InSight cruise

InSight (INterior exploration using Seismic Investigations,
Geodesy and Heat Transport) satellite

InSight lander
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This page contains philatelic information on the InSight (INterior exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) satellite 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.

The InSight satellite is also known as Discovery-12, one of the NASA Discovery-series satellites.

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 InSight (INterior exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
InSight (INterior exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport)
GermanyNone(Biberpost) private post2018"InSight" launch
Ivory CoastUnknown d (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2018"InSight"
Ivory CoastUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
United States5075 fdc (Mi5249 fdc)(?) cachet on FDC2016"InSight" touchdown


Below is a list of InSight (INterior exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) satellite launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
InSight (pre-launch)
United States2015-12-22Pasadena CA(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverInSight launch scrubbed
2018-05-05: InSight (INterior exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport)
United States2018-05-05Washington DC(no) cachet on postcard, also backInSight launch
United States2018-05-05Vandenberg AFB, CA(Launch Station) cancel and (printed) cachet on coverInSight launch
United States2018-05-05Vandenberg AFB, CA(Launch Station) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on coverInSight launch
United States2018-05-05Vandenberg AFB, CA(Launch Station) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverInSight launch
United States2018-05-05Vandenberg AFB, CA(Launch Station) cancel and (Red Eagle) cachet on coverInSight launch
United States2018-05-05Pasadena CA(Red Eagle) cachet on coverInSight launch
InSight (events)
United States2018-11-26Sagamore Beach MA(Coverscape) cachet on cover"InSight lands on Mars"
United States2018-11-26St. Petersburg FL(Colorano silk) cachet on cover"InSight Mars lander arrives"
United States2018-11-26 (on cachet only)None (except USA 5075 FDC)(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover"Mars InSight Mission touchdown"
United States2018-11-26Pasadena CA(Mission on Mars Station) cancel and (Red Eagle) cachet on cover"Mars InSight Lander landing"
United States2018-11-26Pasadena CA(Mission on Mars Station) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on cover"InSight landed on Mars"
United States2018-11-26Pasadena CA(Mission on Mars Station) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverMars "InSight has landed"
United States2018-11-26Pasadena CA(Mission on Mars Station) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverMars "landing at Elysium Planitia"
United States2018-11-26Washington DC(no) cachet on card, also backMars InSight landing
United States2018-11-26Pasadena CA(Printed) cachet on cardMars InSight landing


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