A symbol of strength, protection and security, the oak tree has a prominent presence in nature. With a wide canopy of leaves and deep, sprawling roots, the oak tree represents Iridium’s role in the satellite industry – a historic, growing and reliable network that enables critical services that keep the world safely connected through its vast partner ecosystem.

Every element of our Iridium-6 patch has a story and a deeper meaning.  A detailed description of the patch is outlined below:

Curious about the meaning behind our previous launch patches?  Click here for some past patch descriptions.

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