SFU

Space Flyer Unit (SFU)
satellite


This page contains philatelic information on the Space Flyer Unit (SFU) 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.

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)
SFU
(Japan)
SFU
(Japan)
SFU
(Japan)


Below is a list of Space Flyer Unit (SFU) satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Space Flyer Unit (SFU) (Japan)
Maldive Islands1580 (Mi1600)1991"SFU" recovered


Below is a list of Space Flyer Unit (SFU) satellite launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Space Flyer Unit (SFU) (Japan)
1995-03-18: SFU (and GMS-5 / Himawari-5) [rocket-launched]
Japan1995-03-18Minamitane(Watanabe) cachet on coverSFU launch
Japan1995-03-18Tsukubagakuen(Watanabe) cachet on coverSFU launch
Japan1995-03-18Tsukubagakuen(Space Voyage gren and pink) cachet on coverSFU launch
Japan1995-03-18Tsukubagakuen (scenic cancel)(Space Voyage purple and pink) cachet on coverSFU launch
1996-01-11: SFU recovered (and SPARTAN-206 / OAST Flyer deployed from STS-72)
United States1996-01-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-72 launch
United States1996-01-11
1996-01-20
Kennedy Space Center FL
Kennedy Space Center FL
(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-72 launch
STS-72 landing
United States1996-01-13Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSFU recovered


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