This is an archive of emblems that I design as an ongoing personal project.
Embroidered patches for space missions have been around since the early days of human spaceflight. They serve as a symbol of human curiosity, innovation and as a way to honor these ambitious projects.


© 2024 
Patricia Klein

The X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission or XMM-Newton is an ESA-led mission to investigate cosmic X-ray sources like stars, black holes or distant galaxies. It carries three mirror modules with a large collecting area and the ability to make long uninterrupted exposures.

The observatory launched in 1999 but still operates perfectly (over ten years longer than originally planned) and got a mission extension till at least 2026. So far, it’s the biggest science satellite ever built in Europe.