Krimigis

1979 UH. Discovered 1979 Oct. 17 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Stamatios M. (Tom) Krimigis (1938- ), head of the Space Department of the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University and a specialist in solar, interplanetary and magnetospheric physics. Krimigis has been principal investigator or coinvestigator on several space experiments, including the Low Energy Charged Particle experiments on Voyagers 1 and 2 and the Active Magnetospheric Particle Tracer Explorers. He spearheaded the establishment of NASA's Discovery program, and his department is managing NEAR, the first Discovery mission. (M 35491)

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