HST

Hubble Space Telescope
(HST) satellite

HST

This page contains philatelic information on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) 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.

Neither postal items for astronomer Edwin P. Hubble (1889 - 1953), for whom the Hubble Space Telescope was named, nor postal items with images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, are included in this checklist unless Hubble/HST is specifically noted.

HST is one of four NASA "Great Observatories", along with the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO), the Chandra X-ray Observatory (CXO), and the Spitzer Space Telescope (SST).

An astronomical satellite somewhat similar to HST, but with solar panels that are perpendicular, rather than parallel, to the spacecraft body, is considered to be Chandra/CXO/AXAF in an early-design stage.

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)
Hubble / HST Hubble / HST Hubble / HST
Hubble (on other than Hubble launch covers)


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

Z
CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Angola1108a (Mi1424)One of MS6 (1108 (a-f)) (Mi1424-1429)1999"telescopio espacial centinal"
Antigua and Barbuda1313m (Mi1380)One of MS20 (1313 (a-t)) (Mi1368-1387)1990"Hubble Space Telescope"
Antigua and Barbuda2244c (Mi2930)
i2244c
One of MS6 (2244 (a-f)) (Mi2928-2933)
One of imperforate MS6 (i2244 (a-f))
1999HST (not Chandra / CXO / "AXAF", as in text)
Antigua and Barbuda2362 (BL459A)
i2362 (BL459B)
SS1
Imperforate SS1
2000
Antigua and Barbudai2362 essayImperforate SS1 essay
Antigua and Barbuda2362 essay fdcSS1 essay and cachet on FDC
Ascension945 (Mi1042)From MS8 (945a (8x 945))2008
Australia1908+1912 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Alpha) cachet on FDC2000Shown with Space Shuttle
Australia2741 (Mi2890)From booklet pane of 2 (2741a (2x 2741)) (Mi H-Blatt 287 (2x 2890))2007
Australia2741 maxiMaxicard
Australia2741a fdcBooklet pane of 2 and (Wesley) cachet on FDC
Australia2740a+2741 fdcStrip of 5 (2736-2740) + 2741 on FDC
Australia2740a strip fdcGutter strip and (Wesley) cachet (different) on FDC
Australia2740c fdcBooklet pane of 5 and (Wesley) cachet (different) on FDC
Australia2741 bookletPrestige booklet of 17 (3x (2736-2740) + 2x 2741) (Mi MH296 (3x (2885-2889) + 2x 2890))
Australia2742a (Mi2891)One of MS6 (2742 (2736-2740+2742a)) (BL72)
Australia2742 fdc1MS6 and (Wesley) cachet (different) on FDC
Australia2742 fdc2MS6 and cachet (different) on FDC (overprinted)
AustraliaKM1264$1. (aluminum-bronze coin)2009"Hubble"
AustriaKM317425 euro (silver-niobium coin), also obverse detail2009HST (on obverse)
AustriaNonePersonalized stamp2009
Bahamas1258 (Mi?)2008
Barbuda1140m (Mi1249)One of MS20 (1140 (a-t)) (Mi1237-1256), Antigua and Barbuda 1313m overprinted in silver1990"Hubble Space Telescope"
Barbuda1791c (Mi2390)One of MS6 (1791 (a-f)) (Mi2388-2393), Antigua and Barbuda 2244c overprinted2000HST (not Chandra / CXO / "AXAF", as in text)
Belize813b (Mi877)One of strip of 3 (813 (a-c)) (Mi876-878), or three of MS9 (813d (3x (813 (a-c))))1986Shown with Space Shuttle
Belize812a-c+813a-c fdcOne of six stamps on FDC
BeninUnknown c (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2013"Hubble Telescope Spatial"
BeninUnknown d (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2013"Space telescope"
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Muslim Govt.)642 (Mi542)From MS8 (642b (8x 642 + label))2009
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Muslim Govt.)642a (BL35)MS2 (641-642 + 2 labels))
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Serb Admin.)126f (Mi190)One of booklet pane of 7 (126 (a-g + 2 labels)) (Mi H-Blatt2(185-191)) (MH2 booklet)2000
Bulgaria3624 (Mi3913)1991Shown with Space Shuttle "Discovery"
Burkina Faso1172 (BL201)SS12000
BurundiMi3478A
Mi3478B
One of MS2 (BL494A, or one stamp and in (upper-left) margin of MS2 (BL495A (Mi3478A-3479A)
One of imperforate MS2 (BL494B, or one stamp and in (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS2 (BL495B (Mi3478B-3479B)
2014"Télescope Hubble"
BurundiBL496A
BL496B
On stamp of SS1 (Mi3478A)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (Mi3478B)
Cayman Islands1047 (Mi1162)From MS6 (1047a (6x 1047)) (Mi1160-1163)2009"Hubble Telescope"
Central African RepublicC268B (BL181A)
iC268B (BL181B)

Imperforate
1982Shown with Space Shuttle
Central African RepublicC277 (Mi865A)
iC277 (Mi865B)

Imperforate
1982
Central African RepublicC277 fdcStamp on FDC
Central African RepublicC277a (BL206)SS1 (C277)
Central African Republic663 (BL283A)
i663 (BL283B)
In (right) margin of SS1
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1
1984Shown with Space Shuttle
Central African Republic779a (BL358A)
i779a (BL358B)
In (lower-right) margin of SS1 (779)
In (lower-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i779)
1985"Télescope Spatial"
Central African Republic1370 (Mi2600A-2602A)
i1370 (Mi2600B-2602B)
In (upper) margin of MS3 (1370 (a-c))
In (upper) margin of imperforate MS3 (i1370 (a-c))
2000Shown with Space Shuttle Columbia
ChadUnknown ms (Mi?)In (upper-right) margin of MS9 (a-i)2009
ChadUnknown fdcMS9 on FDC
ChadUnknown c (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2013"Hubble" (HST)
ChadMi2686A_ms2
Mi2686B_ms2
On stamp and in (upper-left and lower-right) margins of MS2 (2x Mi2686A)
On stamp and in (upper-left and lower-right) margins of imperforate MS2 (2x Mi2686B)
2014"Télescope Hubble"
ChadBL554A
BL554B
On stamp and in (upper-left) margin of SS1
On stamp and in (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
"Télescope Spatial Hubble"
China (People's Republic)2021 fdc (Mi2047 fdc)(Red rubber-stamp) cachet on FDC1986
China (People's Republic)NonePostal card back, also front2002
Comoro Islands737 (Mi941A)
i737 (Mi941B)

Imperforate
1990Shown with Space Shuttle
Comoro Islands737 ds
i737 ds
Deluxe sheet (737)
Imperforate deluxe sheet (i737)
Comoro Islands737a (BL326A)
i737a (BL326B)
SS1 (737)
Imperforate SS1 (i737)
Comoro Islands741b (Mi941+945)
i741b
On one (737) of MS2 (737+741)
On one (i737) of imperforate MS2 (i737+i741)
Comoro Islands939 (Mi1732A-1734A)
i939 (Mi1732B-1734B)
In (upper-right) margin of MS3 (939 (a-c))
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate MS3 (i939 (a-c))
1999"Télescope Spatial Hubble"
Comoro IslandsUnknown c (Mi2011)One of MS6 (a-f) (Mi2009-2014)2009
Congo (Democratic Republic)Unknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss

Imperforate SS1
2006
Congo (Democratic Republic)Unknown iss fdcImperforate SS1 on FDC
Congo (Democratic Republic)Unknown iss (BL?)Imperforate SS1 (different)Shown with Space Shuttle
Congo (Democratic Republic)Unknown ss fdc
Unknown iss fdc
SS1 on FDC
Imperforate SS1 on FDC
Congo (Democratic Republic)Unknown ss (BL?)SS12006
Congo (Democratic Republic)Unknown ss fdcSS1 on FDC
Congo RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)In (right) margin of SS12014"Hubble Telescope repair, COSTAR system, 1993" (in French text)
Congo RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)SS12015"Hubble"
Czech RepublicNoneCachet on postal card2009
DjiboutiC149a (BL46A)
iC149a (BL46B)
In (left) margin of SS1 (C149) (Mi312)
In (left) margin of imperforate SS1 (iC149)
1981Shown with Space Shuttle Columbia
DjiboutiC151a (BL50A)
iC151a (BL50B)
In (left) margin of SS1 (C151) (Mi317), C149a overprinted
In (left) margin of imperforate SS1 (iC151), iC149a overprinted
Djibouti825c (Mi782)One of MS6 (825 (a-f)) (Mi780-785)2000
DjiboutiUnlisted ms (Mi unlisted)
Unlisted ims
MS8 (a-h + label)
Imperforate MS8 (a-h + label)
2007"Télescope Hubble" (but incorrectly spelled "Tèlèscope")
DjiboutiUnlisted ms fdc
Unlisted ims fdc
MS8 on FDC
Imperforate MS8 on FDC
DjiboutiUnlisted ms (Mi unlisted)MS8 (different stamps) + label (same)"Télescope Hubble" (but incorrectly spelled "Telèscope")
DjiboutiUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
On one stamp and in (upper-left) margin of MS2 (a-b)
On one stamp and in (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS2 (a-b)
2013
DjiboutiUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
On two of three stamps of MS3 (a-c)
On two of three imperforate stamps of imperforate MS3 (a-c)
2014
Discovery Collectibles (USA)NoneReverse of 10-item collectible "coin" set2007
French Polynesia790 (Mi831)2000
French Polynesia790 fdcStamp and cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
Gabon938h (Mi1453)One of MS12 (938 (a-l)) (Mi1446-1457)1999"Hubbel"
Gabon939d (Mi1461)One of MS4 (939 (a-d)) (Mi1458-1461)
GabonUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
2009
GabonUnknown ss fdc
Unknown iss fdc
SS1 on FDC
Imperforate SS1 on FDC
GabonUnknown ss o/p (BL? o/p)
Unknown iss o/p
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 overprinted in gold
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 overprinted in gold
GabonUnknown ss o/p fdc
Unknown iss o/p fdc
SS1 overprinted in gold on FDC
Imperforate SS1 overprinted in gold on FDC
Gambia802 (Mi822)1988
Gambia3470d (Mi?)
i3470d
One of MS4 (3470 (a-d))
One of imperforate MS4 (i3470 (a-d))
2013"Hubble Space Telescope"
Gambia3471 (Mi?)
i3471
MS4 (3471 (a-d))
Imperforate MS4 (i3471 (a-d))
GermanyNoneCancel2009
Great Britain1375a+1377a fdc1 (Mi1337-1340 fdc1)Cancel on FDC (Cotswold Covers cachet)1991"Hubble Space Telescope" (in cancel)
Great Britain1375a+1377a fdc2 (Mi1337-1340 fdc2)Cancel (same) and cachet (different) on FDC
Great BritainNoneCachet on cover1997Shown with Space Shuttles "Discovery" and "Endeavour"1, "Hubble [Space] Telescope Refurbishment"
Great Britain1870 (Mi1822A)1999"Hubble [Space] Telescope" (in text only)
Great Britain1870b (BL7)MS4 (4x 1870a (Mi1822D), same as 1870 except changed perforations)
Great BritainNoneCancel1999
Great BritainNoneCancel (different)1999"Hubble [Space] Telescope" (in text only); also Space Shuttle
Great BritainNoneCancel2002
Great BritainNoneCachet on cover2003Shown with Space Shuttle "Discovery"
Grenada3700b (Mi6116)One of MS6 (3700 (a-f)) (Mi6115-6118)2009"Hubble Space Telescope service mission"; also IHY and IPY
Grenada Carriacou2126f (Mi2973)One of MS6 (2126 (a-f)) (Mi2968-2973)1999
Guinea Republic1863l (Mi3571)One of MS12 (1863 (a-l)) (Mi3560-3571)2000
Guinea Republic2231a fdc (BL814A fdc)Cachet on FDC2003
Guinea Republic2237 (BL807A)
i2237 (BL807B)
In (left) margin of SS1
In (left) margin of imperforate SS1
Shown with Space Shuttle
Guinea RepublicMi4287A
Mi4287B
One of MS3 (Mi4287A-4289A)
One of MS3 (Mi4287B-4289B)
2006
Guinea RepublicMi4287B dsImperforate deluxe sheet (Mi4287B)
Guinea RepublicBL990SS1Shown with Space Shuttle (in left margin)
Guinea RepublicMi5067-5069_ms3In (lower-right) margin of MS3 (Mi5067-5069)2007
Guinea RepublicMi5067-5069_ms3 fdcMS3 on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL1392In (lower-left) margin of SS1
Guinea RepublicBL1392 fdcSS1 on FDC
Guinea RepublicMi5845A-5850A ms6
Mi5845B-5850B ms6
In (upper-right) margin of MS6 (Mi5845A-5850A)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate MS6 (Mi5845B-5850B) with changed colors
2008"Télescope spatial Hubble"
Guinea RepublicMi5845A-5850A_ms6 fdcMS6 on FDC
Guinea RepublicMi7613-7618_ms6In (lower) margin (text) of MS6 (Mi7613-7618)2010Shown with Space Shuttle (in right margin)
Guinea RepublicMi7613-7618_ms6 fdcMS6 on FDC
Guinea RepublicMi7619-7624_ms6In (lower) margin (text) of MS6 (Mi7619-7624)
Guinea RepublicMi7619-7624_ms6 fdcMS6 and cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL1839On stamp and in (right) margin of SS1
Guinea RepublicBL1839 fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL1840In (right) margin of SS1
Guinea RepublicBL1840 fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL2287On stamp and in (upper-left) margin of SS12013
Guinea RepublicBL2287 fdcSS1 on FDC
Guinea RepublicUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)201525th anniv. HST launch
Guinea RepublicUnknown fdc1MS4 and cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicUnknown fdc2MS4 and cachet (different) on FDC
Guinea RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
Guinea RepublicUnknown fdc1SS1 and cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicUnknown fdc2SS1 and cachet (different) on FDC
Guinea-Bissau413Cd (BL177A)
i413Cd (BL177B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (413C)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i413C)
1981Shown with Space Shuttle
Ireland833 (Mi760)From MS10 (833a (10x 833))1991Shown with Space Shuttle
Ireland832-833 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
Israel1643 (BL73)In (upper-left) margin of MS6 (1643 (a-f)), perforated2006
Israel1770+tab (Mi2047+tab)Stamp and tab2009
Ivory CoastC101 (Mi890)
iC101

Imperforate
1991
Ivory CoastC101aImperforate SS1 (only)
Ivory CoastUnknown issImperforate SS11993HST (one end in Space Shuttle cargo bay)
Ivory CoastUnknown issImperforate SS1 (different)1993HST (attached to Space Shuttle manipulator arm)
Ivory CoastUnknown ss (BL?)On stamp of SS12012"Hubble"
Ivory CoastUnknown fdcSS1 on FDC
Jersey (Great Britain)1839-1846 pack (Mi1905-1912 pack)Presentation pack (1839-1846)2015"Hubble 25 years"
Jersey (Great Britain)1839-1846 fdc (Mi1905-1912 fdc)Cancel and cachet on FDC
Jersey (Great Britain)1847 (BL124)SS1
Jersey (Great Britain)1847 packSS1 presentation pack
Jersey (Great Britain)1847 fdcSS1 and cancel and cachet on FDC
Jersey (Great Britain)Unknown packPage1 of Presentation Pack with and page1 detail, also front and back and page22016(tiny) HST
Korea (North)3585 (Mi3881-3885)
i3585
In (upper-right) margin of MS5 (3585 (a-e))
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate MS5 (i3585 (a-e))
1996(poorly-depicted) HST (solar panels too small and oriented perpendicular rather than parallel to the cylindrical satellite body)
Korea (North)3585 fdcMS5 on FDC
Laos1485 (Mi1739)2001
Malagasy Republic1045 (Mi1345A)
i1045 (Mi1345B)
One of MS6 (1050a (1045-1050)) (Mi1345-1350)1992HST repair (shown with Space Shuttle)
Malagasy Republic1045b (BL176A)
i1045b (BL176B)
On stamp of SS1 (1045)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i1045)
Malagasy RepublicUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)201525th anniv. "Hubble" (shown with Space Shuttle on MS4)
Malagasy RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
MalawiUnknown ss (BL?)In (upper) margin of SS12009
MalawiUnknown ss fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
Maldive Islands1151 (Mi1164)
i1151

Imperforate
1986
Maldive Islands1210 (Mi1223)
i1210
1151 overprinted in silver
i1151 overprinted in silver
1986
Maldive Islands2020f (Mi2264)
i2020f
One of MS12 (2020 (a-l)) (Mi2259-2270)
One of imperforate MS12 (i2020 (a-l))
1994"Hubble Space Telescope"
Maldive Islands2417b (Mi3355)On one stamp and in (upper) margin of MS9 (2417 (a-i)) (Mi3354-3362)2000"Improved" HST
Maldive Islands3221d (Mi5358)One of MS4 (3221 (a-d)) (Mi5355-5358)2014
Maldive Islands3221 fdc (Mi5355-5358 fdc)MS4 on FDC
Maldive IslandsUnknown ss (BL?)In (lower-left) margin of SS12017"Hubble Space Telescope (HST)"
Mali1034a (Mi2255)
i1034a
On one of MS4 (1034 (a-d)) (Mi2255-2258)
On one of imperforate MS4 (i1034 (a-d))
1999
MaliUnknown b (Mi?)
Unknown ib
On one of MS2 (a-b)
On one of imperforate MS2
2006
MaliUnknown fdc
Unknown ims fdc
MS2 and cachet on FDC
Imperforate MS2 and cachet on FDC
2006
Marshall Islands90a fdc (Mi62-66 fdc)Cachet on FDC1985Shown with Space Shuttle
Marshall Islands864b (Mi1958)One of strip of 5 (864 (a-e)) (Mi1957-1961)2005Shown with Space Shuttle "Discovery"
Micronesia346 (BL49)On stamp and into (right) margin of SS11999"repairing Hubble [Space] Telescope" (shown with Space Shuttle)
MoldovaNonePersonalized postage2014
Monaco2388 (Mi2757)From MS10 (2388a (10x 2388))2005
Montserrat611 (Mi628)
i611

Imperforate
1986
Montserrat614c (Mi636)
i614c
One of MS4 (614 (a-d)) (BL36, Mi634-637)
One of imperforate MS4 (i614 (a-d))
Montserrat657c (Mi681)
i657c
One of MS4 (657 (a-d)), 614 (a-d) overprinted in red and black (BL45, Mi679-682)
One of imperforate MS4 (i657 (a-d)), i614 (a-d) overprinted in red and black
1987
Montserrat657c var1One of MS4 (657 (a-d)), 614 (a-d) overprinted in red, black missing
Montserrat657c var2One of MS4 (657 (a-d)), 614 (a-d) overprint in red inverted, black missing
Montserrat657c o/pOne of MS4 (657 o/p (a-d)), 614 (a-d) overprinted in red, double overprint in black
MordoviaLocal_aOne of local post MS6 (a-f)1998
Morocco735 (Mi1206)1992
Morocco1086 (Mi1656)2009
MozambiqueMi2853-2864_ms12 fdcCachet (including Ireland 833) on FDC2005
Mozambique1916 (BL275)In (upper-left) margin of SS12009"Télescope Hubble"
Mozambique2470f (Mi5272)One of MS6 (2470 (a-f)) (Mi5267-5272)2011"Telescópio espacial Hubble"
Mozambique2470 fdcMS6 and cachet on FDC
NevisUnknown ms (Mi3057-3068)MS12 (a-l)201525th anniv. HST launch: "The Hubble Telescope"
NevisUnknown ss (BL372)SS1
Nicaragua1985o (Mi3306)One of MS16 (1985 (a-p)) (Mi3292-3307)1994
Niger962 (BL100)
i962
On stamp of SS1
On stamp of imperforate SS1
1997Shown with Space Shuttle
Niger970 (BL103)
i970
In (lower-left) margin of SS1
In (lower-left) margin of imperforate SS1
1997"Télescope Spatial"
Niger970a (BL104)
i970a
In (center) margin of MS2 (969-970)
In (center) margin of imperforate MS2 (i969-i970)
Norfolk Island731 (BL39)On three stamps of MS3 (731 (a-c + 3 labels))2001
Palau453b+e (Mi1268+1271)From MS6 (453 (a-f)) (Mi1267-1272)1998(With folded solar panels, one end in Space Shuttle Endeavour cargo bay)
Palau453f (Mi1272)Shown next to Space Shuttle Endeavour
Palau454 (BL65)SS1 (454 stamp)
Palau455 (BL64)SS1 (455 stamp)
Palau456 (BL66)SS1 (456 stamp)Shown with Space Shuttle "Discovery"
Palau524 (Mi1550-1555)In (upper) margin of MS6 (524 (a-f))1999"Hubble Space Telescope" (in text only)
Palau525 (BL100)SS1
Palau526 (BL98)SS1
Palau527 (BL101)SS1
Palau528 (BL99)SS1
PalauKM173$5. (silver coin) reverse, also obverse2008"The Hubble" (Space Telescope)
Palestine National AuthorityUnknown ss (BL?)In (upper-right and lower-moddle) margins of SS12008
Romania4461 (Mi5607)2001"Telescopul spaţial Hubble"
Romania4455+4461 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
RwandaUnknown f (Mi?)One of MS8 (a-h + label)2009
RwandaUnknown b (Mi?)One of MS10 (a-j)2010"Hubble [Space] Telescope"
Sierra Leone1074i (Mi1265)One of MS9 (1074 (a-i)) (Mi1257-1265)1989Shown with Space Shuttle
Sierra Leone1074i specimenOne of MS9 (1074 specimen (a-i))
Sierra Leone1904b (Mi2622)One of MS6 (1904 (a-f)) (Mi2521-2626)1996
Sierra Leone2931c (Mi?)One of MS6 (2931 (a-f))2009
South AfricaC63 (Mi1663)From MS10 (C63a (10x C63))2005
Spain3638 fdc (Mi4413 fdc)Cachet on FDC2009
SpainNone(Tu sello) private-post stamp2009
Sri Lanka1445 (Mi1436)2003
St. Thomas and Prince Islands2286 (Mi4536-4541)MS6 (a-f)2010"Telescópio espacial Hubble"
St. Thomas and Prince Islands2286 fdcMS6 and cachet on FDC
St. Thomas and Prince Islands2290 (BL779)SS1
St. Thomas and Prince Islands2290 fdcSS1 on FDC
St. Vincent1480 (Mi1732)1991"Hubble [Space] Telescope"
St. Vincent1480 specimen (Mi1278)1480 overprinted "specimen"
St. Vincent2701i (Mi4637)One of MS9 (2701 (a-i)) (Mi4629-4637)1999"1980 - Hubble [Space] Telescope"
St. Vincent3848 (Mi7131-7134)In (lower) margin of MS4 (a-d)2013"Hubble [Space] Telescope" (in text only)
St. Vincent3849 (Mi7135-7138)In (lower) margin of MS4 (a-d) (different)
St. Vincent3850 (BL733)In (upper) margin of SS1
St. Vincent3851 (BL734)SS1 (different)
St. Vincent Grenadines804 (BL79)SS11991"Hubble Space Observatory" (shown with Space Shuttle)
St. Vincent Grenadines804 overprinted "specimen"SS1, overprinted "specimen"
St. Vincent Grenadines804 fdc1SS1 on FDC
St. Vincent Grenadines804 fdc2SS1 on FDC (different)
Tanzania564 (BL106)In (upper-right) margin of SS11990Mis-spelled "Hubbel [Space] Telescope"
Tanzania1319 (Mi2017)1994
Tanzania2543 (BL623)On stamp of SS12009
TatarstanLocalOn more than one of local post MS6 (a-f)1998Shown with Space Shuttle
TogoMi6835-6838_ms4MS4 (a-d)2015"25th anniv. Hubble Space Telescope" (in French text); also a list of the five HST servicing missions along with the 1990 launch (in the SS1 margin)
TogoBL1184SS1
Uganda341 (BL33)In (upper) margin of SS11982Shown with Space Shuttle
Uganda1485h (Mi1870)One of MS8 (1485 (a-h)) (Mi1863-1870)1997
Union Island (St. Vincent)Mi460A-465A ms
Mi460B-465B ms
MS6 (Mi460A-465A)
Imperforate MS6 (Mi460B-465B)
2008/2009
Union Island (St. Vincent)Mi466A-469A ms
Mi466B-469B_ms
MS4 (Mi466A-469A)
Imperforate MS4 (Mi466B-469B)
United KingdomNoneCinderella200515th anniv. HST launch
United Nations (Geneva)476a (Mi584_ms6)Details in (top and bottom) margin of MS6 (6x 476)2007HST sun shade (top margin) and solar panel (bottom margin); image behind stamps is identical to that in Geneva 477a
United Nations (Geneva)477 (Mi585_ms6)Six stamps and in (upper-left) margin of MS6 (477a (6x 477))
United Nations (Vienna)411 (BL21)In (upper-left) margin of SS12007
United States1912+1915-1916+1919 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC (ArtCraft cachet)1981
United States1914 fdc (Mi1483 fdc)(Fleetwood) cachet on FDC, also backHST (without solar panels)
United States1915+1919 fdc1One of two stamps and (GAMM) cachet on FDC
United States1915+1919 fdc2One of two stamps on FDC (Space Voyage cachet)
United States1918-1919 fdcOne of two stamps and (Postmasters of America) cachet on FDC, also insert
United States1919 (Mi1488)One of block of 8 (1919a (1912-1919)) (Mi1481-1488)
United States1919 fdc1Stamp on FDC (DRC cachet)
United States1919 fdc2Stamp on FDC (Reader's Digest cachet)
United States1919 fdc3Stamp and (Fleetwood) cachet on FDC, also back
United States1919 fdc4Stamp and (Ginny hand-painted) cachet on FDC
United States1919 fdc5Stamp and (Andrews Covers) cachet (same design as stamp) on FDC
United States1919 fdc6Stamp and (PCS golden-replica) cachet on FDC, also insert
United States1919 fdc7Stamp and (Aristocrat Cachets) cachet on FDC
United States1919 fdc8Stamp and (Tudor House) cachet on FDC
United States1919 fdc9Stamp and (Gill Craft) cachet on FDC
United States1919 maxi(Colorano silk) maxicard
United States1919a fdc1One of eight stamps on FDC (ArtCraft cachet)
United States1919a fdc2One of eight stamps on FDC (Spectrum cachet)
United States1919a fdc3One of eight stamps on FDC (Artmaster cachet)
United States1919a fdc4One of eight stamps on FDC (Butcher/Fleetwood cachet), also back
United States1919a folder1FDC folder (1919a)
United States1919a folder2Folder (1919a)
United StatesSP555(USPS) souvenir page (1919a)
United StatesCP143(USPS) commemorative panel (1919a)
United StatesNone(Parforex Station) cancel and cachet on cover1981Shown with Space Shuttle
United StatesNone(Parforex Station) cancel (same) and cachet (same) and signature on cover1981Shown with Space Shuttle
United StatesNone(Mission Control Station, Houston TX) cancel1990Shown with Space Shuttle
United StatesNone(Mission Control Station, Houston TX) cancel (slightly different)1990Shown with Space Shuttle
United StatesNone(Parforex Station) cancel and cachet on cover1990
United States2572 cover (Mi2187 cover)(Salem Stamp Society) cachet on cover1991
United States2574 cover+5074 fdc (Mi2189 cover+Mi5248 fdc)(Salem Stamp Society) cachet on cover, also insert1991
United States2569 cover (Mi2184 cover)(Twin City Stamp Expo.) cachet on cover1992
United StatesNone(ATA Space Unit) cachet on cover1993Shown with Space Shuttle
United StatesNone(Blue text under printed) cachet on cover1994"Hubble Space Telescope"
United StatesNoneMedallion1997"2nd Hubble Service Mission", shown with Space Shuttle (on reverse)
United StatesNoneMedallion?Shown with Space Shuttle (on reverse)
United States3188e fdc (Mi3175 fdc)(Space Voyage) cachet on FDC1999/2000 "Hubble Space Telescope" or "Hubble Telescope" (on stamp backs and/or in fdc cachets or other text); "Hubble" (Space Telescope) / "STS-31"; also "Hubble Telescope Repair Mission" (in fdc2 cancel); (and finally, compared to the actual HST, the body of the spacecraft, labeled as "Hubble" and depicted with the Shuttle in all of these SV cachets, is too short and the solar panels are too wide and not long enough)
United States3189i fdc (Mi3233 fdc)(Space Voyage) cachet on FDC
United States3190a fdc1 (Mi3243 fdc1)(Space Voyage) cachet (different color) on FDC
United States3190a fdc2 (Mi3243 fdc2)Cancel and (Space Voyage) cachet (same) on FDC
United States3190a fdc3 (Mi3243 fdc3)(Space Voyage) cachet (different color) on FDC
United States3191h fdc (Mi3295 fdc)(Space Voyage) cachet (same) on FDC
United StatesCP537I back
CP537I
On back of (USPS) commemorative panel (3190)2000drawing of HST (without solar panels) and the Space Shuttle (on CP537I back)
United States3384 (Mi3280)
3384 back
Back of one of strip of 5 (3388a (3384-3388) (Mi3280-3284), or four of MS20 (3388c (4x (3384-3388))), also back2000"Hubble Space Telescope" or "Hubble Telescope" (on stamp backs and/or in fdc cachets or other text)
United States3385 (Mi3281)
3385 back
United States3386 (Mi3282)
3386 back
United States3387 (Mi3283)
3387 back
United States3388 (Mi3284)
3388 back
United States3384 fdc1Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC
United States3384 fdc2Stamp and (Artmaster) cachet on FDC
United States3384 fdc3Stamp and (ArtCraft) cachet on FDC
United States3384 fdc4Stamp and (PCS golden-replica) cachet on FDC, also insert
United States3384 fdc5Stamp on FDC (Fleetwood/Chris Calle cachet)
United States3384 fdc6Stamp on FDC (Fleetwood/Chris Calle cachet, and signature)
United States3384 fdc7Stamp and (BGC) cachet on FDC
United States3384-3385 fdc1Two stamps and (Collins hand-painted) cachet on FDC
United States3384-3385 fdc2Two stamps and (PCS) cachet on FDC
United States3384-3388 fdc1Five stamps and (Artmaster) cachet on FDC
United States3384-3388 fdc2Five stamps and (Farnum) cachet on FDC
United States3384-3388 fdc3Five stamps and (Pugh Cachets) cachet on FDC
United States3384-3388 fdc4Five stamps and (ArtCraft) cachet on FDC
United States3384-3388 fdc5Five stamps and (Fleetwood) cachet on FDC, also back
United States3385 fdc1Stamp and (Cachet Craft Cachets) cachet on FDC
United States3385 fdc2Stamp and (Artmaster) cachet on FDC
United States3385 fdc3Stamp and (ArtCraft) cachet on FDC
United States3385 fdc4Stamp and (PCS golden-replica) cachet on FDC, also insert
United States3385 fdc5Stamp on FDC (Fleetwood/Chris Calle cachet)
United States3385 fdc6Stamp on FDC (? cachet)
United States3386 fdc1Stamp and (Artmaster) cachet on FDC
United States3386 fdc2Stamp and (Webcraft) cachet on FDC
United States3386 fdc3Stamp and (ArtCaft) cachet on FDC
United States3386 fdc4Stamp and (PCS golden-replica) cachet on FDC, also insert
United States3386 fdc5Stamp and (Coverscape) cachet on FDC
United States3386 fdc6Stamp on FDC (Fleetwood/Chris Calle cachet)
United States3386 fdc7Stamp and (BGC) cachet on FDC
United States3386-3387 fdcTwo stamps and (Collins hand-painted) cachet on FDC
United States3387 fdc1Stamp and (Artmaster) cachet on FDC
United States3387 fdc2Stamp and (ArtCraft) cachet on FDC
United States3387 fdc3Stamp and (PCS golden-replica) cachet on FDC, also insert
United States3387 fdc4Stamp on FDC (Fleetwood/Chris Calle cachet)
United States3387 fdc5Stamp and (BGC) cachet on FDC
United States3388 fdc1Stamp and (Stony Brook NY) cancel and (Space Voyage/First Rank) cachet on FDC
United States3388 fdc2Stamp and secondary stamp (USA 1919) and (Space Voyage/First Rank) cachet (same) on FDC (different cancel)
United States3388 fdc3Stamp and (ArtCraft) cachet on FDC
United States3388 fdc4Stamp and (PCS golden-replica) cachet on FDC
United States3388 fdc5Stamp and (Collins hand-painted) cachet on FDC
United States3388 fdc6Stamp and (BGC) cachet on FDC
United States3388 fdc7Stamp on FDC (Fleetwood/Chris Calle cachet)
United States3388 fdc8Stamp and (printed) cachet on FDC
United StatesSP1342(USPS) souvenir page (3388a)
United StatesCP598(USPS) commemorative panel (3388a)
United States3388c picture(USPS) framed picture (3388c)
United States3384-3388 fdc (Mi3280-3284 fdc)
4226 fdc (Mi4338 fdc)
(?) cachet on dual-cancel FDC2000
2008
United States3386 cover (Mi3282 cover)(Huntspex Station) cancel and (Huntspex) cachet on cover2000
United States3388 cover (Mi3284 cover)(?) cachet on cover2000
United States3409a (Mi3361)One of MS6 (3409 (a-f)) (BL55)2000
United States3409a fdc1Stamp and (Heritage) cachet on FDC
United States3409a fdc2Stamp on FDC
United States3409a fdc3Stamp on FDC (different)
United States3409a fdc4Stamp and (Colorano silk) cachet on FDC
United States3409d fdc (Mi3364 fdc)(Heritage) cachet on FDC
United States3409 postcard(WSE2000) postcard based on 34092000(As above)
United StatesNone(Hubble Deep Field Station) cancel (Stoney Brook NY)2000
United StatesNone(10th Anniversary Station) cancel (Houston TX)200010th anniv. HST launch (shown with Space Shuttle)
United StatesNone(10th Anniversary Station) cancel (Greenbelt MD)200010th anniv. HST launch (shown with Space Shuttle)
United StatesNone(Edwin Hubble Station) cancel on cover2000Comet LINEAR surprised astronomers using the HST with a brief, violent outburst on 5 July 2000. The comet's brightness soared by a factor of 1.5 during a four hour period. (shown with Space Shuttle)
United StatesNone(NASCOM blue rubber-stamp) cachet on cover2000
United StatesNone(Walcopex Station) cancel and cachet on cover2000
United StatesNoneCancel200515th anniv. HST launch
United States4226 fdc1 (Mi4338 fdc1)(Carpe Diem) cachet and reproduction of Nicaragua 1985o) on FDC2008Shown with Space Shuttle (in cachet)
United States4226 fdc2 (Mi4338 fdc2)(Printed) cachet on FDC"Hubble Space Telescope"
United States4226 fdc3 (Mi4338 fdc3)(PCS golden-replica) insert from FDC, also front"Hubble [Space] Telescope" (on insert)
United StatesNone(Printed) cachet on cover2008"Hubble Space Telescope" (in text only)
United StatesNone(Coverscape) cachet on cover2009
United States3388a+4226 cover (Mi3284+4338 cover)(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on cover2014"Hubble Space Telescope"
United States4528 cover1 (Mi4702 cover1)(Huntspex Station) cancel and (Webcraft) cachet on cover201525th anniv. "Hubble Space Telescope"
United States4528 cover2 (Mi4702 cover2)(Linpex Station) cancel and (Webcraft) cachet (different) on cover201525th anniv. "Hubble Space Telescope"
United States5078a pack (BL67 pack)MS4 presentation pack2016"Hubble Space Telescope" (in text)
Uruguay1637 (Mi2212)1996
Vietnam2361 (Mi2436A)
i2361 (Mi2426B)

Imperforate
1992Shown with Space Shuttle
Zaire1140 (Mi847)1984

1As incorrectly noted on this item, the Endeavour Space Shuttle mission of 2000 had nothing to do with HST.


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
1990-04-24: Hubble / HST deployed (from STS-31R)
Netherlands1990-04-24Noordwijk(ESA) cachet on coverHST deployed (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
Spain1990-04-24Madrid(Black printed) cachet on coverHST deployed (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
Spain1990-04-24Madrid(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverHST deployed (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
United States1990-04-24Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverHST deployed (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
United States1990-04-24Kennedy Space Center FL(ESA) cachet on coverHST deployed (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
United States1990-04-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Red rubber-stamp and mission patch) cachet on coverHST deployed (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
United States1990-04-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Three rubber-stamp) cachets on coverHST deployed (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
United States1990-04-24Wallops Island VA(Two rubber-stamp) cachets on coverHST deployed (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
United States1990-04-24Kennedy Space Center FL(ESA) cachet on coverHST deployed (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
United States1990-04-24Houston TX(Mission Control Station) cancel and (green rubber-stamp) cachet on coverHST deployed (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
United States1990-04-24Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TXCancel (Shuttle only) and (red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverHST deployed (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
United States1990-04-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club/mission patch) cachet on coverHST deployed (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
United States1990-04-24
1990-04-29
Kennedy Space Center FL
Edwards AFB, CA
(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club/mission patch) cachet on coverHST deployed (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
STS-31R landing
United States1990-04-24
1990-05-07
Kennedy Space Center FL
Kennedy Space Center FL
(NASA sticker) cachet on coverHST deployed (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
STS-31R transported back to KSC
United States1990-04-24
2000-04-10
Kennedy Space Center FL
Houston TX
(Space Shuttle) cancel and (Space Voyage/First Rank) cachet on cover
(STS-103 Station) cancel on cover
HST deployed (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
10th anniv. HST launch
United States1990-04-24Kennedy Space Center FL (machine cancel)(NASA printed) cachet on cover, also insert1 and insert2HST deployed (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
United States1990-04-25Kennedy Space Center FL (hand cancel)(NASA printed) cachet on cover, also insert1 and insert2HST deployed (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
United States1990-04-25Houston TX(Mission Control Station) cancel and (Colorano silk) cachet on coverHST deployed (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
United States1990-04-25Houston TX(Mission Control Station) cancel (slightly different) and (multi-color printed) cachet on coverHST deployed (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
United States1990-04-25Houston TXCancel on postcardHST deployed (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
United States1990-04-25Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on cover, also insertHST deployed (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
United States1990-04-25Houston TX(Mission Control Station) cancel and (printed) cachet on coverHST deployed (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
United States1990-04-25
2000-04-10
Houston TX
Houston TX
(Mission Control Station) cancel and (Space Voyage/First Rank) cachet on cover
(10th Anniversary Station) cancel on cover
HST deployed (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
10th anniv. HST launch
United States1990-04-25
2000-04-24
Houston TX
Houston TX
(Mission Control Station) cancel and (Space Voyage/First Rank) cachet on cover
(10th Anniversary Station) cancel on cover
HST deployed (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
10th anniv. HST launch
Australia1990-04-26Exmouth WA(Green and purple rubber-stamp) cachets on coverHST tracking (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
Australia1990-04-26Narrabri NSW(Green rubber-stamp) cachet on coverHST tracking (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
Australia1990-04-26Ceduna SA(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverHST tracking (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
United States1990-04-28Houston TX(Mission Control Station) cancel and (magenta rubber-stamp) cachet on cover"Crew Conference"
United States1990-04-29Edwards AFB, CA(Blue and purple rubber-stamp) cachets on coverSTS-31 landing
United States1990-04-29Houston TX(Mission Control Station) cancel and (blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-31 landing
1993-12-02: Hubble / HST 1st repair1 (by STS-61)
United States1993-12-02Kennedy Space Center FL(NASA official) cachet on cover, also insertHST 1st repair1 (STS-61/Endeavour)
United States1993-12-02
1993-12-13
Kennedy Space Center FL
Kennedy Space Center FL
(NASA sticker) cachet on coverHST 1st repair1 (STS-61/Endeavour)
STS-61 landing
1997-02-21: Hubble / HST 2nd repair1 (by STS-82)
United States1997-02-21Houston TX(NASA) cachet on coverHST 2nd repair1 (STS-82/Discovery launch)
1999-12-19: Hubble / HST 3rd repair1 (by STS-103)
United States1999-12-19Kennedy Space Center FL(NASA) cachet on coverHST 3rd repair1 (STS-103/Discovery launch)
United States1999-12-19Kennedy Space Center FL(NASA) cachet (and signature) on coverHST 3rd repair1 (STS-103/Discovery launch)
United States1999-12-19Wallops Island VA(Boudwin) cachet on coverHST 3rd repair1 (STS-103/Discovery launch)
2002-03-01: Hubble / HST 4th repair1 (by STS-109)
United States2002-03-01Kennedy Space Center FL(NASA) cachet on coverHST 4th repair1 (STS-109/Columbia launch)
United States2002-03-01Kennedy Space Center FL(NASA) cachet (slightly different) on cover, also insertHST 4th repair1 (STS-109/Columbia launch)
United States2002-03-01Kennedy Space Center FL(NASA) cachet (signed) on coverHST 4th repair1 (STS-109/Columbia launch)
2009-05-11: Hubble / HST 5th repair1 (by STS-125)
United States2009-05-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverHST 5th repair1 (STS-125/Atlantis launch)
United States2009-05-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Lollini?) cachet on coverHST 5th repair1 (STS-125/Atlantis launch)
United States2009-05-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission 57) cachet on cover, also backHST 5th repair1 (STS-125/Atlantis launch)
United States2009-05-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverHST 5th repair1 (1st spacewalk)
United States2009-05-14Houston TXCancel on coverHST 5th repair1 (1st spacewalk)
Hubble / HST (anniversaries)
United States2000-04-10
1990-04-24
Houston TX
Kennedy Space Center FL
(STS-103 Station) cancel and (Space Voyage/First Rank) cachet on cover
(Space Shuttle) cancel on cover
10th anniv. HST launch
HST deployed (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
United States2000-04-10
1990-04-25
Houston TX
Houston TX
(10th Anniversary Station) cancel and (Space Voyage/First Rank) cachet on cover
(Mission Control Station) cancel on cover
10th anniv. HST launch
HST deployed (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
United States2000-04-24Houston TX(10th Anniversary Station) cancel and (printed) cachet on cover10th anniv. HST launch
United States2000-04-24
1990-04-25
Houston TX
Houston TX
(10th Anniversary Station) cancel and (Space Voyage/First Rank) cachet on cover
(Mission Control Station) cancel on cover
10th anniv. HST launch
HST deployed (STS-31R/Discovery launch)
United States2000-04-24Greenbelt MD(10th Anniversary Station) cancel and (NASCOM blue rubber-stamp) cachet on cover10th anniv. HST launch
United States2000-04-25Greenbelt MD(10th Anniversary Station) cancel and (Space Voyage/First Rank) cachet on cover10th anniv. HST launch
United States2005-04-23Louisberg NC(32nd International Whistlers Convention Station) cancel and (printed) cachet on cover15th anniv. HST launch
United States2015-04-24Sagamore Beach MA(Covercraft) cachet on cover25th anniv. HST launch
United States2013-12-13Sagamore Beach MA(Coverscape) cachet on cover20th anniv. STS-61 landing (HST 1st repair mission)
United States2014-12-13? MPO 75110(Printed) cachet on cover21st anniv. STS-61 landing (HST 1st repair mission)
Hubble (on other than Hubble launch covers)
United States1973-04-05Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage/First Rank) cachet on Pioneer-11 launch cover"First water tank tests of space telescope, MSFC, Aug. 15, and Nov. 26, 1979"; also USA 1916 fdc
United States1990-03-31Park Forest IL(Parforex Station) cancel on TIROS-1 anniversary cover"Orbiting Telecope launching" and "Space Astronomical Study"
United States2007-10-18Pasadena CA(Printed) cachet on Explorer-77 event cover"Hubble Space Telescope" (in text only)

1HST "repair" missions 1 — 5 were officially known as Service Missions (SM) 1, 2, 3A, 3B, and 4, respectively.


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