India’s prime minister has been consoling space scientists after a historic moon landing mission went awry.
Isro (Indian Space Research Organisation) said on Saturday it had lost communication with its Vikram lander just moments before touchdown on the moon’s south pole.
The complex $140 million (£114 million) mission involved carrying out a soft landing with a rover – a space exploration vehicle designed to move across the surface of the moon – to search for signs of water.
Isro said Vikram’s descent had been normal until it lost contact only 1.2 miles from the lunar surface. Read more