Bondarenko (crater)

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Bondarenko (crater)
Coordinates 17°48′S 136°18′E / 17.8°S 136.3°E / -17.8; 136.3Coordinates: 17°48′S 136°18′E / 17.8°S 136.3°E / -17.8; 136.3
Diameter 30 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 224° at sunrise
Eponym Valentin Bondarenko

Bondarenko is a lunar crater on the far side of the Moon. It is located to the northeast of the large, dark-floored crater Tsiolkovskiy, and south of the crater Chauvenet. Just to the northeast of Bondarenko is Patsaev G, a comparably sized satellite of Patsaev to the west. This is a moderately worn crater formation with a slightly irregular floor. There are a few small craterlets along the inner wall and the interior.

It is named for Valentin Bondarenko (1937–1961), an early Soviet cosmonaut killed in a training simulator accident.

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