Set to launch later this year, the Astrobotic Peregrine team reveals a meaningful mission patch design for the world’s first, commercial, lunar landing.
In anticipation of Peregrine’s launch into space later this year, Astrobotic has released a commemorative mission patch filled with some meaningful Easter (or more appropriately, peregrine) eggs. The focal point of the patch is the peregrine falcon, majestically jetting towards its lunar destination. There are seven craters in the patch’s Moon design, representing the seven nations that are joining Astrobotic on its mission. The phase on the patch’s Moon graphic matches the real Moon’s phase that people will see at the time of Peregrine’s touchdown.
Countless people and cultures from around the world are represented on Astrobotic’s Peregrine lander. From the general public through the DHL MoonBox program, to space agencies such as Agencia Espacial Mexicana and NASA, to companies like SpaceBit out of the UK, Peregrine will be carrying the dreams and aspirations of people all over the globe.
“We wanted to create a clean and modern design, but also reference previous historic missions. Using our Peregrine bird imagery was a nod to NASA’s Apollo 11 patch – highlighting the historic significance and firsts that our mission accomplishes,” said Sarah Huth, Astrobotic’s graphic designer.
“Our Peregrine lander is aptly named to represent how Astrobotic has nimbly adapted to the many challenges and changing landscapes of the space sector,” said John Thornton, Astrobotic CEO.
Astrobotic’s Peregrine Mission One patch will be available to the general public in the coming months through Astrobotic’s new online store, anticipated to launch in early April 2021.