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The Bear – The Ninth Iridium NEXT Campaign Launch Patch

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Bear with us as we share the meaning behind the Iridium-9 patch.

A symbol of courage, patience, strength, nobility, and playfulness, the bear represents a lot of similar qualities to Iridium.

Every detail of this patch represents how far Iridium has come since the successful completion of the Iridium® NEXT launch campaign. Just like a bear after a long winter, the five Iridium-9 spare satellites are coming out of hibernation–helping to ensure the Iridium network’s reliability into the future.

Learn more about each aspect and hidden meaning of our Iridium-9 launch patch below.


Previous Patches

Iridium-8: The Butterfly

Iridium-7: The Wolf

Iridium-6: The Oak Tree

Iridium-5: The Phoenix

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