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Meanings of minor planet names: 134001–135000

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]

134001–134100

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
134003 Ingridgalinsky 2004 VD12 Ingrid Galinsky (born 1962), the Science Processing and Operation Center Test Lead for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. JPL · 134003
134008 Davidhammond 2004 VP21 Dave Hammond (born 1983), the Science Processing Lead at the Science Processing and Operations Center for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. JPL · 134008
134019 Nathanmogk 2004 VC59 Nathan Mogk (born 1989), a systems engineer at the Science Processing and Operations Center for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. His previous planetary science work included making DTMs of Mars from HiRISE data and research on three-body-problem dynamics. JPL · 134019
134027 Deanbooher 2004 VN76 Daniel "Dean" Booher (born 1971) was the Quality Assurance Manager for OCAMS, the OSIRIS-REx Camera Suite, on the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission JPL · 134027
134028 Mikefitzgibbon 2004 VE77 Mike Fitzgibbon (born 1962), an OCAMS Software Engineer for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission and for the Space Shuttle missions with the AIS, GLO and UVSTAR instruments, and for a number of planetary missions including Mars Polar Lander, Mars Odyssey, Phoenix, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, MESSENGER and MSL. JPL · 134028
134034 Bloomenthal 2004 WV7 H. Philip Bloomenthal (born 1981) worked as a Systems Administrator at the University of Arizona Science Processing and Operations Center for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. He helped keep the little green lights blinking. JPL · 134034
134036 Austincummings 2004 XB1 Austin Cummings (born 1995), a software developer at the Science Processing and Operations Center for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission JPL · 134036
134039 Stephaniebarnes 2004 XX8 Stephanie Barnes (born 1984), the SPOC Science Operations Engineer for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. JPL · 134039
134040 Beaubierhaus 2004 XP9 Beau Bierhaus (born 1972) was the science team interface to the spacecraft design and development activities for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. JPL · 134040
134044 Chrisshinohara 2004 XA14 Chris Shinohara (born 1965) was the Science Processing and Operations Center Manager for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission at the University of Arizona. He also worked on the Phoenix and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter missions. JPL · 134044
134050 Rebeccaghent 2004 XU25 Rebecca Ghent (born 1971), a Co-I for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. She is also a Co-I for the Diviner thermal radiometer on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission, and has contributed to the body of knowledge of planetary impacts, regolith development and tectonics. JPL · 134050
134063 Damianhammond 2004 XP50 Damian Hammond (born 1972) was the Software Engineering Lead for the Telemetry Processing at the Science Processing and Operations Center, for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. JPL · 134063
134069 Miyo 2004 XP63 Miyo Itagaki (1921–2011), mother of Japanese astronomer Koichi Itagaki, who discovered this minor planet JPL · 134069
134072 Sharonhooven 2004 XZ65 Sharon Hooven (born 1958), the Senior Business Manager for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission at the University of Arizona. JPL · 134072
134081 Johnmarshall 2004 XY87 John Marshall (born 1948), the Asteroid Scientist – Regolith for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. JPL · 134081
134087 Symeonplatts 2004 XU103 Symeon Platts (born 1991), the Senior Videographer for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission at the University of Arizona. JPL · 134087
134088 Brettperkins 2004 XF104 Brett Perkins (born 1967), the Launch Site Integration Manager for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. He served in a similar capacity for the JUNO Jupiter mission and multiple TDRSS missions. During the Space Shuttle Program he served as a test engineer and a NASA Test Director for missions from 1990 through 2011. JPL · 134088
134091 Jaysoncowley 2004 XU110 Jayson Cowley (born 1959) is the United Launch Alliance Mission Manager for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. He has supported NASA with Titan- IV, Delta-II and Atlas-V launch services for the MAVEN, LDCM, WISE, STSS-D and Cassini missions. JPL · 134091
134092 Lindaleematthias 2004 XD111 Linda Lee Matthias (born 1968), the KSC/LSP Contamination Control Engineer for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. Since 1988 she has supported over 70 successful Titan IV and NASA Launch Services Program Missions as the Planetary Protection and Contamination Control Engineer. JPL · 134092
134099 Rexengelhardt 2004 XC125 Rex Engelhardt (born 1959), the KSC Launch Services Program Mission Manager for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. As a Mission Manager, he has led more than 10 missions since LSP was established in 1998. He supported many payload support jobs for NASA Kennedy Space Center and the Air Force. JPL · 134099

134101–134200

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
134105 Josephfust 2004 XY145 Joseph Fust (born 1958), the United Launch Alliance spacecraft integration engineer for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. He was the spacecraft integration engineer for the MAVEN mission to Mars. He also serves as spacecraft integrator for various United States Air Force and National Security missions. JPL · 134105
134109 Britneyburch 2004 XN159 Britney Burch (born 1982) is a structural dynamics analyst with the NASA Launch Services Program and is the primary loads analyst for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. She has previously served as an analyst with the Mars MAVEN mission and the Pegasus/IRIS mission. JPL · 134109
134112 Jeremyralph 2004 XZ169 Jeremy Ralph (born 1983) is the United Launch Alliance Flight Design Engineer for the Atlas V rocket, launching the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission to 101955 Bennu. He also assisted on the SDO, MSL and LDCM missions. JPL · 134112
134124 Subirachs 2005 AM Josep Maria Subirachs (1927–2014), Catalan sculptor and painter JPL · 134124
134125 Shaundaly 2005 AH6 Shaun Daly (born 1979) is the KSC Launch Services Program Integration Engineer for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. He has served in the aerospace industry since 1997 both for the USAF as a Crew Chief during Operation Enduring Freedom and for NASA as an avionics engineer on 25 missions JPL · 134125
134127 Basher 2005 AK7 Benjamin Asher (born 1990) is an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University alumnus and a member of the flight design team at a.i. solutions, Inc. in support of NASA's Launch Services Program for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. He is also a member of the flight design team in support of the TESS mission. JPL · 134127
134130 Apáczai 2005 AP11 János Apáczai Csere (1625–1659), Hungarian polyglot and mathematician JPL · 134130
134131 Skipowens 2005 AT11 Skip Owens (born 1975) is the NASA LSP Integration Engineer for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. He was also a LSP Flight Design Engineer for over a dozen NASA missions. Before starting with LSP in 2001, he worked spacecraft mission design at Goddard Spaceflight Center for the EO-1 and WMAP missions. JPL · 134131
134134 Kristoferdrozd 2005 AU21 Kristofer Drozd (born 1993), a systems engineering graduate student at the University of Arizona. JPL · 134134
134135 Steigerwald 2005 AY24 William Steigerwald (born 1967) worked on the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission as a science writer. He has worked for over 19 years as a writer for a wide range of NASA missions in planetary science, astrobiology, astrophysics and heliophysics JPL · 134135
134138 Laurabayley 2005 AG30 Laura C. Bayley (born 1988) is a student engineer at MIT responsible for test planning and assembly of the student-built Regolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer aboard the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. JPL · 134138
134146 Pronoybiswas 2005 AL51 Pronoy K. Biswas (born 1992) is a student engineer at MIT responsible for designing and implementing the avionics system for the student-built Regolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer aboard the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. JPL · 134146
134150 Bralower 2005 AU57 Harrison L. Bralower (born 1988) worked as a student engineer at MIT where he designed the detector assembly mount for the student-built Regolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer aboard the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. JPL · 134150
134160 Pluis 2005 BE3 Aina Vandenabeele (8 June – 1 December 2004) was the niece of Belgian astronomer Peter De Cat, who discovered this minor planet. Aina, nicknamed "Pluis", died of leukemia. The naming also honors all children with cancer. JPL · 134160
134169 Davidcarte 2005 BO24 David B. Carte (born 1991) worked as a student engineer at MIT where he was responsible for the structural design and testing of the student-built Regolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer aboard the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. JPL · 134169
134174 Jameschen 2005 CU9 Shuyi James Chen (born 1988) worked as a student engineer at MIT where he was the lead avionics and software engineer in the development of the student-built Regolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer aboard the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. JPL · 134174
134178 Markchodas 2005 CR18 Mark A. Chodas (born 1990) is a student engineer at MIT working as the Lead Systems Engineer ensuring that all system components meet science requirements for the student-built Regolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer aboard the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. JPL · 134178
134180 Nirajinamdar 2005 CN22 Niraj K. Inamdar (born 1986) worked as a student engineer at MIT where he conducted the preliminary performance modeling in the development of the student-built Regolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer aboard the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission. JPL · 134180

134201–134300

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134244 De Young 2006 AA4 Mike De Young (born 1954), American teacher, who ran the Rehoboth Christian School observatory and is the local liaison for the Calvin-Rehoboth Robotic Observatory JPL · 134244

134301–134400

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134329 Cycnos 2377 T-3 Cycnus (or Cycnos), from Greek mythology. He was one of the many sons of Poseidon with a sea nymphs. In the Trojan War he as an ally of King Priam and was strangled by Achilles. JPL · 134329
134340 Pluto Pluto, Roman god of the Underworld, similar to the Greek Hades (see also (134340) Pluto I Charon, (134340) Pluto II Nix, and (134340) Pluto III Hydra).[7][8] MPC · 134340
134346 Pinatubo 1991 PT2 Mount Pinatubo, active volcano on Luzon island in the Philippines JPL · 134346
134348 Klemperer 1992 UX9 Victor Klemperer (1881–1960), German son of a rabbi, who kept a diary of life under the Nazi tyranny, starting in 1933 JPL · 134348
134369 Sahara 1995 QE The Sahara desert is the world's largest hot desert. Located in north Africa, it stretches from the Red Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. JPL · 134369

134401–134500

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134402 Ieshimatoshiaki 1997 RG Toshiaki Ieshima (born 1955), Japanese amateur astronomer and member of Matsue Astronomy Club. He is an observing partner of Hiroshi Abe who discovered this minor planet. JPL · 134402
134419 Hippothous 1998 MV47 Hippothous, from Greek mythology. The Trojan prince and his brothers were curse by their father, King Priam, for their disgraceful behavior after Hector's death during the Trojan War. JPL · 134419

134501–134600

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134601–134700

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134701–134800

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134801–134900

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134901–135000

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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.
  7. ^ Spahr, Timothy B. (2006-09-07). "MPEC 2006-R19 : EDITORIAL NOTICE". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2006-09-07.
  8. ^ Shiga, David (2006-09-07). "Pluto added to official "minor planet" list". New Scientist. Retrieved 2006-09-08.


Preceded by
133,001–134,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 134,001–135,000
Succeeded by
135,001–136,000