MTPE patch (older)

Mission To Planet
Earth (MTPE)

EOS MTPE patch (newer)
patch (older)patch (newer)

Below is a checklist of Mission To Planet Earth (MTPE) postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.). Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the items 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 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)
Mission To Planet Earth (MTPE) Mission To Planet Earth (MTPE)


Below is a list of Mission To Planet Earth (MTPE) on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Mission To Planet Earth (MTPE)
Tanzania2444 (BL592)SS12006/7quasi-MTPE: "Mission to Save Planet Earth"1
Tuvalu1013 (BL?)SS12006quasi-MTPE: "Mission to Save Planet Earth"1
United Nations610a (Mi633-634)Pair (609-610)1992"Mission to Planet Earth"
United NationsSC41Souvenir card of 6 (New York 610a; Geneva 221a; Vienna 134a)"Mission to Planet Earth"; also PUOS
United NationsSC41 (NY cancel)SC41 with New York FDC cancel
United Nations (Geneva)221a (Mi219-220)Pair (220-221)1992"Mission to Planet Earth"
United Nations (Geneva)SC41 (Geneva cancel)SC41 with Geneva FDC cancel"Mission to Planet Earth"; also PUOS
United Nations (Vienna)134a (Mi133-134)Pair (133-134)1992"Mission to Planet Earth"
United Nations (Vienna)SC41 (Vienna cancel)SC41 with Vienna FDC cancel"Mission to Planet Earth"; also PUOS

1"Mission to (Save) Planet Earth" is an environmental "program/mission", whereas MTPE is a NASA Enterprise.


Below is a list of Mission To Planet Earth (MTPE) on launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Mission To Planet Earth (MTPE)
United States1992-03-24Kennedy Space Center FLInsert from STS-45 launch cover, also (Mission patch) front"The ATLAS1 program is a part of NASA's Mission to Planet Earth, a unified study from the deep interior to the outermost regions of Earthspace"
United States1997-08-01Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Printed) cachet on SeaWiFS/OrbView-2 launch cover"Mission to Planet Earth"

1ATLAS: Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science


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