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SparkR_13
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posted 09-26-2011 06:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SparkR_13   Click Here to Email SparkR_13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Soviet Patch identity needed; can you Identify this patch? Soviet – Satellite Launch? Year? Mission?

spaceman
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posted 09-26-2011 07:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
BErA Russian Cyrillic translates to VEGA. From Wikipedia:
The Vega program was a series of Venus missions which also took advantage of the appearance of Comet Halley in 1986. Vega 1 and Vega 2 were unmanned spacecraft launched in a cooperative effort among the Soviet Union (who provided the spacecraft and launch vehicle) and Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, the German Democratic Republic, Poland, Czechoslovakia, France, and the Federal Republic of Germany in December 1984. They had a two-part mission to investigate Venus and also flyby Halley's Comet 1986'.

SparkR_13
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posted 09-27-2011 07:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SparkR_13   Click Here to Email SparkR_13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you very much!! I missed the soviet spelling, I was trying to find something for Beta and that was throwing me off. With that information you have provided, I got the information I was seeking to identify and find the meanings behind the patch.

So hats off to you my friend!

garymilgrom
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posted 09-27-2011 07:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This patch seems to acknowledge two missions by the way the blue spacecraft splits in two directions. Isn't that quite rare for a patch?

Very interesting sleuthing work!

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