Solar drone could act as satellite

Titan Aerospace introduces solar droneSolar-powered drones might have the ability to replace certain types of satellites.

Titan Aerospace presented its Solara 50 and Solara 60 prototypes at the Association of Unmanned Systems International conference in Washington, D.C. earlier this month and offered up an interesting new use for drones.

Rather than the spying or killing contraptions exclusively useful to military and intelligence operations that drones have been portrayed to be, Titan argues they could have a solid commercial application that has the potential to improve telecommunications.

“What we’re focusing on from the capability perspective is cell tower in the sky scenario where you can put a 4G repeater in there and it replaces literally 100 cell towers,” Maximus Yaney, chief technical officer for Titan, told CBS News.

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