(Refiles to correct day in first paragraph to Saturday)
By Chris Thomas
BENGALURU, Sept 7 (Reuters) - The Indian space agency lost communication with its Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission on Saturday, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation said, in a setback to the nation’s ambitious plan to land an unmanned probe near the south pole of the moon.
“Data is being analysed,” Chairman K Sivan told a room full of distraught scientists at the agency’s tracking centre in Bengaluru.
Reporting by Chris Thomas and Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani and Sandra Maler