- Soyuz MS-03 Patch
Soyuz MS-03

The official crew patch for the Soyuz MS-03 mission, launched to the ISS on November 16, 2017

The crew

The crew of Soyuz MS-03

Designing process

Byline design

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 crewmembers occupying three quandrants, while the fourth one houses the spaceship, depicted flying towards the ISS's docking target. The eagle is taken from the state seal of Iowa, birth state of US crewmember Whitson, the Zubr buffalo from Belorussia represents the Russian commander's origins and the lion to show the Normandy origins of French astronaut Pesquet. Behind the crew's family names, a mountain in the Caucasus mountains is shown: Kazbek, which is the callsign for the crew of Soyuz MS-03. Patch designed by Luc van den Abeelen.

All designs copyright Roscosmos/

Back up patch

The backup patch.

In action

MS-02 | ISS Index | MS-04