NOSS-1

(Selected)
Navy Ocean Surveillance Satellite
(NOSS) series


This page contains (selected) philatelic information on Navy Ocean Surveillance Satellite (NOSS) 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)
NOSS (US Navy) NOSS (US Navy) NOSS (US Navy)
NOSS (on other than NOSS launch covers)


Below is a list of Navy Ocean Surveillance Satellite (NOSS) series postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Navy Ocean Surveillance Satellite (NOSS) (US Navy)
No (non-launch cover) postal items found


Below is a list of (Selected) Navy Ocean Surveillance Satellite (NOSS) series launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
(Selected) Navy Ocean Surveillance Satellite (NOSS) (US Navy)
1976-04-30: NOSS-1 (and MSD-1)
United States1976-04-30Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverNOSS-1 launch
United States1976-04-30Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Vandy? cyan rubber-stamp) cachet on coverNOSS-1 launch ("unscheduled satellite")
1977-12-08: NOSS-2 (and MSD-2)
United States1977-12-08Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverNOSS-2 launch
United States1977-12-08Vandenberg AFB, CA(Vandy? blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverNOSS-2 launch ("classified satellite")
United States1977-12-08Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Vandy? blue rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverNOSS-2 launch ("classified satellite")
1980-03-03: NOSS-3 (and MSD-3)
United States1980-03-03Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverNOSS-3 launch
1980-12-09: NOSS-4 (and MSD-4) [failed]
United States1980-12-09Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverNOSS-4 launch [failed]
United States1980-12-09Vandenberg AFB, CA(Boudwin purple rubber-stamp and typed) cachets on coverNOSS-4 launch [failed] ("NOSS-3" in text)
2011-04-14: NOSS-3-5A/5B (NROL-34)
United States2011-04-14Vandenberg AFB, CA(Lollini) cachet on coverNOSS-3-5A/5B launch
2015-10-08: NOSS-3-7A/7B (NROL-55)
United States2015-10-08Vandenberg AFB, CA(Lollini) cachet on coverNOSS-3-7A/7B launch
2017-03-01: NOSS-3-8A/8B (NROL-79)
United States2017-03-01Vandenberg AFB, CA(Lollini) cachet on coverNOSS-3-8A/8B launch
NOSS (on other than NOSS launch covers)
United States1983-03-28
1988-03-22
Vandenberg AFB, CA
Washington DC
(First Rank/Space Voyage) cachet on NOAA-8 launch cover"NOSS"-3A/3B/3C (and launch date)
USA 2277 FDC


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