FY-2

FY-2 series
and FY-4 series
satellites

FY-4A
FY-2FY-4A

This page contains philatelic information on the FY-2 and FY-4 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 Chinese FY-2 and FY-4 series are geostationary weather satellites; whereas the FY-1 and FY-3 series are polar-orbiting weather satellites.

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)
FY-2 and FY-4
(China/PRC)
FY-2 (China/PRC) FY-2 (China/PRC)
FY-4 (China/PRC) FY-4 (China/PRC)


Below is a list of FY-2 and FY-4 series postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
FY-2 (China/PRC)
Benin1177 selvedge (Mi1184-1191 selvedge)On (left) selvedge of MS8 (1177 (a-h))1999FY-2
China (People's Republic)NonePostal card, also back1997FY-2
China (People's Republic)NonePostal card back, also annotated, and front1999FY-2
China (People's Republic)3066-3069 fdc (Mi3194-3197 fdc)Cachet on FDC2000FY-2
China (People's Republic)3505b+label (Mi3765+label)One of four different labels associated with pair (3505 (a-b)), or two of eight labels associated with MS8 (3505c (4x (3505 (a-b)) + 8 labels))2006FY-2
Niger1075f (Mi1952)One of MS6 (1075 (a-f)) (Mi1947-1952)2001"FY-2"
Niger1075 fdcMS6 on FDC
FY-4 (China/PRC)
No (non-launch cover) postal items found


Below is a list of FY-2 and FY-4 series launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
FY-2 (China/PRC)
1994-04-02: FY-2A [accident/explosion]
China (People's Republic)1994-04-02?(Printed and purple rubber-stamp) cachets on coverFY-2A accident/explosion
China (People's Republic)1994-04-02?(Printed and red rubber-stamp) cachets on cover, also backFY-2A accident/explosion
China (People's Republic)1994-04-02?(Printed and red rubber-stamp) cachets (different) on coverFY-2A accident/explosion
China (People's Republic)1994-04-02?(Printed and purple rubber-stamp) cachets on coverFY-2A accident/explosion
China (People's Republic)1994-04-02?(Red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverFY-2A accident/explosion (Meteor depicted)
China (People's Republic)1994-04-02Mian Ning, Sichuan(Printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets on coverFY-2A accident/explosion
China (People's Republic)1994-04-02Mian Ning, Sichuan(Printed and black and red rubber-stamp) cachets on coverFY-2A accident/explosion
1997-06-10: FY-2A
China (People's Republic)1997-06-10?(Printed) cachet on coverFY-2A launch
China (People's Republic)1997-06-10?(Red printed and red rubber-stamp) cachets on coverFY-2A launch
China (People's Republic)1997-06-10?(Red printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets on cover, also backFY-2A launch
2000-06-25: FY-2B
China (People's Republic)2000-06-25?(Printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets on coverFY-2B launch
China (People's Republic)2000-06-25?(Printed and red rubber-stamp) cachets on coverFY-2B launch
China (People's Republic)2000-06-25?(Printed) cachet (different) on coverFY-2B launch
China (People's Republic)2000-06-25?(Printed) cachet (different) on coverFY-2B launch
China (People's Republic)2000-06-26?(Bluer printed and red rubber-stamp) cachets on coverFY-2B launch
2004-10-19: FY-2C
China (People's Republic)2004-10-19?(Printed) cachet on coverFY-2C launch
China (People's Republic)2004-10-19?(Printed) cachet on cover (different cancel)FY-2C launch
China (People's Republic)2004-10-19?(Printed) cachet (different) on coverFY-2C launch
China (People's Republic)2004-10-19?(Printed) cachet (different) on coverFY-2C launch
China (People's Republic)2004-10-19?(Printed) cachet (different) on coverFY-2C launch
China (People's Republic)2004-10-19?(Printed) cachet (different) on coverFY-2C launch
China (People's Republic)2004-10-19?(Printed) cachet (different) on coverFY-2C launch
China (People's Republic)2004-10-19?(Printed) cachet (different) on coverFY-2C launch
China (People's Republic)2004-10-19?(Printed and red rubber-stamp) cachets on coverFY-2C launch
China (People's Republic)2004-10-19?(Printed) cachet (different) on coverFY-2C launch
China (People's Republic)2004-10-19?(Printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets on cover, also backFY-2C launch
2006-12-08: FY-2D
China (People's Republic)2006-12-08?(Printed) cachet on coverFY-2D launch
China (People's Republic)2006-12-08?(Printed) cachet (different) on coverFY-2D launch
China (People's Republic)2006-12-08?Cancel and (printed) cachet (different) on coverFY-2D launch
China (People's Republic)2006-12-08?(Printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets on cover, also backFY-2D launch; also "FY-2C" (in text on cover back)
2008-12-23: FY-2E
China (People's Republic)2008-12-23?(Printed) cachet on coverFY-2E launch
China (People's Republic)2008-12-23?(Printed) cachet (different) on coverFY-2E launch
China (People's Republic)2008-12-23?(Printed) cachet (different) on coverFY-2E launch
China (People's Republic)2008-12-23?Cancel and (printed) cachet (different) on coverFY-2E launch
2012-01-13: FY-2F
China (People's Republic)2012-01-13?(Printed) cachet on coverFY-2F launch
China (People's Republic)2012-01-13?(Printed) cachet on coverFY-2F launch
2014-12-31: FY-2G
China (People's Republic)2014-12-31Mian Ning, Sichuan(Printed) cachet on coverFY-2G launch
FY-4 (China/PRC)
2016-12-10: FY-4A
China (People's Republic)2016-12-11?(Printed) cachet on coverFY-4A launch


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