Intelsat-5

Three-axis-stabilized Intelsat(s)
(Intelsat-5, 7, and later series)

Intelsat-7 Intelsat-7
Intelsat-5Intelsat-7Intelsat-7 patch

This page contains philatelic information on Three-axis-stabilized1 Intelsat(s) (Intelsat-5, 7, and later series). 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)
Reference images
(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)
(Selected)
Intelsat
(Selected)
Intelsat
Early Bird (Intelsat-1), Bird-named Intelsat-2s, and Intelsat-2-4 Early Bird (Intelsat-1), Bird-named Intelsat-2s, and Intelsat-2-4
Other cylindrical spin-stabilized Intelsat(s)
(Intelsat-3, 4, 4A, and 6 series)
Other cylindrical spin-stabilized Intelsat(s)
(Intelsat-3, 4, 4A, and 6 series)
Three-axis-stabilized Intelsat(s) (Intelsat-5, 7, and later series) Three-axis-stabilized Intelsat(s)
(Intelsat-5, 7, and later series)
Intelsat (on other than Intelsat launch covers)


Below is a list of Three-axis-stabilized1 Intelsat(s) (Intelsat-5, 7, and later series) postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Three-axis-stabilized1 Intelsat(s) (Intelsat-5, 7, and later series)
Angola939 (Mi1001)One of MS2 (939a (938-939)) (Mi1000-1001)1995"Intelsat"-7 (shown with, but unrelated to Space Shuttle)
Barbados669 (Mi642)198520th anniv. Intelsat1: Intelsat-5
BeninUnknown a (Mi?)
Unknown ia
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2014Intelsat-906 (launch date in text)
BeninUnknown a-d fdcOne of four stamps and cachet on FDC
BeninUnknown a proof
Unknown ia proof
One of MS4 proof (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 proof (a-d)
BeninUnknown ms proofSigned-proof MS4 (a-d)
BeninUnknown ms proof fdc
Unknown ims proof fdc
MS4 proof on FDC
Imperforate MS4 proof on FDC
Bermuda531 (Mi520)1987Intelsat-5
Bolivia805 (Mi1120)1990Intelsat-5
BoliviaBL197 (Mi1120C)On stamp (805 except with changed perforations) in SS11992Intelsat-5
BoliviaBL203 (Mi1120C)On stamp (805 except with changed perforations) in SS1 + label1993Intelsat-5
BoliviaBL203 muestraBL203 with extra "muestra" perforations
Brazil1576 (Mi1670)1978Intelsat-1 (Early Bird), Intelsat-2, Intelsat-3, Intelsat-4, Intelsat-4A, Intelsat-5
Brazil1576 folderFolder, with stamp and reproduction, also page 2, page 3, and page 4
Brunei296 (Mi280)1983Intelsat-5
Brunei294-296 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC, also insert
BurundiBL490In (upper-left and upper-right) margins of MS2 (Mi3476-3477)2014Intelsat-21
BurundiBL492In (upper-right) margin of SS1"Intelsat-21"
Cambodia1262 (Mi?)1993Intelsat-5
Cameroun776 (Mi1077)1985(20th anniv. Intelsat)1: "Intelsat-V" (Intelsat-5) (in text, but Intelsat-6 depicted)
Central African Republic679A (Mi1062A)
i679A (Mi1062B)

Imperforate
1984Intelsat-5
Central African Republic679Ab (BL298A)
i679Ab (BL298B)
SS1 (679A)
Imperforate SS1 (i679A)
Central African Republic679B (Mi1063A)
i679B (Mi1063B)

Imperforate
Central African Republic679Bc (BL299A)
i679Bc (BL299B)
SS1 (679B)
Imperforate SS1 (i679B)
Central African Republic679C (Mi1064A)
i679C (Mi1064B)

Imperforate
Central African Republic679Cd (BL300A)
i679Cd (BL300B)
SS1 (679C)
Imperforate SS1 (i679C)
Central African Republic679D (Mi1065A)
i679D (Mi1065B)

Imperforate
Central African Republic679De (BL301A)
i679De (BL301B)
SS1 (679D)
Imperforate SS1 (i679D)
Central African Republic679E (Mi1066A)
i679E (Mi1066B)

Imperforate
Central African Republic679Ef (BL302A)
i679Ef (BL302B)
SS1 (679E)
Imperforate SS1 (i679E)
Central African Republic679F (Mi1067A)
i679F (Mi1067B)

Imperforate
Central African Republic679Fg (BL303A)
i679Fg (BL303B)
SS1 (679F)
Imperforate SS1 (i679F)
Central African Republic679G (BL297A)
i679G (BL297B)
On stamp of SS1
On stamp of imperforate SS1
Central African RepublicBL304A
BL304B
In (lower-left) margin of SS1, gold foil
In (lower-left) margin of imperforate SS1, gold foil
Central African Republic817 (BL386A)
i817 (BL386B)
On stamp of SS1
On stamp of imperforate SS1
1986Intelsat-5
Central African Republic863 (BL421A)
i863 (BL421B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
1987"Intelsat-5"
Central African Republic898 (BL442A)
i898 (BL442B)
In (upper) margin of SS1
In (upper) margin of imperforate SS1
1988"Intelsat-5"
Central African RepublicBL447A
BL447B
In (upper) margin of SS1, gold foil
In (upper) margin of imperforate SS1, gold foil
1988"Intelsat-5"
Central African Republic903 (BL449A)
i903 (BL449B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
1988Intelsat-5
Central African Republic911b (BL456A)
i911b (BL456B)
In (left) margin of SS1 (911)
In (left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i911)
1989"Intelsat-5" (in text, but Galaxy-4/7 type depicted)
Central African RepublicBL459A
BL459B
In (upper-left) margin of SS1, gold foil
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1, gold foil
"Intelsat-5"
Central African Republic942a (BL480A)
i942a (BL480B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (942)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i942)
1989"Intelsat-7"
Central African Republic953a (BL488)
i953a
In (upper) margin of SS1 (953)
In (upper) margin of imperforate SS1 (i953)
1990Intelsat-5
Chad479 (BL222A)
i479 (BL222B)
On stamp of SS1
On stamp of imperforate SS1
1984"Intelsat-5"
Chad505 (Mi1051A)
i505 (Mi1051B)

Imperforate
1984Intelsat-5
Chad506 (Mi1052A)
i506 (Mi1052B)

Imperforate
Chad507 (Mi1053A)
i507 (Mi1053B)

Imperforate
Chad508 (Mi1054A)
i508 (Mi1054B)

Imperforate
Chad509 (Mi1055A)
i509 (Mi1055B)

Imperforate
ChadC304 (Mi1147)509 surcharged1988?Intelsat-5
ChadUnknown ss (BL?)In (upper) margin of SS12001"Intelsat-901" (in text, but (possible) HellasSat-2 depicted)
ChadUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
In (left) margin of SS1
In (left) margin of imperforate SS1
2012"Intelsat-18"
ChadMi2580+2582+2584_ms3In (upper-right) margin of MS3 (a-c)2012"Intelsat-20"; also Intelsat-23 (in FDC cachet)
ChadMi2580+2582+2584_ms3 fdcMS3 and cachet on FDC
ChadMi2581+2583+2585_ms3In (upper-right) margin of MS3 (a-c)"Intelsat-23"
ChadMi2581+2583+2585_ms3 fdcMS3 on FDC
ChadMi2587+2589+2591_ms3In (upper-right) margin of MS3 (a-c)Intelsat-15 (not "Koreasat-1", as in text)
China (Taiwan)2406 (Mi1564)1984Intelsat-5
China (Taiwan)2636 (Mi1806)1988Intelsat-5
Cocos Islands164 (Mi175)1987Intelsat-5
Comoro Islands646a (BL246)
i646a
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (646)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i646)
1988Intelsat-5
Comoro Islands653 (BL249)
i653
SS1
Imperforate SS1
Comoro Islands700 (BL295A)
i700 (BL295B)
SS1
Imperforate SS1
1989Intelsat-5
Cook Islands745 (Mi928)1983Intelsat-5
Cook Islands744-747 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Djibouti504a (BL10A)
i504a (BL10B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (504)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i504)
1979Intelsat-5
DjiboutiC128 (BL12A)
iC128 (BL12B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
1980Intelsat-5
DjiboutiC133 (BL16)
iC133
In (upper-left) margin of SS1, C128 overprinted in blue
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1, iC128 overprinted in blue
1980Intelsat-5
DjiboutiC134 (BL17)
iC134
In (upper-left) margin of SS1, C128 overprinted in purple
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1, iC128 overprinted in purple
DjiboutiC137 (Mi280)1980Intelsat-5
DjiboutiC137 fdcStamp on FDC
DjiboutiC190a (BL91A)
iC190a (BL91B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (C190)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (iC190)
1984Intelsat-5 (with solar panel trim tabs)
DjiboutiC191a (BL92A)
iC191a (BL92B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (C191)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (iC192)
DjiboutiC200-C202_ms3 (BL98A)
iC200-iC202_ms3 (BL98B)
In (upper-left) margin of MS3 (C200-C202)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS3 (iC200-iC202)
1984Intelsat-5 (with solar panel trim tabs)
DjiboutiC233a (BL141A)
iC233a (BL141B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (C233)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (iC233)
1987"Intelsat-7" (but Galaxy-4/7 type depicted, in upper-right margin); also "Intelsat-6" (in left-center margin)
Djibouti638a (BL144A)
i638a (BL144B)
On stamp and in (upper-right) margin of SS1 (638)
On stamp and in (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i638)
1988"Intelsat-5"
Djibouti703 (Mi573)1992Intelsat-5
FranceNoneMeter (same design as meter below)1979"Intelsat-5"
FranceNoneMeter (same design as meter above)1985"Intelsat-5"
FranceNone1+label1On label with (Historiaphil) private post stamp2012Intelsat-20 launch (with launch date)
FranceNone2+label2On label (different) with (Historiaphil) private post stamp (different)
FranceNone3+label3On label (different) with (Historiaphil) private post stamp (different)
FranceNone4+label4On label (different) with (Historiaphil) private post stamp (different)
GabonC274 (Mi946)
iC274
One of pair (C274a (C273-C274 + label)) (Mi946-947)
One of imperforate pair (iC274a (iC273-iC274 + label))
1985
GabonC274a fdcOne of pair and label and cachet (reproduction of stamp) on FDC
GabonC274bTwo of MS4 (2x (iC273-iC274))
GabonC274c
iC274c
Five of MS10 (5x (C273-C274))
Five of imperforate MS10 (5x (iC273-iC274))
Ghana840 (BL101)On stamp of SS11983Intelsat-5
Ghana1111 (BL138)On stamp of SS1, 840 surcharged1989Intelsat-5
Ghana1214 (Mi1387)199025th anniv. Intelsat1: (multiple) Intelsat-5; also Intelsat logo
Ghana1215 (Mi1388)
Ghana1216 (Mi1389)
Ghana1217 (Mi1390)
Ghana1218 (Mi1391)
Great Britain1001 (Mi928)1982Intelsat-5
Great Britain1000-1001 fdc1One of two stamps on FDC
Great Britain1000-1001 fdc2One of two stamps and (Colorano silk) cachet on FDC
Great Britain1000-1001 fdc3One of two stamps on FDC (Benham cachet), also back
Guinea Republic946 (Mi1059A)
i946 (Mi1059B)

Imperforate
1985Intelsat-5
Guinea Republic946a (BL169A)
i946a (BL169B)
On stamp of SS1 (946)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i946)
Guinea Republic947 (Mi1060A)
i947 (Mi1060B)

Imperforate
Guinea Republic947a (BL107A)
i947a (BL170B)
On stamp of SS1 (947)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i947)
Guinea Republic1033 (BL254A)
i1033 (BL254B)
On stamp of SS1
On stamp of imperforate SS1
1987Intelsat-5
Guinea Republic1039 (Mi1159)1987Intelsat-5
Guinea Republic1039b (BL266)On stamp of SS1 (1039)
Guinea Republic1039a (Mi1154-1159)On one of MS6 (1039a (1034-1039))
Guinea Republic1061 (BL281A)
i1061 (BL281B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
1987Intelsat-5
Guinea Republic1102a (BL320A)
i1102a (BL320B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (1102)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1102)
1988"Intelsat-5"
Guinea Republic1141 (BL347A)
i1141 (BL347B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
1990"Intelsat-7"
Guinea Republic1150a (BL359A)
i1150a (BL359B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (1150), gold foil
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1150), gold foil
1991"Intelsat-5"
Guinea Republic1230 (BL446aA)
i1230 (BL446aB)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1, 1141 overprinted in gold
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1, i1141 overprinted in gold
1993"Intelsat-7"
Guinea Republic1230A (BL446bA)
i1230A (BL446bB)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1, 1141 overprinted in silver
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1, i1141 overprinted in silver
Guinea Republic2260 (BL838)
i2260
In (upper) margin of SS1
In (upper) margin of imperforate SS1
2003"Intelsat-9"
Guinea Republic2260 fdcSS1 on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL887A
BL887B
In (upper) margin of SS1 (Mi4183A)
In (upper) margin of imperforate SS1 (Mi4183B)
2005Intelsat-10-2
Guinea RepublicBL886A-887A fdc
BL886B-887B fdc
One of two SS1 on FDC
One of two imperforate SS1 on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL1167In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (Mi4653)2006Intelsat-5
Guinea-BissauC28 (BL180A)
iC28 (BL180B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
1981(poorly-depicted) Intelsat-5
Guinea-BissauC46 (BL222)In (upper) margin of SS11982Intelsat-5
Guinea-Bissau468 (Mi669)1983Intelsat-5
Guinea-Bissau578 (BL260)In (upper-left) margin of SS11984Intelsat-5 (with solar panel trim tabs)
Guyana296 (Mi559)1979Intelsat-5
Guyana1377 (Mi1469)296 overprinted "United Nations"1985Intelsat-5
Isle of Man (Great Britain)366 (Mi369)One of pair (366a (365-366)) (Mi369-370)1988Intelsat-5
Isle of Man (Great Britain)468 (Mi464)One of pair (469a (468-469)) (Mi464-465)1991Intelsat-5
Isle of Man (Great Britain)469a+471a fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Ivory Coast955 (Mi1109)1994(three) Intelsat-5(s)
Japan1550-1551 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Japan Philatelic Society) cachet on FDC1983Intelsat-5
JapanNoneCachet on postcard1982Intelsat-5
Kazakhstan261 (Mi244)1999Intelsat-5
Kazakhstan270 (Mi?)1999Intelsat-5
Kazakhstan272 (Mi?)
Kazakhstan407 (Mi425)2003Intelsat-5
Kazakhstan408 (Mi426)
Kazakhstan394A (Mi256II)2003Intelsat-5
Kazakhstan401 (Mi437)
Kenya186 (Mi184)1981"Intelsat-5"
Kenya185-188 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Korea (South)1316 (Mi1303)1982Intelsat-4A (upper-right), Intelsat-5 (upper-left)
Korea (South)1316 fdcStamp and cancel on FDC
Korea (South)1442 (Mi1423)1985Intelsat-5
Libya1306b (Mi1660)One of MS6 (1306 (a-f)) (Mi1659-1664)1986Intelsat-5
Luxembourg1258 (Mi1824)One of pair (1259a (1258-1259))2009Intelsat-5
Malagasy Republic803 (Mi1069A)
i803 (Mi1069B)

Imperforate
1987Intelsat-5
Malagasy Republic803a (BL54A)
i803a (BL54B)
On stamp of SS1 (803)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i803)
Malagasy Republic804b (Mi1065-1070)On one of MS6 (799-804)
Malagasy Republic805 (BL49A)
i805 (BL49B)
On stamp of SS1
On stamp of imperforate SS1
Malagasy Republic1335 (BL272A)
i1335 (BL272B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
1997Intelsat-K (or Astra-1B) (not "TDF-1", as in text)
Malagasy Republic1337a (BL_B272A)
i1337a (BL_B272B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (1337)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1337)
Intelsat-K (or Astra-1B) (not "Eutelsat-2-F3", as in text)
Malagasy Republic1340 (BL273A)
i1340 (BL273B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
Intelsat-K (or Astra-1B) (not "TDF-2", as in text)
Mali884a (BL_A95A)
i884a (BL_A95B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (884)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i884)
1998Intelsat-K (or Astra-1B) (not "TDF-2", as in text)
MaliUnknown ms (Mi?)In (lower-left) margin of MS3 (a-c)2013"Intelsat-23"
Mauritania548 (Mi801)
i548

Imperforate
1983Intelsat-5
Mauritania548a (BL?)
i548a
On stamp of SS1 (548)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i548)
Mauritania549 (Mi802)
i549

Imperforate
Mauritania549a (BL?)
i549a
On stamp of SS1 (549)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i549)
Mauritania550 (Mi803)
i550

Imperforate
Mauritania550a (BL?)
i550a
On stamp of SS1 (550)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i550)
Mauritania551 (Mi804)
i551

Imperforate
Mauritania551a (BL?)
i551a
On stamp of SS1 (551)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i551)
Mauritania548-551_ms4
i548-i551_ms4
MS4 (548-551)
Imperforate MS4 (i548-i551)
Mauritania552 (BL42)
i552
On stamp of SS1
On stamp of imperforate SS1
Nepal403 (Mi419)1982Intelsat-5
Nicaragua1131 (Mi2226)1981Intelsat-5; also Intelsat logo
Nicaragua1132 (Mi2227)
NicaraguaC990 (Mi2229)
NicaraguaC999 (Mi2253)1982Intelsat-5
Niuafo'ou (Tonga)224 (Mi?)On one stamp and in (upper) margin of MS3 (224 (a-c))2000"Intelsat"-7 (on stamp, but spacecraft body is more like Intelsat-8); Intelsat-7 (in margin)
Oman246 (Mi250)1983Intelsat-5
Peru833 fdc (Mi? fdc)Cancel on FDC1985Intelsat-5
Romania3173a (BL199)In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS11984Intelsat-5
Romania3189a (BL204)In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS11984Intelsat-5
Romania3209a (BL207)In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS11984Intelsat-5
Romania3209b (BL208)In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
Romania4758 fdc (Mi5992 fdc)Cachet on FDC2005Intelsat-K (or Astra-1B)
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown (Mi?)One of MS3 (a-c)2004Intelsat-906 and launch
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ms fdcMS3 on FDC
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown proofSigned proof (3 stamps)
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ms (Mi?)MS9 (a-i), which contains three of the same stamps as MS3
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ms fdcMS9 on FDC
Sri Lanka1250 (Mi1202-1203)Pair (1250 (a-b))1999Intelsat-5 (across perforate pair)
Thailand1032 (Mi1046)1983Intelsat-5
Thailand1032 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Thailand1045 (Mi1058)1983Intelsat-5
Thailand1106 (Mi1128)198520th anniv. Intelsat1: "Intelsat"-5; also Intelsat logo
Thailand1106 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Tonga547 (Mi857)1983"Intelsat-5"
Tunisia859 (Mi1087)198420th anniv. Intelsat1: Intelsat-5; also Intelsat logo
Tunisia859 proofProof
Turkey2312 (Mi2705)1985(20th anniv. Intelsat1): "Intelsat"-5
Turkey2312 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus298 fdc (BL9 fdc)Cachet on cover1991"Intelsat V" (Intelsat-5)
United StatesUC56(USPS) aerogramme1983Intelsat-5
United StatesUC56 fdc1(USPS) aerogramme FDC (ArtCraft extra cachet)
United StatesUC56 fdc2(USPS) aerogramme FDC (Jim Butcher/Fleetwood extra cachet)
United StatesUC56 fdc3(USPS) aerogramme FDC (Artmaster extra cachet)
Uganda385 (BL43)On stamp of SS11983(probable) Intelsat-5
Vanuatu759 (Mi1112)2000Intelsat-802
Vanuatu760 (Mi1113)
Vanuatu761 (Mi1114)
Vanuatu762 (Mi1115)
Vanuatu759-762 fdcFour stamps on FDC
Vanuatu762a (BL39)Imperforate MS2 (760+762)
Venezuela1392j (Mi2451)One of MS10 (1392 (a-j)) (Mi2442-2451)1987Intelsat-5
Yugoslavia2096-2097 fdcCancel on FDC1991Intelsat-5
Zaire1121 (Mi822)1983Intelsat-4A, Intelsat-5
Zaire1124 (Mi825)Intelsat-5
Zaire1126 (Mi827)
Zaire1128 (Mi829)
Zaire1260 (Mi962)1121 surcharged1990Intelsat-4A, Intelsat-5
Zaire1273 (Mi975)1121 surcharged (different)
Zaire1355 (Mi?)1124 surcharged1992Intelsat-5
Zaire1359 (Mi?)1124 surcharged (different)
Zaire1434 (Mi?)1126 surcharged1994Intelsat-5
Zaire1439 (Mi?)1126 surcharged1996Intelsat-5
Zaire1442 (Mi?)1126 surcharged (different)
ZaireMi1177A-1180A_ms4
Mi1177B-1180B_ms4
In (upper-left) margin of MS4 (Mi1177A-1180A)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS4 (Mi1177B-1180B)
1996Intelsat-K (or Astra-1B) (not "Astra-1A", as in text)
ZaireMi1181A-1184A_ms4
Mi1181B-1184B_ms4
In (lower-left) margin of MS4 (Mi1181A-1184A)
In (lower-left) margin of imperforate MS4 (Mi1181B-1184B)
1997"Intelsat-706"
ZaireMi1185A-1188A_ms4
Mi1185B-1188B_ms4
In (upper-left) margin of MS4 (Mi1185A-1188A)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS4 (Mi1185B-1188B)
"Intelsat-704"
Zimbabwe491 (Mi307)1985Intelsat-5

1Intelsat anniversary items are counted either from Intelsat's formation, as the INternational TELecommunications SATellite Organization (INTELSAT) in 1964, or from the launch of Intelsat-1 (Early Bird) in 1965.


Below is a list of Three-axis-stabilized1 Intelsat(s) (Intelsat-5, 7, and later series) launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Three-axis-stabilized1 Intelsat(s) (Intelsat-5, 7, and later series)
1980-12-06 — 1984-06-09: Intelsat-5 series (1 — 9)
1981-05-23: Intelsat-5-1
United States1981-05-26Cape Canaveral FL(Ford Aerospace and Communications Corporation) cachet on cover, backIntelsat-5-1 launch
1980-12-06: Intelsat-5-2
United States1980-12-06Cape Canaveral FL(MBB) cachet on coverIntelsat-5-2 launch
United States1980-12-06Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverIntelsat-5-2 launch
United States1980-12-06Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney green) cachet on coverIntelsat-5-2 launch
1981-12-15: Intelsat-5-3
United States1981-12-15Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney magenta) cachet on coverIntelsat-5-3 launch
1982-03-05: Intelsat-5-4
United States1982-03-04Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-5-4 launch
United States1982-03-04Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney black) cachet on coverIntelsat-5-4 launch
United States1982-03-04Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet on cover, also backIntelsat-5-4 launch
United States1982-03-04
1982-02-12
Satellite Beach FL
Orlando FL
(Whitney black and magenta) cachet on coverIntelsat-5-4 launch
Unknown event
1982-09-28: Intelsat-5-5
United States1982-09-28Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-5-5 launch
United States1982-09-29Patrick AFB, FL(Whitney purple and black) cachet on coverIntelsat-5-5 launch
United States1982-10-282Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney purple and black) cachet (and signature) on (airmail) coverIntelsat-5-5 launch
1983-10-19: Intelsat-5-7
Brazil1983-10-18Natal(Lollini) cachet on coverIntelsat-5-7 launch; also Intelsat logo
French Guiana1983-10-18Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverIntelsat-5-7 launch
French Guiana1983-10-18Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverIntelsat-5-7 launch
1984-03-04: Intelsat-5-8
Brazil1984-03-04Natal(Lollini) cachet on coverIntelsat-5-8 launch; also Intelsat logo
French Guiana1984-03-04Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverIntelsat-5-8 launch; also Intelsat logo
French Guiana1984-03-04Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverIntelsat-5-8 launch
French Guiana1984-03-04Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverIntelsat-5-8 launch
1984-03-04: Intelsat-5-9
United States1984-06-09Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-5-9 launch [failed]
1985-03-23 — 1989-01-27: Intelsat-5A series (10 — 15)
1985-03-22: Intelsat-5A-10
United States1985-03-22Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney black and purple) cachet on (airmail) coverIntelsat-5A-10 launch
1985-06-30: Intelsat-5A-11
United States1985-06-29Patrick AFB, FL(Whitney black and purple) cachet on coverIntelsat-5A-11 launch
1988-05-17: Intelsat-5A-13
French Guiana1988-05-17Kourou(Black and red rubber-stamp) cachets on coverIntelsat-5A-13 launch
French Guiana1988-05-17Kourou(ESA?) cachet on coverIntelsat-5A-13 launch
French Guiana1988-05-17Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverIntelsat-5A-13 launch
1986-05-31: Intelsat-5A-14 [failed]
French Guiana1986-05-30Kourou(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachets on coverIntelsat-5A-14 launch [failed]
French Guiana1986-05-30Kourou(Black and red rubber-stamp) cachets on coverIntelsat-5A-14 launch [failed]
French Guiana1986-05-30Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverIntelsat-5A-14 launch [failed]
French Guiana1986-05-30Kourou(Kourou Philatélie Spatiale?) cachet on cardIntelsat-5A-14 launch [failed]
1989-01-27: Intelsat-5A-15
French Guiana1989-01-26Kourou(Rubber-stamp) cachets on coverIntelsat-5A-15 launch
French Guiana1989-01-26Kourou(Rubber-stamp) cachets (different) on coverIntelsat-5A-15 launch
French Guiana1989-01-26Kourou(Rubber-stamp) cachets (different) on coverIntelsat-5A-15 launch
French Guiana1989-01-26Kourou(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachets on coverIntelsat-5A-15 launch
French Guiana1989-01-26Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverIntelsat-5A-15 launch; also Intelsat logo
French Guiana1989-01-26Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverIntelsat-5A-15 launch
French Guiana1989-01-26Kourou(Kourou Philatélie Spatiale?) cachet on cardIntelsat-5A-15 launch
France1989-01-27Paris Segur(Club philatélique ESA-Lollini) cachet on coverIntelsat-5A-15 launch
1993-10-22 — 1996-06-15: Intelsat-7 series (1 — 5, and 9)
1993-10-22: Intelsat-701
French Guiana1993-10-22Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverIntelsat-701 launch
1994-06-17: Intelsat-702 (and STRV-1A/1B)
French Guiana1994-06-17Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverIntelsat-702 launch
French Guiana1994-06-17Kourou(Kourou Philatélie Spatiale?) cachet on cardIntelsat-702 launch
1996-06-15: Intelsat-709
French Guiana1996-06-15Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverIntelsat-709 launch
1995-05-17 — 1996-02-14: Intelsat-7A series (6 — 8)
1995-05-17: Intelsat-706
French Guiana1995-05-17Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverIntelsat-706 launch
1996-03-14: Intelsat-707
French Guiana1996-03-14Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverIntelsat-707 launch (but SPOT jet depicted)
1996-02-14: Intelsat-708 [failed]
China (People's Republic)1996-02-15Xichang, Sichuan(Multi-color printed and red rubber-stamp) cachets on coverIntelsat-708 launch [failed] (but Optus-B depicted)
1997-03-01 — 1997-12-22: Intelsat-8 series (1 — 4)
1997-03-01: Intelsat-801
French Guiana1997-02-28Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverIntelsat-801 launch
1997-06-25: Intelsat-802
French Guiana1997-06-25Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverIntelsat-802 launch
1997-09-23: Intelsat-803
French Guiana1997-09-23Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverIntelsat-803 launch (Sputnik-1 depicted)
1997-12-22: Intelsat-804
French Guiana1997-12-21Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverIntelsat-804 launch
1998-02-28 — 1998-06-18: Intelsat-8A series (5 — 6)
No launch cover images available yet
2001-06-09 — 2003-02-15: Intelsat-9 series (1 — 7)
2001-06-09: Intelsat-901
French Guiana2001-06-09Kourou(C.E. SNECMA Section Philatélie) cachet on coverIntelsat-901 launch
2001-08-30: Intelsat-902
French Guiana2001-08-30Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SNECMA) cachet on coverIntelsat-902 launch
2002-02-23: Intelsat-904
French Guiana2002-02-23Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SNECMA) cachet on coverIntelsat-904 launch
2002-06-05: Intelsat-905
French Guiana2002-06-05Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on coverIntelsat-905 launch
2002-09-06: Intelsat-906
French Guiana2002-09-06Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on coverIntelsat-906 launch
2003-02-15: Intelsat-907
French Guiana2003-02-15Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on coverIntelsat-907 launch
2007-10-05: Intelsat-11 (and Optus-D2)
French Guiana2007-10-05Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverIntelsat-11 launch
French Guiana2007-10-05Kourou(Conseil de l'Europe?) cachet on coverIntelsat-11 launch
French Guiana2007-10-05Kourou(Conseil de l'Europe?) cachet on cover (different cancel)Intelsat-11 launch
French Guiana2007-10-05Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on coverIntelsat-11 launch
2009-11-23: Intelsat-14
United States2009-11-23Cape Canaveral FL(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverIntelsat-14 launch
2008-07-07: Intelsat-25 (and Arabsat-4AR)
French Guiana2008-07-07Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on coverIntelsat-25 launch
2010-11-26: Intelsat-17 (and HYLAS-1)
French Guiana2010-11-26Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on coverIntelsat-17 launch
2011-04-22: Intelsat-28 / New Dawn (and Yahsat-1A)
French Guiana2011-04-22Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on coverIntelsat-28 (New Dawn) launch
French Guiana2011-04-22Kourou(Lollini) cachet (and signature) on coverIntelsat-28 (New Dawn) launch
French Guiana2011-04-22Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverIntelsat-28 (New Dawn) launch
2012-08-02: Intelsat-20 (and HYLAS-2)
French Guiana2012-08-02Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on coverIntelsat-20 launch
French Guiana2012-08-02Kourou(Historiaphil) cachet on coverIntelsat-20 launch
2014-10-16: Intelsat-30 (and Arsat-1)
French Guiana2014-10-16Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. Safran Héraklès) cachet on coverIntelsat-30 launch
2015-08-20: Intelsat-34 / Hispasat-55W-2 (and Eutelsat-8-West-B)
French Guiana2015-08-20Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. Safran Héraklès) cachet on coverIntelsat-34 (Hispasat-55W-2) launch
2016-01-27: Intelsat-29e
French Guiana2016-01-27Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. Safran Héraklès) cachet on coverIntelsat-29e launch
2016-06-09: Intelsat-31
Finland2016-06-09Helsinki(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverIntelsat-31 launch
2016-08-24: Intelsat-33e and Intelsat-36
French Guiana2016-08-24Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. Safran Héraklès) cachet on coverIntelsat-33e and Intelsat-36 launch
2017-02-14: Intelsat-32e / SkyBrasil-1 (and Telkom-3S)
French Guiana2017-02-14Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on coverIntelsat-32e (SkyBrasil-1) launch
2017-07-05: Intelsat-35e
United States2017-07-03Kennedy Space Center FL(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverIntelsat-35e launch
United States2017-07-05Kennedy Space Center FL(Multi-color printed) cachet (same) on coverIntelsat-35e launch
United States2017-07-05Hawthorne CA(Multi-color printed) cachet (same) on coverIntelsat-35e launch
2017-09-29: Intelsat-37e (and BSat-4A)
French Guiana2017-09-29Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. ArianeGroupe LHA) cachet on coverIntelsat-37e launch
Intelsat (on other than Intelsat launch covers)
United States1983-03-28
1988-03-22
Vandenberg AFB, CA
Washington DC
(First Rank/Space Voyage) cachet on NOAA-8 launch cover"Intelsat"-5-6 (and launch date)
USA 2277 FDC
French Guiana1999-04-02Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on Insat-2E launch coverReproduction of Intelsat-801_cover

1Three-axis stabilization is a method of spacecraft attitude control in which the spacecraft is held fixed in the desired orientation without any rotation. This is often used for communications satellites, often those with large solar panels on each side of the spacecraft.
2This Intelsat-5-5 cover was canceled on 1982-10-28 (October 28), instead of the launch date 1982-09-28 (September 28) as noted in the rubber-stamp cachet.


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