Chandrayaan-1 Satellite Abandoned
India’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.