the aircraft should hover at high altitude, only occasionally picking it to maintain its autonomy. Currently, there is only the creation of a number of large-scale prototypes of this aircraft means, while the UAV itself can be presented to the public to 2020 year.

US drone aircraft to be equipped with small, low-power electric motors, the main function of which is the lifting device to a height of 25-30 kilometers, followed by periodic switching on and off, and, it is expected that the device will be equipped with solar panels, which in turn will provide the drone large amounts of energy.


Specifications Facebook Aquila.


  • Length: 25 m .;
  • Wingspan: 34 m .;
  • Height: Unknown;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: unknown;
  • Cruising flight speed: 40 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 120 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 500 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 30000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: Electric;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.



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