Tetra Aviation successfully completes testing of the Mk-5, an eVTOL consisting of 33 propellers

The model took off in front of Federal Aviation Administration officials to obtain flight authorization certificates. According to Evtol.com, testing of the SN3 version is expected to take place soon in the skies of Japan. Weighing just over 567 kg, the Mk-5 looks more like a cross between an airplane and a helicopter than an eVTOL itself speaking. With a total of 33 propellers distributed in the biplane structure, only one of them at the rear is responsible for thrust on the horizontal axis. The other 32, divided into 8 rotor shafts, support the aircraft vertically.

Nokia joins Japanese 6G research and creation consortium

The Beyond 5G Promotion Consortium is formed by Japanese operators Nippon Telegraph & Telephone, NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, SoftBank and Rakuten Mobile, as well as the University of Tokyo, Japan. The consortium will now now count on the collaboration of the 6G Flagship group, led by the University of Oulu in Finland. Still, companies like Intel and Cisco Systems are in negotiations over possible collaborations.