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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Lunokhod Planitia
Clean Name Lunokhod Planitia
Feature ID 15967
Target Pluto
Feature Type Planitia, planitiae


Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 43.99 °
Southmost Latitude 17.50 °
Eastmost Longitude 119.58 °
Westmost Longitude 99.56 °
Diameter 557.00 km
Center Latitude 30.75 °
Center Longitude 109.57 °
Quad -

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Feb 03, 2021
Continent Europe
Culture Soviet
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.
Reference [606] - A Dictionary of the Space Age, by Paul Dickson. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2009.
Updated Feb 03, 2021 10:41 PM

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