Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Terra, terrae: Venera Terra on Pluto

Venera Terra

Feature Name Venera Terra
Clean Name Venera Terra
Feature ID 15840
Target Pluto
Feature Type Terra, terrae
Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Control Network Pluto
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Continent Europe
Ethnic/Cultural
Group or Country
Soviet
Quad -
Reference [528] - Russian Planetary Exploration: History, Development, Legacy, and Prospects, by Brian Harvey: Springer, 2007.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date May 30, 2019
Origin Series of the Soviet Union’s 16 spacecraft sent to Venus in 1961–1983. The missions accomplished a number of firsts, including the first human made device to enter the atmosphere of another planet (Venera 3, 1966), to measure in situ atmosphere composition of another planet (Venera 4, 1967), to make a soft landing on another planet (Venera 7, 1970), and to return images from another planetary surface (Venera 9, 1975).
Last Updated May 31, 2019 4:32 PM