New Horizons

New Horizons
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New Horizons
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This page contains philatelic information on the New Horizons 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.

New Horizons is also known as New Frontiers-1, one of the NASA New Frontiers-series satellites, and is a replacement for the canceled Kuiper Express.

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)
New Horizons New Horizons New Horizons


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
New Horizons
Antigua and BarbudaUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2015"New Horizons"
Antigua and BarbudaUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
SS1
Imperforate SS1
Antigua and BarbudaUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
SS1 on FDC
Imperforate SS1 and (Lollini) cachet on FDC
AustriaNone ssPersonalized SS12015"New Horizons" (in mission patch)
BeninUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2015
BurundiBL494A
BL494B
In (upper-left and upper-right) margins of MS2 (Mi3478A-3479A)
In (upper-left and upper-right) margins of imperforate MS2 (Mi3478B-3479B)
2014
BurundiBL496A
BL496B
In (lower-right) margin of SS1 (Mi3478A)
In (lower-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (Mi3478B)
"New Horizons"
ChadUnknown a (Mi?)
Unknown ia
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2011"New Horizon" (no "s"); design like Malagasy Republic unknown a 2011
Congo RepublicUnknown ms (Mi?)MS2 (a-b)2015"New Horizons"
Congo RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
Congo RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)SS1 (different)
Ghana2878 (Mi?)MS4 (2878 (a-d))2015"New Horizons"
Ghana2879 (BL?)SS1
GrenadaUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)201610th anniv. "New Horizons" launch
GrenadaUnknown fdcMS4 and (Lollini) cachet on FDC
GrenadaUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
GrenadaUnknown fdcFour stamps and SS1 and (Lollini) cachet on FDC
Guinea Republic1262a (Mi1482)One of strip of 3 (1262 (a-c)) (Mi1482-1484)1994"Sonde Pluto Fast 'Flyby'"1
Guinea RepublicBL968A
BL968B
In (right) margin of MS2 (Mi4251A-4252A)
In (right) margin of imperforate MS2 (Mi4251B-4252B)
2006"Pluto Horizons"
Guinea RepublicBL968A fdcMS2 on FDC
Guinea RepublicMi5852A-5857A_ms6
Mi5852B-5857B_ms6
MS6 (Mi5852A-5857A)
Imperforate MS6 (Mi5852B-5857B)
2008"New Horizons"
Guinea RepublicMi5852A-5857A_ms fdcMS6 and cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL1582SS1
Guinea RepublicBL1837In (right) margin of SS12010"New Horizons"
HungaryUnknown b (Mi?)One of MS8 (a-h), also UV-light image2015"New Horizons" (in UV-light image of MS8)
HungaryUnknown fdcMS8 on FDC
Ivory CoastUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
MS2 (a-b)
Imperforate MS2 (a-b)
2016"New Horizons"
Ivory CoastUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
MS2 and cachet on FDC
Imperforate MS2 and cachet on FDC
Ivory CoastUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
SS1
Imperforate SS1
Ivory CoastUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
SS1 and cachet on FDC
Imperforate SS1 and cachet on FDC
Malagasy RepublicUnknown a (Mi?)
Unknown ia
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2011Design like Chad unknown a 2011
Malagasy RepublicUnknown a-d fdcOne of four stamps and cachet on FDC
Malagasy RepublicUnknown ms fdc
Unknown ims fdc
MS4 and cachet on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
Maldive IslandsUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2015"New Horizons"
Maldive IslandsUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
Maldive IslandsUnknown ss (BL?)On stamp of SS12017"First spacecraft to explore Pluto" (New Horizons)
Mali688 (Mi1338)
i688

Imperforate
1995"sonde 'Pluto'"
Mali688a (BL68A)
i688a (BL68B)
On stamp of SS1 (688)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i688)
Mali690b (BL?)On one of MS3 (687-688, 690)
MicronesiaUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2015"New Horizons"
MicronesiaUnknown fdcMS4 and cachet on FDC
MicronesiaUnknown a-dFour stamps and cachet on FDC
MicronesiaUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
SS1
Imperforate SS1
MozambiqueUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2015"New Horizons"
MozambiqueUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
NigerUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2015"New Horizons"
NigerUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
Sierra LeoneUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2015"New Horizons"
Sierra LeoneUnknown fdcMS4 and cachet on FDC
Sierra LeoneUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
Sierra LeoneUnknown fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
St. Vincent2792b (Mi4941)From MS6 (2792 (a-f)) (Mi4940-4945)2000"Pluto Project"1
St. Vincent2792e (Mi4944)"Pluto Kuiper Express"1
St. Vincent2795 (BL513)On stamp of SS1 (Mi4946)"Pluto Project"1
TogoUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2015"New Horizons"
TogoUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
United States2577 (Mi2192)One of booklet pane of 10 (2577a (2568-2577)) (Mi2183-2192)1991No satellites had been dispatched to Pluto at the time this stamp was issued. However, one of these stamps is on board the New Horizons spacecraft launched in 2006 and headed for Pluto; see http://phys.org/news/2015-01-secret-items-hidden-pluto-craft.html
United States2577 fdc1Stamp and (PCS golden-replica) cachet on FDC, also insert
United States2577 fdc2Stamp and (JPL Stamp Club) cachet on FDC
United States2577 maxi(Unicover) maxicard, also back
United States2577a fdcOne of ten stamps on FDC (HF cachet)(As above)
United States2577a fdoiFDOI program (2577a), also front and back
United StatesSP968(USPS) souvenir page (2577a)
United StatesCP375(USPS) commemorative panel (2577a)
United StatesNoneConcept art for proposed stamp, (design similar to USA 4528)suggested for 2015"New Horizons"; see http://www.boulder.swri.edu/pkb/stamp/stamp/New_Horizons_USPS_Stamp_Petition.html
United StatesNoneConcept art for proposed stamp (different)suggested for 2015"New Horizons"; see http://phys.org/news/2015-01-secret-items-hidden-pluto-craft.html (scroll down from top of page)
United StatesNone(Zazzle.com) personalized postage2015
United StatesNonePostcard with reproduction of USA 25772015
United StatesNoneCancel and (Mission Patch) cachet on cover2015"New Horizons" (and mis-spelled "New Horizens" in cancel)
United States5078 (Mi5252)Two of MS4 (5078a (2x (5077-5078)) (BL67, Mi5251-5252)2016"New Horizons"
United States5077 fdc(Thrifty) cachet on FDC
United States5077-5078 fdc1One of two stamps on FDC
United States5077-5078 fdc2One of two stamps and (Panda Cachets) cachet on FDC
United States5077-5078 fdc3One of two stamps and (Bullfrog) cachet on FDC
United States5077-5078 fdc4One of two stamps on FDC
United States5077-5078 fdc5One of two stamps and (Webcraft) cachet on FDC
United States5077-5078 cardTop card for pack of 100 panes
United States5078 fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
United States5078 fdc2Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
United States5078 fdc3Stamp on FDC (DCP cancel)
United States5078a fdcMS4 and (Panda Cachets) cachet on FDC
United States5078a packMS4 presentation pack
United StatesSP2016(USPS) souvenir page (5077-5078)
United StatesCP967(USPS) commemorative panel (5077-5078)
UruguayUnknown ms (Mi?)In (lower-right) margin of MS3 (a-c)2017"New Horizons" (in text only)
UruguayUnknown fdcMS3 on FDC

1The indicated missions (including Kuiper Express) were planning precursors to New Horizons.


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
2006-01-19: New Horizons
United States2006-01-19Kennedy Space Center FL(James Lee Roth) cachet on coverNew Horizons launch
United States2006-01-19Kennedy Space Center FL(James Lee Roth) cachet (different) on coverNew Horizons launch
United States2006-01-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on coverNew Horizons launch
United States2006-01-19Pasadena CA(Blue printed) cachet on coverNew Horizons launch
United States2006-01-19
2015-07-14
Cape Canaveral FL
Laurel MD
(Vukovitch) cachet on coverNew Horizons launch
Pluto nearest approach and flyby
New Horizons (events)
United States2007-02-27Pasadena CA(Green rubber-stamp) cachet on coverJupiter closest approach
United States2007-02-28Laurel MD(Red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverJupiter closest approach
United States2015-06-23Pasadena CA(Printed) cachet on coverBegin "final approach Phase 3"
United States2015-06-30GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Printed) cachet on cover"final course-correction maneuvre"
United States2015-06-30Pasadena CA(Printed) cachet (same) on cover"final course-correction maneuvre"
Spain2015-07-14Robledo de Chavela(Black printed) cachet on coverPluto nearest approach and flyby
United States2015-07-14Sagamore Beach MA(Coverscape) cachet on coverPluto nearest approach and flyby
United States2015-07-14Corsicana TX(Danny Lee) cachet on coverPluto nearest approach and flyby
United States2015-07-14Flagstaff AZ(Jim Reichman) cachet on coverPluto nearest approach and flyby
United States2015-07-14Laurel MD(Jim Reichman) cachet (different, and signature) on coverPluto nearest approach and flyby
United States2015-07-14Pasadena CA(Printed) cachet on coverPluto nearest approach and flyby
United States2015-07-14Baltimore MD(Printed) cachet (same) on coverPluto nearest approach and flyby
United States2015-07-14Redstone Arsenal AL(Printed) cachet (same) on coverPluto nearest approach and flyby
United States2015-07-14Huntsville AL(Printed) cachet (same) on coverPluto nearest approach and flyby
United States2015-07-14GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Printed) cachet (same) on coverPluto nearest approach and flyby
United States2015-07-14Laurel MD(Sarmiento) cachet on coverPluto nearest approach and flyby
United States2015-07-14Pasadena CA(Lollini) cachet on coverPluto nearest approach and flyby
United States2015-07-14Pasadena CA(Printed) cachet on coverPluto nearest approach and flyby
United States2015-07-14
2006-01-19
Laurel MD
Cape Canaveral FL
(Vukovitch) cachet on coverPluto nearest approach and flyby
New Horizons launch
United States2015-07-15GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Printed) cachet on cover"first close-up images of Pluto" received
United States2015-07-15Pasadena CA(Printed) cachet (same) on cover"first close-up images of Pluto" received


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