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FltSatCom
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This page contains philatelic information on US Navy FltSatCom (FLeeT SATellite COMmunications) series. 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 FltSatCom-series postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
FltSatCom (US Navy)
Grenada Grenadines542 (Mi552)1983
Malagasy Republic1539d (Mi2494)
i1539d
One of MS6 (1539 (a-f)) (Mi2491-2496)
One of imperforate MS6 (i1539 (a-f))
2000"FltSatCom"
Malagasy Republic1539 proofOn one of imperforate proof MS6
Malagasy Republic1539 fdcMS6 on FDC


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
FltSatCom (US Navy)
1978-02-09: FltSatCom-1
United States1978-02-09Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverFltSatCom-1 launch
United States1978-02-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverFltSatCom-1 launch
1979-05-04: FltSatCom-2
United States1979-05-04Goddard Space Flight Center MD(GSFC purple rubber-stamp) cachet on coverFltSatCom-2 launch
United States1979-05-04Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverFltSatCom-2 launch (not "FltSatCom-1", as in text)
United States1979-05-04Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverFltSatCom-2 launch ("FleetSatCom-2" in text)
United States1979-05-04Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney blue and black) cachet on (airmail) coverFltSatCom-2 launch
1980-01-18: FltSatCom-3
United States1980-01-17Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney purple) cachet on coverFltSatCom-3 launch
United States1980-01-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverFltSatCom-3 launch ("FleetSatCom" in text)
United States1980-01-17Kennedy Space Center FL(KSC/NASA purple and red and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverFltSatCom-3 launch (Westar-1/2/3 type depicted)
United States1980-01-17Greenbelt MD(Black and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverFltSatCom-3 launch
1980-10-31: FltSatCom-4
United States1980-10-30Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney black) cachet on coverFltSatCom-4 launch
United States1980-10-30Satellite Beach FL(Whitney black and purple) cachet (and signature) on (airmail) coverFltSatCom-4 launch
United States1980-10-30Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverFltSatCom-4 launch ("FleetSatCom-3" and "FleetSatCom-4" in text)
United States1980-10-30Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverFltSatCom-4 launch
1981-08-06: FltSatCom-5 [partial failure]
United States1981-08-06Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney brown and blue) cachet on coverFltSatCom-5 launch [partial failure]
United States1981-08-06Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney brown and blue) cachet on (airmail) coverFltSatCom-5 launch [partial failure]
United States1981-08-06Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverFltSatCom-5 launch [partial failure] ("FleetSatCom-Five" in text)
1987-03-26: FltSatCom-6 [failed]
United States1987-03-26Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverFltSatCom-6 launch [failed] ("FleetSatCom-6" and "FleetSatcom-7" in text)
United States1987-03-27Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney brown and purple and black) cachet on (airmail) coverFltSatCom-6 launch [failed]
1986-12-05: FltSatCom-7
United States1986-12-04Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverFltSatCom-7 launch ("FleetSatCom-6" and "FleetSatcom-7" in text)
1989-09-25: FltSatCom-8
United States1989-09-25Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverFltSatCom-8 launch ("FleetSatCom-Eight" in text)


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