Radio contact with Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft was abruptly lost at 1.30 am IST on Saturday, the Indian Space Research Organisation has announced. The Deep Space Network at Byalalu near Bangalore received the data from Chandrayaan-1 during the previous orbit till 12. 25 am IST, an ISRO release said.
According to the release detailed review of the telemetry data received from the spacecraft is in progress and health of the spacecraft subsystems is being analysed.
Chandrayaan-1 was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre Sriharikota on October 22, 2008. The spacecraft has completed 312 days in orbit making more than 3,400 orbits around the Moon and providing a large volume of data from sophisticated sensors like Terrain Mapping Camera, Hyper-spectral Imager, Moon Mineralogy Mapper etc., meeting most of the scientific objectives of the mission.