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Moonbase Alphan
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posted 05-03-2016 05:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonbase Alphan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Entertaining design for 53, with simplified representations of Sputnik and the ISS in orbit about the Earth, which itself is inside a 'house' of stars.
ISS Expedition 53 mission patch

The International Space Station's (ISS) Expedition 53 begins with the scheduled undocking of Soyuz MS-04 in September 2017. New crew members will arrive shortly thereafter on Soyuz MS-06.

Expedition 53 will be commanded by Roscosmos cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin. His crewmates, all flight engineers, include: Roscosmos cosmonauts Aleksandr Skvortsov and Ivan Vagner, Jack Fischer and Scott Tingle of NASA and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli.

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posted 05-03-2016 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At first glance it's a really catchy design. I think it is a little heavy on the stars, and secondly, is this an Earth-centric Solar System? What's going on with those planetary orbits? I understand that they are stylized but they are just confusing.

The roman numerals are cleverly integrated and the shape of the patch is distinct. The sun is beautiful.

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posted 05-04-2016 04:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The slogan used by Fedor Yurchkhin for this design is "Earth is our home."

Some time ago there was in Moscow an exhibition of Fedor's photos of the Earth he did during his previous flight with the same stars-home on the logo. Maybe somebody has the logo of the exhibition to share...

I know the Sputnik came from the logo of Energia corporation where Fedor worked during all his career after graduating from the Moscow Aviation Institut-MAIin 1983.

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posted 05-04-2016 06:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Designed by Luc van den Abeelen together with Fedor Yurchikhin.

I have a special relationship with the emblem too: last November, just one day before the crew were expected to submit their design to NASA JSC, I volunteered to draw the detailed vectorized version that was — unexpectedly already — needed. An interesting 24 hours.

Very close inspection of the artwork will reveal a couple of small imperfections - you now know why.

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posted 05-04-2016 07:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK! And maybe Luc has the logo of the exhibition in Moscow "Earth is our home"?

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posted 05-04-2016 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here it is.

hoorenz
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posted 05-04-2016 11:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Liembo:
I think it is a little heavy on the stars
The original artwork that Fedor submitted to NASA, even had a couple more stars, which made the 'house' stand out a little bit better! There was also a large white star in the lower left corner, but NASA clearly ruled that stars can not be seen in front of the Moon.

Liembo
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posted 05-04-2016 09:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The stars make much more sense with the context of the other artwork.

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posted 08-12-2016 08:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How did the patch come out?

hoorenz
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posted 08-12-2016 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At about the time the design was first posted here last March, I saw a scan of one of the test versions made by AB Emblem.

Weird thing was that the embroidery did not follow the original design: the stars seemed to have been placed randomly. As a result, the outline of the house could no longer be recognized and the "Earth is our home"-theme was lost.

I do not know if this has been solved in the final patch: I have not seen it anywhere yet.

hoorenz
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posted 08-23-2016 10:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So, here it is! The randomly placed stars are gone and even though it is still a little bit of a variation, the house-pattern as seen in the official design can be easily recognized. It is a very nice patch.

Especially for Kevin: embedded label, 263544 "Made in USA" 7/16/20.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 08-26-2016 07:03 AM     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 again Erik.

Update: 20-02-17.
A second product design number and date code has come to light for this Expedition 53 original 6 crew names patch. It is product design #263344 instead of #263544, and 8/16/20 instead of 7/16/20. (As shown above).

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posted 08-26-2016 08:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Panther494   Click Here to Email Panther494     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice, as mentioned above I too thought the amount of stars made the design look very messy, too much going on. Seeing the patch though I've changed my opinion. I really like it, something original. Excellent design that looks better as a patch.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-05-2016 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As shared by SpacePatches.nl on Facebook, the revised Expedition 53 insignia:
ISS Expedition 53 mission patch

The International Space Station's (ISS) Expedition 53 begins with the scheduled undocking of Soyuz MS-04 in September 2017. New crew members will arrive shortly thereafter on Soyuz MS-06.

Expedition 53 will be commanded by Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergei Ryazanzky. His crewmates, all flight engineers, include: Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Miskurkin, Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande Hei of NASA and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli.

hoorenz
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posted 11-05-2016 03:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations Jorge and Tim! This is their revised Expedition 55 design. (Our old Expedition 53 patch will become Expedition 52.)

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posted 11-05-2016 07:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you Erik!

Randy "Komrade" Bresnik was our point of contact for this project. He served in the same capacity for STS-129. You can see the similarities between the two.

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posted 11-06-2016 07:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for COR482932   Click Here to Email COR482932     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice work guys!! Excellent patch!!

Tom
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posted 11-06-2016 10:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by KSCartist:
You can see the similarities between the two.
Congratulations... always liked the unique STS-129 design, and really like the Expedition 53 emblem!

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 01-10-2017 01:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The product design number and the date codes used on this totally new five crew name version patch for the Expedition 53 is;

269408 Made in USA 12/1620, with a mid green in the Earth.
1/1720 with a slightly darker green in the Earth. (A colour error).

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posted 03-08-2017 11:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
New changes are coming for Expedition 53 mission patch (crew will be six again).

Ken Havekotte
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posted 03-08-2017 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim and Jorge; I think STS-129 is one of my favorite shuttle mission patch designs, but now with ISS-53, it's another favorite emblem design (top five) of all the Expedition crews. Well done guys and keep up the excellent graphic design work!

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posted 03-09-2017 06:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you very much, Ken.

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posted 03-10-2017 10:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PowerCat   Click Here to Email PowerCat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I keep wondering when the sixth crew member is going to be named? It sure seems like a short time before a late 2017 launch date, unless an experienced or recently flown crew member is added?

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posted 03-14-2017 05:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The decision is taken to add one more cremember into the MS-06 crew.It's not announced yet...

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posted 03-14-2017 06:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SPACEFACTS   Click Here to Email SPACEFACTS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The third crew member on MS-06 is Joseph Acaba and his backup is Shannon Walker, reports TASS.
U.S. astronaut Joseph M. Acaba will fly to the International Space Stations (ISS) as a third crew member of the Soyuz MS-06 spaceship. His flight will be financed by Russia’s Rocket and Space Corporation Energia as debt repayment to US’ Boeing under the joint project Sea Launch, a source in the Russian space industry told TASS on Monday.

"Joseph Acaba has been appointed as a member of the main crew of the Soyuz MS-06 spaceship due to be launched to the International Space Station on September 13. Shannon Walker has been appointed as a member of backup crew. Most likely, she will be subsequently chosen as a main crew member of the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft due to fly to the ISS in March 2018," the source said.

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posted 03-17-2017 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonbase Alphan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is the update, which became available for viewing at Johnson Space Center earlier this week.
ISS Expedition 53 mission patch

The International Space Station's (ISS) Expedition 53 begins with the scheduled undocking of Soyuz MS-04. New crew members will arrive shortly thereafter on Soyuz MS-06.

Expedition 53 will be commanded by NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik. His crewmates, all flight engineers, include: Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergei Ryazanzky and Alexander Misurkin; Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba of NASA; and astronaut Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency (ESA).

The ISS Expedition 53 insignia was designed by artists Tim Gagnon and Jorge Cartes.

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posted 03-18-2017 06:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for East-Frisian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That patch looks very good.

Panther494
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posted 03-18-2017 03:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Panther494   Click Here to Email Panther494     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree, very nice design. A future favourite I think.

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Expedition 53 cake cutting ceremony at the Johnson Space Center Jan. 31, 2017.

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posted 04-04-2017 04:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Only one is not eaten - ACABA!

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 08-27-2017 06:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The product design numbers and date codes used on this revised six crew name version patch for the Expedition 53 are;

276488 Made In USA 04/17/20
275488 Made In USA 4/17/20
275488 Made In USA 5/17/20
275488 Made In USA 8/17/20
275488 Made In USA 9/17/20

There has also one been found with product design number 276488 Made In USA 04/17/20 date code. The P/D number is probably an error (6 used instead of 5), but the date code is correct. (This patch has also been signed by Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli.)

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 08-31-2017 09:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Expedition 53 patches have now been found with patch design number 247766 Made In USA 8/17/20 date code, (right patch), instead of 275488 (left patch) and 276488 (signed patch above). So far 17 of these error patches have been found in 2 packs of 25 patches.

A similar error appeared on the Expedition 47 patches with patch design number 226655 being the error one and 242279 being the correct one. (The error 226655 is only found with date code 02/2016.)

I see AB Emblem is now selling these Expedition 53 patches in packets of 25 again (instead of packets of 10), at $109 per pack of 25. Product No. 25XEXP53.
This has not been repeated with ISS-54 and ISS-55 patch packets, they are back in packs of 10 patches.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 01-13-2018 07:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It looks like AB Emblem's sales department have made an error and are selling the wrong version of the Expedition 53 patch.

Instead of selling the six crew names version, (275488) they are currently (December and January orders and sales), selling the five crew names version (269408). So far two packs of 10 patches have been reported to me by sellers / agents. One with date code 12/1620 and the other with 1/17/20. (This one has the darker green Earth, a colour error).

I have managed to acquire a few examples from both of these packets. (There are no labels or stickers on the cellophane packets).

Update: I have found and bought another full pack of 10 of these patches. It is a mixed packet, 7 x 12/1620 and 3 x 1/17/20.

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posted 01-18-2018 01:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ordered one a few days ago and it is the 5-name version. 1/17/20.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 01-18-2018 04:17 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 that information Liem.

So it is looking like the AB Emblem sales department are unaware that they are still selling the Expedition 53 (5 crew names) 269408 patches. There are no labels or stickers on the cellophane packets used to pack these patches in.

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posted 01-18-2018 08:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well that’s embarrassing.

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I noticed the other day (thanks to spacepatches.nl) that AB Emblems is also selling the error version of the MIR 24 -/ Soyuz TM-26 patch spelled COMOBEB instead of COMOBbeB...

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posted 01-19-2018 03:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As far as I know that's the only version A-B Emblem has ever produced?

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 01-23-2018 08:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert, have you received the Expedition 53 patch you ordered from AB Emblem yet? If so can you tell us which version it is, many thanks.

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posted 01-23-2018 08:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ordered an Expedition 53 patch on Jan. 13 and received a five-name version (label 269408, 1/17/20) several days later.


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