MGS

Mars Global Surveyor
(MGS) satellite

MGS patch
satellitepatch

This page contains philatelic information on the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) 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.

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 Mars Global Surveyor satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Burundi1174 (BL268A)
i1174 (BL258B)
In (right) margin of SS1
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1
2012"Mars Global Surveyor" (in text, but MRO depicted)
DjiboutiUnknown b (Mi?)One of MS6 (a-f)2010"Mars Global Surveyor"
DjiboutiUnknown ms fdcMS6 on FDC
DjiboutiUnknown ms (Mi?)In (lower-right) margin of MS2 (2x unknown)2014
DjiboutiUnknown fdcMS2 on FDC
Guinea Republic1621 (BL622)SS12000"Mars Global Surveyor" (in French text)
Guinea RepublicMi4100A-4102A_ms3
Mi4100B-4102B_ms3
In (upper-right) margin of MS3 (Mi4100A-4102A)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate MS3 (Mi4100B-4102B)
2004
Guinea RepublicBL850A
BL850B
In (lower-left) margin of SS1
In (lower-left) margin of imperforate SS1
"Mars Global Surveyor"
Guinea RepublicBL850A fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicMi7639One of MS6 (Mi7634-7639)2010"Mars Global Surveyor"
Guinea RepublicMi7634-7639_ms6 fdcMS6 on FDC
Guinea RepublicMi9440-9442_msIn (upper-left) margin of MS3 (Mi9440-9442)2012"Mars Global Surveyor"
Mali917 (Mi1929?)In (upper-left) margin of MS4 (917 (a-d))1997
Mali936a (Mi1937)
i936a
From MS9 (936 (a-i)) (Mi1937-1945)
From imperforate MS9 (i936 (a-i))
1997(early-design) MGS
Mali936c (Mi1939)
i936c
Palau501a (Mi1456)One of MS6 (501 (a-f)) (Mi1456-1461)1999"Mars Global Surveyor"
Palau502 (BL83)SS1
United States3191 (BL51, Mi3288-3302)
3191 back
In text on pane of 15 (3191 (a-o))2000"Mars Global Surveyor"
United StatesSP1259J
SP1259J back
(USPS) souvenir page (3191)
United StatesCP537J
CP537J back
(USPS) commemorative panel (3191)
United States3191 fdcMS15 on FDC (ArtCraft cachet)


Below is a list of Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) satellite launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
1996-11-07: Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
United States1996-11-07Pasadena CA(Mission Operations Station) cancel and (JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverMGS launch
United States1996-11-07Pasadena CA(Mission Operations Station) cancel (same) and (MGS mission patch) cachet on coverMGS launch
United States1996-11-07Pasadena CA(Mission Operations Station) cancel (same) on coverMGS launch
United States1996-11-07Pasadena CA(Mission Operations Station) cancel (same) and (JPL black printed) cachet on coverMGS launch
United States1996-11-07Pasadena CA(Mission Operations Station) cancel (same) and (Colorano silk) cachet on coverMGS launch
United States1996-11-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Launch Station) cancel and (Colorano silk) cachet (different) on coverMGS launch
United States1996-11-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Launch Station) cancel (same) and (MGS mission patch) cachet on coverMGS launch
United States1996-11-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Launch Station) cancel (same) and (Ray Cartier) cachet on coverMGS launch
MGS (events)
United States1997-09-11Pasadena CA(Orbit Insert Station) cancel and (JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverMars orbit insertion


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