Actually the company is testing its solar-powered drones at Spaceport America in New Mexico where they have a flight control office. In order to house the drones and support aircraft, Google is temporarily using 15,000 square feet of hangar space in the glamorous Gateway to Space terminal and is paying Virgin Galactic $1,000 a day for this. Solar-powered drones are made by Google Titan, a division formed when Google acquired New Mexico startup Titan Aerospace in 2014. Project SkyBender is part of the little-known Google Access team, which also includes Project Loon, a plan to deliver wireless internet using unpowered balloons floating through the stratosphere. Google has permission from the FCC to continue its tests in New Mexico until July.