Scoon

1984 UX1. Discovered 1984 Oct. 29 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of George E. N. Scoon (1936). Born in Grenada, West Indies, Scoon studied in The Netherlands and the U.K. in the fields of telecommunications engineering, general management, and business administration. He now works at the Future Scientific Project Division of the European Space Agency in Noordwijk. With his intelligence and energy, he has promoted and continues to promote solar-system exploration in Europe and cooperation among the major space agencies. Missions such as Vesta, Cassini-Huyghens, Moro, Marsnet and the Mercury Orbiter ESA cornerstone found an enthusiastic and competent supporter in Scoon, to whom the space-science community owes a debt of gratitude. (M 27463)

Name suggested and citation prepared by M. Fulchignoni.

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