Mars Odyssey

Mars Odyssey
satellite

Mars Odyssey patch
satellitepatch

This page contains philatelic information on the Mars Odyssey 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 use of the MO acronym/initialism is not recommended, to avoid confusing Mar Odyssey with Mars Observer.

The Mars Surveyor Orbiter mission after being canceled was later renamed Mars Odyssey.

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)
Mars Odyssey Mars Odyssey Mars Odyssey
Mars Odyssey (on other than Mars Odyssey launch covers)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Mars Odyssey
Bosnia (Croat Admin.)74+label (Mi80+label)Stamp and label2001"Odiseja 2001" (refers to Mars Odyssey, which was launched in 2001)
Guinea Republic2229a (BL816A)
i2229a (BL816B)
In (upper-right and right) margins of SS1 (2229)
In (upper and right) margins of imperforate SS1 (i2229)
2003Mars "Odyssey" (in upper-right margin), "Odyssey Smart Lander" (in right margin, canceled)
Guinea Republic2229a fdcSS1 on FDC
Guinea RepublicMi4100A-4102A_ms3
Mi4100B-4102B_ms3
In (upper-left) margin of MS3 (Mi4100A-4102A)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS3 (Mi4100B-4102B)
2004
Guinea RepublicBL851A
BL851B
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
"Mars Odyssey"
Guinea RepublicBL851A fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL1481In (upper-left) margin of SS12007"Mars Odyssey"
Guinea RepublicMi7638One of MS6 (Mi7634-7639)2010"Mars Odyssey"
Guinea RepublicMi7634-7639_ms6 fdcMS6 on FDC
Guinea-BissauBL739In (left) margin of SS12010"Mars Odyssey"
Guinea-BissauBL739 fdcSS1 on FDC
Guyana3503d (Mi6903)
i3503d
One of MS6 (3503 (a-f)) (Mi6900-6905)
One of imperforate MS6 (i3503 (a-f))
2000"Mars Orbiter" (but Mars Odyssey depicted)
GuyanaUnknown d (Mi?)From MS4 (a-d)2013
Malagasy RepublicUnknown e (Mi?)
Unknown ie
One of MS6 (a-f)
One of imperforate MS6 (a-f)
2004
Malagasy RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)On stamp of SS12014"Mars Odyssey" and mission patch
Palau501b (Mi1457)One of MS6 (501 (a-f)) (Mi1456-1461)1999Mars Odyssey (but "Mars Climate Orbiter" in text)1
RwandaUnknown c (Mi?)From MS4 (a-d)2012(Mars) "Odyssey"
RwandaUnknown ms (Mi?)In (lower) margin of MS4 (a-d)"Mars Odyssey"
Sierra LeoneUnknown a (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2015"Mars Odyssey"
St. Kitts870c (Mi1370)One of MS4 (870 (a-d)) (Mi1368-1371)2014Mars Odyssey (but "Mars [Climate] Orbiter" in text)1
St. Thomas and Prince Islands1685a (Mi3000)From MS4 (1685 (a-d))2007"Mars Odyssey"
St. Thomas and Prince Islands1685d (Mi3003)
St. Thomas and Prince Islands1685a-d fdcTwo of four stamps on FDC
St. Thomas and Prince Islands1685 fdcMS4 on FDC
Togo2035e (Mi3320)
i2035e
One of MS6 (2035 (a-f)) (Mi3316-3321)
One of imperforate MS6 (i2035 (a-f))
2006"Odyssey" (but MCO depicted)1

1Mars Odyssey appears quite similar to Mars Climate Orbiter but has an instrumented boom attached to the spacecraft body.


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
2001-04-07: Mars Odyssey
United States2001-04-07Pasadena CA([Launch] Station) cancel and (JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverMars Odyssey launch
United States2001-04-07Pasadena CA([Launch] Station) cancel and (mission patch, plus) cachet on coverMars Odyssey launch
United States2001-04-07Cape Canaveral FL(Mission patch) cachet on coverMars Odyssey launch
Mars Odyssey (events)
United States2001-10-23Pasadena CA(Orbit Insertion Station) cancel and (JPL Stamp Club) cachet on cover"Mars orbit insertion"
United States2001-10-23Pasadena CA(Orbit Insertion Station) cancel and (NASA JPL) cachet on cover"Orbit insertion"
United States2016-12-26Pasadena CA(Printed) cachet on cover"recovering after entering safe mode"
Mars Odyssey (on other than Mars Odyssey launch covers)
United States1998-12-11Pasadena CA(Mission Operations Station) cancel and (JPL Stamp Club) cachet on MCO launch coverMars Odyssey image (in cancel)


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