The Sky This Month - December 2016

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Asteroid (129980) Catherinejohnson

Catherine Johnson (b. 1967) is a planetary geophysicist and a Co-Investigator for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission and for the InSight mission to Mars. She was a Participating Scientist on the MESSENGER mission to Mercury and is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.
Orbit type: Main Belt

Ref: MPC 102256

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Asteroid (129985) Jimfreemantle

Jim Freemantle (b. 1958) is the Project Manager for the OLA Science Team on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. He was also the Project Manager for the Canadian MET Sensor on board the Phoenix Mars Lander. He has had a long career using remote sensing to monitor environmental change.
Orbit type: Main Belt

Ref: MPC 102256

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Asteroid (129988) Camerondickinson

Cameron S. Dickinson (b. 1974) is the Technical Lead for the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter. Previously, Cameron was the Operations Lead for the Phoenix Mars Lander Meteorological Station.
Orbit type: Main Belt

Ref: MPC 102257

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Asteroid (130006) Imranaslam

Imran Aslam (b. 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.
Orbit type: Main Belt

Ref: MPC 102257

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Asteroid (130007) Frankteti

Frank Teti (b. 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.
Orbit type: Main Belt

Ref: MPC 102257

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Asteroid (130066) Timhaltigin

Timothy Haltigin (b. 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.
Orbit type: Main Belt

Ref: MPC 102257

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Asteroid (130067) Marius-Phaneuf

Rene-Pier Marius-Phaneuf (b. 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).
Orbit type: Main Belt

Ref: MPC 102257

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Asteroid (130071) Claudebrunet

Claude Brunet (b. 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.
Orbit type: Main Belt

Ref: MPC 102257

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