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. The official naming citations have been published in MPC's Minor Planet Circulars and in Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Meanings marked with † or * are from legacy sources may contain errors.
Imran Aslam (born 1977) is the electronics lead for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission's Laser Altimeter at MDA. Prior to this, he was the Lead for the Mars Curiosity Rover's Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer, and Electronics Lead for the Metrology sensors on the Phoenix Mars Lander
Frank Teti (born 1966) is the Program Manager for the development of the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter. Prior to this, he was the Manager of Autonomous Robotics at MDA and focused on commercial and civilian missions for lunar exploration/exploitation and orbital debris removal
Timothy Haltigin (born 1976) is the Senior Mission Scientist in Planetary Exploration at the Canadian Space Agency. He is actively involved in the preparatory stages for a variety of planetary sample return missions, and currently is the Mission Manager for the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter
Rene-Pier Marius-Phaneuf (born 1971) is a Senior Project Manager at the Canadian Space Agency. He is responsible for the delivery of the OLA instrument to the OSIRIS-REx Mission. He has been involved in the Canadian contributions to Herschel (HIFI), the Mars Science Laboratory (APXS) and JWST (FGS-NIRISS)
Claude Brunet (born 1956) is Flight Software manager at the Canadian Space Agency. He oversaw the development of the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter instrument, of the Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer currently on MSL (member of the MSL Operation team), and of the Phoenix Meteorological Station instrument
Luminita Ilinca Ignat (born 1968) is the Canadian Space Agency's Deputy Project Manager for the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter. Prior to serving in this role, she was the CSA Deputy Project Manager for the James Webb Space Telescope Fine Guidance Sensor/Near InfraRed Imager and Slitless Spectrograph
Grant Cunningham (born 1959) specialized in lidar from Graduate School at York University through 25 years of involvement at Optech Incorporated where he is a Senior Scientist with a speciality in sensor calibration. He is the Optech technical lead for the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter
Saadat Anwar (born 1972) is the GSE & Software Lead for the OTES instrument on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. He leads a team of Software Engineers at the Mars Space Flight Facility, and has developed targeting & analysis software for the LRO, MRO, Mars Odyssey, MER and MGS missions
Stillman Chase (born 1932) is the systems engineer for the OTES instrument on OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. He was an instrument Co-Investigator on Mariners 2, 6, 7, 9 and 10, Vikings 1 & 2, Pioneers 10 & 11 and Mars Global Surveyor. Chase was an instrument Principal Investigator on Mariner 10
Zoltan Farkas (born 1975) is a mechanical engineer for the OTES instrument on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. He has designed and fabricated components to enhance electron-microscopes, flight hardware for Mini-TES, THEMIS instruments, and ultra-high pressure instrumentations for ALVIN submersible
Orson John (born 1987) was a member of OSIRIS-REx Safety and Mission Assurance team serving as the reliability engineer for OTES as well as serving in a similar role on MAVEN and ATLAS. He is now serving as a quality engineer for the ATLAS/ ICESat-2 mission during Integration and Testing
Ian Kubik (born 1988) is a mechanical engineer for the OTES instrument on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. This is his first major engineering role since graduating from Arizona State University
Igor Lazbin (born 1965) is the Controls Lead for the OTES instrument on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. He was the Guidance Navigation and Controls Lead on several NASA and Air Force spacecraft projects and developed controls solutions for a variety of spacecraft applications
Elizabeth Brady and Graham Lawrence Brady, the parents of New Zealand discoverer Nigel Brady. They were instrumental in recognizing and encouraging the discoverer's early interest in science and particularly astronomy, for which the discoverer is eternally grateful.
Daniel Pelham (born 1960) is the lead opto-mechanical engineer for the OTES instrument on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. He was a senior member of the technical staff at Santa Barbara Remote Sensing where he helped develop a wide range of earth and planetary instruments