Oreol-1

ARCtic Aurora Density (ARCAD)
series satellites


This page contains philatelic information on the ARCtic Aurora Density (ARCAD) / Aureole / Oreol series satellites. Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the satellites featured are given when available. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.

ARCAD was also known in Russian as Aureole or Oreol.

Launch information
(found elsewhere)
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)
ARCAD / Aureole / Oreol
(Russia-France)
ARCAD / Aureole / Oreol
(Russia-France)
ARCAD / Aureole / Oreol
(Russia-France)


Below is a list of ARCAD / Aureole / Oreol-series satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
ARCAD / Aureole / Oreol (Russia-France)
BeninUnlisted ms (Mi?)
Unlisted ims
In selvedge of MS9
In selvedge of imperforate MS9
2002ARCAD-3
BeninUnlisted fdcMS9 on FDC
ChadUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
In (upper) margin of SS1
In (upper) margin of imperforate SS1
2010"ARCAD-3"
ChadUnknown ss fdc
Unknown iss fdc
SS1 on FDC
Imperforate SS1 and cachet on FDC
Czechoslovakia2025 (Mi2279)1975ARCAD-1/2 type
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC67 (Mi164)
iC67

Imperforate
1981"ARCAD-3"
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC67 fdcStamp on FDC (PJ cachet)
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC67 maxiMaxicard
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC67 dsDeluxe sheet (C67)
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC67 scSouvenir card (C67)
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC67 cover1 (Mi164 cover1)Stamp and cachet on cover1981"ARCAD-3"
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC67 cover2 (Mi164 cover2)Stamp and cachet (slightly different) on cover1981"ARCAD-3"
MongoliaC90 (Mi1088)1977ARCAD-1/2 type
MozambiqueUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
In (upper) margin of SS1
In (upper) margin of imperforate SS1
2007"ARCAD-3"
MozambiqueUnknown ss fdc
Unknown iss fdc
SS1 on FDC
Imperforate SS1 on FDC
Poland3038 (Mi3331)From MS30 (3038a (30x 3038))1991ARCAD-3
Poland3038 fdcStamp on FDC
Poland3038 ldoiStamp on LDOI cover
Russia (USSR)4492 (Mi4533)1976ARCAD-1/2 type
Russia (USSR)4492 fdcStamp on FDC
Russia (USSR)4493 (Mi4534)Also detail
Russia (USSR)4493 fdcStamp on FDC
Russia (USSR)4592 fdc (Mi4652 fdc)(Fleetwood) back of FDC, also front1977"the USSR also launched satellites for France (1971) and India (1975)". The 1971 satellite is Aureole-1, and the 1975 satellite is Aryabhata.
St. Vincent3827c (Mi7075)
i3827c
One of MS4 (3827 (a-d)) (Mi7073-7076)
One of imperforate MS4 (i3827 (a-d))
2012"Aureol-1"
St. Vincent3827 proofSigned-proof MS4 (a-d)
St. Vincent3827 fdc
i3827 fdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
St. Vincent3827a-d fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
SomaliaUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
In (upper-left) margin of MS4 (a-d)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2001"ARCAD"-3
SomaliaUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
In (upper-left) margin of MS4 (4x a)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS4 (4x ia)
SomaliaUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
In (upper-left) margin of MS4 (4x b)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS4 (4x ib)
SomaliaUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
In (upper-left) margin of MS4 (4x c)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS4 (4x ic)
SomaliaUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
In (upper-left) margin of MS4 (4x d)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS4 (4x id)
SomaliaUnknown1 proofs1MS4, progressive-proofs
SomaliaUnknown1 proofs2MS4, progressive-proofs (different)
SomaliaUnknown2 proofsMS4 (different), progressive-proofs
SomaliaUnknown1 fdc
Unknown1 ifdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
SomaliaUnknown1 fdc2MS4 on FDC (different)
SomaliaUnknown3 ifdcImperforate MS4 on FDC
SomaliaUnknown5 fdcMS4 on FDC


Below is a list of ARCAD / Aureole / Oreol-series satellite launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
ARCAD / Aureole / Oreol (Russia-France)
1971-12-27: ARCAD-1 / Aureole-1 / Oreol-1
No launch cover images available yet
1973-12-26: ARCAD-2 / Aureole-2 / Oreol-2
Russia (USSR)1973-12-26Moscow(Anklam) cachet on coverOreol-2 (ARCAD-2/Aureole-2) launch
1981-09-21: ARCAD-3 / Aureole-3 / Oreol-3
No launch cover images available yet


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