GRACE

GRACE and
GRACE-FO
satellites

GRACE-FO patch
GRACEGRACE-FO

This page contains philatelic information on the GRACE (Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment) and GRACE-FO (Follow-On) 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 GRACE and GRACE-FO satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
GRACE
Ivory CoastUnknown ss (BL?)SS1 [known illegal issue]2017"Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)"; (also "GRACE Follow-On" logo)
Ivory CoastUnknown ms (Mi?)MS2 (a-b) [known illegal issue]
Ivory CoastUnknown ms (Mi?)MS2 (a-b) (different) [known illegal issue]
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)Unknown d (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2019"GRACE"
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)Unknown ms fdcMS4 on FDC
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)Unknown a-d fdcOne of five stamps on FDC
GRACE-FO
Congo RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)In (lower-right) margin of SS12017GRACE-FO (in climate logo)
Congo RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (different)
Congo RepublicUnknown ms (Mi?)On (both) labels of MS2 (a-b + 2 labels)
Ivory CoastUnknown ss (BL?)SS1 [known illegal issue]2017"GRACE Follow-On" logo; (also "Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)")
Ivory CoastUnknown ms (Mi?)MS2 (a-b) [known illegal issue]
Ivory CoastUnknown ms (Mi?)MS2 (a-b) (different) [known illegal issue]
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)Unknown ss (BL?)SS1, also stamp2019"GRACE-FO"
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)Unknown ss fdcSS1 and (purple rubber-stamp climate) cachet on FDC
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)Unknown a-d fdcOne of five stamps and (small round printed and purple rubber-stamp climate) cachets on FDC


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
2002-03-17: GRACE-1 and 2
Russia2002-03-17Plesetsk(Lollini) cachet on coverGRACE-1/2 launch
United States2002-03-17Pasadena CA(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverGRACE-1/2 launch
2018-05-22: GRACE-FO-1 and 2 (and Iridium-NEXT-110+147+152+161-162)
United States2018-05-22Hawthorne CA(Red Eagle) cachet on coverGRACE-FO-1/2 launch
United States2018-05-22Vandenberg AFB, CA(Red Eagle) cachet on coverGRACE-FO-1/2 launch
United States2018-05-22Vandenberg AFB, CA(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverGRACE-FO-1/2 launch


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