Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Planitia, planitiae: Lunokhod Planitia on Pluto

Lunokhod Planitia

Feature Name Lunokhod Planitia
Clean Name Lunokhod Planitia
Feature ID 15967
Target Pluto
Feature Type Planitia, planitiae
Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Control Network Pluto
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Continent Europe
Ethnic/Cultural
Group or Country
Soviet
Quad -
Reference [606] - A Dictionary of the Space Age, by Paul Dickson. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2009.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Feb 03, 2021
Origin Two Soviet Union planetary rovers that were sent to the surface of the Moon (1970, 1973). Lunokhod 1 was the first remote-controlled, wheeled robot to land on and rove on an extraterrestrial body.
Last Updated Feb 03, 2021 10:41 PM