MORIARTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Google may be pulling out of Moriarty.
Google’s Titan Aerospace makes solar-powered drones that replace communications satellites by flying near-orbit for up to five years. Google built a $15 million structure at the Moriarty Municipal Airport this year.
New Mexico also provided a million dollar economic grant to fix up the airport.
But now, the mayor of Moriarty said Google is moving the project to the bay area. What is unclear is if Google is completely pulling out of Moriarty. The mayor says he has a meeting with executives on Thursday and will know more then.
Earlier this year, one of the drones crashed near Moriarty, prompting the NTSB to conduct an investigation