NATO-2 NATO-3A

NATO
(North Atlantic
Treaty Organization)
series satellites

NATO-4A
NATO-2NATO-3ANATO-4A

This page contains philatelic information on NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) 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.

NATO-1 series satellites were also known as IDCSP or DSCS-1.

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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
NATO
Staffa (Scotland)Local e
Local ie
One of local post MS8 (a-h)
One of imperforate local post MS8 (a-h)
1974"NATO-2B"
Staffa (Scotland)Local e o/p1One of local post MS8 overprinted in silver (a-h)1998"NATO-2B"
Staffa (Scotland)Local e o/p2One of local post MS8 overprinted in gold (a-h)


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
NATO
1970-03-20: NATO-2A
United States1970-03-20Patrick AFB, FL(Whitney red and blue) cachet on coverNATO-2A launch ("NATO-A" in text)
United States1970-03-21Cape Canaveral FL(Andromeda no.6/Riser) cachet on (airmail) cover, also insertNATO-2A launch ("NATO-1" in text)
United States1970-03-21Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverNATO-2A launch ("NATO-1" in text)
United States1970-03-21Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverNATO-2A launch ("NATO-1" in text)
United States1970-03-21Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverNATO-2A launch ("NATO-1" in text)
United States1970-03-21Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on coverNATO-2A launch ("NATO-A" in text)
1971-02-03: NATO-2B
United States1971-02-02Cape Canaveral FL(Swanson black and red and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverNATO-2B launch ("NATO-B" in text)
United States1971-02-02Cape Canaveral FL(Swanson black and red and blue rubber-stamp) cachet (slightly different arrangement) on coverNATO-2B launch ("NATO-B" in text)
United States1971-02-02Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverNATO-2B launch ("NATO-B" and "NATOSAT-2" in text)
United States1971-02-02Kennedy Space Center FL(InterSpace Cover) cachet on coverNATO-2B launch ("NATO-B" and "NATOSAT-2" in text)
United States1971-02-03Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney black and green) cachet on coverNATO-2B launch ("NATO-B" in text)
United States1971-02-03Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverNATO-2B launch ("NATO-2" in text)
United States1971-02-03Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverNATO-2B launch ("NATO-2" in text)
United States1971-02-03Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial gray earth) cachet on coverNATO-2B launch ("NATO-B" in text)
1976-04-22: NATO-3A
United States1976-04-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverNATO-3A launch
United States1976-04-22Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverNATO-3A launch
United States1976-04-22Satellite Beach FL(Whitney purple and black) cachet on coverNATO-3A launch
United States1976-04-22Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney purple and black) cachet on coverNATO-3A launch
United States1976-04-22Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club blue rubber-stamp) cachet on cover, also backNATO-3A launch
United States1976-04-22Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverNATO-3A launch ("Intelsat-IV")
1977-01-28: NATO-3B
United States1977-01-27Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage, no logo) cachet on coverNATO-3B launch
United States1977-01-27Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverNATO-3B launch ("NATO-4" in text; also "Intelsat-IV")
United States1977-01-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverNATO-3B launch
United States1977-01-27Patrick AFB, FL(Whitney magenta and blue) cachet on coverNATO-3B launch
United States1977-01-27Greenbelt MD(GSFC blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverNATO-3B launch
1978-11-19: NATO-3C
United States1978-11-18Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverNATO-3C launch
United States1978-11-18Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverNATO-3C launch ("NATO-4A" in text; Intelsat-4 depicted)
United States1978-11-18GSFC, MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverNATO-3C launch
United States1978-11-20Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet on coverNATO-3C launch
United States1978-11-20Orlando FL, Kennedy Space Center Branch(DuBeau? purple and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverNATO-3C launch (comsat depicted)
United States1978-11-20Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverNATO-3C launch
1984-11-14: NATO-3D
United States1984-11-13Cape Canaveral FL(Red and blue printed) cachet on coverNATO-3D launch
United States1984-11-13Cape Canaveral FL(Blue and red printed) cachet on coverNATO-3D launch
United States1984-11-13Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverNATO-3D launch
United States1984-11-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverNATO-3D launch
1991-01-08: NATO-4A
United States1991-01-07Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverNATO-4A launch
1993-12-08: NATO-4B
No launch cover images available yet


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