Bion

Bion-series
satellites

Bion-M
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This page contains philatelic information on the Bion 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)
Bion (Russia) Bion (Russia) Bion (Russia)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Bion (Russia)
ChadUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
In (lower-left) margin of SS1
In (lower-left) margin of imperforate SS1
2013"Bion-M1"
Congo (Democratic Republic)BL170A
BL170B
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
2003"Biosatellite COSMOS"
Congo (Democratic Republic)BL170A fdc
BL170B fdc
SS1 on FDC
Imperforate SS1 on FDC
MaliUnknown ms (Mi?)In (upper-right) margin of MS3 (a-c) [known illegal issue]2013"Bion-10"
MaliUnknown ms (Mi?)In (upper-left) margin of MS3 (a-c) (different) [known illegal issue]"Bion-M No.1"
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)2013"Bion-M1"


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Bion (Russia)
No launch cover images available yet


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