Arabsat-1

(Selected)
Arabsat
series

Arabsat-3A
Arabsat-1Arabsat-3A

This page contains philatelic information on Arabsat (ARABian SATellite) series. 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.

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)
(Selected) Arabsat
(Saudi Arabia)
(Selected) Arabsat
(Saudi Arabia)
Arabsat
(Saudi Arabia)
Arabsat (on other than Arabsat launch covers)


Below is a list of Arabsat-series postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Arabsat (Saudi Arabia)
Cambodia873 (Mi951)1988Arabsat-3A
Central African Republic900a (BL451A)
i900a (BL451B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (900)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i900)
1988Arabsat-1
Central African Republic912b (BL457A)
i912b (BL457B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (912)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i912)
1989"Arabsat"-1
Comoro Islands649a (BL248)
i649a
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (649)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i649)
1988Arabsat-1
Comoro Islands701 (BL301)
i701 (BL301B)
SS1, golf foil
Imperforate SS1, golf foil
1989Arabsat-1
Congo1030a (BL117A)
i1030a (BL117B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (1030)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1030)
1993"Arabsat"
DjiboutiC217 (Mi456A)
iC217 (Mi456B)

Imperforate
1985"Arabsat"-1
DjiboutiC217 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
DjiboutiC217 dsDeluxe sheet (C217)
DjiboutiC217a (BL119A)
iC217a (BL119B)
On stamp of SS1
On stamp of imperforate SS1
FranceNoneCancel and (Aérospatiale Philatélie Aquitane/SEP Philatélie le Haillan) cachet on cover1985"Arabsat"-1
Gabon514 (Mi831)In center1982Arabsat-1
Gabon514 proofSigned proof
Guinea Republic1105a (BL323A)
i1105a
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (1105)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1105)
1988"Arabsat"-1
Guinea Republic2252 (BL837)
i2252
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
2003"Arabsat-3A"
Jordan1258 (Mi1332)1986"Arabsat-1"
Jordan1259 (Mi1333)
Lebanon495 (Mi1333)1988Arabsat-1
Libya1492 (BL132)
i1492
In (lower-right) margin of SS1
In (lower-right) margin of imperforate SS1
1994Arabsat-1
Malagasy Republic802 (Mi1068A)
i802 (Mi1068B)

Imperforate
1987TDF or TV-Sat
Malagasy Republic802a (BL53A)
i802a (BL53B)
On stamp of SS1 (802)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i802)
Malagasy Republic804b (Mi1065-1070)On one of MS6 (799-804)
Malagasy Republic1415e (Mi none)
i1415e
One of MS9 (1415 (a-i))
One of imperforate MS9 (i1415 (a-i))
1999Arabsat-2
Malagasy Republic1415ef (BL none)On stamp of SS1 (1415e)
Malagasy Republic1527 (BL309)In (upper-left) margin of SS12000Arabsat-2
Saudi Arabia924 (Mi797)1985Arabsat-1
Saudi Arabia924 fdcStamp on FDC
Saudi Arabia1049 (Mi880)1987Arabsat-1
Saudi Arabia1049-1050 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus298 fdc (BL9 fdc)Cachet on cover1991"Arabsat"-1
United Arab Emirates215 (Mi203)1986Arabsat-1
United Arab Emirates216 (Mi204)
Yemen Arab Republic442 (Mi813)19861st anniv. Arabsat-1 launch
Yemen Arab Republic443 (Mi814)
Yemen Arab Republic443a (BL240)SS1 (443)


Below is a list of Arabsat-series launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
(Selected) Arabsat (Saudi Arabia)
1985-02-08: Arabsat-1A (and Brasilsat-A1)
French Guiana1985-02-08Kourou(Club philatélique ESA-Lollini) cachet on coverArabsat-1A launch
French Guiana1985-02-08Kourou(Club philatélique ESA-Lollini) cachet (different) on coverArabsat-1A launch
French Guiana1985-02-08Kourou(CPK) cachet on coverArabsat-1A launch
French Guiana1985-02-08Kourou(Club philatélique ESA-Lollini) cachet on coverArabsat-1A launch
French Guiana1985-02-08Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverArabsat-1A launch
France1985-02-09Paris(Club philatélique ESA-Lollini) cachet on coverArabsat-1A launch
1985-06-17: Arabsat-1B (and Morelos-1 and Telstar-3D and SPARTAN-101 from STS-25 (51G))
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Rockwell International) cachet on cover, also insert and insert backSTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet (different) on coverSTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-06-17
1985-11-27
Houston TX
Houston TX
(Black printed) cachet on coverSTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
STS-61B launch; Aussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
United States1985-06-18Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverArabsat-1B deployed
United States1985-06-18Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet on coverArabsat-1B deployed
United States1985-06-18Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet (and signature) on coverArabsat-1B deployed
United States1985-06-18Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverArabsat-1B deployed
United States1985-06-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on coverArabsat-1B deployed
United States1985-06-19Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverTelstar-3D1 deployed
United States1985-06-19Houston TX(Printed) cachet on coverTelstar-3D1 deployed
United States1985-06-19Houston TX, Nassau Bay Branch(AT&T) cachet on coverTelstar-3D1 deployed
United States1985-06-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverTelstar-3D1 deployed
United States1985-06-20
1985-06-22
Houston TX
Houston TX
(SCCS) cachet on coverSPARTAN-101 deployed
SPARTAN-101 recovered
United States1985-06-20
1985-06-22
Cape Canaveral FL
Cape Canaveral FL
(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSPARTAN-101 deployed
SPARTAN-101 recovered
United States1985-06-24Edwards CA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-51G landing
United States1985-06-24Edwards CA(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-51G landing
1992-02-26: Arabsat-1C (and SuperBird-B1)
French Guiana1992-02-26Kourou(Kourou Philatélie spatiale) cachet on coverArabsat-1C launch
French Guiana1992-02-26Kourou(Kourou Philatélie spatiale) cachet (different) on coverArabsat-1C launch
French Guiana1992-02-26Kourou(PJ) cachet on cover, also backArabsat-1C launch
French Guiana1992-02-26Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverArabsat-1C launch
French Guiana1992-02-26Kourou(Lollini) cachet (and signature) on coverArabsat-1C launch
French Guiana1992-02-26Kourou(Kourou Philatélie spatiale) cachet on coverArabsat-1C launch
France Guiana1992-02-26Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverArabsat-1C launch
France1992-02-27Paris(Lollini black and blue printed) cachet on coverArabsat-1C launch
France1992-02-27Paris(Lollini printed) cachet (same except black only) on coverArabsat-1C launch
France1992-02-26Nice(Lollini) cachet on coverArabsat-1C launch
Gabon1992-02-27Libreville(Club Philatélique ESA) cachet on coverArabsat-1C launch
1996-07-09: Arabsat-2A (and Turksat-1C)
French Guiana1996-07-09Kourou(Kourou Philatélie spatiale) cachet on coverArabsat-2A launch
French Guiana1996-07-09Kourou(Kourou Philatélie spatiale) cachet (different) on coverArabsat-2A launch
French Guiana1996-07-09Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverArabsat-2A launch
1996-11-13: Arabsat-2B (and Measat-2)
French Guiana1996-11-13Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverArabsat-2B launch
Gabon1996-11-13Libreville(Lollini) cachet on coverArabsat-2B launch
1999-02-26: Arabsat-3A (and Skynet-4E)
French Guiana1999-02-26Kourou(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverArabsat-3A launch
French Guiana1999-02-26Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverArabsat-3A launch
2006-02-28: Arabsat-4A [partial failure]
Russia2006-03-01Baikonur(Three different) cancels on coverArabsat-4A launch [partial failure]
2006-11-08: Arabsat-4B
Russia2006-11-08Baikonur(Three different) cancels on coverArabsat-4B launch
2008-07-07: Arabsat-4AR (and Intelsat-25)
French Guiana2008-07-07Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on coverArabsat-4AR launch
2010-06-26: Arabsat-5A (and COMS)
French Guiana2010-06-26Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on cover, also backArabsat-5A launch
French Guiana2010-06-26Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverArabsat-5A launch
French Guiana2010-06-26Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different, and signature) on coverArabsat-5A launch
France2010-06-27Paris(Lollini) cachet on coverArabsat-5A launch
2011-09-21: Arabsat-5C (and SES-2)
French Guiana2011-09-21Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on cover, also backArabsat-5C launch
French Guiana2011-09-21Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverArabsat-5C launch
2015-11-10: Arabsat-6B (and GSat-15)
French Guiana2015-11-10Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SAFRAN) cachet on coverArabsat-6B launch
French Guiana2015-11-10Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverArabsat-6B launch
Arabsat (on other than Arabsat launch covers)
French Guiana1984-11-09Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on Marecs-2 and Spacenet-2 launch cover, also backArabsat-1

1There is disagreement among various sources on whether this should be called Telstar-3D or Telstar-3B!


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