Phobos-1

Phobos (Fobos)
series satellites

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This page contains philatelic information on the Phobos (Fobos) 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)
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Below is a list of Phobos-series satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Phobos (Russia/USSR)
Comoro Islands787 (Mi993)
i787

Imperforate
1992Also mobile 'hopper' lander from Phobos
Comoro Islands787b (BL370)
i787b
On stamp of SS1 (787)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i787)
Comoro Islands787a (Mi990+992-993)On one of MS3 (784+786-787)
Congo RepublicUnlisted b (Mi unlisted)One of MS4 (a-d)2007
Cuba3020 (Mi3176)1988Stationary platform lander from Phobos
Cuba3021 (Mi3177)
Germany (East)NoneCancel and cachet on cover1988"Phobos-2"
Germany (East)NoneCancel and cachet on cover1989"Phobos-2"; also mobile 'hopper' lander and stationary platform lander from Phobos (in cachet)
Germany (East)NoneCancel on card1989
Germany (East)NoneCancel and cachet on card1989"Phobos-2"; also mobile 'hopper' lander and stationary platform lander from Phobos (in cachet)
Grenada2003 (BL285)SS11989
Guinea Republic1087 (BL298)SS11988"Phobos" orbiter, also mobile 'hopper' lander and stationary platform lander (tiny, on horizon)
Guinea Republic1614f (Mi2691)One of MS6 (1614 (a-f)) (Mi2686-2691)1999"Phobos"
Guinea RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)In (upper-center) margin of SS12006"Phobos-Grunt"
Guinea RepublicMi7634-7639_ms6 fdcCachet on FDC2010
GuyanaUnknown a (Mi?)From MS4 (a-d)2011"Phobos-Grunt", "Phobos-1" (in upper-left margin and cachet)
GuyanaUnknown b (Mi?)
GuyanaUnknown d (Mi?)
GuyanaUnknown fdcMS4 and (Lollini) cachet on FDC
Malagasy Republic933 (BL116)SS1 (933 stamp)1989
Maldive Islands2418a (Mi3345)
i2418a
One stamp and in (upper) margin of MS9 (2418 (a-i)) (Mi3345-3353)
One stamp and in (upper) margin of imperforate MS9 (i2418 (a-i))
2000(futuristic) "Phobos-25" and "Phobos series"
MaliUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
In (lower-right) margin of MS3 (a-c)
In (lower-right) margin of imperforate MS3 (a-c)
2013"Phobos-Grunt-2"
MaliUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
MS3 on FDC
Imperforate MS3 on FDC
MaliUnknown ms (Mi?)In (lower-left) margin of MS3 (a-c)2013"Phobos-Grunt"
Russia (USSR)5686 (Mi5846)1988
Russia (USSR)5686 fdc1Stamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Russia (USSR)5686 fdc2Stamp and cancel (different) and cachet (different) on stamped-envelope FDC
Russia (USSR)NoneCachet on stamped envelope1988
Russia (USSR)5768 (BL207)SS11989
Russia (USSR)5768 fdcSS1 and cancel and cachet on FDC
RussiaNoneMedallion~1990"Phobos"
Tanzania1326 (BL275)SS11994


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Phobos (Russia/USSR)
1988-07-07: Phobos-1
Germany (East)1988-07-06LeipzigCancel on coverPhobos-1 launch
Germany (East)1988-07-07LeipzigCancel on coverPhobos-1 launch
Russia (USSR)1988-07-07Baikonur(Printed) cachet on coverPhobos-1 launch
Russia (USSR)1988-07-07Star City(Russia 5686) stamp and (printed) cachet on coverPhobos-1 launch
1988-07-12: Phobos-2
Germany (East)1988-07-12LeipzigCancel on cover, also backPhobos-2 launch
Germany (East)1988-07-12LeipzigCancel and (printed) cachet on coverPhobos-2 launch
Germany (East)1988-07-12LeipzigCancel and (printed) cachet on coverPhobos-2 launch (but "Phobos-1" in cachet)
Russia (USSR)1988-07-12Baikonur(Printed) cachet on coverPhobos-2 launch
2011-11-09: Phobos-Grunt [incomplete mission]
Russia2011-11-09Korolev 141079 Moscow Region(Printed) cachet on coverPhobos-Grunt launch
Phobos-Grunt (events)
Russia2012-01-15Korolev 141079 Moscow Region(Printed) cachet on coverPhobos-Grunt re-entry
Russia2012-01-15Korolev 141079 Moscow Region(Printed) cachet (different) on coverPhobos-Grunt re-entry


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