AsiaSat-2

AsiaSat series
(and other China/PRC communications satellites)

APStar-1 APStar-2
AsiaSat-2APStar-1APStar-2

This page contains philatelic information on AsiaSat (ASIA SATellite) series (and other China/PRC communications 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.

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)
AsiaSat
(China/PRC)
AsiaSat
(China/PRC)
AsiaSat
(China/PRC)
APStar
(China/PRC)
APStar
(China/PRC)
APStar
(China/PRC)
Sinosat
(China/PRC)
Sinosat
(China/PRC)
Sinosat
(China/PRC)
Chinasat/ZX
(China/PRC)
Chinasat/ZX
(China/PRC)
Chinasat/ZX
(China/PRC)
ABS
(China/PRC)
ABS
(China/PRC)
ABS
(China/PRC)


Below is a list of AsiaSat-series (and other China/PRC communications satellites) postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
AsiaSat (China/PRC)
ArmeniaNoneCachet on postal card2015AsiaSat-8
Central African RepublicBL700A
BL700B
In (upper) margin of SS1, gold foil
In (upper) margin of imperforate SS1, gold foil
1995"TelecomAsiaSat-4"
Central African RepublicBL701A
BL701B
In (upper) margin of SS1, gold foil
In (upper) margin of imperforate SS1, gold foil
"AsiaSat-3"
Guinea RepublicBL845A
BL845B
In (left) margin of SS1
In (left) margin of imperforate SS1
2004"AsiaSat-3"
Guinea RepublicBL845A fdc
BL845B fdc
SS1 and cachet on FDC
Imperforate SS1 and cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL846A
BL846B
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
"AsiaSat-4"
Guinea RepublicBL846B fdcImperforate SS1 and cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL886A
BL886B
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (Mi4182A)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (Mi4182B)
2005AsiaSat-4
Guinea RepublicBL886A-887A fdc
BL886B-887B fdc
On one of two SS1 and cachet on FDC
On one of two imperforate SS1 and cachet on FDC
KazakhstanUnknown2016(possible) AsiaSat-8
Korea (South)1656 (Mi?)Also booklet of 4 cover1992AsiaSat-2
APStar (China/PRC)
Tonga1035 (Mi1575)2000"APStar-1" launch
Tonga1036 (Mi1576)"APStar-1"
Tonga1037a (BL38)On one of MS2 (1026-1037)
Sinosat (China/PRC)
Guinea RepublicBL844A
BL844B
In (upper) margin of SS1
In (upper) margin of imperforate SS1
2004"Sinosat-1A"
Guinea RepublicBL844A fdc
BL844B fdc
SS1 and cachet on FDC
Imperforate SS1 and cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicMi4088A-4090A_ms3
Mi4088B-4090B_ms3
In (upper) margin of MS3 (Mi4088A-4090A)
In (upper) margin of imperforate MS3 (Mi4088B-4090B)
Guinea RepublicMi4088A-4090A_ms3 fdc
Mi4088B-4090B_ms3 fdc
In (upper) margin of SS1
In (upper) margin of imperforate SS1
Guinea RepublicMi4187A
Mi4187B
From SS1 (BL896A), or from MS4 (4x Mi4187A)
From imperforate SS1 (BL896B), or from imperforate MS4 (4x Mi4187B)
2005"Sinosat-2"
Guinea RepublicMi4187A_ms4+4189A_ms4 fdc
Mi4187B_ms4+4189B_ms4 fdc
In (upper) margin of two MS4 on FDC
On one of two imperforate MS4 on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL899A
BL899B
On one of two stamps on MS2 (Mi4186A-4187A)
On one of two stamps on imperforate MS2 (Mi4186B-4187B)
Guinea RepublicBL899A fdc
BL899B fdc
MS2 on FDC
Imperforate MS2 on FDC
Chinasat/ZhongXing (ZX) (China/PRC)
Guinea RepublicMi4181A
Mi4181B
From MS8 (8x Mi4181A)
From imperforate MS8 (8x Mi4181B)
2005"Chinasat/ZX-9"
Guinea RepublicBL890A
BL890B
On one of two stamps on MS2 (Mi4180A-4181A)
On one of two stamps on imperforate MS2 (Mi4180B-4181B)
Asia Broadcasting Satellite (ABS) (China/PRC)
No (non-launch cover) postal items found


Below is a list of AsiaSat-series (and other China/PRC communications satellites) launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
AsiaSat (China/PRC)
1990-04-07: AsiaSat-1
China (People's Republic)1990-04-07?(Blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverAsiaSat-1 launch
1995-11-28: AsiaSat-2
China (People's Republic)1995-11-28?(Printed and black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverAsiaSat-2 launch
APStar (China/PRC)
1994-07-21: APStar-1
China (People's Republic)1994-07-21?(Printed and red rubber-stamp) cachet on cover, also backAPStar-1 launch
China (People's Republic)1994-07-21?(Printed and red rubber-stamp) cachet (different) on cover, also backAPStar-1 launch
China (People's Republic)1994-07-21?(Printed and red rubber-stamp) cachet (different) on cover, also backAPStar-1 launch
China (People's Republic)1994-07-21?(Printed and blue rubber-stamp) cachet (different) on coverAPStar-1 launch
China (People's Republic)1994-07-21?(Printed and red rubber-stamp) cachet (different) on coverAPStar-1 launch
China (People's Republic)1994-07-21?(Printed and red rubber-stamp) cachet (different) on cover, also backAPStar-1 launch
China (People's Republic)1994-07-21?(Printed and red rubber-stamp) cachet (different) on coverAPStar-1 launch
China (People's Republic)1994-07-21?(Printed and red rubber-stamp) cachet (different) on coverAPStar-1 launch
1995-01-26: APStar-2
China (People's Republic)1995-01-26??(Printed and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverAPStar-2 launch
2012-03-31: APStar-7
China (People's Republic)2012-03-31?(Printed) cachet on coverAPStar-7 launch
China (People's Republic)2012-03-31?(Printed) cachet (different) on coverAPStar-7 launch
2015-10-16: APStar-9
China (People's Republic)2015-10-17?(Printed) cachet on coverAPStar-9 launch
Sinosat (China/PRC)
2006-10-29: Sinosat-2
China (People's Republic)2006-10-29?(Printed) cachet on cover, also backSinosat-2 launch
Chinasat/ZhongXing (ZX) (China/PRC)
2003-11-15: Chinasat-20
China (People's Republic)2003-11-15?(Printed) cachet on coverChinasat-20 launch
2006-09-13: Chinasat-22A
China (People's Republic)2006-09-13?(Printed) cachet on cover, also backChinasat-22A launch
Asia Broadcasting Satellite (ABS) (China/PRC)
2015-03-02: ABS-3A (and Eutelsat-115-West-B)
United States2015-03-01Cape Canaveral FL(Lollini) cachet on coverABS-3A launch
2016-06-15: ABS-2A (and Eutelsat-117-West-B)
United States2016-06-15Cape Canaveral FL(Lollini) cachet on coverABS-2A launch


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