OSCAR-1

Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio
(OSCAR) series

OSCAR-10
OSCAR-1OSCAR-10 (Amsat-P3B)

This page contains philatelic information on the Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio (OSCAR) series. 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.

This page includes the amateur-radio OSCAR-series only, not be confused with the US Navy Transit-Oscar navigational satellites.

See also the amateur (ham) radio page, for items related to, but that do not include, amateur radio satellites.

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)
OSCAR OSCAR OSCAR


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio (OSCAR)
ArgentinaB157 (Mi2109)1991"LUsat-1" / OSCAR-19
BeninUnknown b (Mi?)
Unknown ib
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2014OSCAR-13 / Amsat-3C launch (launch date in text)
BeninUnknown a-d fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
BeninUnknown b proof
Unknown ib proof
One of MS4 proof (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 proof (a-d)
BeninUnknown ms proofSigned-proof MS4 (a-d)
BeninUnknown ms proof fdc
Unknown ims proof fdc
MS4 proof on FDC
Imperforate MS4 proof and cachet on FDC
BeninUnknown a (Mi?)
Unknown ia
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2014OSCAR-13 / Amsat-3C launch (launch date in text)
BeninUnknown b (Mi?)
Unknown ib
OSCAR-72 / MaSat-1 launch (launch date in text)
BeninUnknown a-d fdcTwo of four stamps on FDC(As above for stamps)
BeninUnknown a proof
Unknown ia proof
From MS4 proof (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 proof (a-d)
OSCAR-13 / Amsat-3C launch (launch date in text)
BeninUnknown b proof
Unknown ib proof
OSCAR-72 / MaSat-1 launch (launch date in text)
BeninUnknown ms proofSigned-proof MS4 (a-d)(As above for stamps)
BeninUnknown ms proof fdc
Unknown ims proof fdc
MS4 proof and cachet on FDC
Imperforate MS4 proof on FDC
Burkina Faso1027a (BL_A153A)In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (1027, Mi1363)1995"LUsat-1" / OSCAR-19
ChadUnknown iss (BL?)Imperforate SS12008"SunSat" / OSCAR-35
ChadUnknown iss fdcImperforate SS1 and cachet on FDC
ChadUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4
ChadUnknown ms fdcMS4 and cachet on FDC
FranceNoneCinderella strip of 31988OSCAR-13 (Amsat-3C) launch (first launch of Ariane-4)
Great BritainNoneMeter on cover1981"UoSat" / OSCAR-9/11/14/15/22 type
Guyana3502a (Mi6958)
i3502a
From MS6 (3502 (a-f)) (Mi6958-6963)
From imperforate MS6 (i3502 (a-f))
2000"Amsat-3C" / OSCAR-13
Guyana3502f (Mi6963)
i3502f
"Arsene" / OSCAR-24
Guyana3502 artworkOn two of imperforate artwork MS6(As above)
Hungary4231 (Mi5551)2012"MaSat-1" / OSCAR-72
Hungary4231 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
IndonesiaUnknown (Mi?)One of strip of 6 (a-f)2016"LAPAN-A2" / OSCAR-86
Japan1550-1551 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Japan Philatelic Society) cachet on FDC1983Amsat-P2D / OSCAR-8
Korea (South)1976f (Mi2126)One of MS6 (1976 (a-f)) (BL683 (Mi2121-2126))2000Kitsat-1 / Uribyol / OSCAR-23/25 type
Korea (South)NoneOn cancel of postal card2016Uribyol / Kitsat / OSCAR-23/25 type
Lithuania1033+label1 (Mi1170+label1)From MS16 + 4 (unique) labels2014OSCAR-78 / "LituanicaSat-1" (on stamp and labels 1, 2, and 5; also in cancel in FDCs 4 and 5 and in cachet in FDCs 1, 4 and 5), "LitSat-1" (on stamp and labels 3, 4, and 6; also in cancel in FDCs 1, 2 and 3 and in cachet in FDCs 1, 2, 3, and 4)
Lithuania1033+label2 (Mi1170+label2)
Lithuania1033+label3 (Mi1170+label3)
Lithuania1033+label4 (Mi1170+label4)
Lithuania1033+label5 (Mi1170+label5)From booklet pane of 6 (1033b (6x 1033 + 2 (unique) labels), with booklet cover and inside
Lithuania1033+label6 (Mi1170+label6)
Lithuania1033aTête-bêche pair
Lithuania1033 fdc1Stamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Lithuania1033 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and cachet (different) on FDC
Lithuania1033 fdc3Stamp and cancel (same) and cachet (different) on FDC
Lithuania1033 fdc4Stamp and cancel (different) and cachet (different) on FDC
Lithuania1033 fdc5Stamp and cancel (same) and cachet (different) on FDC
Oman397 (Mi430)1997Amsat-P3B / OSCAR-10
Oman397 fdcStamp on FDC
Peru860 (Mi1303)1985Amsat-P2D / OSCAR-8
SomaliaUnknown ss (BL?)In (lower) margin of SS12002"Uribyol" / Kitsat / OSCAR-23/25 type
South Africa1331i (Mi1540)One of MS10 (1331 (a-j)) (Mi1532-1541)2003SunSat / OSCAR-35
South Africa1461a (Mi2042)2011"Sumbandila" / OSCAR-67
South Africa1461b (Mi2043)
South Africa1461c (Mi2045)
South Africa1461d (Mi2044)
South Africa1461e (Mi2046)
South Africa1461MS10 (2x (1461 (a-e)))
South Africa1461a-e fdcFive stamps on FDC
South Africa1461 posterSet release poster
South Africa1468 (BL129)In (upper) margin of SS12011Sumbandila / OSCAR-67
South Africa1468 fdcSS1 on FDC, also insert
South Africa1479e (Mi?)From MS11 (1479 (a-k))2012Sunsat / OSCAR-35
South Africa1479g (Mi?)Sumbandila / OSCAR-67
Switzerland679 (Mi1163)1979Amsat-P2B / OSCAR-7
Switzerland679 fdc1Stamp on FDC (Switzerland PTT cachet)
Switzerland679 fdc2Stamp and (PhilSwiss) cachet on FDC
Switzerland679 maxiMaxicard
United States1260 fdc (Mi875 fdc)(ArtCraft) cachet on FDC1966"OSCAR-1"
United StatesNone(AMSAT) cachet on cover197?"Amsat"-P2B / "OSCAR-7"
United StatesNone(ARRL) cachet on cover1989Fantasy OSCAR
Yugoslavia809 (Mi1157)
i809

Imperforate
1966Fantasy OSCAR


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio (OSCAR)
1961-12-12: OSCAR-1 (and Discoverer-36)
United States1961-12-12Vandenberg AFB, CA(Holden black and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverOSCAR-1 launch
United States1961-12-12Vandenberg AFB, CA(Holden blue-green and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverOSCAR-1 launch
United States1961-12-12Vandenberg AFB, CA(Holden purple and red rubber-stamp and red printed) cachet on coverOSCAR-1 launch
1962-06-02: OSCAR-2 (and KH4-5)
United States1962-06-01Vandenberg AFB, CA(SpaceCraft Type-C general-purpose) cachet on coverOSCAR-2 launch
1965-03-09: OSCAR-3 (and SolRad-7B and SECOR-3 and Dodecapole-1 and Poppy-4 and SurCal-4)
No launch cover images available yet
1965-12-21: OSCAR-4 (and LES-3/4 and OV2-3)
United States1965-12-21Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on coverOSCAR-4 launch
United States1965-12-21Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers, no logo) cachet on coverOSCAR-4 launch (mis-labeled "OSCAR-2")
United States1965-12-21Cape Canaveral FL(Exquisite) cachet on coverOSCAR-4 launch
United States1965-12-21Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on cover, also insertOSCAR-4 launch
United States1965-12-21Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on cover, also insert and backOSCAR-4 launch
United States1965-12-21Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverOSCAR-4 launch
United States1965-12-21Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverOSCAR-4 launch
United States1965-12-21Cape Canaveral FL(NASA sticker) cachet on coverOSCAR-4 launch
United States1965-12-21Vandenberg AFB, CA(Swanson blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverOSCAR-4 launch
1970-01-23: OSCAR-5 (and TIROS-M)
United States1970-01-22
1970-01-23
Vandenberg AFB, CA
Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB, CA
(Centennial) cachet on coverOSCAR-5 launch (TIROS-M depicted)
United States1970-01-22
1970-01-23
Vandenberg AFB, CA
Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB, CA
(Sarzin) cachet on coverOSCAR-5 launch (SERT-2 depicted)
United States1970-01-22
1970-01-23
Vandenberg AFB, CA
Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB, CA
(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on cover, also insertOSCAR-5 launch
United States1970-01-23Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on cover, also insertOSCAR-5 launch
United States1970-01-23Kennedy Space Center FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on cover, also insertOSCAR-5 launch
United States1970-01-23Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Riser/Andromeda Cover no.2) cachet on (airmail) cover, also back, also insertOSCAR-5 launch (TIROS-M depicted)
United States1970-01-23Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(DuBeau?/Swanson blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverOSCAR-5 launch (ESRO-2A depicted)1
United States1970-01-23Colorado Springs CO(ATA Space Unit/R.E. Nichol rubber-stamp) cachet on cover, also backOSCAR-5 launch
United States1970-01-23Vandenberg AFB, CA(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverOSCAR-5 launch
United States1970-01-23Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverOSCAR-5 launch (TIROS-M depicted)
1972-10-15: OSCAR-6 / Amsat-P2A (and NOAA-2)
Spain1972-10-15Madrid(NASA blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverOSCAR-6 (Amsat-P2A) launch
Spain1972-10-15Madrid(Red printed) cachet on coverOSCAR-6 (Amsat-P2A) launch (NOAA-2 depicted)
United States1972-10-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet on cover, also insertOSCAR-6 (Amsat-P2A) launch
United States1972-10-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(InterSpace Cover) cachet on cover, also insertOSCAR-6 (Amsat-P2A) launch
United States1972-10-15Lompoc CA(NASA rubber-stamp) cachet on coverOSCAR-6 (Amsat-P2A) launch
United States1972-10-15Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Solar Covers no.52) cachet on cover, also insertOSCAR-6 (Amsat-P2A) launch
United States1972-10-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(Sarzin) cachet on coverOSCAR-6 (Amsat-P2A) launch
United States1972-10-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverOSCAR-6 (Amsat-P2A) launch (NOAA-2 depicted)
United States1972-10-15Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet (and signature) on coverOSCAR-6 (Amsat-P2A) launch (NOAA-2 depicted)
United States1972-10-15Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet (and signature, different) on coverOSCAR-6 (Amsat-P2A) launch (NOAA-2 depicted)
United States1972-10-15Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverOSCAR-6 (Amsat-P2A) launch (NOAA-2 depicted)
United States1972-10-15Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Vandy?/DuBeau? blue rubber-stamp) cachet (based on an original SpaceCraft/Swanson design) on coverOSCAR-6 (Amsat-P2A) launch (NOAA-2 depicted)
United States1972-10-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(Vandy?/DuBeau? blue rubber-stamp) cachet (based on an original SpaceCraft/Swanson design) on coverOSCAR-6 (Amsat-P2A) launch (NOAA-2 depicted)
United States1972-10-15Lompoc CA(RCA) cachet on coverOSCAR-6 (Amsat-P2A) launch (NOAA-2 depicted)
United States1972-10-15Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Polar Covers) cachet on cover, also back and insert and insert backOSCAR-6 (Amsat-P2A) launch (NOAA-2 depicted); also APT
United States1972-10-15Lompoc CA(Polar Covers) cachet on cover, also back and insert and insert backOSCAR-6 (Amsat-P2A) launch (NOAA-2 depicted); also APT
United States1972-10-15Vandenberg AFB(Riser/Andromeda/Cygnus Cover no.38) cachet on (airmail) cover, also insertOSCAR-6 (Amsat-P2A) launch
United States1972-10-15Lompoc CA(Goldcraft) cachet on coverOSCAR-6 (Amsat-P2A) launch
United States1972-10-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverOSCAR-6 (Amsat-P2A) launch (NOAA-2 depicted)
1974-11-15: OSCAR-7 / Amsat-P2B (and NOAA-4 and Intasat)
Germany (West)1974-11-15Bonn(Institut für Weltraumforschung der Sternwarte Bochum) cachet on coverOSCAR-7 (Amsat-P2B) launch (NOAA-4 depicted)
Malagasy Republic (Madagascar)1974-11-15Tananarive(Black rubber-stamp) cachet (and signature) on coverOSCAR-7 (Amsat-P2B) launch
Malagasy Republic (Madagascar)1974-11-15Tananarive(Black rubber-stamp and signature and extra hand-written) cachet on coverOSCAR-7 (Amsat-P2B) launch
United States1974-11-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverOSCAR-7 (Amsat-P2B) launch
United States1974-11-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverOSCAR-7 (Amsat-P2B) launch
United States1974-11-15Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Polar Covers) cachet on coverOSCAR-7 (Amsat-P2B) launch
United States1974-11-15Lompoc CA(Amsat) cachet on coverOSCAR-7 (Amsat-P2B) launch
United States1974-11-15Lompoc CA(Amsat) cachet (and signatures) on coverOSCAR-7 (Amsat-P2B) launch
United States1974-11-15Fairbanks AK(Hand-written) cachet on coverOSCAR-7 (Amsat-P2B) launch
United States1974-11-15Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverOSCAR-7 (Amsat-P2B) launch
United States1974-11-15Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet (and signature) on coverOSCAR-7 (Amsat-P2B) launch
United States1974-11-15Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet (different) on coverOSCAR-7 (Amsat-P2B) launch
United States1974-11-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(KSC/WLOD black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverOSCAR-7 (Amsat-P2B) launch
United States1974-11-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(Vandy?/DuBeau? blue rubber-stamp) cachet (based on an original SpaceCraft/Swanson design) on coverOSCAR-7 (Amsat-P2B) launch
1978-03-05: OSCAR-8 / Amsat-P2D (and Landsat-3 and PIX-1)
United States1978-03-05Vandenberg AFB, CA(NASA KSC-WOSO purple rubber-stamp) cachet on coverOSCAR-8 (Amsat-P2D) launch (Landsat-3 depicted)
United States1978-03-05Vandenberg AFB, CA(Vandy? blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet (and signature) on coverOSCAR-8 (Amsat-P2D) launch (Landsat-3 depicted)
United States1978-03-05GSFC, MD(GSFC blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverOSCAR-8 (Amsat-P2D) launch
United States1978-03-05GSFC, MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverOSCAR-8 (Amsat-P2D) launch
United States1978-03-05Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverOSCAR-8 (Amsat-P2D) launch
United States1978-03-06Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverOSCAR-8 (Amsat-P2D) launch (Landsat-3 depicted)
United States1978-03-06Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet (different) on coverOSCAR-8 (Amsat-P2D) launch (Landsat-3 depicted)
United States1978-03-07Fairbanks AK(Black rubber-stamp) cachet (and signature) on cover(Possible) Landsat-3 tracking from Fairbanks AK
1980-05-23: Amsat-P3A [failed OSCAR] (and Firewheel and CAT-2)
French Guiana1980-05-23Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverAmsat-P3A launch [failed OSCAR]
French Guiana1980-05-23Kourou(MBB) cachet on coverAmsat-P3A launch [failed OSCAR]
Germany (West)1980-05-23Garching(CNES) cachet on coverAmsat-P3A launch [failed OSCAR]
Germany (West)1980-05-23Darmstadt(Lollini/Club Philatélique ESA) cachet on coverAmsat-P3A launch [failed OSCAR]
1981-10-06: OSCAR-9 / UoSat-1 (and Explorer-64)
United States1981-10-06Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverOSCAR-9 (UoSat-1) launch (Explorer-64/SME depicted)
United States1981-10-06Pasadena CA(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on cover, also insertOSCAR-9 (UoSat-1) launch (Explorer-64/SME depicted)
United States1981-10-06Vandenberg AFB, CA(NASA magenta rubber-stamp) cachet on coverOSCAR-9 (UoSat-1) launch (Explorer-64/SME depicted)
1983-06-16: OSCAR-10 / Amsat-P3B (and Eutelsat-1-F1)
Ascension1983-06-16Ascension(ESA) cachet on coverOSCAR-10 (Amsat-P3B) launch
French Guiana1983-06-16Kourou(Europa FDC Service) cachet on coverOSCAR-10 (Amsat-P3B) launch
French Guiana1983-06-16Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverOSCAR-10 (Amsat-P3B) launch
Kenya1983-06-16Malindi(Space Voyage) cachet on coverOSCAR-10 (Amsat-P3B) launch
1984-03-01: OSCAR-11 / UoSat-2 (and Landsat-5)
Spain1984-03-01Madrid(Space Voyage) cachet on coverOSCAR-11 (UoSat-2) launch (Landsat-5 depicted)
United States1984-03-01Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverOSCAR-11 (UoSat-2) launch (Landsat-5 depicted)
United States1984-03-01Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Black and magenta printed) cachet on coverOSCAR-11 (UoSat-2) launch (Landsat-5 depicted)
United States1984-03-01Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Orange and red printed) cachet on coverOSCAR-11 (UoSat-2) launch (Landsat-5 depicted)
United States1984-03-01Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverOSCAR-11 (UoSat-2) launch (Landsat-5 depicted)
United States1984-03-01WSMR, NM(Space Voyage) cachet on coverOSCAR-11 (UoSat-2) launch (Landsat-5 depicted)
1986-08-13: OSCAR-12 / Fuji-1 (and EGS)
Japan1995-08-13Tanegashima(Space Voyage) cachet on coverOSCAR-12 (Fuji-1) launch
Japan1995-08-13Tsukubagakuen(Space Voyage) cachet on coverOSCAR-12 (Fuji-1) launch
Japan1995-08-13Minamtane(Watanabe) cachet on coverOSCAR-12 (Fuji-1) launch
Japan1995-08-13Tsukubagakuen(Watanabe) cachet on coverOSCAR-12 (Fuji-1) launch (EGS depicted)
1988-06-15: OSCAR-13 / Amsat-P3C (and Meteosat-3 and Panamsat-1)
French Guiana1988-06-15Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverOSCAR-13 (Amsat-P3C) launch
French Guiana1988-06-15Kourou(Aérospatiale Philatélie) cachet on coverOSCAR-13 (Amsat-P3C) launch (Meteosat-3 depicted)
French Guiana1988-06-15Kourou(CPK red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverOSCAR-13 (Amsat-P3C) launch
French Guiana1988-06-15Kourou(CPK printed and red rubber-stamp) cachets on launch cardOSCAR-13 (Amsat-P3C) launch (Meteosat-3 image in printed cachet; OSCAR-13 and Meteosat-3 images in rubber-stamp cachet)
French Guiana1988-06-15KourouCancel only on launch cardOSCAR-13 (Amsat-P3C) launch
French Guiana1988-06-15Kourou(Printed) cachet on coverOSCAR-13 (Amsat-P3C) launch
French Guiana1988-06-15Kourou(MBB-ERNO Philatelie) cachet on coverOSCAR-13 (Amsat-P3C) launch
French Guiana1988-06-15Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverOSCAR-13 (Amsat-P3C) launch
French Guiana1988-06-15Kourou(Kourou Philatélie spatiale?) cachet on cardOSCAR-13 (Amsat-P3C) launch
Germany (West)1988-06-15Bremen(MBB-ERNO Philatelie) cachet on coverOSCAR-13 (Amsat-P3C) launch
1990-01-21: OSCAR-14/19 / UoSat-3/4 and Microsat-1/4 (and SPOT-2)
French Guiana1990-01-21Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverOSCAR-14/19 (UoSat-3/4, Microsat-1/4) launch (SPOT-2 depicted)
French Guiana1990-01-21Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverOSCAR-14/19 (UoSat-3/4, Microsat-1/4) launch
French Guiana1990-01-21Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverOSCAR-14/19 (UoSat-3/4, Microsat-1/4) launch
French Guiana1990-01-21Kourou(Aérospatiale Philatélie?) cachet on coverOSCAR-14/19 (UoSat-3/4, Microsat-1/4) launch
French Guiana1990-01-21Kourou(Printed) cachet on coverOSCAR-14/19 (UoSat-3/4, Microsat-1/4) launch
French Guiana1990-01-21Kourou(Green printed and red and black rubber-stamp) cachets on coverOSCAR-14/19 (UoSat-3/4, Microsat-1/4) launch
French Guiana1990-01-21Kourou(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverOSCAR-14/19 (UoSat-3/4, Microsat-1/4) launch
1990-02-07: OSCAR-20 / Fuji-1b (and MOS-1b and DEBUT)
Japan1990-02-07Minamitane(Watanabe) cachet on coverOSCAR-20 (Fuji-1b) launch
Japan1990-02-07Tanegashima(Watanabe) cachet on coverOSCAR-20 (Fuji-1b) launch (MOS-1b depicted)
Japan1990-02-07Tanegashima(Space Voyage) cachet on coverOSCAR-20 (Fuji-1b) launch
Japan1990-02-07Katsuura(Space Voyage) cachet on coverOSCAR-20 (Fuji-1b) launch
Japan1990-02-07Minamitane(Watanabe) cachet on coverOSCAR-20 (Fuji-1b) launch (DEBUT depicted)
1991-01-29: OSCAR-21 (RS-14)
No launch cover images available yet
1991-07-16: OSCAR-22 / UoSat-5 (and ERS-1 and Tubsat-A and SARA and Orbcomm-X)
French Guiana1991-07-15Kourou(Kourou Philatélie spatiale) cachet on cardOSCAR-22 (UoSat-5) launch
French Guiana1991-07-15Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverOSCAR-22 (UoSat-5) launch
French Guiana1991-07-16Kourou(Kourou Philatélie spatiale) cachet on coverOSCAR-22 (UoSat-5) launch
French Guiana1991-07-16Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverOSCAR-22 (UoSat-5) launch
French Guiana1991-07-16Kourou(Aérospatiale Philatélie) cachet on coverOSCAR-22 (UoSat-5) launch
French Guiana1991-07-16Kourou(Association philatélique du CNES) cachet on coverOSCAR-22 (UoSat-5) launch
French Guiana1991-07-16Kourou(Association philatélique du CNES) cachet (different) on coverOSCAR-22 (UoSat-5) launch
French Guiana1991-07-16Kourou(ESA) cachet on coverOSCAR-22 (UoSat-5) launch
French Guiana1991-07-16Kourou(Blue printed and red rubber-stamp) cachets on coverOSCAR-22 (UoSat-5) launch
French Guiana1991-07-16Kourou(Green and blue rubber-stamp) cachets on coverOSCAR-22 (UoSat-5) launch
French Guiana1991-07-16Kourou(Kourou Philatélie spatiale?) cachet on postcardOSCAR-22 (UoSat-5) launch
French Guiana1991-07-16Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverOSCAR-22 (UoSat-5) launch
1992-08-10: OSCAR-23 / Kitsat-1 (and TOPEX-Poseidon)
France1992-08-10Toulouse(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverOSCAR-23 (KitSat-1) launch (TOPEX-Poseidon depicted)
French Guiana1992-08-10Kourou(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverOSCAR-23 (KitSat-1) launch (TOPEX-Poseidon depicted)
French Guiana1992-08-10Kourou(Fairchild Space) cachet on coverOSCAR-23 (KitSat-1) launch (TOPEX-Poseidon depicted)
French Guiana1992-08-10Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverOSCAR-23 (KitSat-1) launch
French Guiana1992-08-10Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverOSCAR-23 (KitSat-1) launch
United States1992-08-10Pasadena CA(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverOSCAR-23 (KitSat-1) launch (TOPEX-Poseidon depicted)
1993-05-12: OSCAR-24 / ARSENE (and Astra-1C)
French Guiana1993-05-11Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverOSCAR-24 (ARSENE) launch (SPOT depicted)
1993-09-25: OSCAR-25/28 (and SPOT-3 and Stella and Healthsat-2)
French Guiana1993-09-25Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverOSCAR-25/28 launch (SPOT-3 depicted)
French Guiana1993-09-25Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverOSCAR-25/28 launch
French Guiana1993-09-25Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverOSCAR-25/28 launch (Unknown depiction)
1995-03-28: TechSat-1a [failed OSCAR] and Unamsat-A [failed OSCAR] (and EKA-2)
Israel1995-03-28HaifaCancel and (printed) cachet on coverTechSat-1a and Unamsat-A [failed OSCARs] launch
Israel1995-03-28HaifaCancel and (Israel Postal Authority) cachet on coverTechSat-1a and Unamsat-A [failed OSCARs] launch
1996-08-16: OSCAR-29 / Fuji-2 (and ADEOS-1)
United States1996-08-16Pasadena CA(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverOSCAR-29 (Fuji-2) launch (ADEOS-1 depicted)
Japan1996-08-17Tanegashima(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverOSCAR-29 (Fuji-2) launch (ADEOS-1 depicted)
Japan1996-08-17Minamitane(Watanabe) cachet on coverOSCAR-29 (Fuji-2) launch
Japan1996-08-17Tsukubagakuen(Watanabe) cachet on coverOSCAR-29 (Fuji-2) launch (ADEOS-1 depicted)
1996-09-05: OSCAR-30 / UNAMSat-B (and Kosmos-2334)
No launch cover images available yet
1998-07-10: OSCAR-31 / TMSat-1 and OSCAR-32 / TechSat-1b (and Resurs-O1-4)
No launch cover images available yet
1998-10-24: OSCAR-33 / SEDSat-1 (and Deep Space-1)
No launch cover images available yet
1998-10-29: OSCAR-34 / PANSat (and SPARTAN-201-F5 from STS-95)
United States1998-10-29
1998-10-03
Kennedy Space Center FL
Annision AL
(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-95 launch; SPARTAN-201-F5 deployed; OSCAR-34 (Pansat) launch
Calcopex station
United States1998-10-29
1998-10-29
Kennedy Space Center FL
Kennedy Space Center FL
(NASA) cachet on cover, also insert and insert backSTS-95 launch; SPARTAN-201-F5 deployed; OSCAR-34 (Pansat) launch
1998-02-23: OSCAR-35 / SunSat (and ARGOS and Oersted)
United States1998-02-23Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(JM) cachet on coverOSCAR-35 (SunSat) launch
1999-04-21: OSCAR-36 / UoSat-12
No launch cover images available yet
2000-01-27: OSCAR-37/38/39 (and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2000-11-15: OSCAR-40 / Amsat-P3D (and Panamsat-1R and STRV-1C/1D)
French Guiana2000-11-15Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverOSCAR-40 (Amsat-P3D) launch
French Guiana2000-11-15Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SNECMA) cachet on coverOSCAR-40 (Amsat-P3D) launch
2000-09-26: OSCAR-41/42 (and OSCAR-46 and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2001-09-29: OSCAR-43 / STARSHINE-3 and OSCAR-44 / PCSat-1 and OSCAR-45 / SAPPHIRE (and PICOSat)
United States2001-09-29Kodiak AK(Printed) cachet on coverOSCAR-43/44/45 launch
2000-09-26: OSCAR-46 (and OSCAR-41/42 and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2002-05-04: OSCAR-47/48 (and SPOT-5)
French Guiana2002-05-03Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverOSCAR-47/48 launch
French Guiana2002-05-03Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverOSCAR-47/48 launch
2002-12-20: OSCAR-49/50 (and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2004-06-29: OSCAR-51 (and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2005-05-05: OSCAR-52 (and IRS-P5)
No launch cover images available yet
2005-10-27: OSCAR-53 (and OSCAR-58 and RS-25 and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2005-09-08 (launched to ISS) [with Progress-M54]
2006-02-03 (deployed from ISS): OSCAR-54 (SuitSat)
United States2006-02-03Houston TX(Printed) cachet on coverOSCAR-54 (SuitSat) deployed (from ISS)
2003-06-30: OSCAR-55 (and OSCAR-57 and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2006-02-21: OSCAR-56 (and Astro-F)
No launch cover images available yet
2003-06-30: OSCAR-57 (and OSCAR-55 and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2005-10-27: OSCAR-58 (and OSCAR-53 and RS-25 and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2006-09-22: OSCAR-59 (and Solar-B and SSSat-2)
United States2006-09-22GSFC(Printed) cachet on coverOSCAR-59 (HITSat) launch
2006-12-09: OSCAR-60/61/62 (and MEPSI-2 [tethered] and MARScom from STS-116)
United States2006-12-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-116 launch; OSCAR-60/61/62 (RAFT-1, ANDE-MAA/FCal) deployed
United States2006-12-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-116 launch; OSCAR-60/61/62 (RAFT-1, ANDE-MAA/FCal) deployed
2007-10-01: OSCAR-63 (and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2008-04-28: OSCAR-64/65/66 (and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2009-09-17: OSCAR-67 (and Meteor-M1 and Sterkh-2 and IRIS and RS-28 and RS-38 and BLITS)
Russia2009-09-17Baikonur(Printed) cachet on coverOSCAR-67 (Sumbandila) launch
2009-12-15: OSCAR-68 (and Yaogan-8)
No launch cover images available yet
2011-08-03 (launched to ISS) [with Progress-M-09M]
2011-08-03 (deployed from ISS): ARISSat-1 (Kedr)
Russia2011-08-03Korolev 141079 Moscow Oblast(Printed) cachet on coverARISSat-1 (Kedr) deployed (from ISS)
2010-11-20: OSCAR-69/70 / FASTRAC-1/2 (and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2011-10-28: OSCAR-71 (and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2012-02-13: OSCAR-72 (and LARES and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2013-11-21: OSCAR-73 (and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2013-11-21: OSCAR-74 (and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2013-11-20: OSCAR-75 (and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2012-11-21: OSCAR-76 (and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2014-02-27: OSCAR-77 (and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2014-01-09 (launched to ISS) [with Cygnus-CRS-1]
2014-02-28 (deployed from ISS): OSCAR-78 (LituanicaSat-1)
No launch cover images available yet
2014-06-19: OSCAR-79 (and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2014-06-19: OSCAR-80 (and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2014-12-03: OSCAR-81 (and Hayabusa-2 and PROCYON)
No launch cover images available yet
2014-12-03: OSCAR-82 (and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2015-05-20: OSCAR-83 (and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2015-05-20: OSCAR-84 (and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2015-10-08: OSCAR-85 (and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2015-09-28: OSCAR-86 (and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2016-05-30: OSCAR-87 (and ZY-3-02 and NuSat-2)
China (People's Republic)2016-05-30Kelan, ShanXi(Printed) cachet on coverOSCAR-87 launch
2017-02-15: OSCAR-88 (and CartoSat-2D and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2016-12-09: OSCAR-89 (and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2017-04-18: OSCAR-90 (and others)
No launch cover images available yet

1This Swanson blue rubber-stamp cachet has radial antennas like those on ESRO-2A.


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