SPAS-1

Shuttle PAllet Satellite
(SPAS) series


This page contains philatelic information on the Shuttle PAllet Satellite (SPAS) series. 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)
SPAS SPAS SPAS


Below is a list of Shuttle PAllet Satellite (SPAS) series postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Shuttle PAllet Satellite (SPAS)
Guinea Republic930a (BL141A)
i930a (BL141B)
In (lower) margin of SS1 (930)
In (lower) margin of imperforate SS1 (i930)
1985Shown with Space Shuttle
St. Vincent1165 (Mi1212)1989Shown with Space Shuttle
St. Vincent1165 specimenOverprinted "specimen"


Below is a list of Shuttle PAllet Satellite (SPAS) series launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Shuttle PAllet Satellite (SPAS)
1983-06-18: SPAS-1 (and Anik-C2 and Palapa-B1 from STS-7)
United States1983-06-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-7 launch
United States1983-06-18
1983-10-08
Detroit MI
Dearborn Heights MI
(Sally Ride Paper Doll) cachet on coverSTS-7 launch
Wolvpex 1982
United States1983-06-19Cape Canaveral FL(Zaso silk/IASP no.58) cachet on coverAnik-C2 (mis-spelled "Amik-C" in text, Telesat-7) deployed, Palapa-B1 deployed
United States1983-06-19Cape Canaveral FL(Printed) cachet on coverAnik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed, Palapa-B1 deployed
United States1983-06-22Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSPAS-1 deployed
United States1983-06-22Houston TX(Zaso silk/IASP no.59) cachet on coverSPAS-1 deployed
United States1983-06-22
1981-05-21
Houston TX
Kennedy Space Center FL
(First Rank/Space Voyage) cachet on cover
FDC
SPAS-1 deployed
USA 1914 FDC
1984-02-03: SPAS-1A (and Westar-6 and Palapa-B2 from STS-41B)
United States1984-02-03Downey CACancel and (printed) cachet on coverSTS-41B launch
United States1984-02-03Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverWestar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverWestar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03
1984-02-03
Houston TX
Kennedy Space Center FL
(?) cachet on coverWestar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-06Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 deployed
United States1984-02-06Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 deployed
United States1984-02-06
1984-11-12
Houston TX
Houston TX
(SCCS) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 deployed
Palapa-B2 recovered
1991-04-28: SPAS-2 (and GLOMR?/MPEC from STS-39)
United States1991-04-28Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet (and signatures) on coverSPAS-2 deployed
1993-09-12: ORFEUS-SPAS-1 (and ACTS from STS-51)
United States1993-09-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Rubber-stamp mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-51 launch and ACTS deployed
United States1993-09-12Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-51 launch and ACTS deployed
United States1993-09-12
1993-09-12
Kennedy Space Center FL
Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX
(Green printed and cyan rubber-stamp) cachets on coverSTS-51 launch and ACTS deployed
United States1993-09-13Houston TX(Typed and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverORFEUS deployed
United States1993-09-13Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverORFEUS deployed
United States1993-09-19Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverORFEUS captured
United States1993-09-21Houston TX(Typed and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on cover"Tenth day of flight"
United States1993-09-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Color photo and mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-51 landing
1994-11-03: CRISTA-SPAS-1 (and ATLAS-3 payload4 from STS-66)
United States1994-11-03Kennedy Space Center FL(ATLAS patch) cachet on coverSTS-66 launch and CRISTA-SPAS-1 deployed
United States1994-11-03Kennedy Space Center FL(STS-66 mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-66 launch and CRISTA-SPAS-1 deployed
United States1994-11-03Wallops Island VA(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-66 launch and CRISTA-SPAS-1 deployed
United States1994-11-03Houston TX(JSC green printed) cachet on coverSTS-66 launch and CRISTA-SPAS-1 deployed
1996-11-19: ORFEUS-SPAS-2 (and WSF-3 from STS-80)
United States1996-11-19WSMR, NM(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-80 launch
United States1996-11-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk and medallion) cachet on coverSTS-80 launch
United States1996-11-19Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-80 launch
United States1996-11-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-80 launch
United States1996-11-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet (slightly different) on coverSTS-80 launch
United States1996-11-25Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverWSF-3 berthing
United States1996-12-04Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverORFEUS-SPAS-2 capture
United States1996-12-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Brown printed) cachet on coverSTS-80 landing
1997-08-07: CRISTA-SPAS-2 (from STS-85)
United States1997-08-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-85 launch
United States1997-08-07Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-85 launch
United States1997-08-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-85 launch
United States1997-08-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Brown printed) cachet on coverSTS-85 launch
United States1997-08-08Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on cover"Manipulator flight demonstration"
United States1997-08-16Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverCRISTA-SPAS captured
United States1997-08-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-85 landing


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