Planck

Planck
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Planck patch
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This page contains philatelic information on the Planck 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.

The Planck satellite is also known as COsmic Background Radiation Anisotropy Satellite / SAtellite for Measurement of Background Anisotropies (COBRAS-SAMBA).

Planck was launched along with the Herschel Space Observatory (HSO), also known as simply Herschel.

See also Planck, Max (1858 - 1947) in the Contributors to Meteorology pages.

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)
Planck (ESA) Planck (ESA) Planck (ESA)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Planck (ESA)
GermanyNoneCancel and cachet on cover2009
Guinea Republic2232e (Mi4061A)
i2232e (Mi4061B)
One of MS8 (2232 (a-h)) (Mi4057A-4064A)
One of imperforate MS8 (i2232 (a-h)) (Mi4057B-4064B)
2003"Planck"
Guinea Republic2232 fdcMS8 on FDC
ItalyNoneCancel and cachet on cover2009Also Herschel/HSO satellite
Ivory CoastUnknown b (Mi?)
Unknown ib
One of MS4 (2x (a-b))
One of imperforate MS4 (2x (a-b))
2012
Ivory CoastUnknown ms fdcMS4 and cachet on FDC
Netherlands1300 personalized (Mi2564 personalized)Personalized MS3 (a-c)2008
Niger970 (BL103)
i970
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
1997"COBRAS-SAMBA" (Planck)
Niger970a (BL104)
i970a
In (center) margin of MS2 (969-970)
In (center) margin of imperforate MS2 (i969-i970)
RwandaUnknown b (Mi?)One of MS10 (a-j)2010"Planck"


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
2009-05-14: Planck (ESA) (and Herschel/HSO)
France2009-05-14Paris(Lollini?) cachet on coverPlanck launch
French Guiana2009-05-14Kourou(Lollini?) cachet on coverPlanck launch
French Guiana2009-05-14Kourou(Lollini?) cachet on coverPlanck launch
French Guiana2009-05-14Kourou(Lollini?) cachet on coverPlanck launch
French Guiana2009-05-14Kourou(Lollini?) cachet on coverPlanck launch
French Guiana2009-05-14Kourou(Bernard Lollini) cachet on coverPlanck launch
French Guiana2009-05-14Kourou(Lollini?) cachet on coverPlanck launch
French Guiana2009-05-14Kourou(Lollini?) cachet on coverPlanck launch
French Guiana2009-05-14Kourou(Lollini?) cachet on coverPlanck launch
French Guiana2009-05-14Kourou(Lollini?) cachet on coverPlanck launch
Gabon2009-05-14Libreville(Lollini?) cachet on coverPlanck launch
Italy2009-05-14FrascatiCancel and (printed) cachet on coverPlanck launch


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