Astro Covers cachet

Covers with
"Astro Covers"
cachets
without logos

Astro Covers cachet

This page contains (selected) covers with "Astro Covers" cachets, mostly on un-manned satellite launch and event covers. This page includes only Astro Covers that do not contain an Astro Covers logo, from 1961 thru 1978, unlike Astro Covers which contain this logo which first appeared in 19??.

On this page, "selected" indicates covers for un-manned satellite (or scientific rocket) launches only, excluding manned missions for which additional covers exist but are not included.

Readers who know of additional information or images are invited to contact the authors using the e-mail addresses found at the link at the bottom of this page.


Below is a list of Astro Covers cachets on launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Astro Covers cachets without logos (on un-manned satellite launch and event covers)
United States1961-10-21
1986-10-21
Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB
Cleveland OH
(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverMIDAS-4 launch
25th anniv. MIDAS-4 launch
United States1961-11-15Port Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, for comparison with the no-logo version) cachet on coverTransit-4B and TRAAC launch
United States1961-11-16Patrick AFB, FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on cover
United States1962-06-19Port Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverTIROS-5 launch
United States1963-06-19Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverTIROS-7 launch
United States1964-11-05Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverMariner-3 launch
United States1965-06-23Vandenberg AFB, CA(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverPAGEOS launch
United States1965-10-14Vandenberg AFB, CA(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverOGO-2 launch
United States1965-11-28Vandenberg AFB, CA(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverAlouette-2 and Explorer-31 (ISIS-X) launch
United States1966-02-03Kennedy Space Center FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverESSA-1 launch
United States1966-02-03Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on cover
United States1966-02-28Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverESSA-2 launch
United States1966-04-08Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverOAO-1 launch
United States1966-05-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverNimbus-2 launch
United States1966-05-30Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverSurveyor-1 launch
United States1966-05-30Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet (different) on cover
United States1966-05-30Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet (different) on cover
United States1966-06-02Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverSurveyor-1 "soft landing" on Moon
United States1966-06-06Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverOGO-3 launch
United States1966-06-16Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverIDCSP-1/7 and GGTS-1 launch
United States1966-06-16Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet (different) on cover
United States1966-07-01Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverExplorer-33 launch
United States1966-08-10Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverLunar Orbiter-1 launch
United States1966-09-20Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverSurveyor-2 launch (but impact on Moon, on date in cachet)
United States1966-09-20Kennedy Space Center FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet (same) on cover
United States1966-10-02Vandenberg AFB, CA(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverESSA-3 launch
United States1968-08-06Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverCanyon-1 launch ("spy-in-sky satellite")
United States1966-08-17Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverPioneer-7 launch
United States1966-08-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet (same) on cover
United States1966-08-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet (slightly different) on cover
United States1966-11-11Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverLunar Orbiter-2 Moon photo
United States1966-11-15Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverLunar Orbiter-2 Moon photo
United States1967-01-18Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverLunar Orbiter-2 unknown event
United States1967-04-28Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers green, no logo) cachet on coverOV5-1 and US-ERS-18 and Vela-7/8 launch
United States1967-04-28Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers brown, no logo) cachet on cover
United States1967-10-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverOSO-4 launch
United States1967-10-18Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on cover
United States1967-10-18Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, for comparison with no-logo version) cachet (different text font) on cover
United States1968-09-26Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverLES-6 and OV2-5 and OV5-2/4 launch
United States1973-12-03Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverPioneer-10 encounter Jupiter
United States1973-12-03Pasadena CA(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet (different text) on cover
United States1974-02-05Pasadena CA(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverMariner-10 flyby of Venus
United States1974-02-05Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on cover
United States1974-03-29Barstow CA(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverMariner-10 close-up of Mercury
United States1974-03-29Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on cover
United States1974-03-29Pasadena CA(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on cover
United States1978-05-20Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverPioneer-12 launch
United States1978-08-08Kennedy Space Center FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on coverPioneer-13 launch


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