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lucspace
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posted 04-29-2021 01:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First fuzzy look at the Shenzhou 12 mission patch, to the China Space Station (via Twitter):

dcfowler1
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posted 04-29-2021 11:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dcfowler1   Click Here to Email dcfowler1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A Chinese colleague says the top inscription is "Shenzhou No. 12 crewed flight mission."

lucspace
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posted 05-13-2021 03:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A better view from CASC (China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation):

KAPTEC
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posted 05-13-2021 04:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Curiously, in the patch a taikonaut appears performing an EVA that does not appear in the artwork...

lucspace
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posted 05-14-2021 12:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The artwork is not official, just based on the first fuzzy photo.

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posted 05-14-2021 07:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you Luc!

lucspace
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posted 06-15-2021 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The corrected art, which differs in subtle details from the embroidered version.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-16-2021 10:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A staff member of the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center wears Shenzhou 12 patch during a press conference. (source: Greg Baker/AFP)

lucspace
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posted 07-07-2021 06:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I came across a description of the patch design (corrected Google translation):
The overall shape of the Shenzhou 12 manned mission logo uses a circle to express the traditional Chinese concept of "a place with a round sky." 

The color is mainly red and blue. Red represents Chinese red and the passion of space exploration, and blue symbolizes the vast universe and scientific exploration. 

The core element is the number "12" formed by the combination of the Chinese "dragon" and the red banner. The three dragons appear in an overlapping state, from near to far, with a sense of integrity and unity. 

The "space station," "astronaut out of the cabin" and "robotic arm" elements represent parts of the mission of the Shenzhou 12 spacecraft. The background is deep space, and the surrounding stars symbolize the astronauts who performed previous missions, the logo of China's Manned Spaceflight Agency, and the part of the Earth showing the location of China. 

The olive leaf symbolizes China's policy of peaceful development.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-07-2021 08:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
China Post, the country's postal service, has produced a stamp set for the mission that includes a replica patch (though it differs in some ways from the patch worn by the crew and by those in mission control).

There are third party resellers offering the set on Chinese websites (e.g. Taobao), but they don't appear to ship outside China and I have yet to find it listed on the China Post website (navigating through machine translation is proving difficult).

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-25-2021 08:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AB Emblem is now offering the Shenzhou 12 mission emblem as a 4-inch embroidered patch.

Design no. 434386.

lucspace
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posted 08-25-2021 11:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unfortunately, at the incorrect size of 10 cm...

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 08-28-2021 03:28 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 full details on the embedded labels for the Shenzhou 12 patch is;
  • 434386 A-B Emblem Made In China 08/21 01
These patches are 10 cm (4-inch), what is the correct size Luc?

Paul J. Brennan
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posted 08-29-2021 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The correct size would be 8cm.

In my communications with AB Emblem, they understood that in advance, but have chosen to continue with the 10cm size for their Chinese patches. This would keep them in line with their previously released Chinese space program patches.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 08-30-2021 02:23 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 for that information Paul. That would make sense to keep these three current/new patches the same size (10 cm) as the previous ones in this series.

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