EURECA

EUropean REtrievable CArrier
(EURECA) satellite


This page contains philatelic information on the EUropean REtrievable CArrier (EURECA) 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.

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)
EURECA (ESA) EURECA (ESA) EURECA (ESA)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
EUropean REtrievable CArrier (EURECA) (ESA)
Central African Republic847 (Mi1272A)
i847 (Mi1272B)

Imperforate
1987"EURECA" (with Hermes space plane1, not Space Shuttle)
Central African Republic847a (BL411)
i847a
On stamp of SS1 (847)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i847)
GabonUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
In (lower-right) margin of MS4 (a-d)
Im (lower-right) margin of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2017"EURECA"
GabonUnknown proofSigned-proof MS4
GabonUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
GabonUnknown a-d fdcOne of four stamps and cachet on FDC

1ESA's never-built Hermes space plane has an appearance somewhat like the Space Shuttle.


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
EUropean REtrievable CArrier (EURECA) (ESA)
1992-07-31: EURECA (and TSS-1 from STS-46)
Netherlands1992-07-03Noordwijk?(Aeritalia Gruppo Statemi Spaziali Club Filatelico) cachet on coverEURECA thermal balance test
France1992-07-31Paris(ESA) cachet on coverSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(ESA printed and blue rubber-stamp) cachets on coverSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(ESA printed) cachet (same as above item) on coverSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(EURECA mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
Italy1992-07-31Torino Centro Corriere ZE(Alenia Spazio Club Filatelico Torino) cachet on coverSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
Italy1992-07-31RomePrinted stamp and (printed) cachet on aerogrammeSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(Lollini) cachet on coverSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(Alenia Spazio Club Filatelico Torino) cachet on coverSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club circular logo/mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet (and signature) on coverSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet (slightly different, and signature) on coverSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31
1992-08-08
Kennedy Space Center FL
Kennedy Space Center FL
(Mission patch) cachet (and signature) on coverSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
STS-46 landing
United States1992-08-02Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverEURECA deployed
United States1992-08-06Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on coverTSS-1 800 feet from boom
United States1992-08-08
1992-07-31
Kennedy Space Center FL
Kennedy Space Center FL
(Mission patch) cachet (and signature) on coverSTS-46 landing
STS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
1993-06-21: EURECA recovered (from STS-57)
United States1993-06-21Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet (and signatures) on coverSTS-57 launch
United States1993-06-21Kennedy Space Center FL(ESA) cachet on coverSTS-57 launch
United States1993-06-21Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-57 launch
United States1993-06-21Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet (and medallion) on coverSTS-57 launch
United States1993-06-21Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club circular logo/mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-57 launch
United States1993-06-21Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-57 launch
United States1993-06-21Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-57 launch
United States1993-06-24Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(ESA) cachet on coverEURECA-1 recovered
United States1993-06-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on coverEURECA-1 recovered
United States1993-06-24Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverEURECA-1 recovered
United States1993-07-01Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-57 landing


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