a. A model or original used as an archetype.
b. A person or thing considered worthy of imitation.
2. A plan, diagram, or model to be followed in making things: a dress pattern. See Synonyms at ideal.
3. A representative sample; a specimen.
a. An artistic or decorative design: a paisley pattern. See Synonyms at figure.
b. A design of natural or accidental origin: patterns of bird formations.
5. A consistent, characteristic form, style, or method, as:
a. A composite of traits or features characteristic of an individual or a group: one’s pattern of behavior.
b. Form and style in an artistic work or body of artistic works.
a. The configuration of gunshots upon a target that is used as an indication of skill in shooting.
b. The distribution and spread, around a targeted region, of spent shrapnel, bomb fragments, or shot from a shotgun.
7. Enough material to make a complete garment.
8. A test pattern.
9. The flight path of an aircraft about to land: a flight pattern.
10. Football A pass pattern.
With these definitions I venture to say that there are patterns in the stars, such as the constellations or simply that the stars in the sky are a pattern in themselves.
With that, the space craft below is also a pattern- a miniature diagram/representation of the real thing.