A mood of gloom descended over the Indian Space Research Organisation as a planned landing of 'Vikram', the lander craft part of the Chandrayaan-2 mission, did not go according to plan.
The lander, which began its planned descent to the southern pole of the moon on time, lost communications with the ground control centre just 2.1 km from the lunar surface.
However, the orbiter continues to orbit the moon and send data back to ISRO.
"When poets, writers speak of this day, they will certainly say, we have described the moon so romantically in our texts, that even Chandrayaan was influenced and ran towards the moon." -
Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister addressing ISRO scientists