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denali414
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posted 01-17-2018 06:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for denali414   Click Here to Email denali414     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Granted it is only for Rocket Lab's Electron rocket test flight — but a new company to watch for mission patches.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-17-2018 06:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Though not yet available for sale, here is the patch for Rocket Lab's second Electron test flight, "Still Testing."

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-21-2018 03:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Rocket Lab on Twitter:
Still Testing mission patches now available!

Jacques van Oene
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posted 01-21-2018 06:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Would be nice if they would ship worldwide and not only to the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-13-2018 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rocket Lab today (March 13) revealed the patch for its first commercial flight, "It's Business Time."

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posted 04-29-2018 03:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacemaese     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Patches for the the launch of "Electron-1 "It's A Test" are available again. Guess they "brush up" for the full set of three patches and Launch 3. GO Black NZL-Feather!!

Many will be thankful, so please spread the word around...

mode1charlie
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posted 04-29-2018 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
Rocket Lab today (March 13) revealed the patch for its first commercial flight, "It's Business Time."
That's a very interesting texture for a patch — one I haven't seen before. It doesn't look embroidered, so what is it?

Skyforce1
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posted 04-30-2018 06:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skyforce1   Click Here to Email Skyforce1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ordered these patches for a fellow patch collector and they are a plastic type of patch. Not sewn.

skyguard23
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posted 05-05-2018 04:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for skyguard23   Click Here to Email skyguard23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting, the patches I received today (Flights 1 and 2) are of the partially embroidered variety:

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posted 11-11-2018 10:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bthumble   Click Here to Email bthumble     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mission patch "It's Business Time" is now available for purchase.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-04-2018 04:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rocket Lab has revealed the patch for its second commercial flight (fourth flight overall), "This One's for Pickering" (named in honor of New Zealand-born scientist and former director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, William Pickering).

Liembo
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posted 12-17-2018 12:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fourth flight patches are now available for purchase at the Rocket Lab online store.

denali414
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posted 12-25-2018 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for denali414   Click Here to Email denali414     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Both the Elena 19 patch and "Business Time" patch say "Embroidered onto a heat pressed application backing" from their website.

skyguard23
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posted 12-25-2018 06:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for skyguard23   Click Here to Email skyguard23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And this is how it looks like:

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-29-2019 02:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mission insignia for Rocket Lab's fifth Electron launch with DARPA's R3D2 payload:

Robert Pearlman
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From Rocket Lab on Twitter:
We've made a tradition of giving every Electron rocket its own unique name. Our next mission is for the Space Test Program, which is based in New Mexico. That location might just have been the inspiration for this vehicle name and mission patch...

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-10-2019 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Rocket Lab on Twitter:
Rainy Seattle days at Spaceflight Inc. HQ might have been behind the name of the upcoming mission on Electron.

Robert Pearlman
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From Rocket Lab on Twitter:
Electron has arrived at Launch Complex 1 and final preparations are underway for our next mission - "Look Ma, No Hands!"

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-03-2019 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Rocket Lab on Twitter:
"As The Crow Flies" - a dedicated commercial mission for Astro Digital.

Robert Pearlman
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From Rocket Lab on Twitter:
It's the mission you've all been waiting for - Electron's 10th flight! The launch window opens for 'Running Out Of Fingers' on 25 November NZDT, with payloads on board from Alba Orbital and Spaceflight Inc. Learn more about the mission.

Robert Pearlman
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From Rocket Lab on Twitter:
Join us for 'Birds Of A Feather,' our first launch of 2020 and the NRO's first launch under the Rapid Acquisition of a Small Rocket contract.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-09-2020 08:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Rocket Lab on Twitter:
The countdown to our next launch is on! We're excited to confirm that our next mission will launch satellites for NASA, the National Reconnaissance Office and the University of New South Wales Canberra Space.

denali414
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posted 06-15-2020 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for denali414   Click Here to Email denali414     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Rocket Lab on Twitter:
Our 13th mission will launch satellites for Spaceflight, Inc., Planet and In-Space Missions. With most of the payloads conducting Earth-observation, we've named this one "Pics Or It Didn’t Happen."

denali414
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posted 06-18-2020 07:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for denali414   Click Here to Email denali414     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool explanation of the significance of the patch for launch #13.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-29-2020 11:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Flight 14:

denali414
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posted 09-07-2020 10:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for denali414   Click Here to Email denali414     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And yes, you can get your hands on a Photon 'First Light' patch now:
Special edition mission patch for Photon pathfinder mission - First Light. Embroidered onto a heat pressed application backing.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-21-2020 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Flight 15:

Robert Pearlman
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Flight 16:

usafspace
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posted 11-06-2020 08:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for usafspace   Click Here to Email usafspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
EXCELLENT design!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-30-2020 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Flight 17:
The mission is named "The Owl's Night Begins" in a nod to Synspective's StriX family of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) spacecraft developed to be able to image millimeter-level changes to the Earth's surface from space. Strix is also the genus of owls.

MajTom7
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posted 12-25-2020 08:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MajTom7   Click Here to Email MajTom7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Return To Sender patch is now available for sale.

SXPatches
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posted 12-27-2020 02:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SXPatches   Click Here to Email SXPatches     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice montage of Rocket Lab patches that correspond to their 2020 launches.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-05-2021 02:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Flight 18:
We're kicking 2021 off with a dedicated mission for OHB Group.

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posted 02-03-2021 10:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SXPatches   Click Here to Email SXPatches     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The above patch "Another One Leaves The Crust" is for sale at the Shop Rocket Lab website, priced at $7.00.

denali414
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posted 02-09-2021 06:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for denali414   Click Here to Email denali414     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Flight 19:
Introducing our next mission, featuring: commercial satellites across four constellations, government R&D satellites and a Photon risk reduction demo to prepare for our upcoming moon mission.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-03-2021 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Flight 20:
Launching from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula, "Running Out Of Toes" will be Rocket Lab's 20th Electron launch and the second of three planned ocean splashdown recovery missions.

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