Galileo

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This page contains philatelic information on the (USA) Galileo satellite. 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.

This list includes the single US Galileo satellite launched in 1989 only, not to be confused with the European Space Agency (ESA) Galileo-series satellites being launched in the 2000s.

See also Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642) in the Contributors to Meteorology pages.

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)
Galileo (USA) Galileo (USA) Galileo (USA)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Galileo (USA)
AbkhaziaUnknown d (Mi?)One of MS8 (a-h + label)1998Shown with Space Shuttle; shown with booster attached
AustriaKM317425 euro (silver-niobium coin), also reverse detail2009Also Galileo Galilei (on obverse)
Benin678 (Mi500)1990"Galileo"
Benin681 (Mi506)678 overprinted in red1991"Galileo"
BeninUnknown ms (Mi?)In (upper-left) margin of MS3 (a-c)2015Also Galileo Galilei
Bulgaria3574 (Mi3875)1990"Galileo" (with booster attached)
Bulgaria3627 (Mi3916)1991Shown with Space Shuttle "Atlantis"; shown with booster attached
Burundi758d (Mi?)One of MS12 (758 (a-l)) (Mi1848-1859)2000"Galileo"
Central African Republic759a (BL345A)
i759a (BL345B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (759)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i759)
1985"Galileo"
Central African Republic973 (Mi?)1990
Central African RepublicC349a (BL?)On one of MS8 (970-975, C348-C349)
Central African Republic1371b (Mi2604A)
i1371b (Mi2604B)
One of MS3 (1371 (a-c)) (Mi2603A-2605A)
One of imperforate MS3 (i1371)
2000
Chad718a (Mi1636)
i718a
In (left) margin of SS1 (718)
In (left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i718)
1997"Galileo"; also entry probe and parachute
Chad923a (BL326A)
i923a (BL326B)
In (left) margin of SS1 (923)
In (left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i923)
2001Also Galileo Galilei
Comoro Islands275 (Mi369A)
i275 (Mi369B)

Imperforate
1977Entry probe and parachute
Comoro Islands275a (BL108A)
i275a (BL108B)
On stamp of SS1 (275)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i275)
Czech RepublicNoneCachet on postal card2009Also Galileo Galilei
DjiboutiUnknown ms (Mi?)On one stamp and in (upper-left) margin of MS2 (a-b)2013"Galileo"
DjiboutiUnknown ss (BL?)In (upper-left) margin of SS12014Galileo (with mesh antenna in collapsed position)
DjiboutiUnknown fdcSS1 on FDC
Gambia2174f (Mi3286)One of MS6 (2174 (a-f)) (Mi3281-3286)1999
GermanyNoneCancel on cover1997"Galileo"
Grenada Carriacou2206 (Mi3197-3202)In (lower-right) margin of MS6 (2206 (a-f))2000"Galileo"
Guinea RepublicC172 (Mi1294)1990"Galileo"
Guinea RepublicC172a (BL369A)SS1 (C172)"Galileo"; entry probe and parachute (in right margin); also Galileo Galilei
Guinea Republic1262b (Mi1484)One of strip of 3 (1262 (a-c)) (Mi1482-1484)1994
Guinea RepublicMi5238-5243_ms6In (lower-left) margin of MS6 (Mi5238-5243)2007
Guinea RepublicMi7646One of MS6 (Mi7641-7646)2010
Guinea RepublicMi7641-7646_ms6 fdcMS6 on FDC
Guinea RepublicMi10807A-10810A_ms4
Mi10807B-10810B_ms4
MS4 (Mi10807A-10810A)
Imperforate MS4 (Mi10807B-10810B)
2014Galileo satellite (on 2nd stamp), Galileo probe (on 3rd stamp), Galileo SSI [solid-state imager] (on 4th stamp); also Galileo Galilei (on 1st and 4th stamps and FDC cachet)
Guinea RepublicMi10807A-10810A_ms4 fdcMS4 and cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL2457A
BL2457B
In (right) margin of SS1
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1
Galileo satellite; also Galileo Galilei (on stamps and FDC cachet)
Guinea RepublicBL2457A fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
Guinea-BissauBL556In (lower-left) margin of SS12006Shown with Space Shuttle
Guinea-BissauBL556 fdcSS1 on FDC
Guinea-BissauMi3763A
Mi3763B
One of MS4 (Mi3760A-3763A + 2 labels)
One of imperforate MS4 (Mi3760B-3763B + 2 labels)
2008Also Galileo Galilei
Guyana2874g (Mi4926)
i2874g
One of MS9 (2874 (a-i)) (Mi4920-4928)
One of imperforate MS9 (i2874 (a-i))
1994"Galileo"
Guyana2876 (BL441)On stamp of SS1
Ivory CoastUnknown ss (BL?)In (upper-left) margin of SS12012Also Galileo Galilei
Malagasy996 (Mi?)1990"Galileo"
Malagasy996a (Mi1282)On stamp and in (upper-left) margin of SS1 (996)"Galileo" (with booster attached) (in upper-left margin)
Malagasy997b (BL149A)On one of MS2 (996-997)"Galileo"
Maldive Islands3221 fdc (Mi5355-5358 fdc)Cachet on FDC2014Also Galileo Galilei
Mali687 (Mi1337)
i687

Imperforate
1995"sonde Galileo"
Mali687a (BL?)
i687a
On stamp and in (left) margin of SS1 (687)
On stamp and in (left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i687)
Mali690b (BL?)On one of MS3 (687-688, 690)
MaliUnknown b (Mi?)
Unknown ib
One of MS2 (a-b)
One of imperforate MS2 (a-b)
2006"Galileo"; also Galileo Galilei
Micronesia344s (Mi739)One stamp and on selvedge of MS20 (344 (a-t)) (Mi721-740)1999"Galileo"
MordoviaLocal_fOne of local post MS6 (a-f)1998(early-design?) Galileo
Nevis1542 (Mi2302-2307)On all stamps and in (left) margin of MS6 (1542 (a-f))2008"Galileo" (with booster attached) (on one stamp)
Nevis1542 fdcMS6 on FDC
Nicaragua1985c (Mi3294)One of MS16 (1985 (a-p)) (Mi3292-3307)1994"sonde Galileo" entry probe and parchute; also Galileo Galilei
Nicaragua1986 (BL210)On stamp of SS1
Niger1078i (Mi1934)
i1078i
One of MS9 (1078 (a-i)) (Mi1926-1934)
One of imperforate MS9 (i1078 (a-i))
2001"sonde Galileo"
Niger1078 fdcImperforate MS9 on FDC
Osetia (North)Local_cOne of local post MS6 (a-f)1997Shown with booster attached
Ossetia (South)Unknown1 (Mi?)From MS102009"Galileo"; also Galileo Galilei
Ossetia (South)Unknown2 (Mi?)
Ossetia (South)Unknown ms fdcMS10 on FDC
RomaniaNoneCancel2005"Galileo"
RwandaUnknown g (Mi?)One of MS10 (a-j)2010"Galileo"
Solomon IslandsUnknown ms (Mi?)In (right) margin of MS4 (a-d)2014
Solomon IslandsUnknown fdcMS4 on FDC
St. Vincent2791b (Mi4929)One of MS6 (2791 (a-f)) (Mi4928-4933)2000"Galileo"
Tanzania1325 (Mi?)1994"Galilei" (Galileo) (with booster attached)
Tuvalu1076 (Mi?)MS4 (1076 (a-d))2008"Galileo"
Tuvalu1076 fdcMS4 on FDC
Uganda1484Ag (Mi1860)From MS8 (1484A (b-i)) (Mi1855-1862)1997"Galileo entry probe" and parachute
United StatesNone(Mission patch) cachet on cover1993"Galileo"


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Galileo pre-launch (events)
United States1982-07-17Roswell NM(Space Voyage) cachet on cover(Jupiter atmosphere) probe (parachute/impact) test; also Galileo Galilei
1989-10-18: Galileo (USA) (from STS-34)
United States1989-10-18Houston TXCancel and (Colorano silk) cachet on coverGalileo (STS-34/Atlantis) deployed
United States1989-10-18Houston TXCancel (same) and (two rubber-stamp) cachets on (airmail) coverGalileo (STS-34/Atlantis) deployed
United States1989-10-18Houston TX(Red) cancel and (red-purple rubber-stamp) cachet on coverGalileo (STS-34/Atlantis) deployed
United States1989-10-18Pasadena CA(Three rubber-stamp) cachets on (airmail) coverGalileo (STS-34/Atlantis) deployed
United States1989-10-18Houston TXCancel and (multi-color) cachet on coverGalileo (STS-34/Atlantis) deployed
United States1989-10-18West Palm Beach FL(Three rubber-stamp) cachets on (airmail) coverGalileo (STS-34/Atlantis) deployed
United States1989-10-18Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Three rubber-stamp) cachets (different colors) on (airmail) coverGalileo (STS-34/Atlantis) deployed
United States1989-10-18MSFC, AL(Three rubber-stamp) cachets (different colors) on (airmail) coverGalileo (STS-34/Atlantis) deployed
Germany (West)
United States
1989-10-18
1989-10-23
Wessling
Houston TX
(Houston TX) cancel on coverGalileo (STS-34/Atlantis) deployed
STS-34/Atlantis landing
United States1989-10-18
2003-09-21
Pasadena CA
Pasadena CA
(Space Voyage) cachet on coverGalileo (STS-34/Atlantis) deployed
Impact with Jupiter
United States1989-10-18
2003-09-21
Barstow CA
Pasadena CA
(Space Voyage) cachet on coverGalileo (STS-34/Atlantis) deployed
Impact with Jupiter
United States1989-10-18
2003-09-21
Kennedy Space Center FL
Pasadena CA
(Space Voyage) cachet on coverGalileo (STS-34/Atlantis) deployed
Impact with Jupiter
Australia
United States
1989-10-19
2003-09-21
Canberra ACT
Pasadena CA
(Space Voyage) cachet on coverGalileo (STS-34/Atlantis) deployed
Impact with Jupiter
United States1989-10-20Jacksonville FL(Two rubber-stamp) cachets on (airmail) cover(STS-34/Atlantis) event?
United States1989-10-22Houston TX(Mission Control Station) cancel on coverGHCD (Growth Hormone Concentration and Distribution) in Plants experiment
United States1989-10-23Honolulu HI, Hickman AF Station(Three rubber-stamp) cachets on (airmail) coverSTS-34/Atlantis landing
Galileo (events)
United States1990-12-08Pasadena CA(Green and black rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) cover"Earth 1 flyby"
United States1992-12-08Pasadena CA(Red rubber-stamp) cachet on cover(Second) Earth flyby
United States1993-08-28Pasadena CA(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverIda flyby
United States1995-10-02Pasadena CA(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on cover"probe release"
United States1995-12-07Pasadena CA(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverJupiter orbit insertion
United States1995-12-07Pasadena CA(Printed) cachet on coverJupiter orbit insertion
United States1996-06-26Pasadena CA(Printed) cachet on coverGanymede encounter
United States1996-11-04Pasadena CA(Printed) cachet on coverCallisto encounter
United States1996-12-18Pasadena CA(Printed) cachet on coverEuropa encounter
United States2003-09-21
1989-10-18
Pasadena CA
Pasadena CA
(Space Voyage) cachet on coverImpact with Jupiter
Galileo (STS-34/Atlantis) deployed
United States2003-09-21
1989-10-18
Pasadena CA
Barstow CA
(Space Voyage) cachet on coverImpact with Jupiter
Galileo (STS-34/Atlantis) deployed
United States2003-09-21
1989-10-18
Pasadena CA
Kennedy Space Center FL
(Space Voyage) cachet on coverImpact with Jupiter
Galileo (STS-34/Atlantis) deployed
Australia
United States
2003-09-21
1989-10-19
Pasadena CA
Canberra ACT
(Space Voyage) cachet on coverImpact with Jupiter
Galileo (STS-34/Atlantis) deployed


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