October 2015

4000m sea trial test for ARV and one Lander

March 2016

launch 4800-ton mother ship “Zhang Jian”

July 2016

Virgin Scientific Expedition Voyage

December 2016

1m sea trial for FOD ARV and three Landers in Mariana Trench


2200-ton “Shengkuo” had sea trial and scientific investigations in the Mariana Trench with second-generation landers


6000-meter Human Occupied Vehicle and 1-meter Automated Remotely operated Vehicle will have sea trials