Planet-B / Nozomi

(Later)
Planet-series (planetary) satellites
(Planet-B — Planet-C)

Planet-C / VCO / Akatsuki
Planet-B / NozomiPlanet-C / VCO / Akatsuki

This page contains philatelic information on the (Later) Planet series (planetary) 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 (Later) Planet-series (planetary) satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
(Later) Planet (planetary)
DjiboutiUnknown b (Mi?)
Unknown ib
One of MS2 (a-b)
One of imperforate MS2 (a-b)
2013"Planet-C" / VCO / Akatsuki
DjiboutiUnknown ms fdc
Unknown ims fdc
MS2 and cachet on FDC
Imperforate MS2 and cachet on FDC
(As above for stamps); Planet-B / Nozomi (in cachet)
Gambia3646 (Mi7123-7126)MS4 (3646 (a-d))2015Planet-C / "Venus Climate Orbiter" / "Akatsuki"
Gambia3647 (BL926)SS1
Guinea Republic2225a (BL819)
i2225a
In (upper-right) margin of SS1
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
2003"Planet"-B / Nozomi
Guinea Republic2225a fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicMi7634-7639_ms6MS6 (Mi7634-7639)2010"Planet-C" / VCO / "Akatsuki" (also in text on all six stamps, all of which show other satellites)
Guinea RepublicMi7634-7639_ms6 fdcMS6 on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL1842On stamp and in (upper, lower, and right) margins of SS1Planet-C / VCO / "Akatsuki" (in text on stamp and in upper and lower margins), also H-2A launch rocket is depicted (in the right margin); but Venus Express depicted (in upper-right margin)
Guinea RepublicBL1842 fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
Guyana4055 (Mi8146-8149)In (left) margin of MS4 (a-d)2011"Planet-C" / VCO / Akatsuki
Guyana4055 proofSigned proof (4055)
Guyana4055 fdcMS4 and cachet on FDC
Ivory CoastUnknown c (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2012"Planet-B" / Nozomi
Mozambique2134f (Mi4184)One of MS6 (2134 (a-f)) (Mi4179-4184)2010Planet-C / VCO / "Akatsuki"
Mozambique2134 fdcMS6 on FDC
Mozambique2135 (BL389)In (lower) margin of SS1
Mozambique2135 fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
Nevis1213d (Mi1572)
i1213d
One of MS6 (1213 (a-f)) (Mi1569-1574)
One of imperforate MS6 (i1213)
2000"Planet-B" / Nozomi
Sierra LeoneUnknown c (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2016"Planet-B" / "Nozomi"
SomaliaUnknown a (Mi?)One of MS6 (a-f)1999Planet-B / Nozomi
SomaliaUnknown msMS7 (MS6 and SS1 combination)
SomaliaUnknown ms (Mi?)In (lower) margin of MS4 (a-d)2002"Planet-B" / Nozomi
SomaliaUnknown ims (Mi?)In (lower) margin of imperforate MS4 (4x 'b')


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
(Later) Planet (planetary)
1998-07-03: Planet-B / Nozomi
No launch cover images available yet
2010-05-20: Planet-C / VCO / Akatsuki (and IKAROS and others)
No launch cover images available yet



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