Vesmírná agentura

© Dipozitiv 2020

Initiator
UMPRUM

Year of realization
2017

Design
Ondřej Brom
Nicole Pálenská

The story of the logo of the Czech Space Agency is a look into the past of Czechoslovak skills.

What is the role of Czechoslovakia in the history of space conquest? We will never be a superpower like the United States or the Soviet Union, yet we are the third nation to stand on the threshold of space and Vladimir Remek is the first European cosmonaut. But what should the logo of today's Comic Office of the Czech Republic look like? The right parallels are 15 kilograms. Weight? I know that you wonder why weight, a subject with a pejorative connotation.

The weight is an essential component for rocket flight, and this part of the rocket is an ideal example of Czech genius. On October 24, 1978, as part of the International Program of Magnetospheric Research (IMS) launched a rocket Pleseck, satellite Interkosmos 18, which carried the 15 kg weights, which was aimed at the static balancing of the entire satellite. This weight remained in the viewfinder of Czech scientists led by Pavel Tříska and Jaroslav Vojta, and they were able, after long negotiations, to convince their Soviet partners to replace this weight with the first Czech satellite Magion 1 (MAGnetospheric and IONospheric satellites). This satellite was capable of simultaneous measurement and thus refined the measurement of the parent satellite Interkosmos.

This type of thinking is what we can be proud of and what our partners will appreciate our continued cooperation beyond our planet.

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