Titan has no GPS system. Titan is 6.7 meters long, 2.8 meters wide, and 2.5 meters high. This submarine was capable of diving to a depth of 4000 meters under the sea.
1912!! At midnight on April 14 of that year, the Titanic, one of the most luxurious passenger ships of its time, collided with a rock-icebergs and sank in the North Atlantic. About 1500 people died. 111 years have passed since then. Since Monday, a dark cloud of fear has gathered in the Atlantic aboard the Titanic.
The wreck of the Titanic is still lying 4,500 meters below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. A tour company takes tourists on a submarine ride to see the wreck of the Titanic at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. But the Titan submarine has also been missing since Sunday. However, it is still unknown how many tourists are on Titan. On Sunday, the Titanic sailed from St. John’s, Newfoundland, about 600 km from the wreck.
According to the travel agency, there is enough oxygen in the car to carry five passengers for four days. The travel agency said in a statement that all arrangements were being made to return passengers safely. The US Coast Guard searched for the submarine. The mission where Titan disappeared was the submarine’s third mission.
The Titan submersible is owned by a travel company called Oceangate Expeditions. This 22-foot submarine is made of carbon fiber. Titan is 6.7 meters long, 2.8 meters wide, and 2.5 meters high. This submarine is capable of going down to a depth of 4000 meters under the sea. Titan weighs 10,432 kg and can travel at a maximum speed of three knots. Titan has 1002 electric propulsion engines inside. There are also fine-tuned marine cameras, 40,000 illuminators, and robotic laser scanners. Since the interior of the ship is small, the engine and electrical components are mostly on the outside. There are toilets inside the submarine. Titan is controlled on water using a powerful PlayStation controller. Although submarines do not have GPS.
According to various reports, Titan communicates with the tracking team through messages that can be exchanged through an “Ultra-Short Baseline (USBL)” system. Using cameras mounted on submarines, the ship’s movements are tracked at sea, Titan has only one button (switch). Everything else is controlled by the touch screen and the computer. This submarine can stay underwater for up to 10 days with passengers. However, this is not currently possible for Titan, as it has less than three days of oxygen reserves. According to media reports, the trip to see the Titanic took a total of eight days. The fare per tourist is more than two cores in Indian currency!
Among the missing passengers was British billionaire businessman Hamish Harding, age 59. Last Sunday, he announced on social media that he was going to see the wreck of the Titanic. The Titan submarine is made of carbon fiber and metal titanium. Engineers from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, a US space research agency, jointly developed the submarine with engineers from Oceangate.
In an interview, Oceangate Expeditions CEO Stockton Rush said the Titan is capable of carrying up to five passengers. The ship is capable of going to depths similar to the wreck of the Titanic.
Stockton founded Oceangate in 2009. Stockton is the youngest jet pilot in the world. He became a jet pilot at the age of 19. In 1989, Stockton built an experimental aircraft called the Glacier-3 on a private initiative.