MetOp

MetOp-series
satellites


This page contains philatelic information on the MetOp (METeorological OPerational) series satellites. 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)
MetOp
(Eumetsat)
MetOp
(Eumetsat)
MetOp
(Eumetsat)


Below is a list of MetOp-series satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
MetOp (Eumetsat)
BeninUnknown d (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2013"MetOp"
DjiboutiUnknown ms (Mi?)On one stamp and one label of MS2 (a-b + 2 labels)2014"MetOp"
DjiboutiUnknown fdcMS2 on FDC
Guinea RepublicMi5880A-5885A ms6
Mi5880B-5885B ms6
In (upper-right) margin of MS6 (Mi5880A-5885A)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate MS6 (Mi5880B-5885B)
2008MetOp-A
Guinea RepublicMi5880A-5885A_ms6 fdcMS6 on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL1682In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (Mi6539)2009"MetOp-A"
MalawiUnknown c (Mi?)
Unknown ic
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2012"MetOp"
MalawiUnknown ms fdc
Unknown ims fdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ms (Mi?)MS9 (a-i), also detail2006
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ms fdcMS9 on FDC (different)
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ims fdc1MS9 and cachet on FDC
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ims fdc2MS9 on FDC (different)
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown fdcCachet on FDC


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
MetOp (Eumetsat)
2006-10-19: MetOp-A
United States2006-09-191Colorado Springs CO, Peterson AFB(Printed) cachet on coverMetOp-A launch
French Guiana2006-10-19Kourou(Kourou Philatélie Spatiale) cachet on coverMetOp-A launch
Russia (cancel, with Kazakhstan stamp)2006-10-19Baikonur(Printed) cachet on coverMetOp-A launch
United States2006-10-19Greenbelt MD(Printed) cachet on coverMetOp-A launch
2012-09-17: MetOp-B
French Guiana2012-09-17Kourou(Kourou Philatélie Spatiale) cachet on coverMetOp-B launch
Gabon2012-09-17Libreville(Lollini) cachet on coverMetOp-B launch
2018-11-07: MetOp-C
Finland2018-11-07Helsinki(SVP) cachet on coverMetOp-C launch
French Guiana2018-11-07Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverMetOp-C launch
French Guiana2018-11-07Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverMetOp-C launch
Gabon2018-11-07Libreville(Lollini) cachet on coverMetOp-C launch

1The cancel on this MetOp-B launch cover is dated 2006-09-19 (wrong month: September), whereas the launch ocurrred on 2006-10-19 (month: October)


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