Astra-1A

(Selected)
Astra-series
satellites

Astra-2D
Astra-1AAstra-2D

This page contains philatelic information on Astra 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.

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) Astra (Luxembourg) (Selected) Astra (Luxembourg) Astra (Luxembourg)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Astra (Luxembourg)
Central African RepublicBL460A
BL460B
In (upper) margin of SS1
In (upper) margin of imperforate SS1
1989"Astra"
Central African Republic897a (BL446A)
i897a (BL446B)
In (upper) margin of SS1 (897)
In (upper) margin of imperforate SS1 (i897)
1987"Astra"
Central African Republic943a (BL481A)
i943a (BL481B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (943)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i943)
1989"Astra"
Chad691a (BL?, Mi1416)
i691a
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (691)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i691)
1996"Astra"
Guinea Republic1018 (Mi1135A)
i1018 (Mi1135B)
1986(possible) Astra
Guinea Republic1018a (BL242A)
i1018a (BL242B)
On stamp of SS1 (1018)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i1018)
Guinea Republic1037 (Mi1157)1987(possible) Astra
Guinea Republic1037b (BL264)On stamp of SS1 (1037)
Guinea Republic1039a (Mi1154-1159)On one of MS6 (1039a (1034-1039))
Guinea Republic1152 (BL330A)
i1152 (BL330B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1, gold foil
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1, gold foil
1991"Astra"
Guinea Republic2254 (BL832)
i2254
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
2003"Astra-2B"
Guinea Republic2254 fdcSS1 on FDC
Guinea Republic2256 (BL831)
i2256
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
"Astra-1H"
Guinea Republic2256 fdcSS1 on FDC
Guinea Republic2259 (BL836)
i2259
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
"Astra-2C"
Luxembourg802 (Mi1218)1989"Astra"
Luxembourg802 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Luxembourg851 (Mi1271)1991(Two) Astra(s): likely Astra-1A and Astra-1B
Luxembourg851-852 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC, also back
Niger910a (BL?, Mi1223)
i910a
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (910)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i910)
1996"Astra"
Niger919 (BL85)
i919
In (upper-right) margin of SS1
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
1996"Astra-1E"
Niger1071c (Mi1885)
i1071c
One of MS4 (1071 (a-d)) (Mi1883-1886)
One of imperforate MS4 (i1071 (a-d))
2001"Astra-1H"
ZaireMi1177A-1180A_ms4
Mi1177B-1180B_ms4
In (upper-left) margin of MS4 (Mi1177A-1180A)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS4 (Mi1177B-1180B)
1996"Astra-1A"


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
(Selected) Astra (Luxembourg)
1988-12-11: Astra-1A (and Skynet-4B)
French Guiana1988-12-10Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverAstra-1A launch
French Guiana1988-12-10Kourou(rubber-stamp) cachets on coverAstra-1A launch
French Guiana1988-12-10Kourou(rubber-stamp) cachets (one different) on coverAstra-1A launch
French Guiana1988-12-10Kourou(printed) cachet on coverAstra-1A launch
Germany (West)1988-12-11none(printed) cachet on launch cardAstra-1A launch
1991-03-02: Astra-1B (and Meteosat-5)
French Guiana1991-03-02Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverAstra-1B launch
French Guiana1991-03-02Kourou(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverAstra-1B launch
French Guiana1991-03-02Kourou("Ass.philatélique du CNES" - CNES Philatelic Association) cachet on coverAstra-1B launch
1993-05-12: Astra-1C (and OSCAR-24)
No launch cover images available yet
2007-05-05: Astra-1L (and Galaxy-17)
French Guiana2007-05-04Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverAstra-1L launch
2011-08-06: Astra-1N (and BSat-3c/JCSat-110R)
No launch cover images available yet
2012-09-28: Astra-2F (and GSat-10)
No launch cover images available yet


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