1970 QA1. Discovered 1970 Aug. 30 by T. M. Smirnova at Nauchnyj.
Named in honor of Russian academician Vladimir Evgen’evich Fortov (1946– ), well-known for his work on the theory of high-velocity processes of burning and impact. He has made valuable contributions to the theory of the interaction of cosmic bodies with the earth’s atmosphere and surface. (M 23136)
Name proposed by the International Institute of Problems of the Asteroid Hazard (St. Petersburg).