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sapper82
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From: Canada
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posted 05-22-2001 10:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sapper82   Click Here to Email sapper82     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know if there's a reference out there, website, etc. that show patches for the Titan and Delta ELV launches?

Jim Behling
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From: Cape Canaveral, FL
Registered: Mar 2010

posted 06-13-2012 05:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Behling   Click Here to Email Jim Behling     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a large collection of Delta II and IV; Atlas I, II, III and V; Titan II, III/34D and IV; and Pegasus, Taurus and Minotaur patches. The collection is by no means complete due to rarity, affordability and lack of knowledge of the actual existence of some of these patches. Additionally, there may be more than one patch for each mission.

Usually, there is patch provided by the payload sponsor/contractor; sometimes, patch is provided by the launch vehicle contractor; and since the early 90's, Air Force organizations (launch squadrons or space wings) have been creating patches.

I have figured out one way to solve some of these "problems" by collecting scans or photos of these patches or even a decal representative of the patch. Anytime a patch comes on Ebay, I save a copy of the photo, in case I don't win the auction. I wish I had done this much earlier. I have also used Worthpoint to look for past action photos.

I was wondering if we can crowd source this to expand the database by trading and sharing patches/photos.

The file named "ELV Patch Compendium" is a summary of my patch database. The first page is an explanation of the data entries.

In the end, this is my ranking in order of desirability:

  • patch
  • patch image
  • decal of patch
  • decal of patch image
  • other mission representation in decal or image form.
I want the actual patch but will eventually settle for the others.

lucspace
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From: Hilversum, The Netherlands
Registered: Oct 2003

posted 08-28-2018 07:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Atec exhibited an interesting poster showing numerous Atlas and Delta patches; are they all known?

Jim Behling
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From: Cape Canaveral, FL
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posted 08-28-2018 08:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Behling   Click Here to Email Jim Behling     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Since regular patches started with the Titan IV program, it was a common practice by 1997 for all missions. So the early patches of the Delta IV and Atlas V program are well known.

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