Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
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15677 Hayabusa Terra Hayabusa Terra Pluto 1115 46.07 229.88 62.39 28.34 264.84 196.93 +E (0-360) AS - Japan Terra, terrae TA - Approved Aug 8, 2017 [59] Japanese Hayabusa (literally Peregrine Falcon) spacecraft that performed the first asteroid sample return (2003–2010). Sep 15, 2017
15841 Vega Terra Vega Terra Pluto 1614 33.96 85.49 57.44 10.47 128.08 42.9 +E (0-360) EU - Soviet Terra, terrae TA - Approved May 30, 2019 [528] 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). May 31, 2019
15840 Venera Terra Venera Terra Pluto 742 56.89 117.62 74.9 38.87 135.36 99.88 +E (0-360) EU - Soviet Terra, terrae TA - Approved May 30, 2019 [528] 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). May 31, 2019
15678 Voyager Terra Voyager Terra Pluto 843 60.08 153.52 77.01 36.67 176.54 129.36 +E (0-360) NA - United States Terra, terrae TA - Approved Aug 8, 2017 [59] A pair of US-launched Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft that performed the “grand tour” of all four giant planets (1977-1989). Sep 15, 2017

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