Morelos-1

Morelos and Solidaridad
(and other Mexican communications satellites)

Morelos-1
Morelos-1Solidaridad-1

This page contains philatelic information on Morelos and Solidaridad (and other Mexican communications 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)
Morelos (Mexico) Morelos (Mexico) Morelos (Mexico)
Solidaridad (Mexico) Solidaridad (Mexico) Solidaridad (Mexico)
SatMex (Mexico) SatMex (Mexico) SatMex (Mexico)
MexSat (Mexico) MexSat (Mexico) MexSat (Mexico)


Below is a list of Morelos-series and Solidaridad (and other Mexican communications satellite) postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Morelos (Mexico)
Mexico1388a (Mi1933-1935)Strip of 3 (1386-1388 + 2 labels) from MS15 (1388b (5x 1388a))1985"Morelos"
Mexico1388a fdcStrip of 3 and 2 labels and cancel on FDC
Mexico1389 (BL29)SS1
Mexico1389 fdcSS1 and cancel and cachet on FDC
Mexico1421 (Mi1967)1985"Sistema satélites Morelos"
Mexico1423 (BL32)Imperforate SS1"Sistema Morelos"
Mexico2697 (Mi3589)2010"Morelos-2"
Mexico2697 fdcStamp on FDC
Mexico2706 (Mi3601)One of pair (2707a (2706-2707)) (Mi3601-3602)2010Morelos-1 (shown with Space Shuttle)
Mexico2707a fdcOne of pair of stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Solidaridad (Mexico)
Central African Republic901a (BL452A)
i901a (BL452B)
In (left) margin of SS1 (901)
In (left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i901)
1987(early-design) Solidaridad-1/2 type
Mexico1694 (Mi2218)1991Solidaridad-1/2 type
Mexico1695f-g (Mi2233+2222)Two of MS21 (1695 (a-u)) (Mi2219-2239)
Mexico1723 (Mi2276)1992Solidaridad-1/2 type
Mexico1842 (Mi2372)1993(two) "Solidaridad"(s)
Mexico2697 (Mi3589)2010"Solidaridad-2"
Mexico2697 fdcStamp on FDC
SatMex (Mexico)
Congo (Democratic Republic)BL588In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (Mi2141)2014"SatMex-8"
Malagasy Republic1415ij fdc (Mi none fdc)(?) cachet of FDC1999SatMex-5
Mexico2117 (Mi2765)1999"SatMex-5" launch
Mexico2348 (Mi3051)2004(probably) SatMex-6
Mexico2535 (Mi3313)2006(probably) SatMex-6
Mexico2697 (Mi3589)2010"SatMex-6"
Mexico2697 fdcStamp and cancel on FDC
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)2013"SatMex-8"
MexSat (Mexico)
ChadMi2581+2583+2585_ms3In (upper-left) margin of MS3 (a-c)2012"MexSat-3"; also (possible) MexSat-3 (in FDC cachet)
ChadMi2581+2583+2585_ms3 fdcMS3 and cachet on FDC


Below is a list of Morelos-series and Solidaridad (and other Mexican communications satellite) launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Morelos (Mexico)
1985-06-17: Morelos-1 (and SPARTAN-101 and Telstar-3D and Arabsat-1B from STS-25 (51G))
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Rockwell International) cachet on cover, also insert and insert backSTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet (different) on coverSTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-06-17
1985-11-27
Houston TX
Houston TX
(Black printed) cachet on coverSTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
STS-61B launch; Aussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
United States1985-06-18Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverArabsat-1B deployed
United States1985-06-18Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet on coverArabsat-1B deployed
United States1985-06-18Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet (and signature) on coverArabsat-1B deployed
United States1985-06-18Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverArabsat-1B deployed
United States1985-06-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on coverArabsat-1B deployed
United States1985-06-19Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverTelstar-3D1 deployed
United States1985-06-19Houston TX(Printed) cachet on coverTelstar-3D1 deployed
United States1985-06-19Houston TX, Nassau Bay Branch(AT&T) cachet on coverTelstar-3D1 deployed
United States1985-06-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverTelstar-3D1 deployed
United States1985-06-20
1985-06-22
Houston TX
Houston TX
(SCCS) cachet on coverSPARTAN-101 deployed
SPARTAN-101 recovered
United States1985-06-20
1985-06-22
Cape Canaveral FL
Cape Canaveral FL
(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSPARTAN-101 deployed
SPARTAN-101 recovered
United States1985-06-24Edwards CA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-51G landing
United States1985-06-24Edwards CA(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-51G landing
1985-11-26: Morelos-2 (with Aussat-A2 and Satcom-Ku2 and OEX-Target from STS-31 (61B))
United States1985-11-26Greenbelt MD(Black rubber-stamp) cachet (and signatures) on coverSTS-61B launch
United States1985-11-26Kennedy Space Center FL(Orange and green rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-61B launch
United States1985-11-27Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-61B launch; Aussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
United States1985-11-27Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-61B launch; Aussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
United States1985-11-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-61B launch; Aussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
United States1985-11-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet (different) on coverSTS-61B launch; Aussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
United States1985-11-27Houston TX(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-61B launch; Aussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
United States1985-11-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-61B launch; Aussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
United States1985-11-27
1985-06-17
Houston TX
Houston TX
(Black printed) cachet on coverSTS-61B launch; Aussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
STS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-11-28Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSatcom-Ku2 deployed
United States1985-11-28Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSatcom-Ku2 deployed
United States1985-11-28Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSatcom-Ku2 deployed
United States1985-12-03Edwards AFB, CA(SSC) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-61B landing
United States1985-12-03Edwards AFB, CA(Mission patch) cachet (and signature) on coverSTS-61B landing
Solidaridad (Mexico)
1993-11-20: Solidaridad-1 (and Meteosat-6)
French Guiana1993-11-19Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverSolidaridad-1 launch
French Guiana1993-11-19Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverSolidaridad-1 launch
French Guiana1993-11-19Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverSolidaridad-1 launch
French Guiana1993-11-19Kourou(Club philatélique de Kourou) cachet on coverSolidaridad-1 launch
French Guiana1993-11-19Kourou(?) cachet on coverSolidaridad-1 launch
1994-10-08: Solidaridad-2 (and Thaicom-2)
French Guiana1994-10-07Kourou(Red and black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSolidaridad-2 launch
SatMex (Mexico)
1998-12-06: SatMex-5
French Guiana1998-12-05Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverSatMex-5 launch
French Guiana1998-12-05Kourou(Printed) cachet on coverSatMex-5 launch
French Guiana1998-12-05Kourou(Printed) cachet (different) on coverSatMex-5 launch
French Guiana1998-12-05Kourou(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachets on coverSatMex-5 launch
2006-05-27: SatMex-6 (and Thaicom-5)
French Guiana2006-05-27Kourou(Lollini) cachet on cover (red cancel)SatMex-6 launch
French Guiana2006-05-27Kourou(Lollini) cachet (slightly different) on cover (black cancel)SatMex-6 launch
French Guiana2006-05-27Kourou(Printed) cachet on coverSatMex-6 launch
Gabon2006-05-28Libreville(Lollini) cachet on coverSatMex-6 launch
MexSat (Mexico)
2015-05-15: MexSat-1 [failed]
No launch cover images available yet
2015-10-02: MexSat-2
United States2015-10-02Kennedy Space Center FL(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverMexSat-2 (Morelos-3) launch
2012-12-29: MexSat-3 (and Skynet-5D)
No launch cover images available yet

1There is disagreement among various sources on whether this should be called Telstar-3D or Telstar-3B!


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