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Meanings of minor planet names: 128001–129000

As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center (MPC), and the discoverers can then submit names for them, following the IAU's naming conventions. The list below concerns those minor planets in the specified number-range that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names.

Official naming citations of newly named small Solar System bodies are published in MPC's Minor Planet Circulars several times a year.[1] Recent citations can also be found on the JPL Small-Body Database (SBDB).[2] Until his death in 2016, German astronomer Lutz D. Schmadel compiled these citations into the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (DMP) and regularly updated the collection.[3][4] Based on Paul Herget's The Names of the Minor Planets,[5] Schmadel also researched the unclear origin of numerous asteroids, most of which had been named prior to World War II.  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "SBDB". New namings may only be added after official publication as the preannouncement of names is condemned by the Committee on Small Body Nomenclature.[6]

128001–128100

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
128022 Peterantreasian 2003 JV17 Peter Antreasian (born 1961) is the Navigation Team Chief at KinetX, Inc. for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. He is responsible for leading the navigation team, and for defining the technical approach and results for navigation team products and deliveries. JPL · 128022
128036 Rafaelnadal 2003 KM18 Rafael Nadal (born 1986), Spanish tennis player JPL · 128036
128054 Eranyavneh 2003 MR9 Eran Yavneh (1971–1999), Israeli student, dead of cancer at age 27 (and probably a friend of the discoverer) JPL · 128054
128062 Szrogh 2003 NW5 György Szrogh (1915–1999), Hungarian architect and professor of the Hungarian University of Arts and Design JPL · 128062
128065 Bartbenjamin 2003 OK Bart Benjamin (born 1958), American curator at the Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences in Peoria, later director of the Cernan Earth and Space Center at Triton College in west suburban Chicago, and member of the Peoria Astronomical Society, Illinois JPL · 128065

128101–128200

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128166 Carora 2003 QQ105 The town of Carora in Venezuela JPL · 128166
128177 Griffioen 2003 RA11 Roger Griffioen (born 1934), American former dean and physics department chair of Calvin College Src JPL · 128177

128201–128300

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128297 Ashlevi 2003 XD11 Ashlie Philpott (born 1998) and Levi Lemley (born 2000), grandchildren of American astronomer James Whitney Young who discovered this minor planet JPL · 128297

128301–128400

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128314 Coraliejackman 2004 CB109 Coralie Jackman (born 1989), the lead optical navigation engineer at KinetX, Inc. for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. JPL · 128314
128315 Dereknelson 2004 DK22 Derek Nelson (born 1993), a member of the optical navigation team at KinetX, Inc. for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. JPL · 128315
128321 Philipdumont 2004 EF43 Philip Dumont (born 1949), the inventor and architect at KinetX, Inc. of the optical navigation suite of tools for simulation, operations and calibration of imagers for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. JPL · 128321
128323 Peterwolff 2004 ES72 Peter Wolff (born 1961), a member of the navigation team at KinetX, Inc. for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. JPL · 128323
128327 Ericcarranza 2004 FP14 Eric Carranza (born 1972), a member of the navigation team at KinetX, Inc. for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. JPL · 128327
128341 Dalestanbridge 2004 FR128 Dale Stanbridge (born 1962), a member of the navigation team at KinetX, Inc. for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. He was also a member of the navigation team for the MESSENGER and New Horizons missions. JPL · 128341
128343 Brianpage 2004 GQ5 Brian Page (born 1960), a member of the navigation team at KinetX, Inc. for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. He was also a member of the navigation team for the MESSENGER and New Horizons missions. JPL · 128343
128345 Danielbamberger 2004 GY18 Daniel Bamberger (born 1987) is a German amateur astronomer and genealogist. He is a co-founder of the Northolt Branch Observatories, a British-German collaboration dedicated to the study of Near Earth asteroids. He provides follow-up observations of Near Earth asteroids to the Minor Planet Center. JPL · 128345
128348 Jasonleonard 2004 GK27 Jason Leonard (born 1987), a member of the navigation team at KinetX, Inc. for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. JPL · 128348
128372 Danielwibben 2004 JE2 Daniel Wibben (born 1987), a member of the navigation team at KinetX, Inc. for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. JPL · 128372
128373 Kevinjohnson 2004 JV5 Kevin S. Johnson (born 1956), the propulsion lead for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission JPL · 128373
128389 Dougleland 2004 KG14 Doug Leland (born 1962), the Avionics lead for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission JPL · 128389

128401–128500

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128408 Mikehughes 2004 LJ16 Mike Hughes (born 1963), the Guidance, Navigation and Controls sub-system lead for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission JPL · 128408
128417 Chrismccaa 2004 LK24 Chris McCaa (born 1974) is the Assembly Test and Launch Operations manager for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. He has made significant contributions to many of NASA's interplanetary missions including MAVEN, Juno, Phoenix, Mars Odyssey and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. JPL · 128417
128426 Vekerdi 2004 MP6 László Vekerdi (1924–2009) was a Hungarian librarian, historian of science and a writer. He published more than five hundred essays on science and popular science. His most important work is The life of Galilei. JPL · 128426
128439 Chriswaters 2004 NA11 Christopher Waters (born 1973) is the deputy flight system program manager for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission and is responsible for issue oversight and resolution. In addition, Chris supported the GOES-R program formulation. JPL · 128439
128474 Arbacia 2004 PD1 Patricio Dominguez Ärbaciä(1964–2013), professor of paleontology at the Complutense University of Madrid. JPL · 128474

128501–128600

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128523 Johnmuir 2004 PX42 John Muir (1838–1914), Scottish-American conservationist JPL · 128523
128562 Murdin 2004 PM90 Paul Geoffrey Murdin (born 1942) held senior positions at the Royal Greenwich Observatory and other major institutions, and was a vice president and treasurer of the International Astronomical Union JPL · 128562
128585 Alfredmaria 2004 QV Alfred Ries (born 1939) and Maria Ries (born 1946) are the parents of the Austrian discoverer Wolfgang Ries JPL · 128585
128586 Jeremias 2004 QW Jeremias Ries (born 2006), godchild of Austrian amateur astronomer Wolfgang Ries who discovered this minor planet JPL · 128586

128601–128700

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128602 Careyparish 2004 QL13 Carey Parish (born 1971) was responsible for oversight of the Propulsion subsystem on the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission, managing all aspects of the effort. In addition Carey has contributed directly to the success of the GRAIL, Phoenix and MRO Missions. JPL · 128602
128604 Markfisher 2004 QO14 Mark Fisher (born 1964) is responsible for developing the mission control area for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. Mark also led the Spitzer flight operations team to safely operate the mission well past its intended design life. JPL · 128604
128607 Richhund 2004 QJ18 Rich Hund (born 1956) is the lead for the Structures, Mechanisms, Propulsion, Sample Return Capsule, and Touch-and-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism development on the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. He was also responsible for the development and delivery of the MSL aeroshell. JPL · 128607
128608 Chucklove 2004 QR18 Charles Love (born 1955) is the Flight System Mission Assurance Manager for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. He also contributed to the success of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Spitzer, Odyssey, Stardust, Genesis and Phoenix missions. JPL · 128608
128610 Stasiahabenicht 2004 QR20 Anastasia Habenicht (born 1971) is the software lead for the flight system on the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. Stasia also contributed directly to the success of many NASA missions including MAVEN, Phoenix, the Orbital Space Plane and NASA's advanced space transportation efforts. JPL · 128610
128611 Paulnowak 2004 QB21 Paul Nowak (born 1957) is the Flight System Business Manager for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. In addition, Paul has been the business manager contributing significantly to other NASA missions by overseeing the development on the MAVEN, JUNO, GRAIL and the Phoenix Lander missions JPL · 128611
128614 Juliabest 2004 QO24 Julia Best (born 1975) is the planning lead for the flight system on the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. Prior to serving in this role she was a member of the GOES-R development team. JPL · 128614
128615 Jimharris 2004 QR24 Jim Harris (born 1953) is the Touch and Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism Certified Principal Engineer for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. He was also the mechanism designer on the MSL aeroshell program, Genesis sample return mission and Stardust sample return mission. JPL · 128615
128622 Rudiš 2004 RU Viktor Rudiš [cs] (born 1927), Czech architect known for the Czechoslovak Pavilion at the Expo '70 in Japan JPL · 128622
128627 Ottmarsheim 2004 RM8 The village of Ottmarsheim, Alsace, France JPL · 128627
128633 Queyras 2004 RF12 Queyras, a valley of the French Alps JPL · 128633

128701–128800

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

128801–128900

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128895 Bright Spring 2004 TW Bright Spring, the title of an essay by Summer Vigil, a second-grade student in Albuquerque, New Mexico, about the fictitious discovery of a new major planet JPL · 128895

128901–129000

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128925 Conwell 2004 TJ70 James Conwell (born 1952), professor at Eastern Illinois University since 1985, and the director of the Eastern Illinois University Observatory since founding it in 2004 JPL · 128925

References

  1. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  2. ^ "JPL – Solar System Dynamics: Discovery Circumstances". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  4. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2006). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2003–2005. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-34360-8. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  5. ^ Herget, Paul (1968). The Names of the Minor Planets. Cincinnati, Ohio: Minor Planet Center, Cincinnati Observatory. OCLC 224288991.
  6. ^ "Guide to Minor Body Astrometry – When can I name my discovery?". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 20 July 2019.


Preceded by
127,001–128,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 128,001–129,000
Succeeded by
129,001–130,000