IRIS

Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph
(IRIS) satellite

IRIS
IRISIRIS patch

This page contains philatelic information on the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) 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.

IRIS is one of the SMall EXplorer (SMEX) series satellites.

This USA version of IRIS should not be confused with the other uses of the same name: IRIS/ESRO-2, IRIS/Akari/Astro-F, and a Russian version of IRIS.

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 IRIS satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS)
BeninUnknown d (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2013"IRIS"
ChadUnknown c (Mi?)
Unknown ic
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2013"IRIS"
ChadUnknown proofSigned-proof MS4 (a-d)
ChadUnknown ms fdc
Unknown ims fdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
ChadUnknown a-d fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)2013"IRIS" / "SMEX-12"


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
2013-06-28: Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) (Explorer-94)
United States2013-06-27Vandenberg AFB, CA(Lollini) cachet on coverIRIS (Explorer-94) launch


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