India’s historic mission to the moon certainly is one for the books, however, they’ve now bumped into some serious obstacles. According to reports, the country’s space organization has lost all communication with the Vikeam lander currently on the moon’s South Pole.
While not entirely certain it is understood that the temperature on the South Pole may have been the reason for the communication loss according to the organization. On the South Pole, temperatures can go as much as 400 degrees Fahrenheit below zero.
New Scientist reports that the Comms failure came after the device’s two week sleeping period. Efforts to bring it back to life have so far but unsuccessful but will continue.