Rhyolite

Rhyolite-series
satellites


This page contains philatelic information on Rhyolite-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.

The Rhyolite series was also knows as the Aquacade series.

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)
Rhyolite (NRO) Rhyolite (NRO) Rhyolite (NRO)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Rhyolite (NRO)
No (non-launch cover) postal items found


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Rhyolite (NRO)
1970-06-19: Rhyolite-1
United States1970-06-19Cape Canaveral FL(Swanson blue and magenta rubber-stamp) cachet on coverRhyolite-1 launch ("super spy satellite")
United States1970-06-19Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverRhyolite-1 launch ("secret spy satellite")
United States1970-06-19Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney purple and black) cachet on coverRhyolite-1 launch
United States1970-06-19Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on coverRhyolite-1 launch (super-spy satellite")
1973-03-06: Rhyolite-2
United States1973-03-06Kennedy Space Center FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on coverRhyolite-2 launch ("spy satellite")
United States1973-03-06?Cape Canaveral FL?(Centennial) cachet on coverRhyolite-2 launch ("secret satellite")
United States1973-03-06Patrick AFB, FL(Whitney black and purple) cachet on coverRhyolite-2 launch
United States1973-03-06Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on coverRhyolite-2 launch ("secret spy satellite")
1977-12-11: Rhyolite-3
United States1977-12-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverRhyolite-3 launch ("highly classified spy satellite")
1978-04-07: Rhyolite-4
United States1978-04-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverRhyolite-4 launch ("secret satellite")
United States1978-04-07Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney black and blue) cachet on coverRhyolite-4 launch
United States1978-04-07Satellite Beach FL(Whitney black and blue) cachet on coverRhyolite-4 launch


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