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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Vega Terra
Clean Name Vega Terra
Feature ID 15841
Target Pluto
Feature Type Terra, terrae


Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 57.44 °
Southmost Latitude 10.47 °
Eastmost Longitude 128.08 °
Westmost Longitude 42.90 °
Diameter 1614.00 km
Center Latitude 33.96 °
Center Longitude 85.49 °
Quad -

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date May 30, 2019
Continent Europe
Culture Soviet
Origin A pair of the Soviet Union’s Vega 1 and Vega 2 spacecraft launched in 1984 that were the first ones to fly balloons on another planet (Venus, 1985) and then the first ones to image the nucleus of a comet (1P/Halley, 1986).
Reference [528] - Russian Planetary Exploration: History, Development, Legacy, and Prospects, by Brian Harvey: Springer, 2007.
Updated May 31, 2019 4:37 PM

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