Orbit Covers cachet

Covers with
"Orbit Covers"
cachets
without logos

Orbit Covers cachet

This page contains (selected) covers with "Orbit Covers" cachets, mostly on un-manned satellite launch and event covers. This page includes only covers that do not contain an Orbit Covers logo, from 1961 thru 1977, unlike Orbit Covers which contain this logo which first appeared in 1966.

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.

Launch covers
(including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers)
(farther below)
Other postal items
(stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.)
(immediately below)
Orbit Covers cachets Orbit Covers cachets


Below is a list of Orbit Covers cachets on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Orbit Covers cachets
No (non-launch cover) postal items found


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Orbit Covers cachets (on un-manned satellite launch and event covers)
United States1961-07-12Port Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet (and signature) on (airmail) coverTIROS-3 launch
United States1962-02-08Port Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverTIROS-4 launch
United States1962-05-10Port Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverANNA-1 launch
United States1962-06-19Port Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverTIROS-5 launch
United States1962-08-27Port Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverMariner-2 launch
United States1963-06-19Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverTIROS-7 launch
United States1963-07-18Vandenberg AFB, CA(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverMIDAS-9 and US-ERS-9/10 and DASH-2 launch
United States1963-07-26Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverSyncom-2 launch
United States1963-12-21Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on cover, also (newspaper clippings and hand-written) insertTIROS-8 launch
United States1964-03-27Wallops Island VA(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverAriel-2 launch
United States1964-10-09Vandenberg AFB, CA(Orbit Covers) cachet on cover, also (hand-written) insertExplorer-22 launch
United States1965-12-21Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverLES-3/4 and OV2-3 and OSCAR-4 launch
United States1966-04-08Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverOAO-1 launch
United States1966-05-25Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverExplorer-32 launch
United States1966-05-30Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverSurveyor-1 launch (but "first US soft landing on the Moon" and "first live TV Moon photos" in cachet)
United States1966-05-30Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers, with logo, for comparison with the no-logo version) cachet on cover
United States1966-06-07Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverOGO-3 launch
United States1966-06-16Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverIDCSP-1/7 and GGTS-1 launch
United States1966-07-01Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverExplorer-33 launch
United States1966-07-01Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on cover
United States1966-08-10Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverLunar Orbiter-1 launch
United States1966-11-10Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverLunar Orbiter-2 enters lunar orbit
United States1967-07-22Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverExplorer-35 in lunar orbit
United States1967-12-13Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverPioneer-8 and TETR-1 launch
United States1967-12-13Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on cover
United States1968-06-13Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverIDCSP-20/27 launch
United States1968-06-13Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on cover
United States1969-02-24Satellite Beach FL(Orbit Covers?) cachet on coverMariner-6 launch
United States1969-03-27Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers?) cachet on coverMariner-7 launch
United States1969-07-31Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverMariner-6 flyby of Mars
United States1969-07-31Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on cover
United States1969-08-05Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverMariner-7 South Pole flyby
United States1969-08-12Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverATS-5 launch
United States1969-08-12Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on cover
United States1973-07-16Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverPioneer-11 approaching asteroid belt
United States1976-05-13Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverComstar-1 launch
United States1977-12-14Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverCS-1 launch (but Explorer-38/49 type depicted)


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