Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
(MRO) satellite

MRO patch

This page contains philatelic information on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) 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)
MRO (on other than MRO launch covers)

Below is a list of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Bequia396 (Mi517-520)MS4 (395 (a-d))2006"Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter"
Burundi1155c (Mi2722A)
i1155c (Mi2722B)
One of MS4 (1155 (a-d)) (Mi2720A-2723A)
One of imperforate MS4 (i1155 (a-d)) (Mi2720B-2723B)
2012"Orbital reconnaissance of Mars" (in French text)
Burundi1174 (BL268A)
i1174 (BL268B)
In (right) margin of SS1
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1
2012MRO (but "Mars Global Surveyor" in text)
Congo (Democratic Republic)Mi2191A-2193A_ms3_vert
In (right) margin of MS3 (Mi2191A-2193A) vertical
In (right) margin of imperforate MS3 (Mi2191B-2193B) vertical
Congo (Democratic Republic)Mi2191A-2193A_ms3_horiz
In (upper-right) margin of MS3 (Mi2191A-2193A) horizontal
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate MS3 (Mi2191B-2193B) horizontal
Congo (Republic)Unknown ss (BL?)In (right) margin of SS12016"Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter"
Dominica2582 (BL518)SS12006"Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter"
Gambia3045 (Mi5703-5708)MS6 (3045 (a-f))2007"Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter"
Grenada Carriacou2636 (BL611)SS12006"Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter"
Guinea Republic2232g (Mi4063A)
i2232g (Mi4063B)
One of MS8 (2232 (a-h)) (Mi4057A-4064A)
One of imperforate MS8 (i2232 (a-h)) (Mi4057B-4064B)
2003"Mars Orbiter"
Guinea Republic2232 fdcMS8 on FDC
Guinea RepublicMi5290From MS6 (Mi5289-5294)2007"Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter" (theme of MS6 is "Mars Pathfinder")
Guinea RepublicMi5293
Guinea RepublicMi5289-5294_ms6 fdcMS6 on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL1480In (upper-left) margin of SS1
Guinea RepublicBL1480 fdcSS1 on FDC
Guinea RepublicMi6512One stamp and in (upper-left) margin of MS6 (Mi6512-6517)2009"Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter"
Guinea-BissauUnknown d (Mi?)One of MS6 (a-f)2008
Guinea-BissauBL739On stamp of SS12010USA reconnaissance satellite Mars Orbiter 2005 (in Portuguese text)
Guinea-BissauBL739 fdcSS1 on FDC
GuyanaUnknown c (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2011"Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter"
GuyanaUnknown ms fdcMS4 on FDC
GuyanaUnknown d (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2013"Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter"
Ivory CoastUnknown b (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2012"MRO"
Liberia2438 (BL538)SS12006"Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter"
Maldive IslandsUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2015"Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter"
Maldive IslandsUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
Micronesia700 (BL164)SS12006"Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter"
RwandaUnknown b (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2012"MRO"
RwandaUnknown a (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d) (different)"MRO"
St. KittsUnknown a (Mi?)From MS4 (a-d)2014"Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter"
St. KittsUnknown b (Mi?)MRO ("Phobos" in text refers to the Martian moon depicted in stamps a and b)
St. KittsUnknown a (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d) (different)"Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter"
St. Thomas and Prince Islands1685a-d fdc (Mi3000-3003 fdc)Cachet on FDC2007
Sierra Leone2876 (BL628)SS12006"Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter"
Sierra Leone2876 error (BL628 error)SS1 with error"Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter", with incorrect additional text "Impactor with Deep Impact probe" (that text is correctly found on 2875)
Sierra LeoneUnknown d (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2015"Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter"
Sierra LeoneUnknown b (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2016"Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter"
Tanzania2443 (Mi4385-4388)MS4 (2443 (a-d))2006"Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter"
Togo2037 (BL481)
Imperforate SS1
2006"Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter"
United StatesNone(Pasadena CA, Launch Station Mission Control) cancel2005"Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter" launch station

Below is a list of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) satellite launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
2005-08-12: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
United States2005-08-12Pasadena CACancel and (JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverMRO launch
United States2005-08-12Pasadena CACancel (same) and (NASA JPL) cachet on coverMRO launch
MRO (events)
United States2006-03-10Pasadena CA(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverMars orbit insertion
MRO (on other than MRO launch covers)
United States2016-03-14GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Multi-color printed) cachet on ExoMars launch cover"Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter"

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