Russian submersible plunged to the bottom of the Mariana trench in the fall of 2019

© Photo : University of New Hampshire Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic CenterТрехмерная model of formation of ridges on the bottom of the Mariana trench. Archive photoRussian submersible plunged to the bottom of the Mariana trench in the fall of 2019© Photo : University of New Hampshire Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center

Russian deep-diving vehicle will make a dive to the bottom of the Mariana trench in the fall of 2019, said in an interview with RIA Novosti the head of the design team of the advanced research Foundation Victor Litvinenko.

«First we will start practicing on the Black sea next spring. By the summer and fall will go on testing in the Pacific, with work in the Mariana trench in the autumn of 2019. While nothing portends any change,» he said.

The contractor on the instructions of the Fund is the Central design Bureau for marine engineering «Rubin». «It has serious skills and knowledge in the field of creation of unmanned underwater vehicles», — said Litvinenko.

According to him, the «hardware» the device will be ready in January-February of 2019.

 

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