Korolev (Martian crater)

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Korolev Crater
Mare Boreum Map.JPG
Map of Mare Boreum quadrangle with large craters indicated.
Planet Mars
Coordinates 73°00′N 195°30′W / 73°N 195.5°W / 73; -195.5Coordinates: 73°00′N 195°30′W / 73°N 195.5°W / 73; -195.5
Eponym Sergey Pavlovich Korolev (1906-1966), the head Soviet rocket engineer and designer during the Space Race in the 1950s and 1960s

Korolev is a crater in the Mare Boreum quadrangle of Mars, located at 73° north latitude and 195.5° west longitude. It is 84.2 kilometers in diameter and was named after Sergey Pavlovich Korolev (1906–1966), the head Soviet rocket engineer and designer during the Space Race in the 1950s and 1960s.[1]

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  1. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Korolev". usgs.gov. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 4 March 2015.