KAIKO 7000II

Alexander Smith

In 1993, a company known as JAMSTEC created KAIKO, which ended up becoming the KAIKO 7000, then modified to be the KAIKO 7000II. The KAIKO 7000II is a Remote operated machine that capable of submerging 7000m, while the launcher can submerge 11000m. It has cameras all over it and a light so it is capable of seeing underwater and assisting in mapping the ocean. The launcher can hold 3 people while the Vehicle holds no people.  What is unique about this machine is its ability to escape against rapid burial. Japan currently owns and controls this machine. It was created to survey deep ocean areas that are impossible to survey with manned submersibles. And to survey deep ocean areas that are dangerous due to complicated topography. The launcher is 5.2m in length while the vehicle is 3m in length. Discovered parts of Japanese rocket, H-2 No.8, for it sunk to the sea floor near the Ogasawara Islands due to its launching failure during the participation of search operation.

KAIKO 7000II