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(formerly Bessel A)

Lat: 24.74°N, Long: 20.99°E, Diam: 7.38 km, Depth: 1.73 km, Rükl: 24

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LOIV 085 H3


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Additional Information


  • Named for Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai (August 12, 1919 – December 31, 1971), an Indian physicist. He is considered to be the Father of the Indian space program. The establishment of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was one of his greatest achievements. He successfully convinced the government of the importance of a space programme for a developing country like India after the Russian, Sputnik launch.
  • This replacement name for a formerly lettered crater was introduced on LTO-42B4 (for which it served as the chart title). It appears in the cumulative list of approved names in IAU Transactions XVB (1973). Since it does not appear in any prior IAU Transactions, it was probably approved at the 1973 meeting. Biographical information was unofficially reported in Ashbrook, 1974. - Jim Mosher
  • Misspelled as Sarabhan on Map 1 of The Hatfield Photographic Lunar Atlas (Springer, 1999).- DannyCaes Jan 26, 2013

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