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Chandrayaan-1 off radar, but will work for 1000 days
Though India's first moon mission "Chandrayaan-1" was officially "retired" on Sunday after it lost radio contact with the deep space network at Byalalu on Saturday at 1.30 am, the lunar craft will continue to go around the moon for about 1,000 days more before it crashes on its surface.

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High radiation caused end
High levels of radiation caused a computer system crash on Chandrayaan-1, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman G Madhavan Nair disclosed on Sunday, formally announcing that Indias first lunar mission had come to an end.

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India's Chandrayaan 1 moon mission called off
Scientists have called off the Chandrayaan 1 moon mission after losing radio contact with the unmanned spacecraft on Saturday.

"We don't have contact with the spacecraft and we had to terminate the mission" - G Madhavan Nair, chief of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), in Panaji on Sunday.

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The space agency said the Isro Deep Space Network station near Bangalore lost radio contact with Chandrayaan-1 abruptly at 1.30am on Saturday after receiving routine housekeeping telemetry signals from the spacecraft until 12.25am.

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All communication links with the only Indian satellite orbiting the Moon have been lost, India's space agency says.
Radio contact with the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft was lost abruptly early on Saturday, said India's Bangalore-based Space Research Organisation (Isro).

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Chandrayaan loses contact with ISRO ground station
Indian Space scientists have lost contact with Chandrayan I, putting the entire mission into serious trouble. Detailed review of the Telemetry data received from the spacecraft is in progress and health of the spacecraft subsystems is being analysed.

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ISRO loses radio contact with Chandrayaan-1
In a major blow to India's maiden mission to the moon, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) abruptly lost contact with Chandrayaan-1 at 01.30 a.m. on Saturday. This means no command can be given to the spacecraft and no data, including images of the moon's surface, are being received from it.

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ISRO-NASA to jointly look for water on Moon
Five minutes before midnight on August 20, India's Rs 386 crore Moon mission, Chandrayaan-1 will cross an important milestone when it teams up with Nasa's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter in search of water ice, said Chandrayaan project director Mylaswamy Annadurai on Thursday.

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Chandrayaan sends photos of total solar eclipse
India's first lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 has captured the shadow of the moon on the earth's surface during the July 22 total solar eclipse, an Indian space agency official said on Tuesday.
The images were captured by the special terrain mapping camera (TMC) on board the spacecraft.

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Chandrayaan's first sensor failed much earlier
Even as the failure of Chandrayaan's 'star sensor' continues to make news, top officials at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have revealed that the April 26 snag, announced on Friday, was the second sensor failure - the first one having occurred "much earlier."

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Isro admits glitch after 8 weeks
A malfunction aboard Chandrayaan-1 has crippled an electronic eye used to maintain the spacecrafts orientation in its lunar orbit, forcing engineers to activate the only backup available.
An on-board sensor that tracked stars and helped ensure the spacecrafts antenna and its cameras pointed in the right directions began to malfunction on April 26, the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) said today.


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India Moon probe 'malfunctions'
India's first mission to the Moon has experienced a technical problem, India's space research officials say.
A sensor of the unmanned Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft has "malfunctioned" and steps have been taken to ensure it is able to continue its work, they say.
But the possibility remains that the mission may have to be cut short.

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