1979 MK1. Discovered 1979 June 25 by E. F. Helin and S. J. Bus at Siding Spring.

Named in honor of Leonard J. Carter {1922-1998}, executive secretary of the British Interplanetary Society. For more than 50 years, his efforts have been the basis for the constructive role of the BIS in space advocacy, education and international communications. (M 13483)

Name proposed by the first discoverer following a suggestion by W. I. McLaughlin and endorsed by R. L. Staehle.

Obituary published in Spaceflight, Vol. 41, No. 1, p. 40-41 (1999).

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