Cluster

Cluster-series
satellites

Cluster-2
ClusterCluster-2 patch

This page contains philatelic information on the Cluster-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.

Cluster-1 consists of Cluster-FM1 — FM4 (one launch); Cluster-2 consists of Cluster-FM5 — FM8 (two launches).

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)
Custer (ESA) Cluster (ESA) Cluster (ESA)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Cluster (ESA)
BeninUnknown c (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2013"Cluster-I"
BurundiBL499A
BL499B
In (lower) margin of MS2 (Mi3480A-3481A)
In (lower) margin of imperforate MS2 (Mi3480B-3481B)
2014"Cluster"
Central African Republic848a (BL412)
i848a
In (right) margin of SS1 (848)
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i848)
1987"Programme Cluster" (early version)
ChadUnknown (Mi?)2013"Cluster-II"
ChadUnknown d (Mi?)
Unknown id
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
ChadUnknown proofSigned-proof MS4 (a-d)
ChadUnknown fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
ChadUnknown ms fdc
Unknown ims fdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
GermanyNoneCancel2013"Cluster-II"
Guinea RepublicMi5068One of MS3 (Mi5067-5069)2007"Cluster"
Guinea RepublicMi5067-5069_ms3 fdcMS3 on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL1390In (lower-right) margin of SS1
Guinea RepublicBL1390 fdcSS1 on FDC
Guinea RepublicMi8455One of MS6 (Mi8453-8458)2011"Cluster"


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Cluster (ESA)
1996-06-04: Cluster-FM1 — FM4 [failed]
French Guiana1996-06-04Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverCluster-FM1 — FM4 launch [failed]
French Guiana1996-06-04Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverCluster-FM1 — FM4 launch [failed]
French Guiana1996-06-04Kourou(Lollini) cachet (slightly different) on coverCluster-FM1 — FM4 launch [failed]
French Guiana1996-06-04Kourou(Philatélie spatiale) cachet on coverCluster-FM1 — FM4 launch [failed]
French Guiana1996-06-04Kourou(Philatélie Arianespace) cachet on coverCluster-FM1 — FM4 launch [failed]
French Guiana1996-06-04Kourou(Printed) cachet on coverCluster-FM1 — FM4 launch [failed]
Gabon1996-06-04Libreville(Lollini) cachet on coverCluster-FM1 — FM4 launch [failed]
Germany1996-06-04Bremen(Printed) cachet on coverCluster-FM1 — FM4 launch [failed]
2000-07-16: Cluster-FM6 and FM7
Russia2000-07-16Baikonur(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachets on coverCluster-FM6 and FM7 launch
2000-08-09: Cluster-FM5 and FM8
No launch cover images available yet


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