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

Vega Terra

Feature Name Vega Terra
Clean Name Vega Terra
Feature ID 15841
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 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).
Last Updated May 31, 2019 4:37 PM