SBIRS-Geo

Space Based InfraRed Sensor
(SBIRS)-series satellites


This page contains philatelic information on the Space Based InfraRed Sensor (SBIRS) 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 SBIRS-series satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Space Based InfraRed Sensor (SBIRS)
Maldive Islands3221b (Mi5356)One of MS4 (3221 (a-d)) (Mi5355-5358)2014
Maldive Islands3221 fdc (Mi5355-5358 fdc)MS4 on FDC
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)2013"SBIRS-Geo"-2


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Space Based InfraRed Sensor (SBIRS)
2011-05-07: SBIRS-Geo-1
United States2011-05-07Cape Canaveral FL(Lollini) cachet on coverSBIRS-Geo-1 launch
United States2011-05-07Cape Canaveral FL(Mission 57) cachet on cover, also backSBIRS-Geo-1 launch
2017-01-20: SBIRS-Geo-3
United States2017-01-20Cape Canaveral FL(Lollini) cachet on coverSBIRS-Geo-3 launch
2017-09-24: SBIRS-Heo-4 / NROL-42
Finland2017-09-241Kerava(SV) cachet on coverNROL-42 (SBIRS-Heo-4) launch
Finland2017-09-241Kerava(SV) cachet (slightly different) on coverNROL-42 (SBIRS-Heo-4) launch

1These Kerava, Finland, cancels read "xx.xx.2117" in error, with year 2017 intended.


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