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Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-05-2018 07:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SpaceX has released its official Falcon Heavy Demonstration Mission patch:
When Falcon Heavy lifts off, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two, with the ability to lift more than twice the payload of the next vehicle, at one-third the cost. Only the Saturn V moon rocket, last flown in 1973, delivered more payload to orbit.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-06-2018 12:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There seems to be a mystery bit of symbolism in this patch. The landing pads and droneship are clearly represented and the four-leaf clover is a carryover for luck from the fourth launch and first successful flight of the Falcon 1.

But the blue "star" to the right of the Falcon Heavy seems to be too prevalent not to represent something. SpaceX representatives at the press site did not know (or were not telling) what it symbolized.

SkyMan1958
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posted 02-06-2018 05:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Perhaps it represents Starman?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-06-2018 07:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A first look at SpaceX's 5-inch embroidered patch:

NeilPearson
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posted 02-07-2018 04:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NeilPearson   Click Here to Email NeilPearson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Curiously, the blue "star" doesn't appear on the embroidered patch...

SkyMan1958
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posted 02-08-2018 07:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Huh, no Roadster on the patch?

Tom
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posted 02-09-2018 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe the "star" on the emblem may be a reference to Starman.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-06-2018 07:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As seen on the SpaceX Facebook group:
This mission patch has been embroidered with red thread flown inside the nose cones of the recovered side boosters.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-11-2018 05:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
An unofficial Tesla Starman 5" patch available through the Air Force Space & Missile Museum gift shop:

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-09-2019 03:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SpaceX's insignia for its Falcon Heavy launch of the Arabsat-6A satellite set to lift off from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

lucspace
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posted 04-10-2019 04:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That has a STS-1-esque feel about it... I like it!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-24-2019 09:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SpaceX's insignia for its Falcon Heavy launch of the Department of Defense Space Test Program-2 (STP-2) mission set to lift off from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-26-2019 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is the embroidered patch (via the Air Force Space & Missile Museum):

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-01-2022 08:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SpaceX's insignia for its Falcon Heavy launch of the USSF-44 mission set to lift off from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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posted 11-01-2022 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 328KF   Click Here to Email 328KF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The graphics guy really squeezed that “Falcon Heavy” in a tight little corner didn’t he?

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