ISS

(Selected)
ISS and other
space-station-related
sub-satellites

Salyut Mir
ISSSalyut
(and Soyuz capsule)
Mir
(core)

This page contains philatelic information on the (selected) International Space Station (ISS) and other space-station-related sub-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)
Salyut-6 related sub-satellites (1977 — 1982) Salyut-6 related sub-satellites (1977 — 1982) Salyut-6 related sub-satellites (1977 — 1982)
Salyut-7 related sub-satellites (1982 — 1991) Salyut-7 related sub-satellites (1982 — 1991) Salyut-7 related sub-satellites (1982 — 1991)
Mir-related sub-satellites (1986 — 2001) Mir-related sub-satellites (1986 — 2001) Mir-related sub-satellites (1986 — 2001)
(Selected) ISS-related sub-satellites (1998 →) (Selected) ISS-related sub-satellites (1998 →) (Selected) ISS-related sub-satellites (1998 →)


Below is a list of (selected) ISS and other space-station-related sub-satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Salyut-6 related sub-satellites (1977 — 1982)
Russia (USSR)4783a (Mi?)Pair of stamps (4783a (4782-4783))1979KRT-10 (radio telescope) attached to Salyut-6
Russia (USSR)4783a fdcPair of stamps on FDC
Russia (USSR)None(Multi-color) cachet on (airmail) stamped envelope, also back1980KRT-10 (radio telescope) attached to Salyut-6
Salyut-7 related sub-satellites (1982 — 1991)
Russia (USSR)5138a label (Mi5267-5268 label)Label from strip of 2 (5138a (5137-5138 + label))1983"the radio-amateur satellites Iskra-2 and Iskra-3 were deployed" (translation of 5th bullet text)
Mir-related sub-satellites (1986 — 2001)
GermanyNoneCancel and cachet on postal card1997"GFZ-1"
Guyana3502c (Mi6960)
i3502c
One of MS6 (3502 (a-f)) (Mi6958-6963)
One of imperforate MS6 (i3502 (a-f))
2000"Inspector"
Guyana3502 artworkOn one of imperforate artwork MS6
Russia (USSR)None(Printed) cachet on cover1993"Columbus-500" (Znamya) solar sail attached to Progress-M15
Russia (USSR)None(Printed (same) and purple rubber-stamp) cachets on postcard1993"Columbus-500" (Znamya) solar sail attached to Progress-M15
(Selected) ISS-related sub-satellites (1998 →)
Lithuania1033+label1 (Mi1170+label1)From MS16 + 4 (unique) labels2014"LituanicaSat-1" / OSCAR-78 (on stamp and labels 1, 2 and 5; also in cancel in FDCs 4 and 5 and in cachet in FDCs 1, 4 and 5), "LitSat-1" (on stamp and labels 3, 4, and 6; also in cancel in FDCs 1, 2 and 3 and in cachet in FDCs 1, 2, 3, and 4)
Lithuania1033+label2 (Mi1170+label2)
Lithuania1033+label3 (Mi1170+label3)
Lithuania1033+label4 (Mi1170+label4)
Lithuania1033+label5 (Mi1170+label5)From booklet pane of 6 (1033b (6x 1033 + 2 (unique) labels, with booklet cover and inside
Lithuania1033+label6 (Mi1170+label6)
Lithuania1033aTÍte-bÍche pair
Lithuania1033 fdc1Stamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Lithuania1033 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and cachet (different) on FDC
Lithuania1033 fdc3Stamp and cancel (same) and cachet (different) on FDC
Lithuania1033 fdc4Stamp and cancel (different) and cachet (different) on FDC
Lithuania1033 fdc5Stamp and cancel (same) and cachet (different) on FDC
SpainNoneCachet on stamped envelope2013"ArduSat-1"
SpainNoneCachet on stamped envelope2013"PicoDragon"
SpainNoneCachet on stamped envelope2013"TechEdSat-3" (but TechEdSat-1 depicted)
SpainNoneCachet on stamped envelope2013"LitSat-1" (2013-12-19 is incorrect launch date)
SpainNoneCachet on stamped envelope2013"LituanicaSat-1" / OSCAR-78 (2013-12-19 is incorrect launch date)
SpainNoneCachet (different) on stamped envelope (same)
SpainNoneCachet on stamped envelope2013"UAPSat-1" (2013-12-19 is incorrect launch date)
SpainNoneCachet (different) on stamped envelope (same)
SpainNoneCachet (different) on stamped envelope (same)


Below is a list of (selected) ISS and other space-station-related sub-satellite launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Salyut-6 related sub-satellites (1977 — 1982)
1979-06-28 (launched to Salyut-6) [with Progress-7]
1979-07-18 (undock from Salyut-6): KRT-10
Russia1979-07-18Izhe(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on stamped envelopeKRT-10 (Progress-7 undock from Salyut-6)
Salyut-7 related sub-satellites (1982 — 1991)
1982-05-14 (launched with Salyut-7)
1982-05-17 (deployed from Salyut-7): Iskra-2
No launch cover images available yet
1982-10-31 (launched to Salyut-7) [with Progress-16]
1982-11-18 (deployed from Salyut-7): Iskra-3
No launch cover images available yet
Mir-related sub-satellites (1986 — 2001)
1991-05-30 (launched to Mir) [with Progress-M8]
1991-06-17 (deployed from Mir): MAK-1 (and Naduvaniy Hazovoy Ballon)
No launch cover images available yet
1991-05-30 (launched to Mir) [with Progress-M8]
1991-08-15 (deployed from Mir): Naduvaniy Hazovoy Ballon (and MAK-1)
No launch cover images available yet
1992-10-27 (launched to Mir) [with Progress-M15]
1992-11-20 (deployed from Mir): MAK-2
No launch cover images available yet
1992-10-27 (launched to Mir) [with Progress-M15]
1993-02-04 (deployed from Mir): Znamya-2
No launch cover images available yet
1995-04-09 (launched to Mir) [with Progress-M27]
1995-04-18 (deployed from Mir): GFZ-1
No launch cover images available yet
1997-10-05 (launched to Mir) [with Progress-M36]
1997-10-05 (deployed from Mir): Inspector-1
No launch cover images available yet
1997-10-05 (launched to Mir) [with Progress-M36]
1997-11-04 (deployed from Mir): RS-17a (Sputnik-40)
No launch cover images available yet
1998-10-25 (launched to Mir) [with Progress-M40]
1998-11-10 (deployed from Mir): RS-18 (Sputnik-41)
No launch cover images available yet
1998-10-25 (launched to Mir) [with Progress-M40]
1998-11-10 (deployed from Mir): Znamya-2.5
No launch cover images available yet
1999-04-02 (launched to Mir) [with Progress-M41]
1999-04-16 (deployed from Mir): RS-19 (Sputnik-99)
No launch cover images available yet
(Selected) ISS-related sub-satellites (1998 →)
2001-11-26 (launched to ISS) [with Progress-M1-7]
2002-02-14 (deployed from ISS): RS-21 (Kolibri-2000)
Russia2001-11-26Kosmodrome Baikonur(Printed) cachet on coverRS-21 (Kolibri-2000) launch (to ISS)
Russia2002-02-14Korolev-1, 141071 Moscow Oblast(Printed) cachet on coverRS-21 (Kolibri-2000) deployed (from ISS)
2005-02-28 (launched to ISS) [with Progress-M52]
2005-03-28 (deployed from ISS): TNS-0
No launch cover images available yet
2005-09-08 (launched to ISS) [with Progress-M54]
2006-02-03 (deployed from ISS): OSCAR-54 (SuitSat)
United States2006-02-03Houston TX(Printed) cachet on coverOSCAR-54 (SuitSat) deployed (from ISS)
2011-08-03 (launched to ISS) [with Progress-M-09M]
2011-08-03 (deployed from ISS): ARISSat-1 (Kedr)
Russia2011-08-03Korolev 141079 Moscow Oblast(Printed) cachet on coverARISSat-1 (Kedr) deployed (from ISS)
2011-10-30 (launched to ISS) [with Progress-M-13M]
2012-01-23 (deployed from ISS): RS-39 (Chibis-M)
No launch cover images available yet
2012-08-01 (launched to ISS) [with Progress-M-16M]
2012-08-20 (deployed from ISS): Sfera-53
No launch cover images available yet
2014-01-09 (launched to ISS) [with Cygnus-CRS-1]
2014-02-28 (deployed from ISS): OSCAR-78 (LituanicaSat-1)
No launch cover images available yet
2014-02-05 (launched to ISS) [with Progress-M-22M]
2014-08-18 (deployed from ISS): Chasqui-1
No launch cover images available yet
2015-12-21 (launched to ISS) [with Progress-MS]
2016-02-03 (deployed from ISS): Fleshka
No launch cover images available yet
2016-03-31 (launched to ISS) [with Progress-MS-2]
2017-08-17 (deployed from ISS): Tomsk-TPU-120
No launch cover images available yet


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