Ranger-1/2 type

Ranger-series
satellites

Ranger-3/4/5 type
Ranger-1/2 typeRanger-3/4/5 type

This page contains philatelic information on the Ranger-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)
Reference images
(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)
Ranger Ranger Ranger Ranger
Ranger (on other than Ranger launch covers)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Ranger
Antigua and Barbuda2360e (Mi3185)One of MS6 (2360 (a-f)) (Mi3181-3186)2000"Ranger-7"
BeninUnknown c (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2012Ranger-3/5 type
Bhutan1290b (Mi2120)One of MS6 (1290 (a-f)) (Mi2119-2124)2000"Ranger-9"
CamerounC85 (Mi503)
iC85

Imperforate
1967"Ranger-6"
Cape Kennedy FL (USA)LocalSet A-06 (blue)1964"Ranger-7"
Cape Kennedy FL (USA)LocalSet B-02 (green)1964"Ranger-4"4
Cape Kennedy FL (USA)Local o/pSet A-06 (blue) overprinted new value in gold1965"Ranger-7"
Cape Kennedy FL (USA)Local o/pSet B-02 (green) overprinted new value in gold1965"Ranger-4"4
Central African RepublicBL574A
BL574B
In (upper-right) margin of SS1, gold foil
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1, gold foil
1995"Ranger-5"4
Congo RepublicC54 (Mi135)1967"Ranger-6" (and "Luna-2")
Congo RepublicC54-C55 fdcOne of two stamps and cachet on FDC
Congo RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)In (left) margin of SS12014"Ranger-8"
Congo RepublicUnknown fdcSS1 on FDC
Congo RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
In (upper-right) margin of SS1
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
"Ranger-5"
DubaiMi153A
Mi153B
C33 (Mi76A) overprinted
iC33 (Mi76B) overprinted
1964"Ranger-7" (in overprinted text, overprinted image is not Ranger)
DubaiMi153A double o/pC33 (Mi76) double overprint
DubaiMi154A
Mi154B
C34 (Mi77A) overprinted
iC34 (Mi77B) overprinted
DubaiMi154A double o/pC34 (Mi77) double overprint
DubaiMi155A
Mi155B
C35 (Mi78A) overprinted
iC35 (Mi78B) overprinted
DubaiBL29C35a (BL78) overprinted
DubaiUnlisted 1 (Mi unlisted 1)like Mi154B inverted overprint
DubaiUnlisted 2 (Mi unlisted 2)like Mi155B inverted overprint
DubaiUnlisted 3 (Mi unlisted 3)overprinted
Ecuador758D (Mi1305)1966"Ranger-7"
Franklin Mint (USA)None(Silver) medallion, also reverse1970s"Ranger-7"
FujeiraMi75A
Mi75B

Imperforate
1966Ranger-6/9 type (large antenna appears to be hidden behind spacecraft)
FujeiraMi70A-77A fdcOne of eight stamps on FDC
FujeiraMi154A
Mi154B
Mi75A overprinted new currency
Mi75B overprinted new currency
1967Ranger-6/9 type (large antenna appears to be hidden behind spacecraft)
FujeiraMi342A
Mi342B
Mi75A overprinted "Apollo-8"
Mi75B overprinted "Apollo-8"
1969Ranger-6/9 type (large antenna appears to be hidden behind spacecraft)
FujeiraMi341A-348A fdcOne of eight stamps on FDC
Gabon935 (Mi1432)
i935

Imperforate
1999Ranger-6/9 type
Gabon938f (Mi1451)One of MS12 (938 (a-l)) (Mi1446-1457)
GabonUnknown ss (BL?)In (upper-right) margin of SS12010"Première tentative Ranger" ("first Ranger attempt" in text, Ranger-11 implied)
Germany (West)NoneCancel and cachet on cover1966Ranger-1/2 type1
Germany (West)NoneCinderella (poster stamp), one of MS30 cinderella~1966"Ranger-4"
Germany (West)None"Ranger-7"
Grenada2956f (Mi4197)
i2956f proof
One of MS6 (2956 (a-f)) (Mi4192-4197)
One of imperforate MS6 (i2956 proof (a-f))
2000"Ranger-7"
Grenada3725d (Mi6148)One of MS6 (3725 (a-f)) (Mi6145-6150)2009"Ranger-7"
Grenada4215 (Mi7414-7417)MS4 (4215 (a-d))201750th anniv. "Ranger-7" (in 2014)
Grenada4215 proofSigned-proof MS4
Grenada4215 fdcMS4 and cachet on FDC
Grenada4215a-d fdcFour stamps and cachet on FDC
Grenada4216 (Mi7418-7421)MS4 (4216 (a-d))
Grenada4216 proofSigned-proof MS4
Grenada4216 fdcMS4 and cachet on FDC
Grenada4216a-d fdcFour stamps and cachet on FDC
Guinea Republic402 (Mi325)
i402

Imperforate
1965"Ranger-7" and trajectory
Guinea RepublicC78 (Mi328)
iC78

Imperforate
"Ranger-7"
Guinea RepublicC79 (Mi329)
iC79

Imperforate
"Ranger-7" launch
Guinea RepublicC112 (Mi527)C79 overprinted and surcharged in red
iC79 overprinted and surcharged in red
1969"Ranger-7" launch
Guinea RepublicC112A (Mi529A)
iC112A (Mi529B)
C78 overprinted in red
iC78 overprinted in red
"Ranger-7"
Guinea RepublicC112B (Mi531A)
iC112B (Mi531B)
C79 overprinted in red
iC79 overprinted in red
"Ranger-7" launch
Guinea RepublicC112'C' (Mi526)C79 overprinted and surcharged in orange
iC79 overprinted and surcharged in orange
1969"Ranger-7" launch
Guinea RepublicC112'D' (Mi528A)
iC112'D' (Mi528B)
C78 overprinted in black
iC78 overprinted in black
"Ranger-7"
Guinea RepublicC112'E' (Mi530A)
iC112'E' (Mi530B)
C79 overprinted in orange
iC79 overprinted in orange
"Ranger-7" launch
Guinea Republic1257Be (Mi1443A)
i1257Be (Mi1443B)
One of MS16 (1257B (d-s)) (Mi1442A-1457A)
One of imperforate MS16 (i1257B (d-s)) (Mi1442B-1457B)
1993"Ranger-7"
HungaryC290 (Mi2550)1969"Ranger-7"
Hungary2499-2500+2503 fdc (Mi3215-3216+3219 fdc)Cachet on FDC1976(more than one) Ranger and/or Mariner
HungaryC375 fdc (BL125 fdc)Cachet (same) on FDC (different)
Malagasy RepublicC121 (Mi704)1974Ranger-6/9 type
Malagasy RepublicC121 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Malagasy Republic1538a (Mi2485)One of MS6 (1538 (a-f)) (Mi2485-2490)2000"Ranger-1"1
ManamaBL105A
BL105B
On stamp of SS1 (Mi513)
On stamp of imperforate SS1
1971"Ranger-7"
Micronesia991 (Mi?)MS4 (991 (a-d))201250th anniv. Ranger Moon program: "Ranger-2"1 (mis-identification, in left margin, should be Ranger-3, 4, or 5), and "Ranger-3" (on stamps c and d)
Micronesia992 (Mi?)MS4 (992 (a-d))50th anniv. Ranger Moon program: "Ranger-1"1 (in left margin), "Ranger-3" (on stamp a), "Ranger-4" (on stamp d), Ranger-3/4/5 type probe (on stamp c) and "Ranger-7" (on stamp b)
Panama459F (Mi802)
i459F (Mi810)

Imperforate
1965"Ranger-7" (also launch date in text)
Panama459G (Mi803)
i459G (Mi811)

Imperforate with changed colors
"Ranger-7" image of Moon
Panama459Gh (BL32)
i459Gh (BL33)
On stamp of SS1
On stamp of imperforate SS1, changed colors
Panama473B (Mi940)1966Ranger-6/9 type (in upper-right)
Panama473Bc (BL61)
i473Bc (BL62)
MS2 (473A-473B)
Imperforate MS2 (i473A-i473B), changed colors
Panama491A (Mi1103a)
i491A (Mi1104a)
459G overprinted in black
i459G overprinted in black, changed colors
1968"Ranger-7" image of Moon
Panama491A var (Mi1103b)
i491A var (Mi1104b)
459G overprinted in gold
i459G overprinted in gold, changed colors
Panama491Ab (BL97a)
i491Ab (BL98a)
On stamp of SS1, 459Gh overprinted in black
On stamp of imperforate SS1, i459Gh overprinted in black, changed colors
Panamai491Ab var (BL98b)On stamp of imperforate SS1, i459Gh overprinted in gold, changed colors
Paraguay817 (Mi1314)
i817

Imperforate with changed colors
1964"Ranger-6" (in text, but Ranger-1/2 type1) (also date of impact on stamp)
Paraguay818 (Mi1315)
i818

Imperforate with changed colors
Paraguay836 (Mi?)
i836

Imperforate with changed colors
1964"Ranger-7" (also dates of launch and impact on stamp)
Paraguay839 (Mi?)
i839

Imperforate
Paraguay836-840 fdcTwo of five stamps and cancel on FDC
Paraguay895 (Mi1471)
i895

Imperforate with changed colors
1965"Ranger-7"
Paraguay895 muestra
i895 muestra
Overprinted "muestra"
Imperforate overprinted "muestra", changed colors
Paraguay899 (Mi1475)
i899

Imperforate with changed colors
Paraguay899 muestra
i899 muestra
Overprinted "muestra"
Imperforate overprinted "muestra", changed colors
Paraguay895-899 fdc1Two of five stamps and cancel on FDC
Paraguay895-899 fdc2Two of five stamps and cancel (same) on FDC (different)
Paraguay901 selvedge (Mi1477 selvedge)Selvedge on 901
Paraguay900-902 fdcOn selvedge and cancel on FDC
Paraguay900a (BL73)
i900a (BL74)
On one of MS2 (899-900)
On one of imperforate MS2 (i899-i900), changed colors
Paraguay900a muestra
i900a muestra
On one of MS2 (899-900) overprinted "muestra"
On one of imperforate MS2 (i899-i900) overprinted "muestra", changed colors
Paraguay922 (Mi1522)
i922 (Mi1530)

Imperforate with changed colors
1966Ranger-1/2 type1
Paraguay919-923 fdcOne of five stamps on FDC
Paraguay926 (Mi1526)
i926 (Mi1534)

Imperforate with changed colors
Paraguay926a (BL79)
i926a (BL80)
On stamp of SS1 (926)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i926), changed colors
Paraguay926a fdc
i926a fdc
SS1 and cachet on FDC
Imperforate SS1 and cachet on FDC
Paraguay1047 (Mi1763)1967Ranger launch; also "Ranger Lunar Photography Program" (in Spanish text)
Paraguay1049a (BL106)On one of imperforate MS3 (1047-1049)
Paraguay1049a muestraOn one of imperforate MS3 (1047-1049), overprinted "muestra"
Poland2248a (Mi2539)On (lower-left) selvedge of MS6 (2248a (6x 2248 + 2 labels))1977Ranger-6/9 type
Poland2367 (Mi2661)1979"Ranger-7" (and "Luna-2")
Poland2367 fdcStamp on FDC
Poland2369a (BL80)On one of MS5 (2365-2369 + label)
RomaniaNone
None imperf
Exile cinderella5 and English label
Imperforate
1964"Ranger-7"
RomaniaNone
None imperf
Exile cinderella5 and French label
Imperforate
RomaniaNone fdcExile cinderella5 and English label on FDC
RomaniaNone issExile cinderella5 SS1 in English
RomaniaNone issExile cinderella5 SS1 in French
Romania1713 (Mi2371)1965"Ranger-7" (with folded solar panels and antenna)
Romania1714 (Mi2372)"Ranger-7"
Romania1711-1714 fdcTwo of four stamps and cachet on FDC"Ranger-7" (with folded solar panels on one stamp)
Romania1737 (Mi2395)1714 (Mi2372) overprinted1965"Ranger-7", "Ranger-9" (in overprinted text on stamp and in FDC cachet)
Romania1737 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
RwandaUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2012"Ranger-1"1 (in lower margin), "Ranger-3"4 (on stamps a, b, and c), "Ranger-7" (on stamp d); "50th anniv. Ranger-1"1 (in text)
Satellite Beach FL (USA)Local1965?Ranger-6/9 type
SpainNone(Printed) cachet on cover1984"Ranger" (in text only)
SurinamB101 (Mi443)1964Atlas-Agena-B launch rocket used first for Ranger, but also Mariner and Lunar Orbiter launches
SurinamB103 (Mi445)
SurinamB99-B103 fdcTwo of five stamps on FDC
TatarstanLocalOverprint on 4x Russia 45192 (Mi4496), from strip of 5, also overprint template1996Ranger-6/9 type
TatarstanLocalOverprint on 2x Russia 45192 (Mi4496) and 2x Russia 4519 var3, from strip of 5, also overprint template
TatarstanLocalOverprint on 4x Russia 5984 (Mi6177), from strip of 5, also overprint template
TatarstanLocalOverprint on 4x Russia 6066A (Mi262), from strip of 5, also overprint template
TatarstanLocalOverprint on 4x Russia 6067A (Mi252), from strip of 5, also overprint template
Umm Al QiwainMi82A
Mi82B

Imperforate
1966Ranger-6/9 type
Umm Al QiwainMi78A-82A+BL5B fdcOne of five stamps on FDC
Umm Al QiwainMi93A
Mi93B
Mi82A overprinted new currency
Mi82B overprinted new currency
1967Ranger-6/9 type
United StatesNoneExhibit card1962Ranger-4 launch
United StatesNone(Astro Covers) cachet on cover1962"Ranger" (in text)
United States1916-1917 fdc (Mi1485-1486 fdc)(Postmasters of America) insert from FDC, also front1981"Ranger-7"
United States2571 fdc (Mi2186 fdc)(PCS golden-replica) insert from FDC, also front1991"Ranger" (in text only)
United States4143e cover (Mi? cover)(Printed) cachet on cover2007"Ranger-4" and "Lunik-2" (both in text)
United StatesNone(Zazzle.com) personalized postage2014"Ranger"-1/2 type
Vatican CityC35 cover (Mi? cover)(KimCover) cachet on cover1964"Ranger-7"
Yemen Mutawakelite KingdomMi801-804_ms4
Mi805-808_ms4
In (left) margin of MS4 (Mi801-804)
In (left) margin of imperforate MS4 (Mi805-808) inscribed in red
1969Ranger-6/9 type
Yemen Mutawakelite KingdomBL167A
BL167B
In (lower-left) margin of SS1
In (lower-left) margin of imperforate SS1

1The "tower" on Ranger-1/2 type spacecraft is open, like the "tower" on similar Mariner-1/2 type spacecraft.
2See here for a list of engraved/lithographed Russian definitive pairs known to exist with satellite overprints.
3Note the slight color variation between the two 4519 (Mi4496) in the top row, versus the two Russia 4519 var in the bottom row.
4Ranger-3, 4, and 5 had spherical probes on top that were launched to the surface of the Moon to send back seismographic information.
5For information on Romanian exile cinderellas see http://www.romaniastamps.com/cind/spain/cinderellas.html.


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Ranger
1961-08-23: Ranger-1
United States1961-08-23Port Canaveral FL(Astro Covers) cachet on coverRanger-1 launch
United States1961-08-23Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft, no logo) cachet on cover, also insertRanger-1 launch
United States1961-08-23Patrick AFB, FL(Swanson magenta and green rubber-stamp) cachet on coverRanger-1 launch
United States1961-08-23Patrick AFB, FL(Swanson green and magenta rubber-stamp) cachet on coverRanger-1 launch
United States1961-08-23Port Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on coverRanger-1 launch
United States1961-08-23Port Canaveral FL(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverRanger-1 launch
1961-11-18: Ranger-2
United States1961-11-18Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft) cachet on coverRanger-2 launch
United States1961-11-18Patrick AFB, FL(Swanson red rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverRanger-2 launch
1962-01-26: Ranger-3
Bahamas1962-01-25Freeport(Astro Covers) cachet on coverRanger-3 launch
United States1962-01-26Port Canaveral FL(Zaso) cachet on coverRanger-3 launch
United States1962-01-26Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft) cachet on cover, also insertRanger-3 launch
United States1962-01-26Port Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on coverRanger-3 launch
United States1962-01-26Port Canaveral FL(Typed) cachet on coverRanger-3 launch
United States1962-01-26Port Canaveral FL(Goldcraft) cachet on coverRanger-3 launch
1962-04-23: Ranger-4
United States1962-04-23Port Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on coverRanger-4 launch
United States1962-04-23Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft) cachet on cover, also insertRanger-4 launch
United States1962-04-23Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft Type-B general-purpose) cachet on coverRanger-4 launch
United States1962-04-23Port Canaveral FL(Rank velvet) cachet on coverRanger-4 launch
United States1962-04-23Port Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers, no logo) cachet on coverRanger-4 launch
Ranger-4 (events)
United States1962-04-26Port Canaveral FL(Red and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverRanger-4 impact on Moon
United States1962-04-26Patrick AFB, FL(Astro Covers) cachet on coverRanger-4 impact on Moon
1962-10-18: Ranger-5
United States1962-10-18Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin magenta) cachet on coverRanger-5 launch
United States1962-10-18Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft) cachet on cover, also insertRanger-5 launch
United States1962-10-18Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft Type-A general-purpose) cachet on coverRanger-5 launch
United States1962-10-18Cape Canaveral FL(Swanson red and cyan rubber-stamp) cachet on coverRanger-5 launch
United States1962-10-18Cape Canaveral FL(Goldcraft Cachets) cachet on cardRanger-5 launch
United States1962-10-18Cape Canaveral FL(Rank velvet) cachet on coverRanger-5 launch
United States1962-10-18Patrick AFB, FL(Hand-colored Swanson rubber-stamp and red typed) cachet on coverRanger-5 launch
1964-01-30: Ranger-6
United Nations1964-01-30New York NY(Printed) cachet on coverRanger-6 launch
United States1964-01-30Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on cover, also insertRanger-6 launch
United States1964-01-30Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet (and signature) on coverRanger-6 launch
United States1964-01-30Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on coverRanger-6 launch
United States1964-01-30Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on coverRanger-6 launch
United States1964-01-30Satellite Beach FL(Brown printed and black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverRanger-6 launch
United States1964-01-30Cape Canaveral FL(C. Swanson purple rubber-stamp) cachet on coverRanger-6 launch
United States1964-01-30Satellite Beach FL(Rank velvet) cachet on coverRanger-6 launch
United States1964-01-30Cape Canaveral FL(Sokolsky red printed and black rubber-stamp) cachet (and signatures) on coverRanger-6 launch
United States1964-01-30
1964-07-28
Cape Canaveral FL
Satellite Beach FL
(Rank velvet) cachet on coverRanger-6 launch
Ranger-7 launch
Austria1964-01-31Krieglach(Typed) cachet on coverRanger-6 launch
Ranger-6 (events)
Germany (West)1964-02-01Berlin(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverRanger-6 impact on Moon (on 2 Feb as in cachet; the cancel is dated 1 Feb)
Germany (West)1964-02-01Berlin(Purple rubber-stamp) cachet on coverRanger-6 impact on Moon (on 2 Feb as in cachet; the cancel is dated 1 Feb)
Germany (West)1964-02-02Berlin(Red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverRanger-6 impact on Moon
United States1964-02-02Cleveland OH(Astro Covers) cachet on coverRanger-6 impact on Moon
1964-07-28: Ranger-7
United States1964-07-28Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet (and signature) on cover, also insertRanger-7 launch
United States1964-07-28Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on cover, also insertRanger-7 launch
United States1964-07-28Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on coverRanger-7 launch
United States1964-07-28Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers) cachet on coverRanger-7 launch (on cancel date), Ranger-7 impact on Moon (on cachet only)
United States1964-07-28Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on coverRanger-7 launch
United States1964-07-28Cape Canaveral FL(C. Swanson purple and black rubber-stamp and typed) cachet on coverRanger-7 launch
United States1964-07-28Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Green printed) cachet on coverRanger-7 launch
United States1964-07-28Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Green printed) cachet on coverRanger-7 launch
United States1964-07-28Cape Canaveral FL(Sokolsky) cachet on coverRanger-7 launch
United States1964-07-28
1964-01-30
Satellite Beach FL
Cape Canaveral FL
(Rank velvet) cachet on coverRanger-7 launch
Ranger-6 launch
Ranger-7 (events)
United States1964-07-31Port Washington NY(Sarzin) cachet on coverRanger-7 impact on Moon
United States1964-07-31Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers) cachet on coverRanger-7 impact on Moon
United States1964-07-31Moon Run PA(Printed) cachet on coverRanger-7 impact on Moon
Ranger-7 (anniversaries)
United States1979-07-28Kennedy Space Center(MoF no.77) cachet on cover, also insert15th anniv. Ranger-7 launch
Romania1989-07-28BotosaniCancel and (printed) cachet on cover25th anniv. Ranger-7 launch
United States2014-07-31Sagamore Beach MA(Covercraft) cachet on cover50th anniv. "Ranger-7" impact on Moon (however, incorrect year "1954" in text on right, but correct year overlaid on image of moon)
1965-02-17: Ranger-8
United States1965-02-17Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on cover, also insertRanger-8 launch
United States1965-02-17Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet (and signature) on cover, also insertRanger-8 launch
United States1965-02-17Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on cover, also insertRanger-8 launch
United States1965-02-17Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on coverRanger-8 launch (wrong depiction)
United States1965-02-17Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers) cachet on coverRanger-8 launch
United States1965-02-17Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers) cachet (different picture) on coverRanger-8 launch
Ranger-8 (events)
United States1965-02-20Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Astro Covers) cachet on coverRanger-8 impact on Moon
United States1965-02-20Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Astro Covers) cachet (same) on coverRanger-8 impact on Moon
United States1965-02-20Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Astro Covers) cachet (different picture) on coverRanger-8 impact on Moon
United States1965-02-20Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Astro Covers) cachet (same) on coverRanger-8 impact on Moon
Ranger-8 (anniversaries)
Germany (West)1967-02-17BochumCancel and (printed and red rubber-stamp) cachet on cover2nd anniv. Ranger-8 launch
Germany (West)1967-02-18BochumCancel and (printed) cachet on cover2nd anniv. Ranger-8 launch
1965-03-21: Ranger-9
United States1965-03-21Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverRanger-9 launch; also "Ranger-I" — "Ranger-IX" (in text)
United States1965-03-21Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers) cachet on coverRanger-9 launch
United States1965-03-21Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on coverRanger-9 launch
United States1965-03-21Cape Canaveral FL(C. Swanson purple rubber-stamp) cachet on coverRanger-9 launch
United States1965-03-21Satellite Beach FL(Swanson/DuBeau? black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverRanger-9 launch
United States1965-03-21Cape Canaveral FL(Purple rubber-stamp) cachet on coverRanger-9 launch
United States1965-03-21Satellite Beach FL(Rank velvet) cachet on coverRanger-9 launch
United States1965-03-21Satellite Beach FL(Rank velvet) cachet on cover (with extra magenta rubber-stamp)Ranger-9 launch
United States1965-03-21Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on cover, also insertRanger-9 launch; also "Ranger-7" and "Ranger-8" (in insert text)
United States1965-03-22Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on cover, also insertRanger-9 launch; also "Ranger-7" and "Ranger-8" (in insert text)
Ranger-9 (events)
United States1965-03-24Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers) cachet on coverRanger-9 telecasts scenes
United States1965-03-24Pasadena CA(Astro Covers) cachet (same) on coverRanger-9 telecasts scenes
Ranger-9 (anniversaries)
Romania1990-03-24Botosani(Printed) cachet on cover25th anniv. Ranger-9 launch
Romania2000-03-24Ploesti(Printed) cachet on cover35th anniv. Ranger-9 launch
Ranger (on other than Ranger launch covers)
United States1966-09-20Patrick AFB, FL(Sarzin) cachet on Surveyor-2 launch cover
United States1967-12-13Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on Pioneer-8 and TETR-1 launch coverRanger-3/4/5 type4
United States1968-01-22Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on Apollo-5 launch cover"Ranger photo" (in text)
United States1968-01-22Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on Apollo-5 launch cover
United States1968-11-08Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on Pioneer-9 and TETR-2 launch cover, also annotatedRanger-1/2 type

4Ranger-3, 4, and 5 had spherical probes on top that were launched to the surface of the Moon to send back seismographic information.


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