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This page contains philatelic information on Galaxy 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.

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 Galaxy-series satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Galaxy
Central African Republic901a (BL452A)
i901a (BL452B)
In (left) margin of SS1 (901)
In (left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i901)
1987(early-design) Galaxy-4/7 type
Chad691a (BL?, Mi1416)
i691a
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (691)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i691)
1996Galaxy-4/7 type (but "Astra" in text)
ChadMi2580+2582+2584_ms3In (upper-left) margin of MS3 (a-c)2012"Galaxie-12"
ChadMi2580+2582+2584_ms3 fdcMS3 on FDC
DjiboutiC233a (BL141A)
iC233a (BL141B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (C233)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (iC233)
1987(early-design) Galaxy-4/7 type (but "Intelsat-7" (in text, in upper-right margin)
Guinea RepublicBL1158In (upper) margin of SS1 (Mi4644)2007Galaxy-3R (now Anik-E2R)
Niger910a (BL?, Mi1223)
i910a
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (910)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i910)
1996Galaxy-4/7 type (but "Astra" in text)


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Galaxy
1983-06-28: Galaxy-1
United States1983-06-28Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet (and signature) on coverGalaxy-1 launch
United States1983-06-28Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney purple) cachet on coverGalaxy-1 launch
1983-09-22: Galaxy-2
United States1983-09-22Patrick AFB, FL(Whitney black and magenta) cachet on coverGalaxy-2 launch
1984-09-21: Galaxy-3
United States1984-09-21Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney black) cachet on (airmail) coverGalaxy-3 launch
1995-12-14: Galaxy-3R (now Anik-E2R)
United States1995-12-14Cape Canaveral FL(Black printed) cachet on coverGalaxy-3R (now Anik-E2R) launch
1993-06-25: Galaxy-4
United States1993-06-24Cape Canaveral FL(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverGalaxy-4 launch (Olympus depicted)
1992-03-13: Galaxy-5
United States1992-03-13Cape Canaveral FL(Brown printed) cachet on coverGalaxy-5 launch
1990-10-12: Galaxy-6 (and SBS-6)
French Guiana1990-10-12Kourou(CPK) cachet on coverGalaxy-6 launch
French Guiana1990-10-12Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverGalaxy-6 launch
1992-10-28: Galaxy-7
French Guiana1992-10-27Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverGalaxy-7 launch
1999-12-21: Galaxy-11
French Guiana1999-12-21Kourou(C.E. SNECMA Section Philatélie) cachet on coverGalaxy-11 launch
2000-01-25: Galaxy-10R
French Guiana2000-01-24Kourou(C.E. SNECMA Section Philatélie) cachet on coverGalaxy-10R launch
2000-04-19: Galaxy-4R
United States2000-04-18Cape Canaveral FL(C.E. SNECMA Section Philatélie) cachet on coverGalaxy-4R launch
2003-04-09: Galaxy-12 (and Insat-3A)
French Guiana2003-04-09Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on coverGalaxy-12 launch
2005-10-13: Galaxy-15 (and Syracuse-3A)
French Guiana2005-10-13Kourou(Conseil de l'Europe?) cachet on coverGalaxy-15 launch
French Guiana2005-10-13Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on coverGalaxy-15 launch
2007-05-04: Galaxy-17 (and Astra-1L)
French Guiana2007-05-03Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on coverGalaxy-17 launch
French Guiana2007-05-04Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverGalaxy-17 launch


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