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Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-11-2013 12:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Soyuz TMA-09M mission patch

Soyuz TMA-09M, currently scheduled to launch on May 28, 2013, will deliver Roscosmos cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg and ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano to the International Space Station to join the Expedition 36 and Expedition 37 crews.


Credit: Roscosmos/SpacePatches.nl

The Soyuz TMA-09M patch designs shares elements of the two earlier Soyuz mission patches that Fyodor Yurchikhin participated in (TMA-10 and TMA-19): a bright blue rim featuring the crew names with a dark blue border and a central field featuring the Earth and the spacecraft in yellow and orange.

The white and light blue streaks underneath the Soyuz symbolize that this is the fourth mission to the ISS for Soyuz commander Yurchikhin; the first being on an American spacecraft during STS-112.

This design shares one element with another patch: the ISS is taken from the patch of Expedition 37, which Yurchikhin commands.

Designed by Luc van den Abeelen, Dmitriy Shcherbinin and Fyodor Yurchikhin.

johntosullivan
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posted 02-11-2013 04:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johntosullivan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While I can admire the common look and feel of Fyodor Yurchikhin's mission patches, as a collector I'm disappointed that they are too similar and lacking novelty.

Also, as a mechanical engineer he has incorporated a cog design into each patch. Clever.

hoorenz
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posted 02-13-2013 03:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is not a cog - it is representing the outer rim of the VSK-4 (Vizir Spetsialniy Kosmicheskiy-4) periscope view aboard the Soyuz.

johntosullivan
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posted 02-13-2013 07:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johntosullivan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I stand corrected. Good point.

Russian
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posted 02-18-2013 08:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a picture to explain what is the VSK is in the Soyuz capsule:

KAPTEC
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posted 02-19-2013 08:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the remembering of the TMA-10... A very "Russian" concept for honouring past flights. If only we could see some of the rejected projects!

Anyway, nice patch! I love the patches with blue colors...

hoorenz
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posted 02-19-2013 10:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by KAPTEC:
A very "Russian" concept for honouring past flights.

You must be refering to Pavel Vinogradov's Soyuz TMA-08M patch, right? (It also has the same shape as his earlier TMA-8 flight, rotated 180 degrees.)

KAPTEC
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posted 02-20-2013 04:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sure Erik... This is what I meant

Oh!... and thank you so much: it's nice to see so clearly my lovely country in a space patch.

hoorenz
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posted 02-20-2013 05:31 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 KAPTEC:
Oh!... and thank you so much: it's nice to see so clearly my lovely country in a space patch.
It is funny. It is exactly what I was thinking when I prepared the high resolution version from Luc's and Dima's design. "Jorge will be happy!" Of course I also realized that the Netherlands disappeared behind a solar panel.

KAPTEC
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posted 02-20-2013 06:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

hoorenz
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posted 05-25-2013 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From kitchen table, to Baikonur.

KAPTEC
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posted 05-25-2013 02:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is a special experience when you can do this, aren't you agree with me?

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