Discovery 1000

General Specifications: Discovery 1000 (4-passenger)


ABS+A1 Manned Submersible

Operating Depth

305 meters (1000')


2-, 4- or 6-passenger versions


8.4 meters


1.60 meters

Pressure Hull Diameter

1.50 meters

Height Overall

2.20 meters


1.35 meters

Weight in Air

7.0 tons (4-passenger version)

Bow Viewport Diameter

1.38 meters

Dynamic Characteristics

Maximum Surface Speed

6.0 knots

Cruising Surface Speed

5.0 knots

Max. Submerged Speed

5.5 knots


Main Electric Motors

15 kW

Vertical Thrusters

2 x 2.5 kW

Lateral Thrusters

2 x 2.5 kW


Submerged Endurance

28 hours @ 2.0 knots

Submerged Range

56 nautical miles @ 2.0 knots

Ballast and Trim Systems

Main Ballast Capacity

2,000 KG

Variable Ballast

270 KG


500 KG

Gas Supply

Main Oxygen

104 liters @ 245 bar

Main Air

104 liters @ 245 bar

Life Support

Mission Life Support

24 hours for 4 passengers

Emergency Life Support

72 hours for 4 passengers

Carbon Dioxide Absorbent

M.P. Sofnolime

Air Conditioning

9,000 BTU

Navigation and Communications

Compass Main

Magnetic Fluxgate

Speed Log


Depth Gauge

400 meter, analog and digital

Active Sonar

Color Imaging

Surface Communications

Marine VHF

Subsurface UWT

10 and 27 KHZ

Additional Instrumentation

Custom Control LCDs

Ballast Indicators

Thruster Control Panel

Hydraulic Panel

F-16 Style Joystick

Hydraulic Pressure

RPM Gauge

Depth Sounder CRT

Rudder Indicator

Video Camera System

Life Support Panel

Video Monitors

Oxygen Gauges

Electrical Panel

Oxygen Analyzer

Volt and Amp Meters

Carbon Dioxide Monitor

IR andCircuit Protection

Alarm Panel

Lighting Panel

Interlock Indicators


Flammable Gas Monitor


Fire Suppression System


Ballast Panel


Air Pressure Gauges

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