# What do these Formosat-5 patch images mean - who designed them?

Researching for the question What does the four-leafed clover on Zuma's (and others') mission patch signify? I came across the site http://spacexpatchlist.space/ I can't be sure of the validity of the site, but it seems somewhat believable.

While looking for four-leaved clovers there, I saw these two patches. Both designs include the Sunflower aspect of the Taiwan flag, but also other images that intrigue me.

One has the "all seeing eye" (with a blue colored iris no less, and the other has something that looks like R2D2 with tentacles.

What does this imagery represent? Who generates and approves these graphic elements? Is there any further documentation? Theories?

• I'd guess your R2D2 is a celtic warrior, but no idea what it means. – JCRM Nov 16 '17 at 12:18
• 30 SW is the 30th Space Wing which runs the launch facilities at Vandenberg. I'd guess that is their mission (launch ops) patch, not Space X's. 1 ASTS is the 1st Air and Space Test Squadron (a unit of 30 SW), also at V-berg, ditto about the patch. – Organic Marble Nov 16 '17 at 12:52

The top patch is made by 30SW 2ROPS, the lower one is made by 30SW 1ASTS. The spacepatchlist.space site is quite authoritative about the patches and details. Source: I maintain it.

• I think the lettering on the circle in the lower patch is just riffing on the lettering that appears around camera lenses. johnlewis.scene7.com/is/image/JohnLewis/235948306?$prod_exlrg$ – Organic Marble Mar 15 '18 at 1:32