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Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-08-2010 01:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Soyuz TMA-01M mission patch

The Soyuz TMA-01M mission patch represents the first flight of the new "digital" Soyuz TMA-M class spacecraft and the TMA-01M crew, commander Alexander Kaleri and flight engineers Scott Kelly and Oleg Skripochka.

Kaleri described his crew's patch to collectSPACE in July:

It is a hexagon with flags and families [names]: two flags -- American and Russian -- and three families. Inside there is a silhouette of the Soyuz composed from digits, zeros and ones, above the planet flying through the Sun and some stars.

And there is an outline of a crane as the backdrop of the Soyuz. The Soyuz is represented digitally out of zeros and ones with the crane.

Soyuz TMA-01M is scheduled to launch October 7, 2010 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome to bring Kaleri, Kelly and Skripochka to join the International Space Station's Expedition 25 crew.

UPDATE: Roscosmos formally debuted the TMA-01M mission patch on Sept. 10. The announcement included the artwork by 12-year-old Alexander Turovsky of Michurinsk, Russia, which contributed to the emblem's design.

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posted 09-08-2010 04:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Super Job! Very creative way to illustrate to new flight software and hardware.

It will be a pleasure to fly along side this design.

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posted 09-09-2010 02:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great work guys (Luc, Jacques, Erik...). It will be a pleasure to "fly again" with you. Cheers for a well done job!

music_space
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posted 09-09-2010 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What if the digital code means something?

0
101
0011
0101
01
0001
0011
0101
00000100101101001
10000001100010100
1101

On edit: I corrected a typo in the fourth to last and second to last sequences.

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posted 09-09-2010 11:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Playalinda   Click Here to Email Playalinda     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The second to last one would look good in my bank account.

Mike Dixon
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posted 09-10-2010 01:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not in Zimbabwean dollars it wouldn't.

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posted 09-10-2010 07:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for webhamster   Click Here to Email webhamster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by music_space:
What if the digital code means something

It doesn't. It's not a valid binary sequence.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 09-10-2010 09:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was thinking Okuda had a hand in designing the patch, but "11001001" doesn't appear in sequence. ("11001001" was the title of a Star Trek: The Next Generation ep.)

Personally, I hope the last four numbers - 1101 - doesn't represent some sort of program alarm.

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posted 09-10-2010 10:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by music_space:
What if the digital code means something?

Hint: What if you made some typos?

music_space
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posted 09-10-2010 09:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by hoorenz:
Hint: What if you made some typos?
I have! I did correct it though...

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posted 09-10-2010 09:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by webhamster:
It doesn't. It's not a valid binary sequence.

Well, I wouldn't be surprised that it would hint to some official or unofficial message... I know I wouldn't pass on this opportunity!

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posted 09-11-2010 02:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by music_space:
I have! I did correct it though...

Okay! Next hint: Google, Binary translator

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posted 09-11-2010 03:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for benguttery   Click Here to Email benguttery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It says: STMA-01M

hoorenz
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posted 09-12-2010 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, it does say "STMA-01M". In the mean time, the back up patch can be seen worn by the back up crew here.

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posted 09-12-2010 02:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for webhamster   Click Here to Email webhamster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by hoorenz:
Okay! Next hint: Google, Binary translator

OK, yes, now it says something. When I first checked it out I must have been using the version that had the (now-corrected) typos in it which is why it came back invalid.

Mike Z
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posted 09-17-2010 06:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Z   Click Here to Email Mike Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is truly a unique patch, different than any space patch. Really a fantastic job! Congratulations on a great patch that really stands out from all of the other space patches!

hoorenz
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posted 10-08-2010 10:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is some additional info on the design of the patch.

The Soyuz and the crane are forming an 'X' shape, the universal symbol of test flight, to emphasize that this is the first flight of a new type of Soyuz vehicle. The orange border and 'technical' shape also refer to this.

Both spacecraft and crane are flying towards an orbital sunrise. The nine rays of the Sun stand for the individual members of the Expedition 25 and 26 crews that Kaleri, Kelly and Skripochka will be a part of. Three larger stars, constructed from simple mathematical symbols, symbolize the Soyuz crew.

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posted 10-08-2010 07:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You could say they have been "uploaded" to the ISS. I know, corny.

pargoo
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posted 10-08-2010 09:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pargoo   Click Here to Email pargoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi-res version now they're up?

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posted 10-09-2010 02:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marwin2   Click Here to Email Marwin2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is it a crane or a stork?

hoorenz
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posted 10-09-2010 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Marwin2:
Is it a crane or a stork?
When we finalized the design of the patch in May of this year, a digital version of the winning children's drawing was not immediately available. Instead, the bird was described by Kaleri as a "журавля", which is a crane in Russian. So that answers your question! Which also gives me an opportunity to credit someone.

Without the drawing available, we were given the freedom to use whatever crane would suit the Digital Soyuz idea. We ended up using a silhouette, based on an image of the November 2009 Sandhill Crane migration in Indiana. The photo was taken by a bird loving veterinarian from Illinois, Tim Wallace, who generously gave permission to use it.

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posted 10-20-2010 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Roscosmos' YouTube channel:
Baikonur Seen With Children's Eyes.
The winners of the international children contest Draw the Emblem of the Russian Manned Spacecraft Soyuz TMA Crew first former Marina Korolenko from Murmansk region and sixth former Sasha Turovsky from Tambov region visited the Cosmodrome Baikonur. They also attended the lift-off of the spaceship Soyuz TMA-M. Sasha's drawing became the basis for the first digital Soyuz Crew's insignia.

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