[ad_1] Samundrayaan: After sun and moon, India to now measure depth of ocean
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Samundrayaan: After sun and moon, India to now measure depth of ocean

Sep 11, 2023

​Samudrayaan Mission​

After a successful mission to the moon and sun, India is ready to explore ocean depths. The Matsya 6000 submersible is being developed by the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) in Chennai.

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Matsya 6000

The manned submersible will allow scientific personnel to observe and understand unexplored deep sea areas by direct interventions.

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Project aims

It aims to develop a self-propelled manned submersible to carry three human beings to a water depth of 6000 meters in the ocean.​

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Deep Ocean mission

As per the TOI report, the vehicle is developed as part Samudrayaan project under the Rs 4,077 crore deep ocean mission.

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​Submersible built

The titanium alloy weighs 25 tonnes. (length 9m, height 4.5m, and width 4m) The submersible sphere has a 2.1m diameter.

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It has an endurance of 12 hours of operational period and 96 hours in case of emergency.

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First trials

The project timeline was five years. The first unmanned and manned sea trials at 500m depth will take place at the beginning of 2024.

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​Other countries​

Russia, China, Japan, France, and the US also have indigenous manned submersibles.

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