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Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-12-2011 8:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Soyuz TMA-03M mission patch

Soyuz TMA-03M, currently scheduled to launch on Dec. 21, 2011, will deliver Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, European Space Agency astronaut André Kuipers and NASA astronaut Don Pettit to the International Space Station.

The Soyuz TMA-03M crew emblem was designed by Luc van den Abeelen, partially based on the art by 11-year old Alena Gerasimova from Petrozavodsk, Russia.

hoorenz
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posted 08-12-2011 08:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ESA astronaut André Kuipers gave a first look at the Soyuz TMA-03M crew patch today on Twitter.

On his Sokol suit, Kuipers is displaying a paper printout of the final prototype for the patch.

MSS
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posted 08-23-2011 12:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is the patch photo from ESA photogallery:

hoorenz
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posted 08-23-2011 02:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Let me emphasize that this is not the actual embroidered patch, but a paper printout of the final prototype. Note the tear in the upper left corner.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-25-2011 10:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Added above, emblem artwork as sourced from NASA (ID: JSC2011E079110).

hoorenz
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posted 08-25-2011 01:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting that NASA is the first to release it. Where did they publish it, Robert?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-25-2011 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It has not been published yet (to my knowledge) but has been assigned an ID (as noted) and was shared with collectSPACE by a reader.

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posted 08-25-2011 05:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a wonderful work Luc! Really a beautiful patch. Congratulations.

spaceman
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posted 08-26-2011 01:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great patch, from an equally great initial design. I wouldn't mind the paper version with the rip as long as it came from the suit pictured. A wonderful collectable.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-20-2011 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Roscosmos officially approved and released this emblem today (Sept. 20).

hoorenz
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posted 09-20-2011 03:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just for the record, and I am aware of what Roscosmos stated in their press release today, we got the signature of (then) Roscosmos head Anatoly Perminov already on March 9, formerly approving the design.

As written elsewhere on collectSPACE, this will be the final patch based on the children's competition that was initiated for Gennadi Padalka's Soyuz TMA-14 flight and has been ongoing for the past three years.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-20-2011 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by hoorenz:
...this will be the final patch based on the children's competition
Oleg Kononenko was unaware of this when I interviewed him today. He expressed regret that such was the case. (His full comments will be shared in an article to be published closer to his launch in December.)

hoorenz
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posted 09-21-2011 12:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The project had been organized by Roscosmos Public Relations (with a commercial sponsor paying for the trips). Responsibility for 'operational' aspects of the Soyuz patches recently shifted from Roscosmos PR directly to the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre. So that is the main reason why this particular competition had to be ended. We will have to wait and see how GCTC will organize things.

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posted 12-17-2011 09:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marwin2   Click Here to Email Marwin2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What is the meaning of the Scorpius Constellation on the patch?

hoorenz
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posted 12-17-2011 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Biggest star of Scorpius is Antares, which is the call sign of the crew. Oleg Kononenko chose a call sign with an 'A' as a reference to his children, twins Andrey and Alise.

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