Lunar Prospector

Lunar Prospector
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Lunar Prospector
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This page contains philatelic information on the Lunar Prospector 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.

Lunar Prospector is also known as Discovery-3, 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)
Lunar Prospector Lunar Prospector Lunar Prospector
Lunar Prospector (on other than Lunar Prospector launch covers)


Below is a list of Lunar Prospector satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Lunar Prospector
Bhutan1290d (Mi2122)One of MS6 (1290 (a-f)) (Mi2119-2124)2000"Lunar Prospector"
Congo RepublicUnknown d (Mi?)
Unknown id
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2007
Congo RepublicUnknown fdcMS4 and cachet on FDC
DjiboutiUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
In (upper-right) margin of SS1
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
2009"Lunar Prospector"
DjiboutiUnknown proofSS1 signed proof
DjiboutiUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
SS1 on FDC
Imperforate SS1 and cachet on FDC
Grenada Carriacou2207 (BL475)
i2207
SS1
Imperforate SS1
2000"Lunar Prospector"
Guinea RepublicMi7631A
Mi7631B
One of MS6 (Mi7627A-7632A)
One of imperforate MS6 (Mi7627B-7632B)
2010"Lunar Prospector"
Guinea RepublicMi7627A-7632A_fdcMS6 on FDC
Guinea-BissauMi4545-4549 marginIn (upper-center) margin of MS5 (Mi4545-4549)2010"Lunar Prospector"
Guinea-BissauMi4545-4549_ms5 fdcMS5 on FDC
United StatesNone(NASCOM blue rubber-stamp) cachet on cover2000


Below is a list of Lunar Prospector satellite launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
1998-01-07: Lunar Prospector
United States1998-01-08Moffett Field CACancel and (printed) cachet on coverLunar Prospector launch
Lunar Prospector (anniversaries)
United States2014-07-31Sagamore Beach MA(Covercraft) cachet on cover15th anniv. "Lunar Prospector" impact on Moon
Lunar Prospector (on other than Lunar Prospector launch covers)
United States2000-04-24Greenbelt MD(NASCOM blue rubber-stamp) cachet on HST anniversary coverLunar Prospector


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