Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph
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.
(including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers)
|Other postal items
(stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.)
Below is a list of IRIS satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).
|Country||Catalog Number||Type of Item||Year of Issue||Notes on Content|
|Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS)|
|Benin||Unknown d (Mi?)||One of MS4 (a-d)||2013||"IRIS"|
|Chad||Unknown c (Mi?)|
|One of MS4 (a-d)|
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
|Chad||Unknown proof||Signed-proof MS4 (a-d)|
|Chad||Unknown ms fdc|
Unknown ims fdc
|MS4 on FDC|
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
|Chad||Unknown a-d fdc||One of four stamps on FDC|
|Spain||None||(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).
|Country||Cancel Date||Cancel Location||Type of Item||Notes on Content|
|2013-06-28: Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) (Explorer-94)|
|United States||2013-06-27||Vandenberg AFB, CA||(Lollini) cachet on cover||IRIS (Explorer-94) launch|
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