India’s ambition to send men to the deep sea in a submersible vehicle appears to be one step closer to fruition with ISRO successfully developing a design for its crew module, a sphere shaped capsule.
“The design for the manned submersible’s sphere has been successfully developed by ISRO. Now it has to be certified and then we will go ahead with the fabrication,” Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Madhavan Nair Rajeevan said.
Interacting with journalists on the sidelines of the silver jubilee celebrations of the National Institute of Ocean Technology here, the top official said that designing the sphere (intended to be built using titanium) involved complex technology.
“ISRO has developed the design and it will be sent to an international agency for certification,” he said, adding that the Indian space agency has taken up both designing as well as fabrication -at a later stage- of the sphere.Read More…