Soyuz MS-17

The Soyuz MS-17 crew patch is circular in shape, symbolising our planet and its perfection, and uses the outline of the Russian letter F, for ‘Favor’, the crew’s callsign. At the base of the emblem is the inscription ‘Baikonur’, symbolizing the connection of the crew with this city. In 2020, Baikonur is 65 years old, and flight engineer Sergei Kud-Sverchkov was born there. Baikonur Cosmodrome is a spaceport from where launch vehicles and Soyuz spacecraft depart for the International Space Station. The ISS is located at the top of the emblem, and its solar panels are shaped like the Roman numeral XX, symbolising the twenty-year flight of the station in manned mode. The inside of the emblem depicts a piece of the earth’s surface, symbolising the respect for our planet and gratitude to our native land - nourishing, inspiring, supporting and empowering. In the center of the composition, above the launch vehicle, is a light source illuminating the planet and crew members with their rays, whose names are located on the border of the emblem. Designed by Sergei Rizhikov with Luc van den Abeelen - COPYRIGHT ROSCOSMOS.
Expedition 64

International Space Station Expedition 64 will start once the Soyuz MS-17 crew boards the orbital facility.

Building on the legacy of Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Shuttle, MIR, International Space Station (ISS), and the DM-2 mission, the men and women of NASA and SpaceX have returned human space flight launches to the United States. Crew-1 marks the beginning of sustained government-commercial partnership missions to the ISS, and its Crew Dragon spacecraft is the focus of the patch. The spacecraft, composed of the capsule and trunk, is flying from the bottom left toward the upper right, representing ascent and insertion to orbital flight. The Crew Dragon is superimposed on a background of stars and completes the outline of a dragon's head. The letter C borders the patch, which together with the number 1 in the foreground represent the mission, Crew-1. Shadows of the legacy human spaceflight launch programs are on the border to honor and recognize their contributions to the Crew Dragon capsule. The outline of the ISS is also on the border to acknowledge Crew Dragon’s destination and its contribution to maintaining a human presence in low earth orbit for the United States and our international partners. There are no individual names or flags on the border because the patch honors not just the crew members on board, but all of the countless SpaceX and NASA personnel that worked together to make a sleek and elegant Crew Dragon spacecraft. This patch honors their vision, service, and support.

Designed by ESA's graphic artists, the Alpha patch features a rocket launch – the most dramatic moment in any space mission. Around the patch are 17 colored slots representing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. At the top, the International Space Station is stylized in the colors of the French flag. Ten stars sparkle in the background, evoking the Centaurus constellation, and the number of French citizens who have flown to space. The name of Thomas's second mission to the International Space Station was selected from over 27,000 entries to an ESA competition. The first to submit this name was Christelle de Larrard from Mios, Gironde, France. "There were many reasons to choose Alpha as a mission name," says Thomas. "It connects to my first mission, Proxima, as the stars belong to the same system close to Earth, and therefore convey the same idea of proximity (such as space research for people on Earth) and an idea of continuation in my work. Alpha, a Greek letter, is also widely used in mathematics, science and technology. And, as the first letter of the alphabet, it is often synonymous with the excellence we try to achieve in space exploration." Alpha was also the original denomination of the International Space Station, and is still used today as its radio call sign. The word is pronounced the same in almost every language, resulting in a simple yet meaningful mission name for the first astronaut to fly on a new generation of US crewed spacecraft.
Sep 27, 2020

Starliner OFT

Boeing's Starliner OFT patch. The unmanned Orbital Flight Test will be repeated in January 2021.

Starliner CFT

Boeing's Starliner CFT patch. The manned Crew Flight Test is expected in June 2021.

X-37B / OTV-6

The sixth mission of the X-37B was launched on May 17, 2020.

Dream Chaser CRS-2

The program patch for Dream Chaser Commercial Resupply Services 2. Individual patches are expected for the actual mission to ISS.

ISS Schedule

Soyuz MS-17: Oct. 14, 2020
Ryzhikov, Kud-Sverchkov, Rubins

USVC-1: Oct. 23, 2020
Hopkins, Glover, Noguchi, Walker, created in 2000 by and for space patch enthusiasts, researches the history of space patches (primarily manned missions) and shares information with fellow collectors and designers.

We also proudly helped design and produce official artwork and embroidered patches, including: Soyuz TM-29, Soyuz TMA-4, TMA-12 '2nd edition', TMA-14 through TMA-22, all TMA-M and MS missions, Mars500, Soyuz au Guyana, Yurchikhin personal, VKD/EVA-25,26,32,33, new (blue) Roscosmos logo's, Samara Space Center, Soyouz/CNES, ISS Expedition-31, Expedition-37, ESA Astronaut Class 2009, Tereshkova replica, Soyuz T-6 30 years

ISS 63