Gorizont

Gorizont-series
satellites


This page contains philatelic information on the Gorizont-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)
Gorizont (Russia/USSR) Gorizont (Russia/USSR) Gorizont (Russia/USSR)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Gorizont (Russia/USSR)
Adzharia RepublicLocal1Cuba 2501 overprinted on 4x Russia 45203 (Mi4497), from strip of 5, also partial overprint template1994/5?
Adzharia RepublicLocal2Cuba 2501 overprinted on 4x Russia 57333 (Mi5904), from strip of 5, also partial overprint template
Adzharia RepublicLocal3Cuba 2501 overprinted on 4x Russia 5984 (Mi6177), from strip of 5, also partial overprint template
Adzharia RepublicLocal4Cuba 2501 overprinted on 4x Russia 6067A (Mi252), from strip of 5, also partial overprint template
Buriatia RepublicLocalRussia 5987 (Mi6180) overprinted1 with various satellites1995(early-design) Gorizont
Cambodia832+label (Mi910+label)On label with "beam" extending into stamp1983
Congo (Republic)1032a (BL119A)
i1032a (BL119B)
In (right) margin of SS1 (1032)
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1032)
1993"Gorizont"
Cuba2501 (Mi2650)1982
Cuba2565 (Mi2714)1983
Cuba2623 (Mi2772)1983
Cuba3007 (Mi3163)1988
Cuba3017 (Mi3173)1988"Gorizont"
DjiboutiC233a (BL141A)
iC233a (BL141B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (C233)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (iC233)
1987"Gorizont"
Guinea Republic1056a (BL283A)
i1056a (BL283B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (1056)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1056)
1987
Kabardino-BalkariaLocalRussia 5987 (Mi6180) overprinted11994(early-design) Gorizont
KazakhstanLocalRussia 5987 (Mi6180) overprinted11992(early-design) Gorizont
Korea (North)3168b (Mi3372)One of MS6 (3168 (3364-3367+3368a-b)) (Mi3367-3372)1992
Korea (North)3607a (Mi3908-3909)In (right) margin of MS4 (2x (3607-3608))1997
Korea (North)4111a (BL483)In (upper-left) margin of MS6 (4111 (4106-4111 + 3 labels))2001
Korea (South)NoneOn cachet of postal card2016
MaliUnknown ms (Mi?)In (lower-right) margin of MS3 (a-c)2013"Gorizont"
MaliUnknown ms (Mi?)In (lower-left) margin of MS3 (a-c)2013"Gorizont"
Mongolia1369 (BL98)In (upper) margin of SS11983
Mongolia1704 (BL130)In (left and lower) margins of SS11988"Gorizont-14", "Gorizont-53", "Gorizont-90", "Gorizont-140"
Poland2829 (BL105)On stamp of SS11987
RomaniaNoneCancel and cachet on cover1989Gorizont depictions; also, Gorizont is known to have leased some transponders to "Intersputnik"
Russia5987 (Mi6180)1991(early-design) Gorizont
Russia6140 (Mi303)1993"Gorizont"
Russia6138-6142 fdcOne of five stamps and cachet on FDC
Russia6143 fdcCachet (same) on FDC
Sacha53-62?
Locals 1
Locals 2
Locals 3
Russia 5987 (Mi6180) overprinted1 in various ways199?(early-design) Gorizont
SmolenskLocalRussia 5987 (Mi6180) overprinted1199?(early-design) Gorizont
Tonga1037 (Mi1577)2000"Gorizont"
Tonga1037a (BL38)On one of MS2 (1026-1037)
UkraineLocalRussia 5987 (Mi6180) overprinted11992(early-design) Gorizont
ZaireMi1169A-1172A_ms4
Mi1169B-1172B_ms4
In (lower-left) margin of MS4 (Mi1169A-1172A)
In (lower-left) margin of imperforate MS4 (Mi1169B-1172B)
1997"Gorizont-26"

1The definitive stamp, Russia 5987 (Mi6180), was overprinted by several republics after the breakup of the Soviet Union (USSR) in 1991.


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Gorizont (Russia/USSR)
Russia (USSR)1979-12-28Sverdlovsk(Cyan rubber-stamp) cachet on coverGorizont-3 launch


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