Indian Moon Orbiter Loses Contact

India’s national space agency said that communications with its first unstaffed spacecraft to orbit the moon were lost on Saturday and that its scientists were no longer controlling the orbiter.
Radio contact with the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft was abruptly lost at 1:30 a.m. local time on Saturday, said S. Satish, a spokesman for the Indian Space Research Organization. The agency’s monitoring unit near the southern city of Bangalore was no longer receiving data from the spacecraft, he said.

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