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DISCOVERER mission patch competition
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The Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research (SOAR) is a scientific CubeSat which has been designed at the University of Manchester and will be launched in May 2021!

SOAR will investigate how different materials act in the environment of very low Earth orbit (below 450 km in altitude) and will help to identify new materials which can reduce the drag which satellites experience due to the very low density atmosphere which remains at these heights. SOAR will be the University of Manchester's first satellite and as such needs a mission patch to commemorate the development and launch of the spacecraft, but also to publicise the unique mission that the satellite has been designed to perform.

We would like to invite you to design your mission patch!

Conditions for consideration:

  • Language: English
  • Text size: ensure that all text is readable
  • Must fit within a (8cm) circle
  • Try and use the DISCOVERER colour palette in your design:
    • Color definition print (CMYK)
      • blue (100C, 0M, 0Y, 0K)
      • silver (20C, 0M, 0Y, 20K)
      • purple (90C, 100M, 0Y, 0K)
    • Color definition screen (RGB)
      • blue (0R, 150G, 255B)
      • silver (180R, 200G, 220B)
      • purple (70R, 40G, 130B)

Please register via our tool first and send your mission patch design by email to: vanessa.koehler@concentris.de (maximum size of e-mail attachment: 10 MB)

Designs emailed without an accompanying registration form cannot be considered.

Judging and Winner Selection:

The DISCOVERER consortium will judge the patches and select winners based on inclusion of the required design elements as well as for creativity, originality and use of symbols to tell their story.

Only mission patches sent by Sunday, February 28, 2021 will be eligible for judging.

The winning design will be used in publicity for the mission, with a note indicating the winners name. In addition, the winning design along with two runners up, will be published on the DISCOVERER website along with the names of their creators.

Thank you very much for your participation!


Logo's may be modified/changed to fit design and printing requirements (or for professional finishing).

Consent to the use of my personal data:

I agree that my personal data (name, e-mail address, etc.) may be stored, processed and used for the purpose for processing my participation. My personal data, which will be securely transmitted using SSL encryption, may be saved by the DISCOVERER consortium. I have the right to object to such use or processing of my personal data at any time by sending an e-mail to contact@discoverer.space.

All personal data (apart from the names of the winner and runners up) will be deleted once the competition winner and runners up have been notified and announced via the DISCOVERER website.



By submitting your design you are assigning copyright of the design to the University of Manchester so that we can use it without restriction in publicity for the mission.

You are also committing to allow us to use your name in publicity materials if you are either the competition winner or one of the runners up.

The designers of the winning entry and two runners up will be notified using the contacts details provided.



Declaration of parental consent (only applies to the participation of children under 13 years of age):

I/we have taken note of the information given above and agree to be bound by it.

I/we give my/our consent to our child to participate in the DISCOVERER Mission Patch Competition.

I/we give my/our consent to the DISCOVERER consortium to publish our child's name for publicity purposes (if our child is either the competition winner or one of the runners up).

I/we have the right to object to such use or processing of our child's personal data at any time by sending an e-mail to contact@discoverer.space.

If applicable, please print, sign and sent the signed registration form to: contact@discoverer.space.