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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Venera Terra
Clean Name Venera Terra
Feature ID 15840
Target Pluto
Feature Type Terra, terrae


Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 74.90 °
Southmost Latitude 38.87 °
Eastmost Longitude 135.36 °
Westmost Longitude 99.88 °
Diameter 742.00 km
Center Latitude 56.89 °
Center Longitude 117.62 °
Quad -

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date May 30, 2019
Continent Europe
Culture Soviet
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).
Reference [528] - Russian Planetary Exploration: History, Development, Legacy, and Prospects, by Brian Harvey: Springer, 2007.
Updated May 31, 2019 4:32 PM

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