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Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-24-2014 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Soyuz TMA-17M mission patch

The Soyuz TMA-17M crew patch represents Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren and Kimiya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Together they will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in May 2015 to join the Expedition 44/45 crew.

Designed by Kononenko with artists Luc van den Abeelen and Blake Dumesnil. Copyright Roscosmos/Spacepatches.nl

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-24-2014 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To underscore perhaps the obvious:

Russian
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posted 11-25-2014 04:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's a real pleasure to discover the first design of the crew patch with Sergei Koroliov on it! Thank you Oleg!

Oleg Kononenko comes from Samara Space Centre, Soyuz launchers production plant established by Koroliov. And to become cosmonaut he joined NPO "Energia" cosmonaut team. NPO was also established by Koroliov.

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posted 11-25-2014 07:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Soyuz TMA-17M patch is inspired on the design of the Apollo 17 patch. The main element in this logo is a portrait of Sergei Korolev, the legendary 'main constructor', who shaped the early years of Soviet cosmonautics. He is depicted watching the Soyuz spacecraft on its celestial voyage, trailing three red lines. They symbolize the three crewmembers, but also represent the three manned craft that Korolev developed; Vostok, Voskhod and Soyuz.

Behind the earth, a red sun rises. After the American Apollo element and the Russian Korolev item, the sun is Japan's element in this design.

The constellation of Scorpio tops off the patch, with the star Antares highlighted, as this is the callsign for this particular Soyuz mission to the International Space Station.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 05-29-2015 01:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Five examples of this TMA-17M patch have been sold on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $30. These patches are from a Russian source and seller (the same that offered a TMA-18M Brightman patch).

These five TMA-17M patches only have two crew members on the patch. The Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui is missing from the 4 o'clock position on the patch. Is this the revised patch or is this an error patch? Not spacepatches.nl or TsENKI.

hoorenz
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posted 05-29-2015 03:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is an original Spacepatches.nl patch and the name is not missing. I think it is the light - Yui's name is only 2 Japanese characters and under certain angles, reflects as gray instead of white. You can see the same happen in some of the photos taken during the crew's final exams. This seller apparently has access to the patches we deliver to Star City.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 05-29-2015 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Many thanks for the explanation Erik.

Jacques van Oene
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posted 05-29-2015 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can, of course, buy the patch from the Russian eBay seller for 30 dollars. You can also wait a month and buy them from us for only 10 euro...

It is a matter of when you want the patch. Patches are the same.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 05-30-2015 12:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jacques van Oene:
It is a matter of when you want the patch.
They may well arrive at around the same time because Russian International Post is extremely slow.

Jacques van Oene
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posted 06-01-2015 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay, change in plans:

The TMA-17M crew patch is now available from spacepatches.nl for 10 Euro plus shipping, most of you should have received an email from me for ordering. If you did not receive it and you want on the mailing list please send an email to: mail@spacepatches.nl

lm5eagle
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posted 06-02-2015 01:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lm5eagle   Click Here to Email lm5eagle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Jacques for sending out this information expeditiously. You will by now have my order and payment.

Good to see you getting this information out before the hijackers get going on eBay.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-22-2015 12:00 AM     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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Tale of two patches: Soyuz crew launching to station pays tribute to Apollo

What is blue, gold and silver and links the final manned mission to launch to the moon with the next crew lifting off for the International Space Station on Wednesday (July 22)?

The Soyuz TMA-17M mission patch.

The emblem, which represents the 43rd crew to launch on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the space station, borrows its design from the insignia for NASA's Apollo 17 mission, launched 43 years ago.

"I am a big fan of the Apollo program and it would have been a pity not to use this coincidence between Soyuz 17 [M] and Apollo 17," Soyuz commander Oleg Konenenko, a cosmonaut with Russia's space agency Roscosmos, told collectSPACE. "So that is how this patch came about."

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posted 07-22-2015 09:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do somebody have TsENKI version of this patch? Have they managed to embroider Koroliov's portrait well enough?

Jacques van Oene
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posted 07-22-2015 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is the TsENKI patch:

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