India Ends Lunar Mission After Losing Probe Signal

By Shankar and Ed Johnson (Bloomberg) — India’s space agency ended an $82 million mission to map the surface of the moon after failing to restore contact with its unmanned Chandrayaan I craft.

Contact was lost with the probe two days ago and scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation were unable to restore communications, said S.K. Shivkumar, the director of the ISRO’s Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network. The craft began orbiting the moon last November.

via India Ends Lunar Mission After Losing Probe Signal (Update2) – Bloomberg.com.

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