Google’s Titan Aerospace may leave Moriarty

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 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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