Meanings of minor planet names: 121001–122000

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This is a partial list of meanings of minor planet names. See meanings of minor planet names for a list of all such partial lists.

As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center, 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.

Besides the Minor Planet Circulars (in which the citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative. Meanings marked with an asterisk (*) are guesswork, and should be checked against the mentioned sources to ensure that the identification is correct.

121001–121100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
121008 Michellecrigger 1999 AK10 Michelle Crigger (born 1981) worked on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as a Financial Manager. Prior to this role, she provided resource and programmatic support to the Goddard Spaceflight Center CFO Office, Astrophysics Project Division and the ExPRESS Logistics Carrier Project at NASA JPL · 121008
121016 Christopharnold 1999 BW3 Christoph Arnold, German amateur astronomer JPL · 121016
121019 Minodamato 1999 BO7 Mino Damato, the first to present astronomy and astrophysics on Italian television JPL · 121019
121022 Galliano 1999 BR13 Richard Galliano (born 1950), a French accordionist. JPL · 121022
121032 Wadesisler 1999 BN33 Wade Sisler (born 1959) is the Executive Producer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Wade supports a team of video producers, science animators, web editors, and social media wranglers in their quest to share the story of the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission JPL · 121032
121089 Vyšší Brod 1999 FH21 The monastery of Vyšší Brod (Hohenfurth), founded by the Rozmberks near this market town in 1259 JPL · 121089

121101–121200[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
121103 Ericneilsen 1999 FX73 Eric Neilsen, American astronomer JPL · 121103
121132 Garydavis 1999 JB10 Gary T. Davis (born 1969) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as a Spacecraft Systems Engineer. JPL · 121132

121201–121300[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
121211 Nikeshadavis 1999 RB4 Nikesha Davis (born 1983) is the deputy lead NASA Attitude Control Analyst for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. Prior to serving in this role, she worked as an Attitude Control Analyst on the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission and the proposal team for the GEDI Mission JPL · 121211
121232 Zerin 1999 RK35 ZERIN (Zentrum für Rieskrater- und Impaktforschung Nördlingen, "Center for Ries Crater and Impact Studies Nördlingen"), a scientific institute for impact research and, in particular, documentation of the Nördlinger Ries Crater JPL · 121232
121236 Adrianagutierrez 1999 RJ39 Adriana Manrique Gutierrez (born 1986) is an Animator at NASA Goddard's Conceptual Image Lab. She is part of the production team working on a series of animated films for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission JPL · 121236
121237 Zachdolch 1999 RK39 Zachary Dolch (born 1984), a planner/scheduler for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. JPL · 121237

121301–121400[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
121313 Tamsin 1999 RF214 Frank Tamsin, Belgian amateur astronomer, editor of the Belgian astronomical magazine Heelal since 1998 and secretary general of the Vereniging Voor Sterrenkunde (VVS, Flemish Amateur Astronomers Association) and the Volkssterrenwacht vzw Beisbroek/Observatoire de Beisbroek (Public Observatory Beisbroek) in Bruges JPL · 121313
121315 Mikelentz 1999 RB218 Michael W. Lentz (born 1968) is an artist in the Conceptual Image Lab at GSFC. He worked for over three years to develop art and animation for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission to illustrate the scope and magnitude of the scientific endeavor to study the asteroid Bennu JPL · 121315
121327 Andreweaker 1999 SL14 Andrew C. Eaker (born 1961) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as Project Scheduler. Prior missions include LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter) and GLAST (Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope). JPL · 121327
121328 Devlynrfennell 1999 SZ14 Devlyn R. Fennell (born 1978) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission on Data/Configuration Management. JPL · 121328
121329 Getzandanner 1999 SF15 Kenneth M. Getzandanner (born 1988), an Aerospace Engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as a member of the Flight Dynamics Team. JPL · 121329
121331 Savannahsalazar 1999 SN22 Savannah J. Salazar (born 1995) worked as a student employee on the OSIRIS-REx project at the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Lab, helping to organize the naming of asteroids for team members. JPL · 121331
121332 Jasonhair 1999 SB24 Jason Hair (born 1977), the OSIRIS-REx Visible and near InfraRed Spectrometer Instrument Manager, overseeing instrument development, integration and testing. JPL · 121332
121352 Taylorhale 1999 TG38 Taylor Hale (born 1965) is an instrument systems engineer for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. Prior to OSIRIS-REx, he was the lead engineer on the Landsat-8 Thermal Infrared Sensor instrument developed at Goddard JPL · 121352

121401–121500[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
121468 Msovinskihaskell 1999 TD219 Marjorie (Sovinski) Haskell (born 1979) is the Materials and Processes Engineer for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission and the OVIRS instrument. Prior to OSIRIS-REx, she served as the MPE for the SMAP Radiometer and has also supported the Solar Orbiter, LCRD, and ASTRO-H programs as MPE JPL · 121468
121469 Sarahaugh 1999 TW221 Sara Haugh (born 1970) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as a Software Systems Engineer. Previously, she served as a Software Systems Engineer for the MAVEN Mission, the ISIM FSW Test Lead for the JWST Mission, and a Flight Operations Team member for the Terra and Aqua Missions. JPL · 121469
121479 Hendershot 1999 TM236 James Hendershot (born 1957), the Payload Team Instrument Manager at Goddard Space Flight Center for the OCAMS and OTES instruments on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. JPL · 121479
121480 Dolanhighsmith 1999 TH240 Dolan E. Highsmith (born 1970) contributed to the Navigation Teams of the ESA Mars Express mission and the NASA MRO, MSL, MAVEN and OSIRIS-REx missions. JPL · 121480
121481 Reganhoward 1999 TY240 Regan Howard (born 1948) contributed to the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return mission as the Electromagnetics Compatibility Lead. He is a member of the MAVEN flight team. He was a systems engineer on the MAVEN Mars Scout mission and on the development teams for the Dawn, MESSENGER and ICESat-1 missions. JPL · 121481
121483 Griffinjayne 1999 TO242 Griffin Owen Jayne (born 1992) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return mission as Contamination Control Engineer. He also works as a Thermal Coatings Development Engineer, helping to improve existing coatings and develop new coatings to better meet mission thermal requirements. JPL · 121483
121486 Sarahkirby 1999 TX245 Sarah Kirby Smith (born 1982) is the Earned Value Management Specialist for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. She also worked at the Naval Air Systems Command on the F35 Joint Strike Fighter and at Lockheed Martin on the Littoral Combat Ship and Non-Line of Sight Launch System projects JPL · 121486

121501–121600[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
121505 Andrewliounis 1999 TC296 Andrew J. Liounis (born 1991) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return mission as an Optical Navigation engineer. JPL · 121505
121506 Chrislorentson 1999 TA300 C. Chris Lorentson (born 1968) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Science Laboratory, Hubble Space Telescope, SWIFT, GLAST and Cassini Missions as a Contamination Control Engineer for NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center. JPL · 121506
121537 Lorenzdavid 1999 UG48 David Lorenz (born 1958) is the Touch and Go Campaign lead for the Osiris-REx mission. David was responsible for returning Landsat-4 to full operations following an on-orbit failure. He has worked on the Solar Max Repair Mission, the UARS mission and various GOES spacecraft JPL · 121537
121540 Jamesmarsh 1999 UU51 Jimmy Marsh (born 1969) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as Proposal Manager. JPL · 121540
121542 Alindamashiku 1999 UW56 Alinda K. Mashiku (born 1982), an aerospace engineer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, is a member of the Flight Dynamics Team for the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission, investigating nonlinear and hybrid estimation techniques for statistical orbit determination and aerocapture analysis. JPL · 121542
121557 Paulmason 1999 VF44 Paul Mason (born 1966) is the lead NASA Attitude Control Analyst for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. He also worked as an Attitude Control Analyst on the Solar Dynamics Observatory, LADEE, and SPIRIT Missions to name a few JPL · 121557
121593 Kevinmiller 1999 VY114 Kevin Miller (born 1957) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as a member of the proposal team then as the first Deputy Project Manager/Resources. He has worked for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center since 1989 in project management on numerous space flight missions. JPL · 121593
121594 Zubritsky 1999 VD115 Elizabeth Zubritsky (born 1967) supports the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center by writing news releases and assisting with media relations. She serves the planetary science community by promoting fundamental research and missions like OSIRIS-REx, MAVEN and LRO JPL · 121594

121601–121700[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
121608 Mikemoreau 1999 VL144 Michael C. Moreau (born 1972), an engineer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, leads the Navigation Team for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. He grew up on a dairy farm in Vermont, and is known for his contributions to techniques for autonomous spacecraft navigation JPL · 121608
121609 Josephnicholas 1999 VV144 Joseph B. Nicholas (born 1988) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as tracking data analysis algorithm developer. He has also worked on developing high-degree lunar gravity fields as part of the GRAIL gravity team at NASA GSFC JPL · 121609
121615 Marknoteware 1999 VC154 Mark D. Noteware (born 1958) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as Mission Assurance Engineer. He served previously as Senior Quality Engineer for DSCOVR program, Advanced Seal Delivery System Quality Engineer, and Bio-Detection System Quality Engineer. JPL · 121615
121631 Josephnuth 1999 VO196 Joseph A. Nuth (born 1953) contributed to NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as Deputy Project Scientist, and is the Senior Scientist for Primitive Bodies at Goddard Space Flight Center. He served as Chief of the GSFC Astrochemistry Lab and Discipline Scientist for the Origins of Solar Systems Programs. JPL · 121631
121633 Ronperison 1999 VO197 Ronald Perison (born 1962) contributed to the OSIRIS-REx mission as the Chief Safety and Mission Assurance Officer. His 28 years of aerospace experience in aircraft and satellite systems includes the USAF, Johns Hopkins University and NASA on the TIMED, Hubble Space Telescope and THEMIS missions. JPL · 121633
121637 Druscillaperry 1999 VR210 Druscilla D. Perry (born 1961) is the OVIRS Resource Analyst for the OSIRIS-REx mission. She was also part of the Resources Team for the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission and a Financial Analyst for the Multidisciplinary Engineering and Technology Support Contract as part of the Business Management Office Team JPL · 121637
121654 Michaelpryzby 1999 XY2 Michael S. Pryzby (born 1967) is the Instrument Systems Engineer on the OSIRIS-REx Mission. Prior to this, he was the Lead Spacecraft Systems Engineer on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. In his career, he has supported NASA GSFC for over 25 years JPL · 121654
121655 Nitapszcolka 1999 XY4 Nita Aanderud Pszcolka (born 1965) is the Project Support Manager for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. She is a member of the Goddard business support team utilizing project support skills and techniques for the planning, direction, coordination and evaluation of all project support activities JPL · 121655
121656 Jamesrogers 1999 XM5 James E. Rogers (born 1964) is the Planning and Scheduling Lead for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. He also was the Planning and Scheduling Lead for the TDRS K/L and STEREO Missions, and a Scheduling Team Member on several Hubble Servicing Missions. JPL · 121656
121659 Blairrussell 1999 XX10 Blair Russell (born 1970) provided mechanical engineering oversight of hardware development for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. Working closely with spacecraft and instrument teams, he ensured a robust, structurally sound mechanical system. Prior to this work he supported the GPM and JWST Missions. JPL · 121659

121701–121800[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
121715 Katiesalamy 1999 XC120 Katie Baumann Salamy (born 1985), the Mechanical Systems Division Lead Secretary at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. JPL · 121715
121716 Victorsank 1999 XL122 Victor J. Sank (born 1944), the radio-frequency communications System Lead for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. JPL · 121716
121717 Josephschepis 1999 XA123 Named in appreciation of Joseph P. Schepis (born 1960), whose accomplishments include numerous structures and mechanisms used in space science and Earth science missions. He contributed to the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as the Mechanical System Lead. JPL · 121717
121718 Ashleyscroggins 1999 XE125 Ashley R. Scroggins (born 1984) worked on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as a Propulsion Engineer. She also supported the GEDI, DSCOVR, GPM, Glory, LRO and SDO missions as a Propulsion Engineer at NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center JPL · 121718
121719 Georgeshaw 1999 XW126 George B. Shaw (born 1966) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as Laser Systems Lead. Prior to serving in this role, he was Laser Transmitter Lead Engineer for the LOLA instrument on the NASA LRO Mission. JPL · 121719
121725 Aphidas 1999 XX143 During the battle between the Centaurs and Lapiths, the centaur Aphidas remained in a drunken sleep. The Lapith Phorbas killed Aphidas with a thrown spear while he slept. JPL · 121725
121756 Sotomejias 1999 XA257 Vanessa Soto-Mejias (born 1982) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as Resource Analyst. JPL · 121756

121801–121900[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
121817 Szatmáry 2000 AP246 Károly Szatmáry, Hungarian astronomer JPL · 121817
121865 Dauvergne 2000 CT80 Jean Luc Dauvergne, French scientific journalist JPL · 121865

121901–122000[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
There are no named minor planets in this number range

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 


Preceded by
120,001–121,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 121,001–122,000
Succeeded by
122,001–123,000