SELENE

SELenological and ENgineering Explorer
(SELENE) satellite


This page contains philatelic information on the SELenological and ENgineering Explorer (SELENE) 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.

SELENE is also known as Kaguya, the name of a lunar princess in an ancient Japanese folktale.

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 SELenological and ENgineering Explorer (SELENE) satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
SELenological and ENgineering Explorer (SELENE) (JAXA)
Bhutan1290f (Mi2124)One of MS6 (1290 (a-f))2000"SELENE" / Kaguya
Central African RepublicMi3819One of MS4 (Mi3817-3820)2012"SELENE" / "Kaguya"
Central African RepublicMi3817-3120_ms4 fdcMS4 on FDC
Central African RepublicBL978In (right) margin of SS1
Central African RepublicBL978 fdcSS1 on FDC
Guinea RepublicMi5141One of MS3 (Mi5139-5141)2007"Mission lunaire japonaise SELENE"
Guinea RepublicMi5139-5141_ms3 fdcMS3 on FDC


Below is a list of SELenological and ENgineering Explorer (SELENE) satellite launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
SELenological and ENgineering Explorer (SELENE) (JAXA)
2007-09-14: SELENE
United States2007-09-13Colorado Springs CO, Peterson AFB(Printed) cachet on coverSELENE / Kaguya launch
Japan2007-09-14Tanegashima(Watanabe) cachet on coverSELENE / Kaguya launch
SELENE (events)
United States2007-09-14Pasadena CA(Printed) cachet on cover"orbit injection error correction maneuver"
United States2007-11-13GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Printed) cachet on cover"Earthrise in high definition"
United States2007-11-13GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Printed) cachet (different) on cover"Earthset in high definition"
United States2008-04-05Pasadena CA(Printed) cachet on cover"Earthrise by HDTV"


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