Project Titan Drones, the program of drones that Google planned to transmit the internet to Earth using solar-powered aircraft, is officially canceled.
Acquired by Google in 2014, the company Titan Aerospace was negotiated by Facebook for 60 million dollars. The amount paid by Google was not disclosed at the time.
With the project closing, more than 50 engineers were asked to look for new jobs or accept new positions in laboratory X, Loon Project or Wing Project.
In addition to allowing connection to the internet in remote locations, drones were able to collect high-resolution images of the earth and could be equipped with other atmospheric sensors.
Project Titan was closely involved with Project Loon, a large high-altitude balloon that sends signals from the Internet to regions of the world that are not online.