Eole

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This page contains philatelic information on the Eole-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.

Eole is also known as the Cooperative Applications Satellite (CAS).

See also the Eole-program balloons section of the weather balloons 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)
Eole (France) Eole (France) Eole (France)
Eole (on other than Eole launch covers)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Eole (France)
Cameroun529 (Mi671A)
i529 (Mi671B)

Imperforate
1971
Central African RepublicC115 (Mi326A)
iC115 (Mi326B)

Imperforate
1973
Central African RepublicC115 proof1Signed proof (blue)
Central African RepublicC115 proof2Signed proof (black)
Central African RepublicC115 proof3Signed proof (red)
Central African RepublicC115 proofsColor proof strip
Central African RepublicC115 fdc1Stamp on FDC
Central African RepublicC115 fdc2Stamp on FDC (different)
Central African Republic598 (Mi955A)
i598 (Mi955B)

Imperforate
1983
DjiboutiUnknown e (Mi?)
Unknown ie
One of MS9 (a-i)
One of imperforate MS9 (a-i)
2010"Eole"
DjiboutiUnknown ms proofMS9 signed proof
DjiboutiUnknown ms fdc
Unknown ims fdc
MS9 on FDC
Imperforate MS9 on FDC
Dominica2240 (BL406)SS12000"Eole"
FranceNoneCancel1971
France1485 cover1 (Mi1971 cover1)Cancel on cover1977
France1485 cover2 (Mi1971 cover2)Cancel (same) on cover (different)1977
France1835 (Mi2335A)
i1835 (Mi2335B)

Imperforate
1982
France1835 fdc1Stamp and cancel (same) on FDC (CEF cachet)
France1835 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) on FDC (different)
France1835 fdc3Stamp and cancel (same) on FDC (different)
France1835 fdc4Stamp and cancel (same) on FDC ('FDC' cachet)
France1835 fdc5Stamp and cancel (same) on FDC (different)
France1835 scStamp and cancel (same) on souvenir card
France1835 maxiMaxicard
France1835 cover (Mi2335A cover)Stamp on cover1983
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC51 (Mi129A)
iC51 (Mi129B)

Imperforate
1978
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC51 fdcStamp on FDC ('FDC' cachet)
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC51 dsDeluxe sheet (C51)
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC67 fdc (Mi164)(PJ) cachet on FDC1981
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC95 fdc (Mi219 fdc)(PJ) cachet on FDC1986
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC98 cover (Mi230 cover)(PJ) cachet on cover (not FDC, although cachet has FDC indications)1987Eole (but "Inmarsat" in cachet text)
St. Vincent3827 (Mi7073-7076)
i3827
In (lower) margin of MS4 (3827 (a-d))
In (lower) margin of imperforate MS4 (i3827 (a-d))
2012"Eole"
St. Vincent3827 proofSigned-proof MS4 (a-d)
St. Vincent3827 fdc
i3827 fdc
MS4 and cachet on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet (reproduction of Djibouti MS9) on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)2013"Eole" (on stamp 'e' in cachet)
TogoC379 (Mi1353A)
iC379 (Mi1353B)

Imperforate
1979
TogoC378-C379 fdcOne of two stamps and (Bola?) cachet on FDC
Turkey2502 (Mi2921)1991
Turkey2502-2503 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
Wallis and Futuna IslandsC90 (Mi342)1979"Eole" (in text, but Syncom depicted)


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
1970-12-12: Peole (France)
French Guiana1970-12-12Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverPeole launch
1971-08-16: Eole (France)
United States1971-08-16Wallops Island VA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverEole launch
United States1971-08-16Wallops Island VA(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverEole launch
United States1971-08-16Wallops Island VA(Centennial) cachet on coverEole launch
United States1971-08-16Wallops Island VA(Sarzin) cachet on coverEole launch
United States1971-08-16Wallops Island VA(Solar Covers no.27) cachet on cover, also insertEole launch
United States1971-08-16Wallops Island VA(Riser/Andromeda/Cygnus Cover no.5) cachet on cover, also insert and insert2Eole launch
Eole (on other than Eole launch covers)
French Guiana1974-02-13Kourou(Lollini) cachet on isentropic balloon launch cover
French Guiana1974-02-22Kourou(Lollini) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover
French Guiana1974-02-22Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover"Eole" (in text)
French Guiana1974-02-27Kourou(Lollini) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover
French Guiana1974-09-04Kourou(Lollini) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover"Eole" (in text)
French Guiana1974-09-04Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover
French Guiana1974-09-25Kourou(Lollini) cachet on isentropic balloon launch cover
French Guiana1974-09-25Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on isentropic balloon launch cover


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