ITOS-type/NOAA

ITOS-type/TIROS-N-type/ATN-type
(NOAA) series

TIROS-N-type/NOAA ATN-type/NOAA
ITOS-type/NOAATIROS-N-type/NOAAATN-type/NOAA

This page contains philatelic information on the ITOS (Improved TIROS Operational System), TIROS-N, ATN (Advanced TIROS-N), and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) series satellites [TIROS = Television and InfraRed Observation 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.

NOAA-series satellites are built on the same spacecraft bus as the DMSP series. Therefore, it is hard to distinguish between the two, and items that are not specifically identified are assumed to be NOAA rather than DMSP.

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)
ITOS-type (NOAA)1 ITOS-type (NOAA)1 ITOS-type/TIROS-N-type/ATN-type (NOAA)
TIROS-N-type (NOAA)2 TIROS-N-type (NOAA)2
ATN-type (NOAA)3 ATN-type (NOAA)3
NOAA (on other than NOAA launch covers)


Below is a list of ITOS, TIROS-N, and ATN-type (NOAA) series postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
ITOS-type / TIROS-N-type / ATN-type (NOAA)
Argentina1017 cover (Mi1170 cover)Cachet on FDC1977NOAA-2 ("ITOS-D")
Barbados516 (Mi486)1979ITOS-type/NOAA1 (not "Intelsat", as in text)
BeninUnknown ms (Mi?)In (lower) margin of MS4 (a-d)2013ATN-type/NOAA3
Bulgaria4524 (Mi4924)2009ATN-type/NOAA3
Bulgaria4524 fdcStamp on FDC
Canada2111d (Mi2283)Two stamps and in (lower-left) margin of MS8 (2111 (2x 2111 (a-d))) (Mi2280-2283)2005ATN-type/NOAA3; also COSPAS/SARSAT
Canada2111a-d fdcOne of strip of four stamps on FDC
Central African Republic535a (BL203)In (upper-middle) margin of SS1 (535)1982TIROS-N-type/NOAA2 (exact name is in un-readible text)
China (Taiwan)2221 (Mi1373)1981TIROS-N-type/NOAA2
China (Taiwan)2221-2222 fdcOne of two stamps and (printed and magenta rubber-stamp) cachets on FDC
China (Taiwan)2221-2222 folderFDC folder, with cover detail
China (Taiwan)3574k_1 label6 (Mi2986-2995 label6)Label from MS10 (3574k_1 (a-j + 10 labels))2004"NOAA-16" image of the sea surface temperature on 27 October 2003 around Taiwan
Comoro Islands768b (BL350A)
i768b (BL350B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (768)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i768)
1991"Satellite NOAA" (ATN-type/NOAA3); also "'Système Argos'"
Franklin Mint (USA)None(Bronze) medallion, also reverse1970s"NOAA-4"
Franklin Mint (USA)None(Bronze) medallion, also reverse"NOAA-5"
Franklin Mint (USA)None(Silver) medallion"ITOS-1"
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC50 (Mi128)
iC50

Imperforate
1979TIROS-N-type/NOAA2; also "Programme Argos"
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesNoneCachet on cover1990ATN-type/NOAA3
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC114 (Mi281)
iC114

Imperforate
1991TIROS-N-type/NOAA2; also Argos
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC114 dsDeluxe sheet (C114)
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC114 fdc1Stamp on FDC
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC114 fdc2Stamp on FDC (different)
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC147 (Mi383)1998TIROS-N-type/NOAA2; also Argos
GermanyNonePostcard, also back1990s"NOAA-9" (in text) and image
Guinea RepublicMi4188A
Mi4188B
From SS1 (BL897A), or from MS4 (4x Mi4188A)
From imperforate SS1 (BL897B), or from imperforate MS4 (4x Mi4188B)
2005NOAA/"POES"4
Guinea RepublicMi4189A
Mi4189B
From SS1 (BL898A), or from MS4 (4x Mi4189A)
From imperforate SS1 (BL898B), or from imperforate MS4 (4x Mi4189B)
"TIROS-N"
Guinea RepublicMi4186A-4189A fdc
Mi4186B-4189B fdc
Two of four stamps on FDC
Two of four imperforate stamps on FDC
(As above)
Guinea RepublicMi4186A_ms4+4188A_ms4 fdc
Mi4186B_ms4+4188B_ms4 fdc
One of two MS4 and cachet on FDC
One of two imperforate MS4 on FDC
Guinea RepublicMi4187A_ms4+4189A_ms4 fdc
Mi4187B_ms4+4189B_ms4 fdc
One of two MS4 on FDC
One of two imperforate MS4 on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL900A
BL900B
Both stamps on MS2 (Mi4188A-4189A)
Both stamps on imperforate MS2 (Mi4188B-4189B)
NOAA/"POES"4, "TIROS-N"
Guinea RepublicBL900A fdc
BL900B fdc
MS2 on FDC
Imperforate MS2 on FDC
Indonesia1882 (Mi1953)2000ATN-type/NOAA3
Malagasy Republic969 (Mi1248A)
i969 (Mi1248B)
One of MS6 (972b (967-972)) (Mi1246A-1251A)
One of imperforate MS6 (i972b (i967-i972)) (Mi1246B-1251B)
1990ATN-type/NOAA3; also Argos
Malagasy Republic969a (BL135)
i969a
SS1 (969)
Imperforate SS1 (i969)
Malagasy Republic1047b (BL178)
i1047b
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (1047)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1047)
1992TIROS-N-type/NOAA2
Malagasy Republic1304A (Mi1799aA-1804aA)
i1304A (Mi1799aB-1804aB)
On one of MS6, 972b overprinted in silver
On one of imperforate MS6, i972b overprinted in silver
1996TIROS-N-type/NOAA2
Malagasy Republic1304B (Mi1799bA-1804bA)
i1304B (Mi1799bB-1804bB)
On one of MS6, 972b overprinted in gold
On one of imperforate MS6, i972b overprinted in gold
Micronesia298 (BL40)SS11998ATN-type/NOAA3
NetherlandsB652 (Mi1381)One of book of 4 (B652a (B650-B651 + 2x B652)) (MH41 (1379C+1380D+1381D-E)), with interior1990ATN-type/"NOAA-11"3 (in cachet of B652 fdc); cloud image produced by satellite (in stamp)
NetherlandsB652 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
NetherlandsB650-B652 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
RomaniaNoneCancel1983ITOS-type/NOAA1
Russia (USSR)5603 (BL196)In (upper-right) margin of SS11987ATN-type/NOAA3; also COSPAS/SARSAT
Russia (USSR)5603 cover (BL196 cover)SS1 and cachet on cover1987?ATN-type/NOAA3; also COSPAS/SARSAT logo
RwandaUnknown a (Mi?)
Unknown ia
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2012"TIROS-N"
RwandaUnknown proofSigned-proof MS4
RwandaUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
Senegal390 (Mi523)
i390

Imperforate
1973ITOS-type/NOAA1
Senegal388-390 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
South AfricaNone(Light green/cyan rubber-stamp) cachet on cover1983TIROS-N-type/NOAA2
South AfricaNone(Black rubber-stamp) cachet1984TIROS-N-type/NOAA2
South AfricaNone(Light green/cyan rubber-stamp) cachet on cover1985TIROS-N-type/NOAA2
South West AfricaNone(Pale green/cyan rubber-stamp) cachet on cover1984TIROS-N-type/NOAA2
SpainNone(Printed) cachet on cover1984"ITOS" (in text only)
Switzerland (WMO)NoneMeter1988TIROS-N-type/NOAA2
Tonga785b (Mi1182)From strip of 3 (785 (a-c)) (Mi1181-1183)1991TIROS-N-type/NOAA2; also COSPAS/SARSAT
Tonga785c (Mi1183)
Tonga785b specimenFrom strip of 3 (785 specimen (a-c))
Tonga785c specimen
United Nations947 (BL27)In (lower-left) margin of SS12007ATN-type/NOAA3
United Nations947a (BL27I)In (lower-left) margin of SS1, overprinted
United Nations (Vienna)409 (Mi518)Six stamps and in (lower-left) margin of MS6 (409a (6x 409))2007ATN-type/NOAA3
United StatesNoneMeter on cover, also detail1970"TIROS-M"
United StatesNoneCover back, also front1978"TIROS-N" (in text); also Argos
United StatesNone(Manphil) cancel on cover, also detail1983ATN-type/NOAA3 (and Space Shuttle, but such an encounter never took place in reality)
United StatesNone(Manphil) cancel (in center) on cover, also detail
United StatesNoneCancel1985TIROS-N-type/NOAA2
United StatesNoneCancel (different)1985TIROS-N-type/NOAA2
United StatesNoneCard, also back2011ATN-type/NOAA3
Vietnam (South)447 (Mi525)1973ITOS-type/NOAA1
Vietnam (South)447 fdc1Stamp on FDC
Vietnam (South)447 fdc2Stamp on FDC (different)
Vietnam (South)447 fdc3Stamp on FDC (different)
Vietnam (South)447 fdc4Stamp on FDC (different)
Vietnam (South)447 fdc5Stamp on FDC (different)
Vietnam (South)447 fdc6Stamp on FDC (different)
Vietnam (South)447 fdc7Stamp on FDC (different)
Vietnam (South)447 fdc8Stamp on FDC (different)
Vietnam (South)447 fdc9Stamp on FDC (different)
Vietnam (South)447 fdc10Stamp on FDC (different)
Vietnam (South)447 fdc11Stamp on FDC (different)
Vietnam (South)447 folder1FDC folder, also inside
Vietnam (South)447 folder2FDC folder (different color)
Vietnam (South)447 folder3FDC folder (different)
Vietnam (South)447 folder4FDC folder (different)
Vietnam (South)447 scSouvenir card
Vietnam (South)497 (Mi575)447 overprinted new currency1974ITOS-type/NOAA1

1ITOS-type/NOAA = TIROS-M (ITOS-1), and NOAA-1 — NOAA-5.
2TIROS-N-type/NOAA = TIROS-N and NOAA-6 — NOAA-7, and NOAA-12.
3ATN-type/NOAA = NOAA-8 — NOAA-19, except NOAA-12.
4POES = Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellite, a generic name for NOAA satellites.


Below is a list of ITOS, TIROS-N, and ATN-type (NOAA) series launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
ITOS-type (NOAA)
1970-01-23: TIROS-M (and OSCAR-5)
United States1970-01-22
1970-01-23
Vandenberg AFB, CA
Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB
(Centennial) cachet on coverTIROS-M launch
United States1970-01-22
1970-01-23
Vandenberg AFB, CA
Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB
(Sarzin) cachet on coverTIROS-M launch (SERT-2 depicted)
United States1970-01-22
1970-01-23
Vandenberg AFB, CA
Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB
(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on cover, also insertTIROS-M launch
United States1970-01-23Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on cover, also insertTIROS-M launch
United States1970-01-23Kennedy Space Center FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on cover, also insertTIROS-M launch
United States1970-01-23Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Riser/Andromeda Cover no.2) cachet on (airmail) cover, also back, also insertTIROS-M launch
United States1970-01-23Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(DuBeau?/Swanson blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTIROS-M launch (ESRO-2A depicted)4
United States1970-01-23Colorado Springs CO(ATA Space Unit/R.E. Nichol rubber-stamp) cachet on cover, also backTIROS-M launch (spelled "TYROS")
United States1970-01-23Vandenberg AFB, CA(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverTIROS-M launch; also APT
United States1970-01-23Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Centennial) cachet on coverTIROS-M launch
1970-12-11: NOAA-1 (and CEP-1)
United States1970-12-11Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Space Voyage) cachet on cover, also insertNOAA-1 launch; also "TIROS-M (ITOS-1)" (in insert text); also APT
United States1970-12-11Vandenberg AFB, CA(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverNOAA-1 launch
United States1970-12-11Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Riser/Andromeda Cover no.22) cachet on coverNOAA-1 launch
United States1970-12-11Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Centennial) cachet on coverNOAA-1 launch
United States1970-12-11Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Solar Covers no.7) cachet on cover, also insertNOAA-1 launch; also APT
United States1970-12-11Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(DuBeau?/Swanson blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverNOAA-1 launch (ESRO-2A depicted)4
United States1970-12-11Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(DuBeau?/Swanson cyan rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverNOAA-1 launch (ESRO-2A depicted)4
United States1970-12-11Vandenberg AFB, CA(Sarzin) cachet on coverNOAA-1 launch (TIROS depicted)
United States1970-12-11Vandenberg AFB, CA(Black rubber-stamp and typed) cachet on coverNOAA-1 launch (TIROS depicted)
1971-10-21: ITOS-B [failed]
United States1971-10-21Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Space Voyage) cachet on cover, also insertITOS-B launch [failed]; also APT
United States1971-10-21Vandenberg AFB, CA(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverITOS-B launch [failed]
United States1971-10-21Vandenberg AFB, CA(Sarzin) cachet on coverITOS-B launch [failed] (TIROS depicted)
United States1971-10-21Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Riser/Andromeda/Cygnus Cover no.8) cachet on cover, also insertITOS-B launch [failed]
United States1971-10-21Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Solar Covers no.25) cachet on cover, also insertITOS-B launch [failed]; also "ITOS-A" (NOAA-1)" (in insert text)
United States1971-10-21Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Centennial) cachet on coverITOS-B launch [failed]
United States1971-10-21Vandenberg AFB, CA(Swanson/DuBeau? blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverITOS-B launch [failed]
1972-10-15: NOAA-2 (and OSCAR-6)
Spain1972-10-15Madrid(NASA blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverNOAA-2 launch
Spain1972-10-15Madrid(Red printed) cachet on coverNOAA-2 launch
United States1972-10-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet on cover, also insertNOAA-2 launch
United States1972-10-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(InterSpace Cover) cachet on cover, also insertNOAA-2 launch
United States1972-10-15Lompoc CA(NASA rubber-stamp) cachet on coverNOAA-2 launch
United States1972-10-15Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Solar Covers no.52) cachet on cover, also insertNOAA-2 launch; also "ITOS-1 (TIROS-M)", "ITOS-A", and "ITOS-B" (in insert text)
United States1972-10-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(Sarzin) cachet on coverNOAA-2 launch (OSCAR-6 depicted)
United States1972-10-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverNOAA-2 launch
United States1972-10-15Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet (and signature) on coverNOAA-2 launch
United States1972-10-15Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet (and signature, different) on coverNOAA-2 launch
United States1972-10-15Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverNOAA-2 launch
United States1972-10-15Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Vandy?/DuBeau? blue rubber-stamp) cachet (based on an original SpaceCraft/Swanson design) on coverNOAA-2 launch
United States1972-10-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(Vandy?/DuBeau? blue rubber-stamp) cachet (based on an original SpaceCraft/Swanson design) on coverNOAA-2 launch
United States1972-10-15Lompoc CA(RCA) cachet on coverNOAA-2 launch
United States1972-10-15Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Polar Covers) cachet on cover, also back and insert and insert backNOAA-2 launch; also APT
United States1972-10-15Lompoc CA(Polar Covers) cachet on cover, also back and insert and insert backNOAA-2 launch; also APT
United States1972-10-15Vandenberg AFB(Riser/Andromeda/Cygnus Cover no.38) cachet on (airmail) cover, also insertNOAA-2 launch
United States1972-10-15Lompoc CA(Goldcraft) cachet on coverNOAA-2 launch
United States1972-10-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverNOAA-2 launch
1973-07-16: ITOS-E [failed]
United States1973-07-16Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverITOS-E launch [failed]
United States1973-07-16Greenbelt MD(GSFC blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverITOS-E launch [failed]
United States1973-07-16Vandenberg AFB, CA(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverITOS-E launch [failed]
United States1973-07-16Vandenberg AFB, CA(Sarzin) cachet on coverITOS-E launch [failed] (TIROS depicted)
United States1973-07-16Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverITOS-E launch [failed]
United States1973-07-16Vandenberg AFB, CA(InterSpace Cover) cachet on coverITOS-E launch [failed]
United States1973-07-16Vandenberg AFB, CA(Vandy?/DuBeau? blue rubber-stamp) cachet (based on an original SpaceCraft/Swanson design) on coverITOS-E launch [failed]
1973-11-06: NOAA-3
Spain1973-11-06Madrid(Purple rubber-stamp) cachet on coverNOAA-3 launch
United States1973-11-06Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverNOAA-3 launch
United States1973-11-06Vandenberg AFB, CA(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverNOAA-3 launch
United States1973-11-06Vandenberg AFB, CA(NASA rubber-stamp) cachet on coverNOAA-3 launch
United States1973-11-06Vandenberg AFB, CA(KSC-WLOD black rubber-stamp and hand-written) cachet on coverNOAA-3 launch
United States1973-11-06Vandenberg AFB, CA(Sarzin) cachet on coverNOAA-3 launch; (TIROS depicted)
United States1973-11-06Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverNOAA-3 launch
1974-11-15: NOAA-4 (and OSCAR-7 and Intasat)
Germany (West)1974-11-15Bonn(Purple rubber-stamp) cachet on coverNOAA-4 launch
Malagasy Republic (Madagascar)1974-11-15Tananarive(Black rubber-stamp) cachet (and signature) on coverNOAA-4 launch
Malagasy Republic (Madagascar)1974-11-15Tananarive(Black rubber-stamp and signature and extra hand-written) cachet on coverNOAA-4 launch
United States1974-11-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverNOAA-4 launch
United States1974-11-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverNOAA-4 launch
United States1974-11-15Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Polar Covers) cachet on coverNOAA-4 launch
United States1974-11-15Lompoc CA(Amsat) cachet on coverNOAA-4 launch (OSCAR-7 depicted)
United States1974-11-15Lompoc CA(Amsat) cachet (and signatures) on coverNOAA-4 launch (OSCAR-7 depicted)
United States1974-11-15Fairbanks AK(Hand-written) cachet on coverNOAA-4 launch
United States1974-11-15Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverNOAA-4 launch
United States1974-11-15Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet (and signature) on coverNOAA-4 launch
United States1974-11-15Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet (different) on coverNOAA-4 launch
United States1974-11-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(KSC/WLOD black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverNOAA-4 launch
United States1974-11-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(Vandy?/DuBeau? blue rubber-stamp) cachet (based on an original SpaceCraft/Swanson design) on coverNOAA-4 launch
1976-07-29: NOAA-5
United States1976-07-29Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverNOAA-5 launch
United States1976-07-29Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverNOAA-5 launch
United States1976-07-29Vandenberg AFB, CA(NASA KSC-WLOD/Vandy? cyan rubber-stamp) cachet on coverNOAA-5 launch
United States1976-07-29Vandenberg AFB, CA(NASA KSC-WLOD/Vandy? purple rubber-stamp) cachet on coverNOAA-5 launch
United States1976-07-29Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverNOAA-5 launch
United States1976-07-29Vandenberg AFB, CA(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverNOAA-5 launch
TIROS-N-type (NOAA)
1978-10-13: TIROS-N
United States1978-10-13GSFC, MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverTIROS-N launch
United States1978-10-13GSFC, MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet (and signature) on coverTIROS-N launch
United States1978-10-13GSFC, MD(GSFC blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTIROS-N launch
United States1978-10-13GSFC, MD(GSFC black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTIROS-N launch
United States1978-10-13GSFC, MD(CNES) cachet on cover, also backTIROS-N launch; also Argos
United States1978-10-13Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverTIROS-N launch
United States1978-10-13Vandenberg AFB, CA(RCA) cachet on coverTIROS-N launch; also (Argos) "Data Collection System" (in text)
United States1978-10-13Vandenberg AFB, CA(NASA KSC-WOSO purple rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTIROS-N launch
United States1978-10-13Vandenberg AFB, CA(NASA KSC-WOSO purple rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverTIROS-N launch
United States1978-10-13Vandenberg AFB, CA(NASA KSC-WOSO purple rubber-stamp) cachet (and signatures) on coverTIROS-N launch
United States1978-10-13Vandenberg AFB, CA(Association philatélique du CNES) cachet on cover, also backTIROS-N launch; also Argos
United States1978-10-13Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverTIROS-N launch
United States1978-10-13Wallops Island VA(Association philatélique du CNES) cachet on coverTIROS-N launch
United States1978-10-13Vandenberg AFB, CA(Swanson/DuBeau? black and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTIROS-N launch
1979-06-27: NOAA-6
United States1979-06-27GSFC, MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverNOAA-6 launch
United States1979-06-27Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverNOAA-6 launch
United States1979-06-27Vandenberg AFB, CA(Zaso silk/IASP no.18) cachet on coverNOAA-6 launch
United States1979-06-27Vandenberg AFB, CA(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverNOAA-6 launch
United States1979-06-27Vandenberg AFB, CA(KSC-WOSO rubber-stamp) cachet on coverNOAA-6 launch
United States1979-06-27Vandenberg AFB, CA(RCA) cachet on coverNOAA-6 launch
United States1979-06-27Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Vandy?/DuBeau? cyan rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverNOAA-6 launch
1980-05-29: NOAA-B [failed]
United States1980-05-29Greenbelt MD(Space Voyage) cachet on coverNOAA-B launch [failed]
United States1980-05-29Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverNOAA-B launch [failed]
United States1980-05-29Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverNOAA-B launch [failed]
United States1980-05-29Vandenberg AFB, CA(Boudwin? green and black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverNOAA-B launch [failed]
United States1980-05-29Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Vandy?/DuBeau? black and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverNOAA-B launch [failed]
1981-06-23: NOAA-7
United States1981-06-23Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverNOAA-7 launch
United States1981-06-23Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet (and signature) on coverNOAA-7 launch
United States1981-06-23Vandenberg AFB, CA(Purple rubber-stamp) cachet on coverNOAA-7 launch
United States1981-06-23Vandenberg AFB, CA(RCA) cachet on coverNOAA-7 launch
1991-05-14: NOAA-12
United States1991-05-14Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverNOAA-12 launch
United States1991-05-14Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(NOAA) cachet on coverNOAA-12 launch
ATN-type (NOAA)
1983-03-28: NOAA-8
United States1983-03-28Vandenberg AFB, CA(Red and green printed) cachet on coverNOAA-8 launch; also COSPAS/SARSAT
United States1983-03-28Vandenberg AFB, CA(RCA) cachet on coverNOAA-8 launch
United States1983-03-28Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverNOAA-8 launch; also COSPAS/SARSAT
United States1983-03-28Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverNOAA-8 launch; also COSPAS/SARSAT
United States1983-03-28Greenbelt MD(Space Voyage) cachet on coverNOAA-8 launch; also COSPAS/SARSAT
United States1983-03-28
1988-03-22
Vandenberg AFB, CA
Washington DC
(First Rank/Space Voyage) cachet on coverNOAA-8 launch
USA 2277 FDC
1984-12-12: NOAA-9
United States1984-12-12Vandenberg AFB, CA(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverNOAA-9 launch
United States1984-12-12Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Space Voyage) cachet on coverNOAA-9 launch; also COSPAS/SARSAT
United States1984-12-12Greenbelt MD(Space Voyage) cachet on coverNOAA-9 launch; also COSPAS/SARSAT
United States1984-12-12Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverNOAA-9 launch
1986-09-17: NOAA-10
United States1986-09-17Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverNOAA-10 launch
United States1986-09-17Greenbelt MD(Space Voyage) cachet on coverNOAA-10 launch; also COSPAS/SARSAT
United States1986-09-17Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverNOAA-10 launch; also COSPAS/SARSAT
United States1986-09-17Vandenberg AFB, CA(Boudwin? blue and green rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverNOAA-10 launch
1988-09-24: NOAA-115
United States1988-09-24Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverNOAA-11 launch
United States1988-09-24Geeenbelt MD(Space Voyage) cachet on coverNOAA-11 launch; also COSPAS/SARSAT
United States1988-09-24Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Space Voyage) cachet on coverNOAA-11 launch; also COSPAS/SARSAT
United States1988-09-24Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Black printed) cachet on coverNOAA-11 launch
United States1988-09-24Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Swanson/DuBeau? blue and black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverNOAA-11 launch
1993-08-09: NOAA-13
United States1993-08-09Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverNOAA-13 launch
1994-12-30: NOAA-14
United States1994-12-30Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverNOAA-14 launch
1998-05-13: NOAA-15
United States1998-05-13Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(B&E) cachet on coverNOAA-15 launch
United States1998-05-13Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(SCPS) cachet on coverNOAA-15 launch
2000-09-21: NOAA-16
United States2000-09-21Vandenberg AFB, Lompoc CA(Printed) cachet on coverNOAA-16 launch
United States2000-09-21Vandenberg AFB, Lompoc CA(SCPS) cachet on coverNOAA-16 launch
2002-06-24: NOAA-17
United States2002-06-24Vandenberg AFB, Lompoc CA(SCPS) cachet on cover, also insertNOAA-17 launch
2005-05-20: NOAA-18
United States2005-05-20Vandenberg AFB, Lompoc CA(Printed) cachet on coverNOAA-18 launch
United States2005-05-20Vandenberg AFB, Lompoc CA(Printed) cachet (different) on coverNOAA-18 launch
2009-02-06: NOAA-19
United States2009-02-06Vandenberg AFB, CA(Mission 57) cachet on cover, also backNOAA-19 launch; also COSPAS/SARSAT
NOAA (on other than NOAA launch covers)
United States1971-03-31Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Space Voyage) insert from ISIS-2 launch cover, also front"NOAA-1" (in text)
United States1974-05-31Chatanika AK(Red-brown and black rubber-stamp) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover"NOAA-3" (in text)
French Guiana1974-11-13Kourou(Lollini) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch coverITOS-type/NOAA1
South Africa1981-09-15Pretoria(Lollini) cachet on stratospheric balloon launch coverATN-type/NOAA3; also Argos
United States1985-03-12Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Magenta and black printed) cachet on Geosat-1 launch coverITOS-type/NOAA1
United States1985-03-24Park Forest IL(Space Voyage) cachet on TIROS-1 anniversary coverATN-type/NOAA3
United States1985-04-01Washington DC(Printed) cachet on TIROS-1 anniversary cover"ITOS", "TIROS-N", and "ATN" (in logo text), TIROS-N-type/NOAA2 image (in 25th anniv. rubber-stamp cachet)
United States1985-04-01Washington DC(NOAA Space Philatelic Society) cachet on TIROS-1 anniversary coverTIROS-N-type/NOAA2 image (in 25th anniv. rubber-stamp cachet)
United States1985-04-01Washington DCCancel and (NOAA Space Philatelic Society) cachet on TIROS-1 anniversary coverTIROS-N-type/NOAA2 image (in 25th anniv. rubber-stamp cancel and cachet)
United States1985-04-01Washington DC(NASA/NOAA/RCA) cachet on TIROS-1 anniversary coverTIROS-N-type/NOAA2 image (in 25th anniv. rubber-stamp cachet), ATN-type/NOAA3 (in printed cachet)
United States1985-04-01Washington DC(Printed) cachet on TIROS-1 anniversary coverTIROS-N-type/NOAA2 image (in 25th anniv. rubber-stamp cachet), ATN-type/NOAA3 (in printed cachet)
United States1985-04-01Washington DCCancel on TIROS-1 anniversary coverTIROS-N-type/NOAA2 image (in 25th anniv. rubber-stamp cachet)
United States1985-04-01Washington DC(NOAA Space Philatelic Society) cachet (different) on TIROS-1 anniversary coverTIROS-N-type/NOAA2 image (in 25th anniv. rubber-stamp cachet), ATN-type/NOAA3 (in printed cachet)
United States1993-04-09Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(Printed) cachet on STS-56 event coverATN-type/NOAA3 image, and Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet (SSBUV) experiment
Russia2009-07-21Kosmodrome Plesetsk(Printed) cachet on Kosmos-2454 and Sterkh-1 launch coverCOSPAS/SARSAT logo, including ATN-type/NOAA3 image

1ITOS-type/NOAA = TIROS-M (ITOS-1), and NOAA-1 — NOAA-5.
2TIROS-N-type/NOAA = TIROS-N and NOAA-6 — NOAA-7, and NOAA-12.
3ATN-type/NOAA = NOAA-8 — NOAA-19, except NOAA-12.
4This Swanson blue rubber-stamp cachet has radial antennas like those on ESRO-2A.
5NOAA-11 newspaper article.


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