CS-1

Sakura / CS
series


This page contains philatelic information on Sakura / CS (Communications Satellite) 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)
Sakura / CS (Japan) Sakura / CS (Japan) Sakura / CS (Japan)


Below is a list of Sakura / CS-series postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Sakura / CS (Japan)
Central African Republic1107b (BL_A580A)
i1107b (BL_A580B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (1107)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1107)
1996"Sakura-3B"
Japan1550-1551 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Japan Philatelic Society) cachet on FDC1983Sakura-1/2 type
Japan2425 (Mi2253)1994
Libya1306d (Mi1662)One of MS6 (1306 (a-f)) (Mi1659-1664)1986Sakura-2
SpainNone(Printed) cachet on cover1984"CS" (in text only)
ZaireMi1242A-1243A ms2
Mi1242B-1243B ms2
In (upper-right) margin of MS2 (Mi1242A-1243A)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate MS2 (Mi1242B-1243B)
1996"Sakura-3B"


Below is a list of Sakura / CS-series launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Sakura / CS (Japan)
1977-12-15: Sakura-1 / CS-1
United States1977-12-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverCS-1 launch
United States1977-12-14Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverCS-1 launch
United States1977-12-14Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers, no logo) cachet on coverCS-1 launch (but Explorer-38/49 type depicted)
Japan
United States
1977-12-14
1977-02-23
Cape Canaveral FL
Tsukubagakuen (scenic cancel)
(Space Voyage) cachet on coverCS-1 launch
ETS-2 launch
1983-08-05: Sakura-2b / CS-2b
Japan1983-07-06Tanegashima(Space Voyage) cachet on coverCS-2b launch
Japan1983-07-06Tsukubagakuen(Space Voyage, unusual) cachet on coverCS-2b launch
1988-02-19: Sakura-3a / CS-3a
Japan1988-02-19Tsukubagakuen(Space Voyage) cachet on coverCS-3a launch
United States1988-02-19Greenbelt MD(Space Voyage) cachet on coverCS-3a launch


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