This page contains philatelic information on the Kepler 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 Kepler satellite is also known as Discovery-10, one of the NASA Discovery-series satellites.
See also Johannes Kepler (1571 - 1630) in the Contributors to Meteorology pages, whose name was used for the Kepler satellite.
(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 Kepler satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).
|Country||Catalog Number||Type of Item||Year of Issue||Notes on Content|
|Comoro Islands||795b (BL378)|
|In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (795)|
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i795)
|1992||"Orbiting planetary telescope" (Kepler, early-design1)|
|Czech Republic||None||Cachet on postal card||2009||Also Johannes Kepler|
|France||None||Cachet on cover||1990||Kepler (in center of cachet)|
|Germany||None||Cachet on postal card||2009||Also Johannes Kepler|
|Germany||None||Cancel||2009||Also Johannes Kepler|
|Guinea Republic||2232c (Mi4059A)|
|One of MS8 (2232 (a-h)) (Mi4057A-4064A)|
One of imperforate MS8 (i2232 (a-h)) (Mi4057B-4064B)
|Guinea Republic||2232 fdc||MS8 on FDC|
|Guinea Republic||BL1706||In (upper) margin of SS1||2009|
|Guinea Republic||Mi7641A-7646A_ms6 fdc|
|Cachet on MS6 FDC|
Cachet on imperforate MS6 FDC
|2010||Also Johannes Kepler|
|Mali||Unknown ms fdc (Mi? fdc)||Cachet on FDC||2010|
|United States||None||(Zazzle.com) personalized postage||2009||"Kepler"|
|United States||None||(Zazzle.com) personalized postage||2014||"Kepler"; also Johannes Kepler|
1An early design, from before Kepler was built and launched.
Below is a list of Kepler satellite launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).
|Country||Cancel Date||Cancel Location||Type of Item||Notes on Content|
|United States||2009-03-06||Pasadena CA||(Printed) cachet on cover||Kepler launch|
|United States||2009-03-06||Kennedy Space Center FL||(Printed) cachet on cover||Kepler launch|
|United States||2009-03-06||Cape Canaveral FL||(Mission 57) cachet on cover, also back||Kepler launch|
|United States||2009-03-06||Cape Canaveral FL||(Printed) cachet on cover||Kepler launch|
|United States||2009-03-06||Pasadena CA||(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on cover||Kepler launch|
|United States||2011-09-15||Kennedy Space Center FL||(RES&C) cachet on cover||"Kepler Space Telescope discovers first planet orbiting two stars"; also Johannes Kepler|
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