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This page contains philatelic information on DIRECt TV (DirecTV) 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)
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Below is a list of DirecTV-series satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
DirecTV
Guinea RepublicMi4176A
Mi4176B
From MS8 (8x Mi4176A)
Imperforate
2005"Direct TV-4S" (DirecTV-4S)
Guinea RepublicBL880A
BL880B
On stamp of SS1 (Mi4176A)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (Mi4176B)
Guinea RepublicMi4178A
Mi4178B
From MS8 (8x Mi4178A)
Imperforate
Guinea RepublicBL882A
BL882B
On stamp of SS1 (Mi4178A)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (Mi4178B)
Guinea RepublicBL888A
BL888B
One of MS2 (Mi4176A-4177A)
One of imperforate MS2 (Mi4176B-4177B)
Guinea RepublicBL889A
BL889B
One of MS2 (Mi4178A-4179A)
One of imperforate MS2 (Mi4178B-4179B)


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
DirecTV
1993-12-18: DirecTV-1 (and Thaicom-1)
French Guiana1993-12-17Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverDirecTV-1 launch
1995-06-10: DirecTV-3
French Guiana1995-06-09Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverDirecTV-3 launch
2001-11-27: DirecTV-4S
French Guiana2001-11-26Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SNECMA) cachet on coverDirecTV-4S launch
2006-10-13: DirecTV-95 (and Optus-D1 and LDREX-2)
French Guiana2006-10-13Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on coverDirecTV-95 launch
2014-12-06: DirecTV-14 (and GSat-16)
French Guiana2014-12-06Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. Safran Héraklès) cachet on coverDirecTV-14 launch
DirecTV-15 (pre-launch)
French Guiana2015-03-30Kourou(Airbus Defence & Space) cachet on cover"DirecTV-15 leaves Airbus D&S" (in French text)
2015-05-27: DirecTV-15 (and SkyMexico-1)
French Guiana2015-05-27Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. Safran Héraklès) cachet on coverDirecTV-15 launch


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