Chandrayaan-1 Satellite Abandoned

moonIndia’s space agency lost communications with its Chandrayaan-1 satellite on Saturday and decided on Monday to abandon it as lost.  Chandrayaan-1 was India’s only satellite orbiting the moon.  The satellite had been orbit nearly a year.  Its mission was to compile 3-D maps of the moon’s surface and to study the chemical composition of the moon, looking for traces of water ice.  While the original mission was to last 2 years, officials said that 95% of the mission had already been completed.  For more information, see CNN.

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