Stella

STARLET (STARLETTE)
and Stella


This page contains philatelic information on the STARLET (Satellite de Taille Adaptée avec Réflecteurs Laser por les Etudes de la Terre) and Stella 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)
STARLET
(France)
STARLET (France) STARLET
France)
STARLET (on other than STARLET launch covers)
Stella (France) Stella (France) Stella (France)


Below is a list of STARLET and Stella postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
STARLET (STARLETTE) (France)
FranceNoneFolder1975"STARLETTE" (in text only)
RwandaUnknown c (Mi?)
Unknown ic
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2012"STARLET"
RwandaUnknown proofSigned-proof MS4
RwandaUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 and cachet on FDC
SpainNone(Printed) cachet on cover1984"STARLET" (in text only)
Stella (France)
SomaliaUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
In (upper-left) margin of MS4 (a-d)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2001"Stella"
SomaliaUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
In (upper-left) margin of MS4 (4x a)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS4 (4x ia)
SomaliaUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
In (upper-left) margin of MS4 (4x b)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS4 (4x ib)
SomaliaUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
In (upper-left) margin of MS4 (4x c)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS4 (4x ic)
SomaliaUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
In (upper-left) margin of MS4 (4x d)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS4 (4x id)
SomaliaUnknown1 proofs1MS4, progressive-proofs
SomaliaUnknown1 proofs2MS4, progressive-proofs (different)
SomaliaUnknown2 proofsMS4 (different), progressive-proofs
SomaliaUnknown1 fdc
Unknown1 ifdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
SomaliaUnknown1 fdc2MS4 on FDC (different)
SomaliaUnknown3 ifdcImperforate MS4 on FDC
SomaliaUnknown5 fdcMS4 on FDC


Below is a list of STARLET and Stella launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
1975-02-06: STARLET (STARLETTE) (France)
French Guiana1975-02-06Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverSTARLET launch
STARLET (on other than STARLET launch covers)
French Guiana1975-03-12Kourou(Lollini) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover"STARLET"
French Guiana1975-03-12Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover
1993-09-25: Stella (and SPOT-3 and OSCAR-25/28 and Healthsat-2)
French Guiana1993-09-25Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverStella launch (SPOT-3 depicted)
French Guiana1993-09-25Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverStella launch
French Guiana1993-09-25Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverStella launch (Unknown depiction)


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