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Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-13-2016 04:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Soyuz MS-03 mission patch

Russia's Soyuz MS-03 will launch to the International Space Station in November 2016. Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, NASA's Peggy Whiston and Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency (ESA) will join the Expedition 50/51 crew.

The Soyuz MS-03 crew patch uses the classical shield shape; the origin of this type of emblem. The flags of the countries represented on this international space mission, the name of the spacecraft and the Roscosmos logo crown the design.

Three animals symbolize each of the crew members occupying three quadrants, while the fourth houses the spaceship, depicted flying towards the space station's docking target. The eagle is taken from the state seal of Iowa, birth state of US crew member Whitson; the Zubr buffalo from Belorussia represents the Russian commander's origins and a lion to show the Normandy origins of French astronaut Pesquet.

Designed by Luc van den Abeelen. © Roscosmos/spacepatches.nl.

Russian
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posted 07-14-2016 02:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One interesting reaction about this logo from Dmitry Payson on Facebook:
The interesting thing is that this one is a second mission patch in a row with the very clear Christian motives. Compare Tabor Mountain from the previous patch with three evangelical animals (Lion, Taurus, Eagle) on this one. Is this a coincidence?
Luc, could we ask you to answer? I know Oleg Novitskiy came to Baikonur for the launch of TMA-20M. Alexei Ovchinin is his friend. And Oleg liked very much the patch of his friend and decided to have his crew's logo also in heraldic design.

lucspace
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posted 07-19-2016 11:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is not so much a coincidence as the Soyuz MS-03 patch design features a number of animals: a lion, a buffalo (not a taurus) and an eagle. They are used to refer to the origins of the crewmembers, not as religious symbols.

Russian
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posted 11-04-2016 08:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got information Roscosmos and TsENKI will not order souvenir patches for Baikonur. Only TsENKI will order MS-03 pins and magazines like for the MS-02 launch (40 pages).

TsENKI also ordered MS-03 table medals for their operational team. Only 70 I was told.

For MS-02 TsENKI produced ISS-50 and MS-02 souvenir patches and pins as well as MS-02 table medals for operational teams.

Jacques van Oene
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posted 11-14-2016 01:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The official Soyuz MS-03 Prime and Back-up crew patch.

Russian
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posted 11-15-2016 03:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For the MS-03 launch TsENKI will produce only 45 table medals for their operational team and magazines of better quality than the MS-02 magazine. No patches, no pins...

Russian
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posted 11-25-2016 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I forgot to congratulate our flying Dutchmen from spacepatches.nl who had last week their 32nd Soyuz crew patch in space!

I was in Toulouse last week and saw their full collection of Soyuz patches in the Cité de l'Espace. You are strong!

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 12-03-2016 02:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A so-called TsENKI version of this MS-03 patch has been listed on eBay by a Russian seller. It looks possible as there are a few very subtle differences from the above spacepatches.nl patches.

Update: The listing has now been cancelled at 17:26pm GMT, and relisted as a Roscosmos patch at 17:45pm GMT.

Russian
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posted 12-04-2016 07:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Once more! No patches were produced by TsENKI for the MS-03 launch. Those who have too much money can buy whatever they want.

Please, Jacques, Erik or Luc from collectSPACE, state here it is your patch. It is not for the first time some sellers from Russia try to give wrong information so as to increase prices. Mind your step, friends!

hoorenz
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posted 12-04-2016 07:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like our patch - probably the bare back version (no plastic) made for the spacesuits.

James913
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posted 12-04-2016 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for James913   Click Here to Email James913     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some of my past customers have contacted me recently to ask about TsENKI MS-03 patches. Unfortunately, based on the very best information that I have received from friends with contacts within Roscosmos and Baikonur, there have been no MS-03 patches produced by TsENKI. The only official MS-03 patch is the Roscosmos suit version produced by Spacepatches.nl.

The exact mix of future TsENKI mission products (patches, pins and magazines) seems to be under Roscosmos review right now, and I will pass along any new information here that I receive about these items.

Editor's note: Threads merged.

lucspace
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posted 12-23-2016 07:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It now looks like a Tsenki version has surfaced (eBay: 201758586612):

Russian
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posted 12-23-2016 09:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Luc, maybe somebody in Russia like our Malaysian friend produced this lopsided version... but in any case it is not TsENKI.

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