At the bottom of the Mariana trench in the Pacific ocean will set the Russian tricolor. This was told RIA Novosti the head of the design team of the advanced research Foundation Victor Litvinenko.
The flag on the biggest depth in the World ocean (10 944 meters below sea level) will be in 2019, using Autonomous apparatus “Vityaz”.
There also will lower the bottom station, which can be used to carry out mapping of the seabed, search and classification of detected objects, collecting data and samples as well as photos and video.
One of the objectives of the dive is to explore the possibilities of robotics in extreme underwater conditions.
In January 2017, it was reported about the plans of the traveler and priest Fyodor Konyukhov is the first in history to sink to the bottom of the Mariana trench, along with polar Explorer Artur Chilingarov. “There were two dives at 10 thousand 800 meters. And there still is such a crack, a narrow-narrow — 11 thousand to 25 meters. The crack and nobody sat down,” — said grooms.
It was planned that Chilingarov put at the bottom of the flag, and the grooms — the Orthodox cross.
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