NASA has confirmed this week, a monthlong blackout of it’s Deep Impact satellite, which scientists are blaming on a glitch.
According to reports the last communication was on August 8th and by August 30th, they finally determined what they believe is the cause and are trying to figure out how to reestablish communications.
Ground controllers have been trying to put Deep Impact in hibernate mode, but their attempts have thus far proven unsuccessful. They will continue to send commands to the spacecraft in an attempt to revive it, but the situation is looking ever more dire.
NASA was expecting Deep Impact to provide them with further images and data of comet ISON, captured during August, but are unsure if they will be able to salvage the mission or the data.
The video below discusses these latest developments.