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Liembo
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posted 08-23-2019 01:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I heard it through the grapevine that the individually serialized SpaceX mission patches will be going away as of CRS-17. Instead, employees will be given a version marked with an "X" where the commercial versions will not.

I have not seen a numbered version since Telstar 18V but there are at least nine missions between then and CRS-17.

Liembo
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posted 08-23-2019 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a photo of the latest employee allocation, numbers obscured and new X's circled.

skyguard23
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posted 01-04-2020 06:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for skyguard23   Click Here to Email skyguard23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Liem, my belated thanks for that photo.

I might be missing something, but the CRS-17 patch seems to look the same as the commercial version. It too sports the SpaceX logo in the same spot. What is your take?

Liembo
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posted 01-04-2020 07:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oddly, there was no differentiation between the CRS-17 patch for employees or as a souvenir. Also, as far as I can tell, there was no employee Arabsat 6A patch.

skyguard23
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posted 01-05-2020 04:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for skyguard23   Click Here to Email skyguard23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That corresponds with my observations. Thanks for your insight.

I guess with a growing number of flights, and in the long-term increasing workforce, SpaceX is looking for ways to "streamline" this little tradition.

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