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KAPTEC
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posted 07-14-2014 04:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Soyuz TMA-15M mission patch

The Soyuz TMA-15M crew represents Roscosmos cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Samantha Cristoforetti with the European Space Agency and NASA's Terry Virts. Together they will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in November 2014 to join the Expedition 42/43 crew.

Designed by Shkaplerov with an unidentified candidate cosmonaut. Copyright Roscosmos/Spacepatches.nl

KAPTEC
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posted 07-14-2014 04:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A new masterpiece of space art from "The Soyuz Team Designers" of the Netherlands.

COR482932
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posted 07-14-2014 05:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for COR482932   Click Here to Email COR482932     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Love it!!

lucspace
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posted 07-14-2014 06:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In this case, the design was done by spaceship commander Shkaplerov and a -yet- unnamed candidate cosmonaut. I think they did a great job! I think they did a great job!

hoorenz
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posted 07-15-2014 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The cosmonaut who helped Anton with the design, is Andrei Babkin. Also, there was an Italian designer involved: Riccardo Rossi.

About the plane: it is made up of a Russian jet (nose), American jet (wings) and an Italian jet (tail).

hoorenz
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posted 08-27-2014 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is the official description of the patch:
The patch for 'Soyuz TMA-15M' is based on the shape and features of an attitude indicator, a fundamental element on an airplane instrument panel. This represents the pilot profession, which is common to all three crewmembers.

The outline of a Soyuz spaceship and its golden solar array panels, representing the horizontal lines of the indicator, are integrated with the instrument's pitch and bank angle scales. The depicted attitude of the spaceship corresponds to a bank angle of 15° (the serial number of this Soyuz TMA) and a pitch angle of 51° (the orbit inclination).

Russian and Latin characters, indicating the names of the crewmembers and the spaceship's name 'Soyuz TMA-15M', are distributed in the external scale ring.

The Soyuz spaceship flying above Earth connects the left side of the patch, which includes the destination – ISS, with the right side – the rising Sun (symbol of cognition and renewal).

A shadow, in the shape of an airplane uniting elements of Mig-29, F-16 and AMX, accompanies the flight of the spaceship and points to the indissoluble link between aviation and spaceflight.

The three more prominent stars, next to the constellations Auriga and Cassiopeia, represent the fulfillment of a spaceflight by the cosmonaut and the two astronauts of this expedition. The overall number of stars corresponds to the last two figures of the launch year (2014) and, including the Sun, of the return year (2015).

Zarya
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posted 08-28-2014 01:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Zarya     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hoorenz:
Here is the official description of the patch
Thank you for providing the detailed description. It explains a lot of the features of the emblem and that is very useful to some of us. Is there a way that one can obtain copies of the official descriptions of emblems from the entire Soyuz TMA-M series? Thank you.

hoorenz
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posted 08-28-2014 02:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some of them have official descriptions, some of them don't. I will try to find them for you - please contact me.

Zarya
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posted 08-29-2014 02:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Zarya     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hoorenz:
I will try to find them for you - please contact me.
Would you mind posting them here? Perhaps, others would find the information useful. If not, I will e-mail you. Thanks.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-16-2014 07:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hoorenz:
Also, there was an Italian designer involved: Riccardo Rossi.
The Italian Association for Astronautics and Space (ISAA) has a brief article about Rossi and his role in designing the Soyuz TMA-15M patch.

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