Meanings of minor planet names: 120,001–130,000

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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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.

Minor planets not yet given a name have not been included in this list.

Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
120,001–121,000 [edit]
120038 Franlainsher 2003 BR1 Frances Fisher, former wife of the discoverer, and her sister, Elaine Fisher
120040 Pagliarini 2003 BF5 Silvano Pagliarini, Italian amateur astronomer, builder of the public amateur observatory "Padre Angelo Secchi" in Castelnovo Sotto
120074 Bass 2003 EA Harry Bass (b. 1935) graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1960. In 1977, he joined the Staff of Memorial Medical Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico, established a private practice, and is a highly respected physician by both his peers and his patients.
120103 Dolero 2003 FW6 Dominique Lherault, maiden name of the discoverer's wife
120112 Elizabethacton 2003 FS51 Elizabeth A. Acton (b. 1981) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as Project Support Specialist.
120120 Kankelborg 2003 FM84 Charles Kankelborg, American astrophysicist
120121 Libbyadelman 2003 FO85 Libby Adelman (b. 1971) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as Instrument Manager for the OLA, OVIRS and REXIS instruments.
120141 Lucaslara 2003 GO21 Lucas Lara Garrido, Spanish astrophysicist
120174 Jeffjenny 2003 KM3 Jeffrey and Jennifer, son and daughter of the discoverer
120186 Suealeman 2004 BQ111 Sue Aleman (b. 1957) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as Chief Safety and Mission Assurance Officer.
120188 Amyaqueche 2004 CL12 Amy A. Aqueche (b. 1975) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as the Contracting Officer (CO). Prior to OSIRIS-REx, she served as the NASA CO for MAVEN and the USACE CO in support of Ft. Stewart and Hunter Army Air Field Operations in Savannah, Georgia.
120196 Kevinballou 2004 DR21 Kevin M. Ballou (b. 1969), an engineer at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as C&DH Electrical Systems Engineer.
120208 Brentbarbee 2004 EK32 Brent Barbee (b. 1981), a member of the Flight Dynamics System team for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.
120214 Danteberdeguez 2004 EG78 Dante Berdeguez (b. 1976) is a Spacecraft Systems Engineer at NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center. He specializes in both spacecraft and ground system integration and testing. He contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as Ground Systems Readiness Test Engineer.
120215 Kevinberry 2004 EM79 Kevin E. Berry (b. 1980) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Mission as the FDS TAG Mission Phase Lead and is a member of the Navigation and Mission Design Branch at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He was also part of the flight dynamics teams for SDO, LCROSS and MAVEN.
120218 Richardberry 2004 FN2 Richard P. Berry Jr. (b. 1955) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as Configuration Control Manager.
120285 Brentbos 2004 HE47 Brent J. Bos (b. 1969), the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission TAGCAMS instrument scientist.
120299 Billlynch 2004 JL28 Bill Lynch (b. 1962) has worked tirelessly for many years assisting amateur and professional astronomers with their CCD cameras and related equipment.
120308 Deebradel 2004 KN12 Deanna Bradel (b. 1964), a Financial Manager for the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.
120347 Salacia 2004 SB60 Salacia, Roman goddess of salt water, Neptune’s wife.
120349 Kalas 2004 XC42 John and Elizabeth Kalas are active in proselytizing the night sky at public events
120351 Beckymasterson 2005 JA168 Rebecca A. Masterson (b. 1975) is a research engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology serving tirelessly in the central role of Instrument Manager for the student-built Regolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer aboard the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.
120352 Gordonwong 2005 JG177 Gordon H. Wong (b. 1969) is a software engineer who has shown great patience and dedicated support to the effort required in the design, build, test, and flight of the student-built Regolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer aboard the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.
120354 Mikejones 2005 LD40 Michael Raul Jones (b. 1991) worked as a student engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he designed and implemented the solar X-ray monitor as a comparison instrument for the student-built Regolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer aboard the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.
120361 Guido 2005 NZ Ernesto Guido, Italian amateur astronomer, discoverer of several minor planets
120364 Stevecooley 2005 ND20 Steve Cooley (b. 1961) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as Lead Flight Dynamics Engineer (proposal/Phase A).
120368 Phillipcoulter 2005 NO67 Phillip Coulter (b. 1973), an Optical Engineer working at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
120375 Kugel 2005 PB6 François Kugel, comet observer
120405 Svyatylivka 2005 SQ4 Svyatylivka, Ukraine, one of the headquarters of the Cossack army since the 17th century
120460 Hambach 1990 TD7 The Hambach Festival of 1832, held in the Maxburg castle above the village of Hambach, Germany, where some 30 000 liberals and democrats demonstrated in favour of a free and united Germany
120462 Amanohashidate 1990 UE2 Amanohashidate, a well-known tourist spot in Japan.
120481 Johannwalter 1992 SP17 Johann Walter, 16th-century German cantor, director of the Saxon court orchestra, who wrote the melody of the hymn Each morning with its newborn light
120569 Huangrunqian 1995 FU20 Huang Runqian, Chinese astrophysicist and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
120735 Ogawakiyoshi 1997 TD11 Kiyoshi Ogawa, member of Matsue Astronomy Club
120942 Rendafuzhong 1998 TB18 Rendafuzhong is the high school affiliated with Renmin University, located in Beijing Zhongguancun Technology Park
121,001–122,000 [edit]
121016 Christopharnold 1999 BW3 Christoph Arnold, German amateur astronomer
121019 Minodamato 1999 BO7 Mino Damato, the first to present astronomy and astrophysics on Italian television
121022 Galliano 1999 BR13 Richard Galliano (b. 1950), a French accordionist.
121089 Vyšší Brod 1999 FH21 The monastery of Vyšší Brod (Hohenfurth), founded by the Rozmberks near this market town in 1259
121103 Ericneilsen 1999 FX73 Eric Neilsen, American astronomer
121132 Garydavis 1999 JB10 Gary T. Davis (b. 1969) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as a Spacecraft Systems Engineer.
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
121237 Zachdolch 1999 RK39 Zachary Dolch (b. 1984), a planner/scheduler for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.
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
121327 Andreweaker 1999 SL14 Andrew C. Eaker (b. 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).
121328 Devlynrfennell 1999 SZ14 Devlyn R. Fennell (b. 1978) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission on Data/Configuration Management.
121329 Getzandanner 1999 SF15 Kenneth M. Getzandanner (b. 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.
121332 Jasonhair 1999 SB24 Jason Hair (b. 1977), the OSIRIS-REx Visible and near InfraRed Spectrometer Instrument Manager, overseeing instrument development, integration and testing.
121479 Hendershot 1999 TM236 James Hendershot (b. 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.
121480 Dolanhighsmith 1999 TH240 Dolan E. Highsmith (b. 1970) contributed to the Navigation Teams of the ESA Mars Express mission and the NASA MRO, MSL, MAVEN and OSIRIS-REx missions.
121481 Reganhoward 1999 TY240 Regan Howard (b. 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.
121483 Griffinjayne 1999 TO242 Griffin Owen Jayne (b. 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.
121505 Andrewliounis 1999 TC296 Andrew J. Liounis (b. 1991) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return mission as an Optical Navigation engineer.
121506 Chrislorentson 1999 TA300 C. Chris Lorentson (b. 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.

121537 Lorenzdavid 1999 UG48 David Lorenz (b. 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.
121540 Jamesmarsh 1999 UU51 Jimmy Marsh (b. 1969) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as Proposal Manager.
121542 Alindamashiku 1999 UW56 Alinda K. Mashiku (b. 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.
121593 Kevinmiller 1999 VY114 Kevin Miller (b. 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.
121608 Mikemoreau 1999 VL144 Michael C. Moreau (b. 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.
121609 Josephnicholas 1999 VV144 Joseph B. Nicholas (b. 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.
121615 Marknoteware 1999 VC154 Mark D. Noteware (b. 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.
121631 Josephnuth 1999 VO196 Joseph A. Nuth (b. 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.
121633 Ronperison 1999 VO197 Ronald Perison (b. 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.
121656 Jamesrogers 1999 XM5 James E. Rogers (b. 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.
121659 Blairrussell 1999 XX10 Blair Russell (b. 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.
121715 Katiesalamy 1999 XC120 Katie Baumann Salamy (b. 1985), the Mechanical Systems Division Lead Secretary at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
121716 Victorsank 1999 XL122 Victor J. Sank (b. 1944), the radio-frequency communications System Lead for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.
121717 Josephschepis 1999 XA123 Named in appreciation of Joseph P. Schepis (b. 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.
121719 Georgeshaw 1999 XW126 George B. Shaw (b. 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.
121756 Sotomejias 1999 XA257 Vanessa Soto-Mejias (b. 1982) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as Resource Analyst.
121817 Szatmáry 2000 AP246 Károly Szatmáry, Hungarian astronomer
121865 Dauvergne 2000 CT80 Jean Luc Dauvergne, French scientific journalist
122,001–123,000 [edit]
There are as yet no named minor planets in this span of numbers.
123,001–124,000 [edit]
123120 Peternewman 2000 SQ372 Peter R. Newman, British astronomer
123290 Manoa 2000 UH100 Manoa valley, on the island of Oahu, where the University of Hawai'i was founded in 1907 (the provisional designation's subscript stands for the university's centennial celebration of 2007)
123647 Tomáško 2000 YG66 Tomáš Kušnirák (b. 2002), the only child of the discoverers.
123818 Helenzier 2001 BC75 Helen Zier, American amateur astronomer, birder and volunteer in several scientific research programs
123852 Jánboďa 2001 CM37 Ján Boda, Slovak geophysicist and senior lecturer at the Comenius University in Bratislava
123860 Davederrick 2001 DX David Derrick, American educator, who built a private planetarium, space museum and observatory
124,001–125,000 [edit]
124075 Ketelsen 2001 GT1 Dean Ketelsen, American optician and amateur astronomer
124104 Balcony 2001 HJ46 Balcony is the nickname of Francis Faux, a French amateur astronomer
124143 Joséluiscorral 2001 ME5 José Luis Corral Berruezo (b. 1967) worked from 1999 until 2014 as a chef at the Spanish Calar Alto Observatory. Through his culinary skills he contributed significantly to the well-being of his fellow colleagues, visiting astronomers, and the discoverers of this asteroid. He and his food are dearly missed.
124192 Moletai 2001 OM65 Molėtai, Lithuania, home of the Molėtų astronomijos observatorija
124844 Hirotamasao 2001 TF15 Masao Hirota, Japanese amateur astronomer and popularizer of astronomy
125,001–126,000 [edit]
125071 Lugosi 2001 TX242 Béla Lugosi, early 20th-century Hungarian actor best known for his portrayal of Count Dracula in the Broadway stage production (1927) and subsequent film (1931) of Bram Stoker's classic vampire story
125076 Michelmayor 2001 UD6 Michel Mayor (b. 1942) is a Swiss astrophysicist at Geneva University.
125473 Keisaku 2001 WP14 Keisaku Ninomiya, a medical doctor who studied Western medicine and pharmaceutics under the German doctor P. F. von Siebold in Nagasaki
125476 Frangarcia 2001 WE16 Francisco Garcia, Spain amateur astronomer
125592 Buthiers 2001 XO33 Observatoire de Buthiers, the discovery site
125718 Jemasalomon 2001 XH105 Jean-Marc Salomon, French amateur astronomer; the 0.6-m telescope with which this minor planet was discovered is also named in his honour
126,001–127,000 [edit]
126160 Fabienkuntz 2002 AF Fabien Kuntz (b. 1983), a French meteorite hunter and popular science writer from Besançon.
126245 Kandókálmán 2002 AY66 Kálmán Kandó, 19th-20th-century Hungarian engineer, one of the creators of the electric railway (the discovery occurred on his 133rd birth anniversary)
126315 Bláthy 2002 AH130 Ottó Bláthy, Hungarian electrical engineer
126444 Wylie 2002 CF16 Wylie Erwin Reeves, 20th-century American historian and high-school teacher
126445 Prestonreeves 2002 CH16 W. Preston Reeves, American chemistry professor emeritus at Texas Lutheran University
126578 Suhhosoo 2002 CK116 Master Ho Soo Suh, 18th-century Korean scientist
126748 Mariegerbet 2002 DP Marie Gerbet (b. 1989), a French meteorite hunter.
126749 Johnjones 2002 DQ1 John Jones, American astronomy popularizer, president of the Chicago Astronomical Society and general chairman of Astrofest
126901 Craigstevens 2002 EE110 Craig L. Stevens (b. 1978) is the Project Verification Systems Engineer for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. Prior to serving in this role, he participated in the development of flight systems for several NASA missions including JWST, MESSENGER, GPM, New Horizons, LRO, LADEE and Landsat 8.
126905 Junetveekrem 2002 EF112 June Tveekrem (b. 1960) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as an optical engineer. As an expert in optical modeling and analysis, she performed stray light analyses for OVIRS and sun glint analyses for the overall OSIRIS-REx mission.
127,001–128,000 [edit]
127005 Pratchett 2002 GY1 Terry Pratchett, popular English author
127196 Hanaceplechová 2002 HH Hana Ceplechová, served as a secretary in the Interplanetary Matter Department of the Ondrejov Observatory for three decades
127515 Nitta 2002 TY306 Atsuko Nitta, Japanese-American astronomer
127516 Oravetz 2002 TT307 Daniel Oravetz, American astronomer
127517 Kaikepan 2002 TJ371 Kaike Pan, Chinese-American astronomer
127545 Crisman 2002 XZ91 James Crisman, president of the Astronomy Club of Sun City West (Arizona) in 1986 and for 13 years
127689 Doncapone 2003 EE17 Don Giuseppe Capone, rector of the diocesan Seminar of Alatri since 1956
127803 Johnvaneepoel 2003 FP77 John M. Van Eepoel (b. 1977) contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission as part of the Navigation/Flight Dynamics Team.
127870 Vigo 2003 FE123 Vigo, Galicia, Spain, the first discoverer's birthplace
127933 Shaunoborn 2003 HF1 Shaun Oborn (b. 1964) is a member of the team at Solo Effects LLC and has contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission working with the Navigation/Flight Dynamics Team.
127935 Reedmckenna 2003 HM1 Reed McKenna (b. 1959) is a member of the team at Solo Effects LLC and has contributed to the NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission working with the Navigation/Flight Dynamics Team.
128,001–129,000 [edit]
128022 Peterantreasian 2003 JV17 Peter Antreasian (b. 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.
128036 Rafaelnadal 2003 KM18 Rafael Nadal, Spanish tennis player
128054 Eranyavneh 2003 MR9 Eran Yavneh, Israeli student, dead of cancer at age 27 (and probably a friend of the discoverer)
128062 Szrogh 2003 NW5 György Szrogh, Hungarian architect and professor of the Hungarian University of Arts and Design
128065 Bartbenjamin 2003 OK Bart Benjamin, American curator at the Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences in Peoria, Illinois, later director of the Cernan Earth and Space Center at Triton College in west suburban Chicago, and member of the Peoria (Illinois) Astronomical Society
128166 Carora 2003 QQ105 Carora, Venezuela
128177 Griffioen 2003 RA11 Roger Griffioen, American former dean and physics department chair of Calvin College
128297 Ashlevi 2003 XD11 Ashlie Philpott and Levi Lemley, grandchildren of the discoverer
128314 Coraliejackman 2004 CB109 Coralie Jackman (b. 1989), the lead optical navigation engineer at KinetX, Inc. for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission.
128315 Dereknelson 2004 DK22 Derek Nelson (b. 1993), a member of the optical navigation team at KinetX, Inc. for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid return mission.
128321 Philipdumont 2004 EF43 Philip Dumont (b. 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.
128323 Peterwolff 2004 ES72 Peter Wolff (b. 1961), a member of the navigation team at KinetX, Inc. for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid return mission.
128327 Ericcarranza 2004 FP14 Eric Carranza (b. 1972), a member of the navigation team at KinetX, Inc. for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid return mission.
128341 Dalestanbridge 2004 FR128 Dale Stanbridge (b. 1962), a member of the navigation team at KinetX, Inc. for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid return mission. He was also a member of the navigation team for the MESSENGER and New Horizons missions.
128343 Brianpage 2004 GQ5 Brian Page (b. 1960), a member of the navigation team at KinetX, Inc. for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid return mission. He was also a member of the navigation team for the MESSENGER and New Horizons missions.
128348 Jasonleonard 2004 GK27 Jason Leonard (b. 1987), a member of the navigation team at KinetX, Inc. for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid return mission.
128372 Danielwibben 2004 JE2 Daniel Wibben (b. 1987), a member of the navigation team at KinetX, Inc. for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid return mission.
128373 Kevinjohnson 2004 JV5 Kevin S. Johnson (b. 1956), the propulsion lead for the OSIRIS-REx mission.
128389 Dougleland 2004 KG14 Doug Leland (b. 1962), the Avionics lead for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.
128408 Mikehughes 2004 LJ16 Mike Hughes (b. 1963), the Guidance, Navigation and Controls sub-system lead for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return mission.
128417 Chrismccaa 2004 LK24 Chris McCaa (b. 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.
128439 Chriswaters 2004 NA11 Christopher Waters (b. 1973) is the deputy flight system program manager for the OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Mission and is responsible for issue oversight and resolution. In addition, Chris supported the GOES-R program formulation.
128474 Arbacia 2004 PD1 Patricio Dominguez Ärbaciä(1964–2013), professor of paleontology at the Complutense University of Madrid.
128523 Johnmuir 2004 PX42 John Muir, Scottish-American conservationist
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
128586 Jeremias 2004 QW Jeremias Ries, godchild of the discoverer
128602 Careyparish 2004 QL13 Carey Parish (b. 1971) was responsible for oversight of the Propulsion subsystem on the OSIRIS-REx mission, managing all aspects of the effort. In addition Carey has contributed directly to the success of the GRAIL, Phoenix and MRO Missions.
128604 Markfisher 2004 QO14 Mark Fisher (b. 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.
128607 Richhund 2004 QJ18 Rich Hund (b. 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.
128608 Chucklove 2004 QR18 Charles Love (b. 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.
128610 Stasiahabenicht 2004 QR20 Anastasia Habenicht (b. 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.
128614 Juliabest 2004 QO24 Julia Best (b 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.
128615 Jimharris 2004 QR24 Jim Harris (b. 1953) is the OSIRIS-REx Touch and Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism Certified Principal Engineer. He was also the mechanism designer on the MSL aeroshell program, Genesis sample return mission and Stardust sample return mission.
128622 Rudiš 2004 RU Viktor Rudiš, Czech architect
128627 Ottmarsheim 2004 RM8 Ottmarsheim, Alsace, France
128633 Queyras 2004 RF12 Queyras, a valley of the French Alps
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
128925 Conwell 2004 TJ70 James Conwell, professor at Eastern Illinois University since 1985, and the director of the Eastern Illinois University observatory since founding it in 2004
129,001–130,000 [edit]
129026 Conormcmenamin 2004 TE345 Conor Brendan McMenamin (b. 1989) is a student engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology working as the Thermal Engineer guiding the design and stable temperature performance of the student-built Regolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer aboard the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.
129050 Lowellcogburn 2004 VW9 Lowell Cogburn (b. 1955) is the OSIRIS REx spacecraft lead dynamics analyst responsible for Touch and Go dynamic analysis and Sample Return Capsule release dynamic analysis. He was the Dynamics lead on the GRAIL lunar mission.
129051 Chrismay 2004 VO10 Chris May (b. 1972) is the Thermal Lead for the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. He was the Thermal Lead for the GRAIL lunar mission and thermal engineer on the Mars Phoenix lander, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Mars Odyssey missions.
129052 Nîmeshdave 2004 VC11 Nîmesh Dave (b. 1972) is the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft structures Certified Principal Engineer (CPE). He was the structures CPE on the GRAIL lunar mission, and mechanical design engineer on ORION and MSL Aeroshell.
129053 Derekshannon 2004 VP12 Derek Shannon (b. 1976) is the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft Mechanical Analysis Lead and mechanical Certified Test Conductor. He held the same role on the GRAIL misson, and was a stress analyst on Juno and MSL Aeroshell.
129060 Huntskretsch 2004 VH21 Hunts Kretsch (b. 1957) is the OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Capsule (SRC) Certified Principal Engineer.
129061 Karlfortney 2004 VM22 Karl Fortney (b. 1962) is the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft Mechanisms Certified Principal Engineer. He was a mechanical engineer on the MAVEN and Juno missions as well as the MSL Aeroshell.
129063 Joshwood 2004 VF26 Josh Wood (b. 1977) is the flight system System Design Lead and CPE at Lockheed Martin for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. He was also Systems/ Electrical/Payload Accommodations Engineer for the GRAIL program, and the STL lead for the Phoenix Mars Lander.
129064 Jeanneladewig 2004 VT26 Jeanne Ladewig (b. 1957) is the flight system Payload Accommodation Lead Engineer and the TAGCAMS CPE at Lockheed Martin for the OSIRIS-REx Mission and the Payload Accommodation Lead Engineer on the Juno and Phoenix missions. She has multi-mission experience working payloads on NASA interplanetary missions.
129068 Alexmay 2004 VU52 Alex May (b. 1981) is the flight system Touch-And-Go Mission Phase Lead at Lockheed Martin for the OSIRIS-REx Mission. Alex has worked on a number of missions and research programs developing proximity operations technologies within System Engineering and Guidance, Navigation and Control teams.
129071 Catriegle 2004 VF54 Cat Riegle (b. 1976) is the flight system Contamination Control Lead at Lockheed Martin for the OSIRIS-REx Mission. She has supported multiple NASA interplanetary missions helping to ensure that contamination control and planetary protection requirements are met.
129073 Sandyfreund 2004 VP59 Sandy Freund (b. 1979) is the flight system Fault Protection Lead and Launch and SRC Release Mission Phase lead at Lockheed Martin on the OSIRIS-REx Mission. She was the fault protection lead on MAVEN and was a mission operations development lead on the Phoenix Mission’s EDL critical mission phase.
129078 Animoo 2004 VL65 Animoo, title of artistic work by Laurent "Lillo" Steidle, Swiss geologist and painter
129082 Oliviabillett 2004 VK76 Olivia Billett (b. 1980) is the flight system Lead Software Systems Engineer, Science Mission Phase lead and flight system CPE delegate at Lockheed Martin on the OSIRIS-REx mission. She previously served as the SSE on the MAVEN mission, and supported multiple interplanetary missions within Mission Operations.
129092 Snowdonia 2004 WB10 Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales
129095 Martyschmitzer 2004 XC1 Martin Schmitzer (b. 1970) is the RF Subsystem Lead for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. He served as the RF lead for the GRAIL mission, MRO and Odyssey Mars missions, and Spitzer Space Telescope and was a team member on the Stardust comet sample return mission and 1998 Mars Surveyor Program.
129096 Andrewleung 2004 XU1 Andrew Leung (b. 1986) is the EPS ATLO Lead for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. Prior to serving in this role, he was the PDDU CPE delegate, SASM and BCM Card Lead for OSIRIS-REx, and a card level electronics engineer for the ISIS airship program.
129099 Spoelhof 2004 XU3 William Spoelhof, American president of Calvin College
129100 Aaronammons 2004 XY4 Aaron Ammons (b. 1970) is the Command And Data Handling (C&DH) Certified Principal Engineer Lead for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. He was a team member to the Advanced Programs Low Power Avionics study and on the C&DH team for the GRAIL mission.
129101 Geoffcollyer 2004 XF6 Geoff Collyer, Canadian computer scientist
129102 Charliecamarotte 2004 XO9 Charles Camarotte (b. 1953) is the Lockheed Martin Power Systems Lead for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. He was also the C&DH Lead for OSIRIS-REx, as well as the C&DH Lead for the Juno Mission, and a flight team member of the Tethered Satellite mission.
129108 Kristianwaldorff 2004 XO24 Kristian Waldorff is the flight system GN&C LIDAR CPE at Lockheed Martin for the OSIRIS-REx Mission. He was a Payload Accommodation Engineer on the MAVEN mission and was on the Electrical System Engineering teams on the GRAIL and Phoenix missions.
129114 Oliverwalthall 2004 XZ72 Oliver Walthall (b. 1972) is the LIDAR algorithm subject matter expert at Lockheed Martin for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. He was also a Guidance, Navigation and Control engineer on the MAVEN and Orion programs.
129119 Ericmuhle 2004 XA111 Eric Muhle (b. 1981) is a Guidance, Navigation and Control engineer at Lockheed Martin on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission, responsible for momentum management. He also served in GN&C Operations at LM IS&GS.
129125 Chrisvoth 2004 XA162 Chris Voth (b. 1965) is the Guidance, Navigation and Control Subsystem Lead for OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission and the Subsystem CPE. He was also the attitude determination lead on Juno and other Lockheed Martin SES space missions.
129137 Hippolochos 2005 AP27 Hippolochos, son of Antimachos, a Trojan warrior killed by Agamemnon
129138 Williamfrost 2005 AN38 William A. Frost (b. 1976) is the Lockheed Martin system test engineering lead for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. Prior to serving in this role, he supported the MAVEN mission to Mars, the GRAIL lunar mission, the GLM program and the TIROS program.
129146 Stevenglenn 2005 CF38 Steven J. Glenn (b. 1961) is the Lockheed Martin operations lead for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. He has worked on many missions, including Magellan, Transfer Orbit Stage, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Climate Orbiter, Genesis, MRO, Defense Systems, MER, MSL, GRAIL and MAVEN.
129148 Sheilahaggard 2005 ET49 Sheila D. Gray Haggard (b. 1971) is a Lockheed Martin test engineer for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission, responsible for development of system verification tests. She has worked many other NASA missions including MGS, Stardust, Odyssey, Spitzer, Genesis, MRO, Grail, MAVEN and InSight.
129149 Richwitherspoon 2005 EP51 Richard A. Witherspoon (b. 1981) is the Lockheed Martin lead electrical test conductor for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. He also worked at Surrey Spacecraft Technologies.
129151 Angelaboggs 2005 EE99 Angela Boggs (b. 1978) is the Lockheed Martin Simulation Software Lead for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. She was also the Simulation Software Lead for the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission.
129152 Jaystpierre 2005 EQ133 Jay St. Pierre (b. 1969) is the Lockheed Martin Guidance Navigation and Control (GNC) Flight and Simulation Software Lead for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. He was the GNC Subsystem Lead on the Juno Mission and was a GNC analyst and software developer for the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
129154 Georgesondecker 2005 EG188 George Ralph Sondecker, IV (b. 1986), the original Lead Student Engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
129158 Michaelmellman 2005 FD8 Michael J. Mellman (b. 1977) is the Lockheed Martin electrical ground equipment lead and test engineer for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. He was also a shop lead for an electronics laboratory and a surveyor.
129160 Ericpeters 2005 GH41 Eric Peters (b. 1989) worked as a student engineer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he designed and tested a preliminary structural model for the student-built Regolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer aboard the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.
129161 Mykallefevre 2005 GP64 Mykal Lefevre (b. 1986) is the Mission Operations System Lead for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. She was also instrumental in the MAVEN Mars orbit insertion sequence development and implementation teams.
129165 Kevinstout 2005 GP113 Kevin Dale Stout (b. 1988) worked as a student engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he developed a thermal design and thermal control system for the student-built Regolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer aboard the OSIRISREx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.
129172 Jodizareski 2005 JP137 Jodi Zareski (b. 1982) is a central member of the Lockheed Martin Mission Operations Development team for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. She has been the primary operations test lead and block development engineer.
129173 Mattgoman 2005 JG139 Matt Goman (b. 1979) is the Lockheed Martin Operations Ground System Development Lead for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission telemetry systems and tools. He was also Ground System Development Lead and tools engineer for the MAVEN and InSight missions.
129176 Gerardcarter 2005 LM2 Gerard Carter (b. 1958) is the Lockheed Martin Quality Engineering Lead for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. Prior to serving in this role, he was the QE Lead for the MAVEN Mars Orbiter Mission and several other deep space missions.
129177 Jeanneeha 2005 LN2 Jeanne Eha (b. 1960) is the Lockheed Martin Lead Parts Materials and Processes (PMP) Engineer for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. She was also the PMP Engineer for the MAVEN Mars Mission, the Juno and GRAIL missions.
129185 Jonburroughs 2005 LO47 Jonathan C. Burroughs (b. 1982), the Lead Mission Assurance Engineer for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.
129186 Joshgrindlay 2005 LJ48 Jonathan E. Grindlay (b. 1944), a a high energy astrophysicist and Professor at the Harvard College Observatory.
129196 Mitchbeiser 2005 MV52 Mitchell Beiser (b. 1991) worked as a mechanical design engineer on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission OCAMS camera system. He is passionate about the outdoors and the night sky.
129201 Brandenallen 2005 NF10 Branden Allen (b. 1979), an astronomer at the Harvard College Observatory
129209 Robertburt 2005 NP60 Robert Burt (b. 1964), a longtime aerospace electronics engineer at Space Dynamics Laboratory, worked as the lead detector electronics designer on OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission OCAMS camera system. He was supported in this effort by his wife and five children.
129214 Gordoncasto 2005 NW69 Gordon Casto (b. 1960), the OSIRIS-REx Visible and near InfraRed Spectrometer (OVIRS) mechanical lead, ensuring the instrument can operate properly under cryogenic conditions.
129216 Chloecastle 2005 NQ82 Chloe Castle (b. 1990) worked as a Hofstadter Analytical Services test engineer on OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission OCAMS camera system, her first space mission.
129234 Silly 2005 PS5 Didier Silly, French optician and amateur astronomer, friend of the discoverer
129259 Tapolca 2005 QD75 Tapolca, Hungary, birthplace of the second discoverer
129277 Jianxinchen 2005 RC10 Jianxin Chen (b. 1963) worked as the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission OCAMS Camera Control Module electronics architect and the FPGA designer. He also designed the Ion and Electron Spectrometer FPGA and controller on the Rosetta mission, and the C&DH module for the Ralph camera on New Horizons.
129307 Tomconnors 2005 SL190 Thomas Connors (b. 1959) served as a lead mechanical engineer on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission OCAMS camera. He also worked as systems engineer on the LBTI and Kepler Technology Demonstration projects, as well as future telescope architecture studies. He is the proud grandfather of Mills and Ellie.
129312 Drouetdaubigny 2005 SH214 Christian Drouet d’Aubigny (b. 1972) served as the deputy instrument scientist and lead optical designer for OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission OCAMS camera. He also worked on technology development for terahertz imaging radars, imaging spectrometers, and for NASA’s proposed Terrestrial Planet Finder.
129314 Dathongolish 2005 SM220 Dathon Golish (b. 1979) was the lead image analyst on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission OCAMS camera. He also worked on terahertz astronomical receivers for telescopes in Arizona and at the South Pole, as well as image formation software for the DARPA AWARE gigapixel camera.
129325 Jedhancock 2005 TW72 Jed Hancock (b. 1977) served as the detector assembly lead on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission OCAMS camera. He was Civil Space Division director at the Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory and managed development of camera assemblies on NASA’s Ionospheric Connect Explorer mission.
129328 Loriharrison 2005 TZ171 Lori Harrison (b. 1978) worked as the Integration and Test Lead Engineer for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission OCAMS camera. She was a Test

Engineer for the Phoenix Mars Mission. She enjoys hiking, traveling, taking pictures in space and playing the bagpipes.

129330 Karlharshman 2005 UH18 Karl Harshman (b. 1957) served as the lead software engineer on the OCAMS camera and as the Science Processing Operations Center Manager for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.
129332 Markhunten 2005 UJ50 Mark Hunten (b. 1954) worked as a senior electrical engineer on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission OCAMS camera. He also worked on the Gemini 8-m telescopes and the MONSOON CCD and IR array controller.
129333 Ashleylancaster 2005 UR55 Ashley Lancaster (b. 1990) worked as a test engineer on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission OCAMS camera. She also worked on the ATST Solar Telescope.
129335 Edwardlittle 2005 UM70 Edward Little (b. 1978) worked as a calibration and test engineer on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission OCAMS camera. He is an avid amateur astronomer and optical designer.
129342 Ependes 2005 VA4 Ependes, Fribourg, Switzerland
129561 Chuhachi 1997 CS21 Chuhachi Ninomiya, the first Japanese to fly a propeller-driven model aircraft
129564 Christy 1997 ER40 James Walter Christy, American astronomer, discoverer of Charon [4]
129595 Vand 1997 VD Vladimír Vand, 20th-century Czech astronomer and molecular spectroscopist
129807 Stefanodougherty 1999 KV17 Stefan O’Dougherty (b. 1998) worked as a calibration and test engineer on OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Mission OCAMS camera system.
129881 Chucksee 1999 SK16 Charles See (b. 1956) worked as a calibration and test engineer on the OSIRISREx Asteroid Sample Return Mission OCAMS camera. He also filled many roles on the Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer team on the Cassini-Huygens probe to Titan, including systems, calibration and test lead, and data analyst.
129882 Ustica 1999 TO Ustica, a volcanic island 70 km north of Palermo, Sicily, famous for being the first Marine Protected Area in Italy (1986).
129898 Sanfordselznick 1999 TP39 Sanford Selznick (b. 1969) was the telemetry lead for the OSIRIS-REx Mission Science Processing Operations Center. He also designed the commanding and telemetry interface used for the Mars Odyssey mission, the Mars Phoenix mission, and contributed to OSIRIS-REx OCAMS camera hardware development.
129955 Eriksyrstad 1999 TY248 Erik Syrstad (b. 1978) was the detector assembly contamination control lead for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission OCAMS camera. As an instrument scientist at the Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory, he was the program manager for the FUV spectrograph camera on NASA’s ICON mission.
129969 Bradwilliams 1999 UV16 Bradley Williams (b. 1989) worked as a systems engineer on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission OCAMS camera. He also worked on the Phoenix Mars mission.
129973 Michaeldaly 1999 UW25 Michael Daly (b. 1965) is a professor of planetary science at York University and is the lead scientist for the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter. Prior to this, he was the lead engineer for the development of Phoenix MET, Canada’s first instruments to operate on the surface of Mars.

References[edit]

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  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. 
  4. ^ "The USNO Asteroid Connection" (PDF). The USNO Transit. April–May 2009. Retrieved 2014-09-04. 


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110,001–120,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 120,001–121,000
Succeeded by
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