Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Asteroid Named after Famous Space Engineer
4.03.2008 19:52
Asteroid Named after Famous Space Engineer
Oleg Ivanovsky (photo by Kristina Sazonova)

International Astronomical Unions Committee on Naming Asteroids of the Solar System decided to give the asteroid No. 18814 the name of Oleg Ivanovsky, Russian veteran of space and rocket industry.
      
      Asteroid No. 18814, orbiting inner part of Main asteroid belt, was discovered in Lowell Observatory in 1999. The planet is believed to have diameter between 2 and 6 km. Now the cosmic body will have a proud name of Ivanovsky.
      
      Oleg Ivanovsky was born in Moscow region in 1922. Ivanovsky was the project engineer of Vostok ship and deputy of chief designer of first Earths artificial satellite. The scientist headed development of lunar automatic stations, Moon rovers, earth satellites and took an active part in sending Yuri Gagarin to space.
      
      Currently retired Oleg Ivanovsky heads museum of rocket and space industry.
      
      Source: Science & Technology


Tags:      

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

Tyumen Scientists to Study Mummified Woman Found on Yamal Peninsula
19.01.2018
Drone for Mine Rescuers Engineered in St. Petersburg
10.02.2018
New 13-Meter Radio Telescope in Leningrad Region to Magnify GLONASS Accuracy
10.02.2018
Hybrid Communication System 200 Billion Rubles Worth to be Created in Russia
23.11.2017
Siberian Scientists to Develop Software for Managing Robots in Large Enterprises
31.03.2018







Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Flowers Delivery

russia-ic.com

search on the map
TAGS:
inventions  Expedition to the Antarctic  Norilsk Nickel  Archeology  Russian business  New Year celebrations  Alexander Golovin  Serebryanyi Ruchei  Russian tourism  Arena Moscow  synchronized swimming  Yakutia  Rosa Khutor  corruption in Russia  Boris Yefimov  Maya Plisetskaya  Russian history  Real hypermarkets  March 8  Radio  Moscow  Elbrus  Maria Sharapova  Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater  Historical Exhibitions  Komi Republic  Andrey Tupolev  Silver Necklace Of Russia  Rostov-on-Don  Varvara Bubnova  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week   Orthodoxy  St. Petersburg  National Parks  modern pirats  AvtoVAZ   Exhibitions in Moscow  Konstantin Yaroshenko  Russian Literature  Russian businessmen  Lev Kulidzhanov  Russian fashion designer  Samara  Tretyakov Gallery  Russian Cinema  Yuri Norstein  Sochi Olympic Games 2014  transfer from Russian airports  Kaliningrad Region  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites