India to send three person to 6,000 metre below sea level under Samudrayaan Mission
India will send three men six thousand metres below sea level to search for mineral resources under the Samudrayaan mission.
An overview of the news
Earth Sciences Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said, a vehicle named MATSYA 6000 will carry three people and this mission is expected to be realized in the next three years.
The vehicle is being designed and developed by the National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai.
It can bear 12 hours under normal operation and 96 hours under emergency for human safety.
PM Narendra Modi mentioned the Deep Ocean Mission in his Independence Day address for two consecutive years in 2021 and 2022.
About Samudrayaan Mission
It is a part of the Deep Ocean Mission.
It was announced by the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) with ISRO's Gaganyaan mission.
It aims to develop a self-propelled manned submersible to carry 3 humans to a depth of 6000 meters in the ocean with scientific sensors and equipment for deep sea exploration.
Under this mission, a manned submersible vehicle named MATSYA 6000 will be sent for deep underwater studies.
What is the Deep Ocean Mission?
It was approved by the Ministry of Earth Sciences in June 2021.
It aims to explore deep sea marine resources, develop deep sea technology for sustainable utilization of ocean resources and support the blue economy initiatives of the Government of India.
The cost of the mission is about Rs 4,077 crore over a period of five years and will be implemented in phases.
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