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HAPSMobile joins Facebook to accelerate adoption of HAPS

Tuesday 13 August 2019 | 13:15 CET | News
HAPSMobile announced that it joined Facebook's High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) flight demonstration on 08 August in South Africa in a collaboration by the two companies to accelerate the development and adoption of HAPS communication. A small general aviation aircraft flying at an altitude of 4km was equipped with Facebook's advanced communication system. 

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Facebook / ITU
Countries: South Africa
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