Chang'e-1

Chang'e-series
satellites

Chang'e-3
Chang'e-1Chang'e-3 / Yutu lunar rover

This page contains philatelic information on the Chang'e-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.

The Chang'e-3 lander included the Yutu lunar rover.

The Chang'e satellites are named after an ancient Chinese Moon goddess.

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)
Chang'e
(China/PRC)
Chang'e (China/PRC) Chang'e
(China/PRC)
Chang'e (on other than Chang'e launch covers)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Chang'e (China/PRC)
BeninUnknown ms (Mi?)MS2 (a-b)2014Chang'e-3 Yutu rover
China (People's Republic)2113 (Mi?)1987Chang'e (Moon goddess) flying to the Moon (depicted in stamp and in fdc back text)
China (People's Republic)2113-2115 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC, also back
China (People's Republic)3505a cover (Mi3764 cover)(Multi-color) cachet on cover, also back2006Chang'e; also other Chinese satellites (in multi-color printed and monochrome cachets)1
China (People's Republic)3505b cover (Mi3765 cover)(Multi-color) cachet on cover, also back
China (People's Republic)3429 ms (Mi? ms)On most labels and in (left and center) margins of MS8 (8x 3429 + 8 labels)~2007Chang'e-1
China (People's Republic)3561 ms (Mi? ms)On 8 labels and in (upper) margin of MS8 (8x 3561 + 8 labels)2007"China's first Moon probe" (Chang'e-1)
China (People's Republic)3637 (Mi?)2007Chang'e-1
China (People's Republic)3637 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
China (People's Republic)3637aMS10 (10x 3637)
China (People's Republic)NoneCancel2010Moon festival poetry about Chang'e Moon goddess
China (People's Republic)4155 (Mi4528)Also annotated; one of MS4 (4157a (4154-4157)) (BL195, Mi4527-4530). or from MS16 (4155b (16x 4155))2013Chang'e-1
China (People's Republic)4155 fdcStamp on FDC
China (People's Republic)4157a fdcMS4 on FDC
China (People's Republic)4157c (BL?)MS4 (different), issued in 2014
China (People's Republic)like-3429 ms (Mi? ms)On most labels and in (surrounding) margins of MS6 (4x like-3429 + 2x ?? + 6 labels)~2013Chang'e-3
China (People's Republic)3561 ms (Mi? ms)On 4 labels and in (left) margin of MS8 (8x 3561 + 8 labels)2013"Chang'e-3" and Yutu rover
China (People's Republic)NoneCachet on stamped envelope2013Chang'e-3 lander
China (People's Republic)NoneCachet on stamped envelope (different)2013Chang'e-3 lander and Yutu rover
China (People's Republic)NoneCachet on stamped envelope (different)2013Chang'e-3 orbiting Moon
China (People's Republic)NoneCachet on stamped envelope (different)2013Chang'e-3 launch
China (People's Republic)4170a (Mi4545)From strip of 2 (4170 (a-b)) (Mi4545-4546), or from MS16 (4170c (8x (4170 (a-b))))2014Chang'e-3
China (People's Republic)4170b (Mi4546)Yutu rover
China (People's Republic)4170 fdcStrip of 2 and cancel and cachet on FDC, also back(As above for stamps)
China (People's Republic)4170a maxiMaxicard of "a" stamp
China (People's Republic)4170b maxiMaxicard of "b" stamp
China (People's Republic)4170 folderFront of stamp-and-coin folder
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p00 (BL?)Booklet page 00 (cover)2014Chang'e-3 and Yutu rover
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p01 (BL?)Booklet page 01
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p02 (BL?)Booklet page 02
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p03 (BL?)Booklet page 03
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p04 (BL?)Booklet page 04
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p05 (BL?)Booklet page 05
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p06 (BL?)Booklet page 06
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p07 (BL?)Booklet page 07 (MS4 and 4 labels)
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p08 (BL?)Booklet page 08
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p09 (BL?)Booklet page 09 (SS1 and label1)
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p10 (BL?)Booklet page 10
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p11 (BL?)Booklet page 11 (SS1 and label2)
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p12 (BL?)Booklet page 12
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p13 (BL?)Booklet page 13 (SS1 and label3)
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p14 (BL?)Booklet page 14
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p15 (BL?)Booklet page 15 (SS1 and label4)
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p16 (BL?)Booklet page 16
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p17 (BL?)Booklet page 17 (back)
China (People's Republic)NonePostcard back2014Chang'e-5-T1 launch
China (People's Republic)NonePostcard back2014Chang'e-5-T1 originally-planned capsule return to Earth
China (People's Republic)Unknown+label (Mi?+label)From MS12 (12x unknown + 12 labels)2015Chang'e-3 Yutu rover
China (People's Republic)Unknown+label fdcStamp on FDC, also back
China (People's Republic)Unknown ms (Mi?)On five labels from MS5 (5x unknown + 5 different labels)2014Chang'e-5-T1
China (People's Republic)P910(100 yuan) banknote, also reverse2015
China (People's Republic)KM2096(10 yuan gold) coin reverse, also obverse2015Also Yutu rover
DjiboutiUnknown c (Mi?)One of MS3 (a-c)2014Yutu rover
GrenadaUnknown b (Mi?)One of strip of 2 (a-b), or 10 of MS20 (10x (a-b))2016Chang'e-1/2 type, Yutu rover
Grenada CarriacouUnknown d (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2013Chang'e (Moon goddess)
Guinea RepublicMi7627A-7632A_ms6
Mi7627B-7632B_ms6
MS6 (Mi7627A-7632A)
Imperforate MS6 (Mi7627B-7632B)
2010"Chang'e-2" (in text on all stamps, image on 2nd stamp only)
Guinea RepublicMi7627A-7632A_fdcMS6 and cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL1841A
BL1841B
SS1
Imperforate SS1
NigerUnknown st4 (Mi?)Strip of 4 (a-d) from MS24 (6x (strip of 4))2013Chang'e-3 launch and lander and Yutu rover
NigerUnknown fdcStrip of 4 and cachet on FDC
NigerUnknown ss (BL?)SS12016"Chang'e-1", "Chang'e-3", and Yutu rover
NigerUnknown fdc (BL?)SS1 on FDC
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)2013"Chang'e-2" (extended mission to the asteroid 4179 Toutatis)

1These two covers have multiple Chinese satellites in the multi-color printed and monochrome cachets, many of which are too uncertain to give them proper identification.


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Chang'e (China/PRC)
2007-10-24: Chang'e-1
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachets on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Printed) cachet on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachets on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachets on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?Cancel and (printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?Cancel on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Rubber-stamp) cachet on coverChang'e-1 launch; also Chang'e Moon goddess (in printed cachet)
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachets on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?Cancel and (same cancel as) cachet on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachets on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24??CancelChang'e-1 launch
Chang'e-1 (events)
China (People's Republic)2007-11-05?Cancel and (printed) cachet on coverpreparing for lunar orbit
French Guiana2007-11-05Kourou(Printed) cachet on coverpreparing for lunar orbit
Gabon2007-11-05Libreville(Lollini) cachet on coverpreparing for lunar orbit
Germany2007-11-05DarmstadtMeter and (ESA) cachet on coverfirst tracking by ESOC
China (People's Republic)2007-11-07?Cancel and (printed) cachet (different) on cover, also backapproaching lunar orbit
China (People's Republic)2007-11-07?(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachets on coverapproaching lunar orbit
China (People's Republic)2007-11-07?(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachets (different) on coverapproaching lunar orbit
China (People's Republic)2007-11-26?(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachets on coverlunar orbit
China (People's Republic)2007-11-26?Cancel on coverlunar orbit
2010-10-01: Chang'e-2
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?(Printed) cachet on coverChang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?(Printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?(Printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?(Printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?(Printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?CancelChang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?Cancel (different)Chang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?Cancel (different)Chang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?Cancel (different)Chang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?Cancel (different)Chang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?Cancel (different)Chang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?Cancel (different)Chang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?Cancel (different)Chang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?Cancel (different)Chang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01
2010-10-02
?Cancel (different)Chang'e-2 launch
in Earth orbit
Chang'e-2 (events)
China (People's Republic)2010-10-02?Cancelin Earth orbit
China (People's Republic)2010-10-02?Cancel (different)in Earth orbit
China (People's Republic)2010-10-02?Cancel (different)in Earth orbit
China (People's Republic)2010-10-04?(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachets on coverleaving Earth orbit
China (People's Republic)2010-10-05?Cancelleaving Earth orbit
China (People's Republic)2010-10-06?Cancelapproaching Moon
China (People's Republic)2010-10-06?Cancel (different)approaching Moon
French Guiana2010-10-09Kourou(Printed) cachet on coverentering lunar orbit
China (People's Republic)2010-10-21?(Printed) cachet on covertracking by Chinese ships
Gabon2010-11-09Libreville(Lollini) cachet on covertracking by Libreville station
China (People's Republic)2011-06-09?(Printed) cachet on coverdepart lunar orbit for L2 point
2013-12-01: Chang'e-3
China (People's Republic)2013-12-02?(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachets on (un-canceled) cover, also backChang'e-3 launch
China (People's Republic)2013-12-02?(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachets on coverChang'e-3 launch
China (People's Republic)2013-12-02?(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachets (different) on coverChang'e-3 launch
China (People's Republic)2013-12-02?(Printed) cachet on coverChang'e-3 launch
China (People's Republic)2013-12-02?(Printed and red rubber-stamp) cachets on coverChang'e-3 launch
China (People's Republic)2013-12-02?(Printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-3 launch
China (People's Republic)2013-12-02?(Printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-3 launch
Chang'e-3 (events)
China (People's Republic)2013-12-05?(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachets on (un-canceled) coveren-route to Moon
China (People's Republic)2013-12-06?(Printed) cachet on coverenters lunar orbit
China (People's Republic)2013-12-14?(Printed) cachet on coverlunar landing
China (People's Republic)2013-12-14?(Printed) cachet (different) on coverlunar landing
China (People's Republic)2013-12-14?(Printed) cachet (different) on coverlunar landing
China (People's Republic)2013-12-14?(Printed) cachet (different) on coverlunar landing
China (People's Republic)2013-12-14?(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachets on (un-canceled) coverlunar landing
China (People's Republic)2013-12-15?(Printed) cachet on coverYutu on Moon
China (People's Republic)2013-12-15?(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachets on coverYutu on Moon
China (People's Republic)2013-12-15?(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachets (different) on coverYutu on Moon
China (People's Republic)2013-12-15?(Printed) cachet on coverYutu on Moon
China (People's Republic)2014-01-01?Cancel on postal cardYutu on Moon
2014-10-23: Chang'e-5-T1
China (People's Republic)2014-10-24?(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachets on coverChang'e-5-T1 launch
China (People's Republic)2014-10-24?(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachets (different) on coverChang'e-5-T1 launch
Chang'e-5-T1 (events)
China (People's Republic)2014-10-28?(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachets on coverChang'e-5-T1 lunar flyby
China (People's Republic)2014-11-01?(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachets on coverChang'e-5-T1 originally-planned capsule return to Earth
China (People's Republic)2014-11-01?(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachets (different) on coverChang'e-5-T1 originally-planned capsule return to Earth
Chang'e (on other than Chang'e launch covers)
United States2018-05-20Greenbelt MD(Multi-color printed) cachet on Queqiao coverChang'e-4 lander and rover


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