Lippens

1994 PP26. Discovered 1994 Aug. 12 by E. W. Elst at La Silla.

Named in honor of Carlos Lippens (1945- ), well known for his work on trace substances in the earth's atmosphere by means of infrared spectroscopy. Working at the Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, he was responsible for the GRILLE spectrometer on board Spacelab 1 (1983) and Atlas 1 (1992). Lippens was also closely involved with the MIRAS instrumentation on board MIR. As a computer specialist he has frequently helped solve data-communication problems in connection with the discoverer's work on minor planets. (M 34630)

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