|Born||4 November 1954|
Dorchester, Dorset, England
|Alma mater||Lancaster University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Known for||Work on NASA planetary exploration missions as a plasma scientist|
Frances "Fran" Bagenal (born 1954) is a Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder and a researcher in the fields of space plasmas and planetary magnetospheres.
Bagenal has worked on a number of planetary science missions including the Voyager Plasma Science (PLS) experiment, Galileo, Deep Space 1, New Horizons mission to Pluto, and the Juno mission to Jupiter. Usually in her work on different missions, she is a member of the science team as a plasma scientist. Bagenal chairs NASA's Outer Planet Assessment Group that provides input from the scientific community on exploration of the outer solar system. She was selected to be a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 2006.
- The outer main-belt asteroid 10020 Bagenal, discovered by astronomer Schelte J. Bus at Palomar Observatory in 1979, was named in her honor. The official naming citation was published on 13 April 2017 (M.P.C. 103974).
- Bagenal, Fran; Dowling, Timothy E.; McKinnon, William B. (2007). Jupiter: The Planet, Satellites and Magnetosphere. Cambridge University Press. p. 732. ISBN 978-0-5218-1808-7.
- Bagenal, Fran; Keiling, Andreas; Donovan, Eric; Karlsson, Tomas (2012). Auroral Phenomenology and Magnetospheric Processes: Earth and Other Planets. American Geophysical Union. p. 443. ISBN 978-0-8759-0487-0.
- "Frances Bagenal's Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). colorado.edu.
- "Fran Bagenal's NASA profile". nasa.gov. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
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- "Fellows Winners Search". AGU – American Geophysical Union. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
- "10020 Bagenal (1979 OQ5)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
- "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 3 June 2019.