Samudrayaan submarine test successfully completed. GA Ramdas, director of the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) and two senior scientists spent an hour and a half in a test vehicle at a depth of seven meters in the water.
ISRO is building a special spacecraft, the Matsya 6000, for the mission. Materials and Mechanical Entity of VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram is responsible for the construction. Made of titanium alloy.
The construction is spherical as it has to withstand great pressure. But the exploration project is being run by the National Institute of Ocean Technology itself.
The first phase of the project is currently in progress. As part of this, the goal is to send a team of three to the seabed. The mission aims to complete the 72-hour mission at a depth of 6 km above sea level.