Cassini-Huygens

Cassini-Huygens
satellite

Cassini-Huygens patch
satellitepatch

This page contains philatelic information on the Cassini-Huygens satellite. 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.

See also the following Contributors to Meteorology whose names were used for the Cassini-Huygens satellite:

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)
Cassini-Huygens Cassini-Huygens Cassini-Huygens


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Cassini-Huygens
Burundi758h (Mi1855)One of MS12 (758 (a-l)) (Mi1848-1859)2000"Cassini" (in text, but Voyager depicted)
BurundiMi3479A
Mi3479B
One of MS2 (BL494A, or one of MS2 (BL495A (Mi3478A-3479A)
One of imperforate MS2 (BL494B, or one of imperforate MS2 (BL495B (Mi3478B-3479B)
2014"Cassini-Huygens"
BurundiBL497A
BL497B
On stamp of SS1 (Mi3479A)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (Mi3479B)
Central African Republic759 (Mi1163A)
i759 (Mi1163B)

Imperforate
1985"Cassini"
Central African Republic759a (BL345A)
i759a (BL345B)
On stamp of SS1 (759)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i759)
Central African Republic844 (Mi1269A)
i844 (Mi1269B)

Imperforate
1987"Mariner Mark II"1
Central African Republic844a (BL408)
i844a
On stamp of SS1 (844)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i844)
Central African Republic846 (Mi1271A)
i846 (Mi1271B)

Imperforate
Central African Republic846a (BL410)
i846a
On stamp and in (lower-right) margin of SS1 (846)
On stamp and in (lower-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i846)
"Mariner Mark II"1; also "Orbiteur Cassini" and "Sonde Cassini" (i.e. the Huygens probe) (in lower-right margin)
Central African Republic850 (BL470A)
i850 (BL470B)
On stamp of SS1
On stamp of imperforate SS1
"Mariner Mark II"1
Chad683a (Mi1357)
i683a
One of pair (683 (a-b))
One of imperforate pair (i683 (a-b))
1996Huygens probe (only)
Chad683c (BL256)Imperforate MS2 (683 (a-b))
ChadBL402A
BL402B
In (lower-right) margin of SS1
In (lower-right) margin of imperforate SS1
2003
ChadUnknown a (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2012
Comoro Islands741 (Mi945)
i741

Imperforate
1990"Sonde Cassini"
Comoro Islands741 ds
i741 ds
Deluxe sheet (741)
Imperforate deluxe sheet (i741)
Comoro Islands741a (BL330)
i741a
On stamp of SS1 (741)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i741)
Comoro Islands741b (Mi941+945)
i741b
On one (741) of MS2 (737+741)
On one (741) of imperforate MS2 (i737+i741)
Comoro Islands791b (BL374A)
i791b (BL374B)
In (left) margin of SS1 (791)
In (left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i791)
1992"Cassini" in orbit, "Huygens" probe on surface
Congo RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)SS12015Huygens probe
DjiboutiUnknown d (Mi?)One of MS6 (a-f)2010
DjiboutiUnknown ms fdcOne of MS6 and cachet on FDC
DjiboutiUnknown ms (Mi?)On one stamp and in (upper-left) margin of MS2 (a-b)2013"Cassini-Huygens"
DjiboutiUnknown ms (Mi?)On one stamp and one label of MS2 (a-b + 2 labels)2014"Cassini-Huygens"
DjiboutiUnknown fdcMS2 on FDC
GabonUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2015"Cassini-Huygens"
Gambia2271 (BL474A)
i2271 (BL474B)
SS1
Imperforate SS1
2000
GermanyNoneCancel and cachet on cover1997
Great Britain3117 (Mi3370)From presentation pack2012"Cassini" (in text and presentation pack front)
Great Britain3118 (Mi3371)"Huygens probe" (in text and presentation pack front)
Great Britain3113-3118 fdc1Two of six stamps and cachet on FDC, also annotated cachet(As above)
Great Britain3113-3118 fdc2Two of six stamps and cachet (same) on FDC (different cancel), also annotated cachet
Grenada3698e (Mi6109)One of MS6 (3698 (a-f)) (Mi6105-6110)2009Also IHY and IPY
Guinea RepublicMi4191Silver foil, from MS4 (4x Mi4191)2005
Guinea RepublicMi4193Gold foil, from MS4 (4x Mi4193)
Guinea RepublicBL902A
BL902B
SS1, silver foil
Imperforate SS1, silver foil
Guinea RepublicBL904A
BL904B
SS1, gold foil
Imperforate SS1, gold foil
Guinea RepublicBL904B fdcSS1, gold foil, on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL905A
BL905B
MS2, silver foil
Imperforate MS2, silver foil
Guinea RepublicBL906A
BL906B
MS2, gold foil
Imperforate MS2, gold foil
Guinea RepublicBL1112In (left) margin of SS12006Cassini satellite and Huygens probe
Guinea RepublicBL1158SS1 (Mi4644)2007
Guinea RepublicBL1483On stamp and in (upper-left) margin of SS12007Also Giovanni Cassini
Guinea RepublicBL1483 fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL1484In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (different)Also Christian Huygens
Guinea RepublicBL1484 fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL1485On stamp and in (upper-left) margin of SS1 (different)Huygens probe (only) (in upper-left margin); also Giovanni Cassini
Guinea RepublicBL1485 fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicUnknown ms (Mi?)On all stamps and in (lower-right) margin of MS6 (a-f)2007Also Giovanni Cassini and Christian Huygens
Guinea RepublicMi5684-5689_ms6In (upper-left) margin of MS6 (Mi5684-5689)2008
Guinea RepublicMi7642One of MS6 (Mi7641-7646)2010
Guinea RepublicMi7641-7646_ms6 fdcMS6 on FDC
Guinea RepublicMi10832A-10835A_ms4MS4 (Mi10832A-10835A)201410th anniv. Cassini spacecraft's trip to Saturn; also Giovanni Cassini
Guinea RepublicMi10832A-10835A_ms4 fdcMS4 and cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL2462ASS1
Guinea RepublicBL2462A fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
Guinea-BissauMi4549One of MS5 (Mi4545-4549)2010
Guinea-BissauMi4545-4549_ms5 fdcMS5 on FDC
Guyana2874i (Mi4928)One of MS9 (2874i (a-i)) (Mi4920-4928)
One of imperforate MS9 (i2874 (a-i))
1994"Cassini"
Hungary3287 (Mi4134)1991"Cassini-Hughes" (in text)
Hungary3286-3287 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
Israel1643 (BL73)In (lower-right) margin of MS6 (1643 (a-f)), perforated2006
ItalyNoneCancel2004
Ivory CoastMi1414A
Mi1414B
From MS6
From imperforate MS6
2005
Ivory CoastBL113AOne of MS4 (Mi1414-1417)
Ivory CoastUnknown (BL?)In (upper-right) margin of SS12007"sonde Huygens-Cassini"
Ivory CoastUnknown (BL?)In (upper-right) margin (same) of SS1 (different)2007"sonde Huygens-Cassini"
Malagasy Republic1536a (Mi2473)
i1536a
One of MS6 (1536 (a-f)) (Mi2473-2478)
One of imperforate MS6 (i1536 (a-f))
2000"Cassini-Huygens"
Malagasy Republic1536 fdcMS6 on FDC
Malagasy Republic1550 (BL318)SS1"Huygens" probe (only)
Malagasy RepublicUnknown a (Mi?)
Unknown ia
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2011"Cassini-Huygens"
Malagasy RepublicUnknown a proofOne of MS4 proof (a-d)
Malagasy RepublicUnknown proofSigned-proof MS4 (a-d)
Malagasy RepublicUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
MS4 and cachet on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
Malagasy RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)SS12014"Cassini-Huygens"
Maldive IslandsMi5385-5388_ms4MS4 (a-d)2014"Cassini-Huygens"
Maldive IslandsMi5385-5388_ms4 fdcMS4 and cachet on FDC
Maldive IslandsBL740SS1
Maldive IslandsBL740 fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
Maldive IslandsUnknown b (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2017"Cassini-Huygens" (in text, but ATV depicted)
MaliUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
2006
MaliUnknown b (Mi?)
Unknown ib
One of MS2 (a-b)
One of imperforate MS2
2006Also Giovanni Cassini
MaliUnknown ms fdc
Unknown ims fdc
MS2 and cachet on FDC
Imperforate MS2 and cachet on FDC
MaliUnknown b (Mi?)
Unknown ib
One of MS2 (a-b)
One of imperforate MS2 (different)
2006Huygens probe (only);
also Christian Huygens
Moldova393 (Mi?)One of MS10 (393a (10x393))2001
Morocco952 (Mi?)2003
NetherlandsNoneCachet on cover2005
Niger967b (Mi1326A)
i967b (Mi1326B)
One of MS8 (967 (a-h + label)) (Mi1325-1332)
One of imperforate MS8 (i967)
1997
Osetia (North)Local_dOne of local post MS6 (a-f)1997
RomaniaNoneCancel2005
RwandaUnknown ss (BL?)In (upper-left) margin of SS12005
RwandaUnknown d (Mi?)One of MS8 (a-h + label)2009
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
In (upper-left) margin of SS1: stamp-on-stamp: Hungary 3287
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
2005
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ss fdc
Unknown iss fdc
SS1 on FDC
Imperforate SS1 on FDC
St. Vincent2793a (Mi4934)From MS6 (2793 (a-f)) (Mi4934-4939)2000"Cassini"
St. Vincent2793d (Mi4937)"Huygens" probe
Tanzania2537 (BL?)MS6 (2537 (a-f))2009
Tanzania2537 fdcMS6 on FDC
TogoMi6189One of MS4 (Mi6186-6189)201410th anniv. "Cassini-Huygens" Saturn orbit insertion
TogoMi6186-6189_ms4 fdcMS4 and cachet on FDC
TogoBL1058On stamp of SS1
TogoBL1058 fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
Tuvalu1075 (Mi?)MS4 (1075 (a-d))2008
United StatesNone(Saturn-Uranus Station, Redondo Beach CA) cancel on cover1991"Cassini (CRAF)"
United StatesNoneCancel1997"Cassini"
United States5074 fdc (Mi5248 fdc)(Multi-color printed) cachet on FDC2016"Cassini-Huygens"
United StatesNone(Zazzle.com) personalized postage2017"Cassini"

1"Mariner Mark II" was a spacecraft bus, from which CRAF [canceled] and Cassini-Huygens were derived, but some of the spacecraft features are different from Cassini as launched. The Mariner Mark II program from the 1990s and 2000s is not directly related to the Mariner program from the 1960s and 1970s.


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
1997-10-15: Cassini-Huygens
United States1997-10-15Kennedy Space Center FLCancel and (ATA Space Unit) cachet on cover, also insert and insert backCassini-Huygens launch; also Giovanni Cassini and Christian Huygens (on insert front)
United States1997-10-15Kennedy Space Center FLCancel (same) and (JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverCassini-Huygens launch
United States1997-10-15Kennedy Space Center FLCancel (same) and (SCP) cachet on coverCassini-Huygens launch
United States1997-10-15Kennedy Space Center FLCancel (same) and (printed) cachet on coverCassini-Huygens launch
United States1997-10-15Kennedy Space Center FLCancel (same) and (Hobby Link) cachet on coverCassini-Huygens launch
United States1997-10-15Kennedy Space Center FLCancel (same) and (Hobby Link) cachet (different) on coverCassini-Huygens launch
United States1997-10-15Kennedy Space Center FLCancel (same) and (Hobby Link) cachet (different) on coverCassini-Huygens launch
United States1997-10-15Kennedy Space Center FLCancel (same) and (Thrifty) cachet on coverCassini-Huygens launch
United States1997-10-15Pasadena CACancel (different) and (JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverCassini-Huygens launch
Cassini-Huygens (events)
United States1998-04-26Pasadena CA(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on cover"Venus flyby"
United States1999-06-24Pasadena CA(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on cover"2nd Venus flyby"
United States1999-08-17Pasadena CA(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on cover"Earth flyby"
United States2000-12-30Pasadena CA(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on cover"Jupiter closest approach"
United States2001-11-26
2002-01-05
Pasadena CA
Pasadena CA
(Rubber-stamp) cachets on cover"Ends GWE operations"
"Begins gravity wave experiment"
United States2004-06-30Pasadena CACancel and (JPL Stamp Club) cachet on cover"Saturn orbit insertion"
United States2004-10-26Pasadena CA(Red and black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover"Titan TA flyby"1
United States2004-12-24Pasadena CA(JPL rubber-stamp) cachet on cover"Huygens probe release"
United States2004-12-24
2005-01-14
Pasadena CA
Pasadena CA
(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverprobe "release"
"entry/landing"
United States2004-12-28Pasadena CA(JPL rubber-stamp) cachet on cover"Cassini deflection maneuver"
United States2004-12-31Pasadena CA(JPL rubber-stamp) cachet on cover"Iapetus flyby"
United States2006-09-23Pasadena CA(Red and black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover"Titan T18 flyby"1
United States2006-10-25Pasadena CA(Blue and purple rubber-stamp) cachet on cover"Titan T20 flyby"1
United States2006-12-12Pasadena CA(Purple and black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover"Titan T21 flyby"1
United States2006-12-28Pasadena CA(Green and black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover"Titan T22 flyby"1
United States2007-01-13
2007-01-24
Pasadena CA
Santa Clarita CA
(Purple and red rubber-stamp) cachet on cover"Titan T23 flyby"1
Unknown event
United States2007-03-01Pasadena CA(JPL) cachet on cover"View of Saturn, March 1, 2007"
United States2007-05-12Pasadena CA(Red and black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover"Titan T30 flyby"1
United States2007-05-28Pasadena CA(Blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on cover"Titan T31 flyby"1
United States2007-06-13Pasadena CA(Purple and gray rubber-stamp) cachet on cover"Titan T32 flyby"1
United States2007-06-29Pasadena CA(Green and black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover"Titan T33 flyby"1
United States2007-08-30Pasadena CA(JPL rubber-stamp) cachet on cover"Titan T35 flyby"1
United States2008-03-12Pasadena CA(JPL rubber-stamp) cachet on cover"Enceladus close flyby"1
United States2008-10-09Pasadena CA(JPL rubber-stamp) cachet on cover"Enceladus E5 flyby"1
United States2009-05-05Pasadena CA(JPL rubber-stamp) cachet on cover"Titan T54 flyby"1
United States2014-09-21Pasadena CA(JPL rubber-stamp) cachet on cover"Titan T105 flyby"1
United States2015-01-31Pasadena CA(JPL printed) cachet on cover"Orbital trim maneuver OTM-402"
United States2015-02-10Pasadena CA(JPL printed) cachet on cover"Rhea distant flyby"
United States2015-05-28Pasadena CA(JPL printed) cachet on cover"Titan and Telestro Santurn moons flyby"
United States2015-10-28Pasadena CA(JPL printed) cachet on cover"Enceladus E-21 flyby"1
United States2015-11-11Pasadena CA(JPL printed) cachet on cover"Calypso, Pan, Pandora and Tethys" flyby
United States2015-11-13Pasadena CA(JPL [romted) cachet on cover"Titan 114 flyby"1
United States2015-11-23Pasadena CA(JPL printed) cachet on cover"Tethys flyby"
United States2015-11-24Pasadena CA(JPL printed) cachet on cover"Atlas, Daphnis, Methone flyby"
United States2015-12-19Pasadena CA(JPL printed) cachet on cover"Enceladus E-22 flyby"1
United States2016-02-14Pasadena CA(JPL printed) cachet on cover"Polydeuces flyby"
United States2016-05-06Pasadena CA(JPL printed) cachet on cover"Titan T-119 flyby"1
United States2016-06-07Pasadena CA(JPL printed) cachet on cover"Titan T-120 flyby"1
United States2016-08-10Pasadena CA(JPL rubber-stamp) cachet on cover"Titan T122 flyby"1
United States2016-11-29Pasadena CA(JPL printed) cachet on cover"Titan T-125 flyby"1
United States2017-09-15Sagamore Beach MA(Coverscape) cachet on cover"Cassini spacecraft collides with Saturn"
United States2017-09-15Pasadena CA(Lollini) cachet on cover"Cassini and Saturn: The Grand Finale"

1Cassini's orbit around Saturn allows it to fly by, or encounter, Saturn's many moons multiple times.


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