Shuttle-related

Space Shuttle and
un-manned satellites
(both appearing together)

Shuttle-related

This page contains philatelic information on the Space Shuttle and un-manned 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.

This page contains only postal items on which both the Space Shuttle and at least one un-manned satellite appear together on the same item. Their appearance together must be on a single stamp or on a souvenir sheet containing only one stamp. For each item listed below, Space Shuttle-related satellites are separated from those with an implied relationship to the Space Shuttle, but that are not directly related to the Space Shuttle. (When the Space Shuttle and an un-manned satellite appear on separate stamps of a souvenir sheet or strip of more than one stamp, their appearance together does not necessarily imply that the Space Shuttle and un-manned satellite are related. Therefore, those items are excluded.) A master list of un-manned satellites including acronyms and full names is available.

This page does not include any of the International Space Station (ISS) modules or construction equipment, or any of the manned aspects of Space Shuttle missions.

For additional examples of unknown-identity or fantasy-design satellites, those not launched by the Space Shuttle, see the unknown-identity, fantasy-design, or canceled satellites 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)
Space Shuttle-related Space Shuttle and satellite Space Shuttle and satellite
Summary and cross-references for fantasy-design satellites
(for which two or more entries are found in separate sets of items)
Shuttle and satellite (on other than Shuttle-related launch covers)


Below is a list of Space Shuttle and un-manned satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueSpace ShuttleShuttle-related Satellites*Non-Shuttle-related Satellites*
Space Shuttle and un-manned satellites
AbkhaziaUnlisted b (Mi unlisted)From MS6 (a-f)1996UnspecifiedUnknown (released)
AbkhaziaUnlisted d (Mi unlisted)UnspecifiedUnknown (captured)
AbkhaziaMi349One of MS8 (Mi346-353 + label)1999 UnspecifiedGalileo (with booster attached)
Algeria1174 (Mi1279-1288)On two (c and j) of booklet pane of 10 (1174 (a-j + 2 labels))2000UnspecifiedUnknown
Angola939 (Mi1001)One of MS2 (939a (938-939)) (Mi1000-1001)1995Unspecified"Intelsat"-7
Angola1115 (BL70)SS11999Discovery"SBS-4"
Ascension945 (Mi1042)On all stamps and in (lower-left) margin of MS8 (945a (8x 945))2008Unspecified"Hubble Space Telescope"
Australia972-973 fdc (Mi956-957 fdc)(Wesley) cachet on FDC1986Discovery or Atlantis"Aussat"
Australia1908+1912 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Alpha) cachet on FDC2000UnspecifiedHST
Australia2740a strip fdcGutter strip and (Wesley) cachet on FDC2007UnspecifiedHST
Australia2740c fdcBooklet pane of 5 and (Wesley) cachet (different) on FDC
Australia2741a fdcBooklet pane of 2 and (Wesley) cachet (different) on FDC
Australia2742 fdc1MS6 and (Wesley) cachet (different) on FDC
Australia2742 fdc2MS6 and (Wesley) cachet (different) on FDC (overprinted)
Austria1219 cancel (Mi1715 cancel)Cancel1984UnspecifiedVega
Austria1291 scCancel (same) on souvenir card1984UnspecifiedVega
BahamasKM171$5. (silver coin)1994ChallengerSMM
Barbados977 (BL38)SS12000UnspecifiedEarly Bird
Belize813b (Mi877)One of strip of 3 (813 (a-c)) (Mi876-878), or three of MS9 (813d (3x (813 (a-c))))1986UnspecifiedHST
Belize812a-c+813a-c fdcOne of six stamps on FDC
Bulgaria3623 (Mi3912)1991"Challenger"Manipulator arm and unknown
Bulgaria3624 (Mi3913)"Discovery"HST
Bulgaria3625 (Mi3914)"Atlantis"Magellan
Bulgaria3627 (Mi3916)"Atlantis"Galileo
Central African RepublicC208 (BL49)
iC208
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
1979UnspecifiedManipulator arm and cylindrical fantasy (with booster attached)11; see all items with this designNimbus, Voyager
Central African RepublicC208 fdcSS1 on FDC
Central African Republic413a (BL72)In (lower-left) margin of SS1 (413)1980UnspecifiedUnknown/fantasy payload10 (in cargo bay)
Central African Republic414a (BL73)In (lower-left) margin of SS1 (414)
Central African Republic415a (BL74)In (lower-left) margin of SS1 (415)
Central African Republic416a (BL75)In (lower-left) margin of SS1 (416)
Central African RepublicC221a (BL76)In (lower-left) margin of SS1 (C221)
Central African RepublicC222 (Mi668A)
iC222 (Mi668B)

Imperforate
Central African RepublicC222a (BL77)On stamp and in (lower-left) margin of SS1 (C222)
Central African RepublicC223B (BL79, Mi671)
iC223B
SS1
Imperforate SS1
Central African RepublicC223B not-goldC223B without gold foil
Central African RepublicC235 (Mi692)
iC235

Imperforate
1980UnspecifiedUnknown/fantasy payload10 (in cargo bay)
Central African RepublicC235a (BL95)On stamp of SS1 (C235)
Central African RepublicC268Ab (BL180)In (right) margin of SS1 (C268A)1982UnspecifiedUnknown/fantasy payload10 (in cargo bay)
Central African RepublicC268B (BL181A)
iC268B (BL181B)

Imperforate
UnspecifiedHST
Central African Republic534 (Mi861A)
i534 (Mi861B)

Imperforate
1982UnspecifiedFuture space station module (in cargo bay)
Central African Republic534 fdcStamp on FDC
Central African Republic534a (BL202)SS1 (534)
Central African RepublicC279Ac (BL208)SS1 (C279A)UnspecifiedFuture space station (in right margin)"L-Sat" / Olympus (on stamp)
Central African Republic659 (Mi1038A)
i659 (Mi1038B)

Imperforate
1984"Challenger"SMM repair
Central African Republic659 fdcStamp on FDC
Central African Republic659a (BL286)
i659a
On stamp of SS1 (659)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i659)
Central African Republici662b (Mi1036-1041)On one of imperforate MS6 (657-662)
Central African Republic663 (BL283A)
i663 (BL283B)
In (surrounding) margin of SS1
In (surrounding) margin of imperforate SS1
UnspecifiedUARS, HST repair, Intelsat-6Explorer-66 / "COBE" (early-design)3, ATS-2/4/5 type
Central African Republic761 (Mi1165A)
i761 (Mi1165B)

Imperforate
1985Discovery (on stamp), Challenger (in surrounding margin)Palapa-B2 and Westar-6 recovered (one is depicted, both in text, on stamp), SMM repair6 (in surrounding margin)
Central African Republic761a (BL347A)
i761a (BL347B)
On stamp and in (surrounding) margin of SS1 (761)
On stamp and in (surrounding) margin of imperforate SS1 (i761)
Central African Republic847 (Mi1272A)
i847 (Mi1272B)

Imperforate
1987Hermes space plane7 (not Space Shuttle)"EURECA"
Central African Republic847a (BL411)
i847a
SS1 (847)
Imperforate SS1 (i847)
ChadNone essayUn-issued essay198xUnspecifiedManipulator arm and fantasy-design telescope8; see all items with this design
Chad435 (Mi954A)
i435 (Mi954B)

Imperforate
1983Unspecifiedfantasy telescope4; see all items with this design
Chad435a (BL145A)
i435a (BL145B)
On stamp of SS1 (435)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i435)
Chad437 (Mi956A)
i437 (Mi956B)

Imperforate
ColumbiaSymphonie5, TDF or TV-Sat
Chad437a (BL147)SS1 (437)
Chad440 (BL143A)
i440 (BL143B)
SS1
Imperforate SS1
UnspecifiedVoyager
ChadMi2686A_ms2
Mi2686B_ms2
In (upper-left and lower-right) margins of MS2 (2x Mi2686A)
In (upper-left and lower-right) margins of imperforate MS2 (2x Mi2686B)
2014"Discovery"HST"Galileo" (ESA) (GPS)
ChadBL554A
BL554B
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
Comoro Islands278 (Mi372A)
i278 (Mi372B)

Imperforate
1977UnspecifiedUnknown/fantasy payload10 (in cargo bay)
Comoro Islands278a (BL111)SS1 (278)
Comoro Islands391 (Mi492)
i391

Imperforate
1978UnspecifiedUnknown/fantasy payload10 (in cargo bay)
Comoro Islands391a (BL189)
i391a
On stamp of SS1 (391)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i391)
Comoro Islands737 (Mi941A)
i737 (Mi941B)

Imperforate
1990UnspecifiedHST
Comoro Islands737 ds
i737 ds
Deluxe sheet (737)
Imperforate deluxe sheet (i737)
Comoro Islands737a (BL326A)
i737a (BL326B)
On stamp and in (upper-left) margin of SS1 (737)
On stamp and in (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i737)
UnspecifiedHSTExplorer-66/COBE (final-design)3
Comoro Islands741b (Mi941+945)
i741b
On one (737) of MS2 (737+741)
On one (i737) of imperforate MS2 (i737+i741)
UnspecifedHST
Comoro Islands790 (Mi996)
i790 (Mi996B)
More perforations than MS6 or SS11992"Endeavour"(possible) ISS module (in cargo bay)
Comoro Islands790_from_ms6 (Mi996)
i790_from_ms6 (Mi996B)
One of MS6 (795a (790-795)) (Mi996A-1001A)
One of imperforate MS6 (i795a (i790-i795)) (Mi996B-1001B)
Comoro Islands790b (BL373A)
i790b (BL373B)
On stamp and in (upper-left) margin of SS1 (790)
On stamp and in (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i790)
Congo (Democratic Republic)Unknown iss (BL?)Imperforate SS12006UnspecifiedHST
Congo (Democratic Republic)Unknown ss fdcSS1 (different) on FDC
Congo (Democratic Republic)Unknown iss fdcImperforate SS1 on FDC (different)
Congo (People's Republic)582 (Mi807A)
i582 (Mi807B)

Imperforate
1981Columbiafantasy telescope4; see all items with this design
Congo (People's Republic)582 dsImperforate deluxe sheet (582)
Congo (People's Republic)584 (BL27A)
i584 (BL27B)
In (upper-right and lower-right) margins of SS1
In (upper-right and lower-right) margins of imperforate SS1
ColumbiaManipulator arm and fantasy (in upper-right margin); manipulator arm and quasi-cylindrical fantasy (with booster attached)12 (in lower-right margin); see all items with this design
Congo (People's Republic)725 (BL36)In (right) margin of SS1, 584 overprinted1985ColumbiaManipulator arm and fantasy (in upper-right margin); manipulator arm and quasi-cylindrical fantasy (with booster attached)12 (in lower-right margin); see all items with this design
Cook IslandsKM-unknown$5. (silver coin), also obverse2014"Atlantis", "Challenger", "Columbia", "Discovery", "Endeavour", "Enterprise"HST (with Discovery), Unknown (with Atlantis)
DjiboutiC149a (BL46A)
iC149a (BL46B)
On stamp and in (upper-left) margin of SS1 (C149) (Mi312)
On stamp and in (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (iC149)
1981"Columbia"
DjiboutiC151a (BL50A)
iC151a (BL50B)
On stamp and in (upper-left) margin of SS1 (C151) (Mi317), C149a overprinted
On stamp and in (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (iC151), iC149a overprinted
1981"Columbia"HST
DjiboutiC150a (BL?A)
iC150a (BL?B)
In (right) margin of SS1 (C150)
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1 (iC150)
1981ColumbiaFantasy
DjiboutiC152a (BL?A)
iC152a (BL?B)
In (right) margin of SS1 (C152), C150a overprinted
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1 (iC152), iC150a overprinted
1981ColumbiaFantasy
Dominica1207e (Mi1266)One of MS6 (1207 (a-f)) (Mi1262-1267)1989Unspecified(possible) ISS module (in cargo bay)
Fort Myers FL (USA)LocalImperforate local post1986ChallengerSMM repair
FranceNoneCachet on cover1977UnspecifiedUnknown
GabonUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
In (upper) margin of SS1
In (upper) margin of imperforate SS1
2009UnspecifiedHST
GabonUnknown ss fdc
Unknown iss fdc
SS1 on FDC
Imperforate SS1 on FDC
GabonUnknown ss o/p (BL? o/p)
Unknown iss o/p
In (upper) margin of SS1 overprinted in gold
In (upper) margin of imperforate SS1 overprinted in gold
GabonUnknown ss o/p fdc
Unknown iss o/p fdc
SS1 overprinted in gold on FDC
Imperforate SS1 overprinted in gold on FDC
GabonUnknown d (Mi?)
Unknown id
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2015"STS-46" / "Atlantis""TSS"
GabonUnknown proofSigned-proof MS4
GabonUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
GabonUnknown a-d fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
GabonUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
MS4 (a-d)
Imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2017"STS-46" / "Atlantis"TSS-1 (on stamp 'b' with its tether extending back to the shuttle in stamp 'a')
"EURECA" (in lower-right margin)
GabonUnknown proofSigned-proof MS4
GabonUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
GabonUnknown a-d fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Germany (West)NoneImperforate cinderella1977Unspecified(possible) unknownNimbus, Pioneer-10/11 type, Viking orbiter, Sputnik-1, Luna-15/16 or -18 or -20 type
Great Britain1000-1001 fdc (Mi927-928 fdc)Cachet on FDC, also back1982UnspecifiedQuasi-cylindrical fantasy (one end in cargo bay)13; see all items with this design
Great BritainNoneCachet on cover1997"Discovery" and "Endeavour"1 (in text)"Hubble Telescope refurbishment"
Great BritainNoneCancel1999Unspecified"Hubble Telescope" (in text only)
Great BritainNoneCachet on cover2003"Discovery"HST
Grenada846 (Mi893)1978UnspecifiedTwo manipulator arms and fantasy
Grenada1074 (Mi1120)1981UnspecifiedFantasy and tethers
Grenada1077 (BL99)UnspecifiedFuture space station module (in cargo bay)
Grenada3700b (Mi6116)One of MS6 (3700 (a-f)) (Mi6115-6118)2009"Atlantis"HST service mission
Guinea Republic930a (BL141A)
i930a (BL141B)
On stamp and in (lower) margin of SS1 (930)
On stamp and in (lower) margin of imperforate SS1 (i930)
1985"Challenger""SPAS"
Guinea Republic931 (BL135A)
i931 (BL135B)
SS1
Imperforate SS1
Unspecified"Palapa-B2"
Guinea Republic1212 (Mi1400A)
i1212 (Mi1400B)

Imperforate
1992"Endeavour""Intelsat-6"
Guinea Republic1212a (BL438)On stamp and in (upper-right) margin of SS1 (1212)
Guinea Republic2237 (BL807A)
i2237 (BL807B)
In (left) margin of SS1
In (left) margin of imperforate SS1
2003UnspecifiedHST
Guinea RepublicBL990SS12006UnspecifiedHSTViking lander
Guinea RepublicBL1584A
BL1584B
On stamp and in (upper) margin of SS1
On stamp and in (upper) margin of imperforate SS1
2008"STS-122" / "Atlantis"HSO
Guinea RepublicMi7613-7618_ms6On each stamp (text) and in (lower) margin (text) of MS6 (Mi7613-7618)2010UnspecifiedHST
Guinea RepublicMi7613-7618_ms6 fdcMS6 on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL1971In (upper-right) margin of SS12011Challenger"TDRS-8"
Guinea-Bissau413Bd (BL176A)
i413Bd (BL176B)
SS1 (413B)
Imperforate SS1 (i413B)
1981UnspecifiedMeteosat, Giotto, EXOSAT
Guinea-Bissau413B+413Bd fdcSS1 on FDC
Guinea-Bissau413Cd (BL177A)
i413Cd (BL177B)
SS1 (413C)
Imperforate SS1 (i413C)
UnspecifiedHST
Guinea-Bissau689 (BL268)SS11986"Challenger""Giotto", "Vega", Planet-A / "Suisei"
Guinea-BissauBL532In (right) margin of SS12005ChallengerSMM repair
Guinea-BissauBL556SS12006UnspecifiedGalileoVoyager, Sputnik-1
Guinea-BissauBL556 fdcSS1 on FDC
Guyana3506 (BL674)On stamp and in (surrounding) margin of SS12000Challenger"Solar Max" (SMM) repair"CRRES"
Guyana3506 proofImperforate proof
Guyana3506 proof fdcImperforate proof and cachet (same design) on FDC
Hungary2977 (Mi3810A)
i2977 (Mi3810B)

Imperforate
1986Unspecified (STS-35 or STS-67)Astro payload10
Ireland833 (Mi760)From MS10 (833a (10x 833))1991UnspecifiedHST
Ireland832-833 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
Isle of Man (Great Britain)468 (Mi464)One of pair (469a (468-469)) (Mi464-465)1991UnspecifiedIntelsat-5, Voyager
Isle of Man (Great Britain)471 (Mi467)One of pair (471a (470-471)) (Mi466-467)UnspecifiedIntelsat-6
Isle of Man (Great Britain)469a+471a fdcTwo of four stamps on FDC
ItalyNoneAerogramme1992AtlantisTSS-1
Ivory Coast585 (Mi680)
i585

Imperforate
1981UnspecifiedViking lander
Ivory Coast585 ds (BL none)Imperforate deluxe sheet (585)
Ivory Coast585-586 fdcOne of two stamps and cachet on FDC
Ivory Coast587 (Mi682)
i587

Imperforate
UnspecifiedQuasi-cylindrical fantasy (one end in cargo bay)13; see all items with this design
Ivory Coast587 ds (BL none)Imperforate deluxe sheet (587)
Ivory Coast588 (Mi683)
i588

Imperforate
UnspecifiedManipulator arm and fantasy-design telescope8; see all items with this design
Ivory Coast588 ds (BL none)Imperforate deluxe sheet (588)
Ivory Coast587-588 fdcTwo stamps and cachet on FDC
Ivory Coast587_ds o/pImperforate deluxe sheet (587) overprinted1993UnspecifiedQuasi-cylindrical fantasy (one end in cargo bay)13; see all items with this design
Ivory Coast588_ds o/pImperforate deluxe sheet (588) overprinted1993UnspecifiedManipulator arm and fantasy-design telescope8; see all items with this design
Korea (North)3585 (Mi3881-3885)
i3585
In (upper-right) margin of MS5 (3585 (a-e))
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate MS5 (i3585 (a-e))
1996UnspecifiedFantasy-design telescope
Korea (North)3585 fdcMS5 on FDC
Lesotho319d (Mi327)One of strip of 5 (319 (a-e)) (Mi324-328)1981ColumbiaFantasy
Malagasy Republic970a (BL136)
i970a
In (right) margin of SS1 (970)
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i970)
1990Atlantis"Magellan"
Malagasy Republic1045 (Mi1345A)
i1045 (Mi1345B)
One of MS6 (1050a (1045-1050)) (Mi1345-1350)1992UnspecifiedHST repair
Malagasy Republic1045b (BL176A)
i1045b (BL176B)
SS1 (1045)
Imperforate SS1 (i1045)
Malagasy Republic1540f (Mi2516)One of MS6 (1540 (a-f)) (Mi2511-2516)2000astronaut (Discovery not depicted)Westar-6 recovered
Malagasy RepublicUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2015Unspecified"Hubble"
Maldive Islands1580 (Mi1600)1991EndeavourSFU recovered
Marshall Islands86+label (Mi62+label)One of strip of 5 (90a (86-90) + 5 labels) (Mi62-66)1985Unspecified (STS-35 or STS-67)"Astro-Telescope" payload10, HST (in cachet)
Marshall Islands90a fdcOne of five stamps on FDC
Marshall Islands392 (Mi350)One of block of 4 (394a (391-394)) (Mi349-352)1991ColumbiaLDEF recovered
Marshall Islands392 fdcStamp on FDC
Marshall Islands394a fdcMS4 on FDC
Marshall Islands864b (Mi1958)One of strip of 5 (864 (a-e)) (Mi1957-1961)2005"Discovery"HST
Marshall Islands1001a (Mi2795)One of MS7 (1001 (a-g) + 8 labels) (Mi2795-2801)2011UnspecifiedManipulator arm and unknown
Marshall IslandsUnknown s (Mi?)One of MS20 (a-t)2016UnspecifiedLDEF
MauritaniaC202 (Mi715A)
iC202 (Mi715B)

Imperforate
1981UnspecifiedFantasy (in cargo bay)
MauritaniaC202 ds (BL none)Imperforate deluxe sheet (C202)
MauritaniaC203 (Mi716A)
iC203 (Mi716B)

Imperforate
UnspecifiedManipulator arm and cylindrical fantasy (with booster attached)11; see all items with this design
MauritaniaC203 ds (BL none)Imperforate deluxe sheet (C203)
MauritaniaC204 (Mi717A)
iC204 (Mi717B)

Imperforate
UnspecifiedManipulator arm and fantasy9; see all items with this design
MauritaniaC204 ds (BL none)Imperforate deluxe sheet (C204)
Mexico2706 (Mi?)One of pair (2707a (2706-2707))2010DiscoveryMorelos-1
Mexico2707a fdcOne of pair of stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Micronesia344p (Mi737)From MS20 (344 (a-t)) (Mi721-740)1999UnspecifiedExplorer-59/ISEE-3/ICE (not "SMM" repair, as in text)2
Micronesia344q (Mi738)ChallengerSMM repair (not Explorer-59 / ISEE-3 / "ICE", as in text)2
Micronesia346 (BL49)On stamp and into (right) margin of SS11999UnspecifiedHST
MordoviaLocal_aOne of local post MS6 (a-f)1998UnspecifiedHST
MordoviaLocal_ms fdcLocal post MS6 on FDC
Nevis1542b (Mi2303)One of MS6 (1542 (a-f)) (Mi2302-2307)2008UnspecifiedGalileo (with booster attached)
NigerC308 (Mi745)1981ColumbiaFantasy
NigerC309 (BL32)In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (Mi746)ColumbiaManipulator arm and fantasy-design telescope8 (of these items, this one is somewhat like SMM); see all items with this design
NigerC356 (BL46)SS1 (Mi927), C309 overprinted1985ColumbiaManipulator arm and fantasy-design telescope8 (of these items, this one is somewhat like SMM); see all items with this design
Niger962 (BL100)
i962
On stamp of SS1
On stamp of imperforate SS1
1997UnspecifiedHST"Sputnik"-1 (in upper-left margin)
Niger969 (BL102)
i969
In (upper-right) margin of SS1
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
1997"Columbia""Voyager-1"
Niger970a (BL104)
i970a
In (center) margin of MS2 (969-970)
In (center) margin of imperforate MS2 (i969-i970)
"TÚlescope Spatial""Voyager-1", "COBRAS-SAMBA", "Pioneer-10", "SOHO"
Niger1071d (Mi1886)
i1071d
One of MS4 (1071 (a-d)) (Mi1883-1886)
One of imperforate MS4 (i1071 (a-d))
2001UnspecifiedVoyager
Osetia (North)Local_fOne of local post MS6 (a-f)1997astronaut (Discovery not depicted)Westar-6 recovered
Osetia (North)Local_fdcMS6 on FDC
Palau453b+e (Mi1268+1271)From MS6 (453 (a-f)) (Mi1267-1272)1998EndeavourHST
Palau453f (Mi1272)
Palau456 (BL66)SS1"Discovery"
Ras Al KhaimaMi757A
Mi757B
1972UnspecifiedFantasy
Ras Al KhaimaMi757A ds
Mi757B ds
Deluxe sheet (Mi757)
RomaniaC261 (BL192)In (lower-right and upper-left) margins of SS1 (Mi3939)1983"Columbia"Manipulator arm and unknown"Sputnik-1"
RwandaUnknown c (Mi?)One of MS10 (a-j)2010Atlantis"Magellan" (one end in cargo bay)
Saudi Arabia936 (Mi809)1985STS-51G/Discovery (based on mission patch)Fantasy-design telescope8; see all items with this design
Saudi Arabia937 (Mi810)(none of the satellites deployed by this mission are depicted)
St. Thomas and Prince Islands790 (BL164)On stamp and in (lower-right) margin of SS11986"Challenger""Giotto", Planet-A / "Suisei", "Vega"
St. Thomas and Prince Islands1820 (BL637A)
i1820 (BL637B)
In (upper) margin of SS1
In (upper) margin of imperforate SS1
2008UnspecifiedExplorer-1
St. Thomas and Prince Islands1820 fdc
i1820 fdc
SS1 on FDC
Imperforate SS1 on FDC
St. Vincent1165 (Mi1212)1989ChallengerSPAS
St. Vincent1165 specimenOverprinted "specimen"
St. Vincent3085 (Mi5783-5786)
i3085
In (surrounding) margins of SS12003"STS-9", STS-35", and "STS-107" / "Columbia""Astro-1" payload10 (STS-35)
St. Vincent3086 (Mi5787-5790)
i3086
In (surrounding) margins of SS1"STS-55", STS-83", and "STS-103" / "Columbia""Astro" payload10 (STS-35 or STS-67)
St. Vincent Grenadines804 (BL79)SS11991UnspecifiedHST
St. Vincent Grenadines804 overprinted "specimen"SS1, overprinted "specimen"
St. Vincent Grenadines804 fdc1SS1 on FDC
St. Vincent Grenadines804 fdc2SS1 on FDC (different)
Sierra Leone1074h (Mi1264)From MS9 (1074 (a-i)) (Mi1257-1265)1989UnspecifiedWestar-6 or Palapa-B2 (based on "STS-10, 1984" (in text, probably referring to 10th Shuttle launch, STS-11)
Sierra Leone1074i (Mi1265)UnspecifiedHST
Sierra Leone1074h specimenFrom MS9 (1074 specimen (a-i))UnspecifiedWestar-6 or Palapa-B2 (based on "STS-10, 1984" (in text, probably referring to 10th Shuttle launch, STS-11)
Sierra Leone1074i specimenUnspecifiedHST
Sierra Leone1904d (Mi2624)One of MS6 (1904 (a-f)) (Mi2521-2626)1996"Challenger"Unknown/fantasy (in cargo bay)
SomaliaUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
SS1
Imperforate SS1
1999UnspecifiedSputnik-1
SomaliaUnknown iss fdcImperforate SS1 on FDC
SomaliaUnknown iss proofImperforate proof SS1
SomaliaUnknown iss proof fdcImperforate proof SS1 on FDC
SomaliaUnknown msMS7 (MS6 and SS1 combination)
Surinam589 (Mi968)1982ChallengerLDEF deployed
Surinam589 pair589 gutter-pair
Surinam588-590 fdcOne of three stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
TatarstanLocalOn more than one of local post MS6 (a-f)1998UnspecifiedHST
TogoC326 (Mi1252)1977UnspecifiedManipulator arm and fantasy-design telescope8; see all items with this design
TogoC327 (Mi1253)UnspecifiedManipulator arm and quasi-cylindrical fantasy (with booster attached)12; see all items with this design
TogoBL569SS12010Unspecified"GPS"/NAVSTAR, "Sputnik-1"
TogoBL569 fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
Uganda341 (BL33)On stamp and in (upper) margin of SS11982UnspecifiedHST
UkraineNoneCancel2005AtlantisMagellan
United Nations945 (Mi1075)Six stamps and in (lower) margin of MS6 (945a (6x 945))2007UnspecifiedSyncom-4/Leasat (also in cargo bay)GOES
United StatesNone(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover1973UnspecifiedNimbus (upper-right), Intelsat-4 (center-right)
United StatesNone(Printed) cachet on cover1977UnspecifiedTDRS-1/7 typeOSO-8, Explorer-53, Landsat, SMS/GOES, MOS-1
United StatesNone(Space Voyage) cachet on cover1977UnspecifiedManipulator arm and cylindrical fantasy (with booster attached)11; see all items with this design
United StatesUC51 fdc(ArtCraft) cachet on (USPS) aerogramme FDC1978UnspecifiedManipulator arm and quasi-cylindrical fantasy (with booster attached)12; see all items with this design
United StatesNone(Zaso/IASP no.13) cachet on cover1979"Enterprise"Manipulator arm and fantasy9; see all items with this design
United StatesNone(SCCS) cachet on cover1979UnspecifiedManipulator arm and fantasy9; see all items with this design
United StatesNone(Space Voyage) cachet on cover1979Unspecified"Neutral buoyancy simulator to test Space Telescope servicing"; (also HST depicted with no solar panels)
United States1556 cover (Mi1164 cover)(Hoff) cachet on cover1980UnspecifiedManipulator arm and fantasy9; see all items with this design
United States1914 (Mi1483)One of block of 8 (1919a (1912-1919)) (Mi1481-1488)1981UnspecifiedManipulator arm and fantasy; (different) fantasy-design telescope8 (on cachet of 1913-1914+1917-1918 fdc); see all items with this design
United States1914 fdc1Stamp and (Jim Butcher/Fleetwood) cachet on FDC, also back
United States1914 fdc2Stamp and (PCS golden-replica) cachet on FDC, also insert
United States1914 fdc3Stamp on FDC (Reader's Digest cachet)
United States1914 fdc4Stamp on FDC (First Rank/Space Voyage cachet)
United States1914 fdc+5073 fdcStamp and (Colorano silk) cachet on FDC
United States1914 maxi(Colorano silk) maxicard
United States1914-1915 fdcOne of two stamps and cachet on FDC
United States1913-1914+1917-1918 fdcOne of four stamps and (Jim Butcher/Fleetwood) cachet on FDC
United States1919a fdc1One of eight stamps and (ArtCraft) cachet on FDC
United States1919a fdc2One of eight stamps on FDC (Spectrum cachet)
United States1919a fdc3One of eight stamps and (Artmaster) cachet on FDC
United States1919a fdc4One of eight stamps on FDC (Butcher/Fleetwood cachet), also back
United States1919a folder1FDC folder (1919a)
United States1919a folder2Folder (1919a)
United StatesSP555(USPS) souvenir page (1919a)
United StatesCP143(USPS) commemorative panel (1919a)
United StatesNone(Parforex Station) cancel and cachet on cover1981UnspecifiedFantasy telescope (in cancel), HST (in cachet)
United StatesNone(Parforex Station) cancel (same) and cachet (same) and signature on cover1981UnspecifiedFantasy telescope (in cancel), HST (in cachet)
United StatesNone(Parforex Station) cancel (same) on cover1981UnspecifiedFantasy telescope
United StatesNone(Manphil) cancel and (PUOS) cachet on cover, also detail1983UnspecifiedUnknown/fantasy payload10 (in cargo bay)ATN-type/NOAA
United StatesNone(Manphil) cancel (in center) on cover, also detail1983UnspecifiedUnknown/fantasy payload10 (in cargo bay)ATN-type/NOAA
United StatesNone(SCCS) cachet on cover1986UnspecifiedManipulator arm and unknown/fantasy payload10 (in cargo bay)
United StatesNone(Mission Control Station, Houston TX) cancel1990"STS-31"R"Hubble Space Telescope"
United StatesNone(Mission Control Station, Houston TX) cancel (slightly different)1990"STS-31"R"Hubble Space Telescope"
United StatesNone(ATA Space Unit) cachet on cover1993UnspecifiedHST
United StatesNoneMedallion1997"STS-82" / "Discovery"HST
United StatesNoneMedallion?Unspecified (on reverse)HST
United States3188e fdc (Mi3175 fdc)(Space Voyage) cachet on FDC1999"STS-1", "STS-31"R, "STS-41D", "STS-93", "STS-95", "STS-103"HST, CXO, SPARTAN-201-F5
United States3189i fdc (Mi3233 fdc)(Space Voyage) cachet on FDC1999
United States3190a fdc1 (Mi3243 fdc1)(Space Voyage) cachet (different color) on FDC2000
United States3190a fdc2 (Mi3243 fdc2)(STS-103 Station) cancel and (Space Voyage) cachet (same) on FDC
United States3190a fdc3 (Mi3243 fdc3)(Space Voyage) cachet (different color) on FDC
United States3191h fdc (Mi3295 fdc)(Space Voyage) cachet (same) on FDC2000
United StatesCP537I back
CP537I
On back of (USPS) commemorative panel (3190)2000UnspecifiedHST (without solar panels)
United States3388 fdc1 (Mi3284 fdc1)Stamp and (Hubble Deep Field Station) cancel and (Space Voyage/First Rank) cachet on FDC2000"STS-31"R, "STS-61, 82, and 103"HST depicted (on stamp) and "HST" (in cancel and cachet)
United States3388 fdc2 (Mi3284 fdc2)Stamp and (Space Voyage/First Rank) cachet (same) on FDC (different cancel)"STS-31"R, "STS-61, 82, and 103"HST depicted (on stamp) and "HST" (on 2nd stamp and in cachet)
United StatesNone(10th Anniversary Station) cancel (Houston TX)2000UnspecifiedHST
United StatesNone(10th Anniversary Station) cancel (Greenbelt MD)2000UnspecifiedHST
United StatesNone(Edwin Hubble Station) cancel on cover2000UnspecifiedHST
United StatesNoneCancel2000UnspecifiedUnknown navigation/GPS
United States3410a fdc (Mi3367 fdc)(Space Voyage/First Rank) cachet on FDC2000"STS-41C"/Challenger"Solar Max" (SMM), "Ulysses""Mariner-10", "Voyager"
United States4226 fdc (Mi4338 fdc)(Carpe Diem) cachet on FDC2008UnspecifiedHST
Vietnam2361 (Mi2436A)
i2361 (Mi2426B)

Imperforate
1992UnspecifiedHST

*These last two columns are used to separate the un-manned satellites that appear together with the Space Shuttle (on the postal item) into two groups: those that are Shuttle-related and those that are not Shuttle-related.

1As incorrectly noted on this item, the Space Shuttle Endeavour mission of 11 February 2000 (STS-99) had nothing to do with HST.
2The captions on Micronesia 344p and 344q are transposed: SMM repair (STS-41C), and Explorer-59/ISEE-3/ICE.
3COBE (early-design) was intended for Space Shuttle launch; COBE (final-design) was intended for rocket launch.
4A fantasy-design telescope somewhat similar to Chandra/CXO is shown in an early-design stage, most likely due to the pre-launch date of these items, when the design was not finalized. A good example of this satellite is found on Chad 435.
5The solar panels on this satellite are not identical to those on Symphonie.
6Two Space Shuttle missions are merged on Central Africa 761a: Palapa-B2 (on stamp) was recovered by Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-51A); SMM (in right margin) was repaired by Space Shuttle Challenger (STS-41C).
7ESA's never-built Hermes space plane has an appearance somewhat like the Space Shuttle.
8A fantasy-design telescope reminiscent of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), but the spacecraft body is too short, and the solar panels are too wide and not long enough. A good example of this satellite is found on Chad None essay (198?)
9A fantasy-design satellite which does not represent any known satellite. A good example of this satellite is found on Mauritania C204.
10Payloads, as opposed to satellites, are neither deployed from, nor recovered to, the Space Shuttle cargo bay.
11A cylindrical fantasy-design satellite (with booster attached) which does not represent any known satellite. A good example of this satellite is found on Central African Republic C208.
12A quasi-cylindrical fantasy-design satellite (with booster attached) which does not represent any known satellite. A good example of this satellite is found on Togo C327.
13A quasi-cylindrical fantasy-design satellite (with booster attached) which does not represent any known satellite. A good example of this satellite is found on Ivory Coast 587.


Below is a list of Space Shuttle and un-manned satellite launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

Unlike most of our web pages, no attempt is made to be complete in this covers section!

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemSpace ShuttleSatellite (or Payload1)
Space Shuttle and un-manned satellites (1981 — 2011)
1981-11-12: STS-2 (with SIR-A payload1)
United States1981-07-01Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-2/ColumbiaSTS-2 pre-launch; installation of the "OSTA6-1 scientific package", including "Earth-mapping radar" (the SIR-A radar, which is also depicted in the cachet); also "OSTA6-1 payload1"
United States1981-11-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-2/ColumbiaSTS-2 launch; mission included the OSTA6-1 science payload1, which included the SIR-A radar
United States1981-11-12Kennedy Space Center FL(ERNO) cachet on coverSTS-2/ColumbiaSTS-2 launch; "First off-pallet mission"; the OSTA6-1 science payload1, including the SIR-A radar, is visible in a cutaway view
United States1981-11-12Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-2/ColumbiaSTS-2 launch; "OSTA6-1" [science] payload1, including "Earth-mapping radar" (the SIR-A radar)
United States1981-11-12
1986-01-28
Kennedy Space Center FL
Kennedy Space Center FL
(Black printed) cachet (and signature) on coverSTS-2/Columbia
STS-33 (51L)/Challenger
STS-2 launch (manipulator arm and fantasy9); see all items with this design
STS-51L launch disaster [failed]
United States1981-11-13Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-2/Columbia"OSTA6-1 [science] payload1", including "Earth-mapping radar" (the SIR-A radar, which is also depicted in the cachet)
United States1981-11-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on coverSTS-2/Columbia"first test of the remote manipulator"
United States1981-11-14Edwards AFB, CA(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-2/ColumbiaSTS-2 landing; mission included the OSTA6-1 science payload1, which included the SIR-A radar
United States1981-11-14Edwards AFB, CA(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on coverSTS-2/ColumbiaSTS-2 landing
1982-11-11: STS-5 (with Anik-C3 and SBS-3)
United States1982-09-21Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-5 /ColumbiaSTS-5 rollout
United States1982-10-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-5/ColumbiaSBS-3 and Anik-C3 loaded aboard Columbia
United States1982-11-07Houston TX(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-5/ColumbiaSTS-5 final countdown begins
United States1982-11-11Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-5/ColumbiaSTS-5 launch; SBS-3 deployed
United States1982-11-11Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-5/ColumbiaSTS-5 launch; SBS-3 deployed
United States1982-11-11Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverSTS-5/ColumbiaSTS-5 launch; SBS-3 deployed
United States1982-11-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-5/ColumbiaSTS-5 launch; SBS-3 deployed
United States1982-11-12Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-5/ColumbiaAnik-C3 (Telesat-6) deployed
United States1982-11-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-5/ColumbiaAnik-C3 (Telesat-6) deployed
United States1982-11-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-5/ColumbiaAnik-C3 (Telesat-6) deployed
United States1982-11-15Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-5/ColumbiaSTS-5 spacewalk canceled
United States1982-11-16Houston TX(Zaso/IASP no.51) cachet on coverSTS-5/ColumbiaSTS-5 landing
United States1982-11-16Edwards CA(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-5/ColumbiaSTS-5 landing
United States1982-11-22Edwards CA(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-5/ColumbiaSTS-5 leaves for KSC
1983-04-04: STS-6 (with TDRS-1 [partial failure])
United States1983-01-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-6/ChallengerSTS-6 countdown simulation
Spain1983-04-04Madrid(Black printed) cachet on coverSTS-6/ChallengerSTS-6 launch; TDRS-1 deployed [partial failure]
United States1983-04-04Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-6/ChallengerSTS-6 launch; TDRS-1 deployed [partial failure]
United States1983-04-04Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-6/ChallengerSTS-6 launch; TDRS-1 deployed [partial failure]
United States1983-04-04Las Cruces NM(White Sands Test Facility) cachet on coverSTS-6/ChallengerSTS-6 launch; TDRS-1 deployed [partial failure]
United States1983-04-04Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney blue and purple) cachet on (airmail) coverSTS-6/ChallengerSTS-6 launch; TDRS-1 deployed [partial failure]
United States1983-04-04Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-6/ChallengerSTS-6 launch; TDRS-1 deployed [partial failure]
United States1983-04-04Kennedy Space Center FL(Blue printed) cachet (and signatures) on coverSTS-6/ChallengerSTS-6 launch; TDRS-1 deployed [partial failure]
United States1983-04-04Tucson AZ(Magenta rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverSTS-6/ChallengerSTS-6 launch; TDRS-1 deployed [partial failure]
United States1983-04-04Kennedy Space Center FL(Green and black rubber-stamp) cachet (and signatures) on coverSTS-6/ChallengerSTS-6 launch; TDRS-1 deployed [partial failure]
United States1983-04-04Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-6/ChallengerSTS-6 launch; TDRS-1 deployed [partial failure]
United States1983-04-05Cape Canaveral FL(United Technologies Corporation (UTC)?) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-6/ChallengerSolid rocket booster retrieval; also "TDRS-A" (in insert text)
United States1983-04-07Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-6/ChallengerSTS-6 spacewalk
United States1983-04-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-6/ChallengerSTS-6 spacewalk
United States1983-04-09Edwards AFB, CA(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-6/ChallengerSTS-6 landing
United States1983-09-03Houston TX(Red-brown printed) cachet on coverSTS-6/ChallengerTDRS Operational Test
1983-06-18: STS-7 (with Anik-C2 and Palapa-B1 and SPAS-1)
United States1983-06-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-7/ChallengerSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-7/ChallengerSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverSTS-7/ChallengerSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18
1983-10-08
Detroit MI
Dearborn Heights MI
(Sally Ride Paper Doll) cachet on coverSTS-7/ChallengerSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
Wolvpex 1982
United States1983-06-19Cape Canaveral FL(Zaso silk/IASP no.58) cachet on coverSTS-7/ChallengerPalapa-B1 deployed; ("Amik-C" mis-spelled in text)
United States1983-06-19Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-7/ChallengerPalapa-B1 deployed
United States1983-06-19Cape Canaveral FL(Purple rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverSTS-7/ChallengerPalapa-B1 deployed
United States1983-06-22Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-7/ChallengerSPAS-1 deployed
United States1983-06-22Houston TX(Zaso silk/IASP no.59) cachet on coverSTS-7/ChallengerSPAS-1 deployed
United States1983-06-22
1981-05-21
Houston TX
Kennedy Space Center FL
(First Rank/Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-7/ChallengerSPAS-1 deployed
USA 1914 FDC
United States1983-06-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-7/ChallengerSTS-7 landing
1983-08-31: STS-8 (with Insat-1B)
United States1983-08-30Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-8/ChallengerSTS-8 launch
United States1983-08-30
1983-08-14
1983-09-05
(Kennedy Space Center FL)
Kennedy Space Center FL
Edwards AFB, CA
(Mission patch) cachet on cover, also folderSTS-8/ChallengerSTS-8 launch
STS-8 expected launch
STS-8 landing
United States1983-08-31Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-8/ChallengerInsat-1B deployed
United States1983-08-31Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-8/ChallengerInsat-1B deployed
United States1983-08-31Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverSTS-8/ChallengerInsat-1B deployed
United States1983-08-31Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet (and signature) on coverSTS-8/ChallengerInsat-1B deployed
1984-02-03: STS-11 (41B) (with Westar-6 and Palapa-B2 and SPAS-1A)
United States1984-02-03Downey CA(Pictorial) cancel and (printed) cachet on coverSTS-11 (41B)/ChallengerSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-11 (41B)/ChallengerSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-11 (41B)/ChallengerSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-11 (41B)/ChallengerSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03
1984-02-03
Houston TX
Kennedy Space Center FL
(Blue and red printed) cachet on coverSTS-11 (41B)/ChallengerSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03
1984-02-06
Kennedy Space Center FL
Houston TX
(Green and red printed) cachet on coverSTS-11 (41B)/ChallengerSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
Palapa-B2 deployed
United States1984-02-03
1984-02-11
Kennedy Space Center FL
Kennedy Space Center FL
(Green and red rubber-stamp) cachet on cover, also back and (Rockwell International) insert and (Rockwell International) insert backSTS-11 (41B)/ChallengerSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
STS-41B landing
United States1984-02-06Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-11 (41B)/ChallengerPalapa-B2 deployed
United States1984-02-06Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-11 (41B)/ChallengerPalapa-B2 deployed
United States1984-02-06
1984-11-12
Houston TX
Houston TX
(SCCS) cachet on coverSTS-11 (41B)/Challenger
STS-19 (51A)/Discovery
Palapa-B2 deployed
Palapa-B2 recovered
1984-04-07: STS-13 (41C) (with LDEF and SMM repair)
United States1984-04-06Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-13 (41C)/ChallengerSTS-41C launch
United States1984-04-06Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed and purple rubber-stamp) cachets on coverSTS-13 (41C)/ChallengerSTS-41C launch
United States1984-04-06Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-13 (41C)/ChallengerSTS-41C launch
United States1984-04-06
1984-04-13
Kennedy Space Center FL
Edwards AFB, CA
(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-13 (41C)/ChallengerSTS-41C launch
STS-41C landing
United States1984-04-06
1984-04-18
Kennedy Space Center FL (machine cancel)
Kennedy Space Center FL (hand cancel)
(Mission patch) cachet (and signature) on coverSTS-13 (41C)/ChallengerSTS-41C launch
STS-41C return to Kennedy Space Center
United States1984-04-07Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-13 (41C)/ChallengerLDEF deployed
United States1984-04-07Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-13 (41C)/ChallengerLDEF deployed
United States1984-04-08Houston TX(Zaso silk/IASP no.75) cachet on coverSTS-13 (41C)/ChallengerLDEF deployed
United States1984-04-08Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-13 (41C)/ChallengerSMM failed capture
United States1984-04-08Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-13 (41C)/ChallengerSMM failed capture
United States1984-04-10Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverSTS-13 (41C)/ChallengerSMM captured
United States1984-04-10Houston TX(Zaso silk/IASP no.76) cachet on coverSTS-13 (41C)/ChallengerSMM captured
United States1984-04-10Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-13 (41C)/ChallengerSMM captured
United States1984-04-10Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-13 (41C)/ChallengerSMM captured
United States1984-04-12Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverSTS-13 (41C)/ChallengerSMM re-deployed
United States1984-04-13Edwards AFB, CA(Zaso silk/IASP no.77) cachet on coverSTS-13 (41C)/ChallengerSTS-41C landing at Edwards AFB
United States1984-04-13Edwards AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-13 (41C)/ChallengerSTS-41C landing at Edwards AFB
United States1984-04-18
1984-04-06
Kennedy Space Center FL (hand cancel)
Kennedy Space Center FL (machine cancel)
(Mission patch) cachet (and signature) on coverSTS-13 (41C)/ChallengerSTS-41C return to Kennedy Space Center
STS-41C launch
1984-08-30: STS-16 (41D) (with Telstar-3C and Leasat-F1 and SBS-4)
United States1984-08-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-16 (41D)/DiscoverySTS-41D second rollout
United States1984-08-30Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-16 (41D)/DiscoverySTS-41D launch; SBS-4 deployed
United States1984-08-30Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-16 (41D)/DiscoverySTS-41D launch; SBS-4 deployed
United States1984-08-30Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville Moonport Stamp Club black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-16 (41D)/DiscoverySTS-41D launch; SBS-4 deployed
United States1984-08-30Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-16 (41D)/DiscoverySTS-41D launch; SBS-4 deployed ("SB-4" in text)
United States1984-08-30Kennedy Space Center FL(KSC Philatelic Society) cachet on coverSTS-16 (41D)/DiscoverySTS-41D launch; SBS-4 deployed
United States1984-08-30Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-16 (41D)/DiscoverySTS-41D launch; SBS-4 deployed
United States1984-08-30Cape Canaveral FL(Red and magenta and black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-16 (41D)/DiscoverySTS-41D launch; SBS-4 deployed
United States1984-08-30
1981-05-21
Kennedy Space Center FL
Kennedy Space Center FL
(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-16 (41D)/DiscoverySTS-41D launch; SBS-4 deployed
USA 1917 FDC
United States1984-08-31Houston TX(Zaso silk/IASP no.79) cachet on coverSTS-16 (41D)/DiscoveryLeasat-F1 (Syncom-4-2, not "Syncom-4-1", as in text) deployed
United States1984-08-31Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-16 (41D)/DiscoveryLeasat-F1 (Syncom-4-2) deployed
United States1984-08-31Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-16 (41D)/DiscoveryLeasat-F1 (Syncom-4-2) deployed
United States1984-09-01Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed and magenta rubber-stamp) cachets on coverSTS-16 (41D)/DiscoveryTelstar-3C deployed
United States1984-09-01Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-16 (41D)/DiscoveryTelstar-3C deployed
United States1984-09-01Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet (and signatures) on coverSTS-16 (41D)/DiscoveryTelstar-3C deployed
United States1984-09-01Kennedy Space Center FL(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-16 (41D)/DiscoveryTelstar-3C deployed
United States1984-09-01Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-16 (41D)/DiscoveryTelstar-3C deployed
United States1984-09-05Edwards AFB, CA(Rockwell International) cachet on cover, also insert and insert backSTS-16 (41D)/DiscoverySTS-41D landing
United States1984-09-05Edwards AFB, CA(Black and magenta rubber-stamp) cachet (and signatures) on (airmail) coverSTS-16 (41D)/DiscoverySTS-41D landing
1984-10-05: STS-17 (41G) (with ERBS and SIR-B payload1)
United States1984-09-21Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-17 (41G)/ChallengerSTS-41G rollout
United States1984-10-05Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-17 (41G)/ChallengerSTS-41G launch; ERBS deployed
United States1984-10-05Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-17 (41G)/ChallengerSTS-41G launch; ERBS deployed
United States1984-10-05Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet (different) on coverSTS-17 (41G)/ChallengerSTS-41G launch; ERBS deployed; also "SIR-B" radar
United States1984-10-05Pasadena CA(Red printed) cachet on coverSTS-17 (41G)/ChallengerSTS-41G launch; ERBS deployed
United States1984-10-05Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-17 (41G)/ChallengerSTS-41G launch; ERBS deployed
United States1984-10-05Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-17 (41G)/ChallengerSTS-41G launch; ERBS deployed
United States1984-10-05Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-17 (41G)/ChallengerSTS-41G launch; ERBS deployed
United States1984-10-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-17 (41G)/Challenger"first American woman to walk in space"
United States1984-10-11
1981-05-21
Houston TX
Kennedy Space Center FL
(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-17 (41G)/ChallengerERBS in orbit?
USA 1913 FDC
United States1984-10-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Rockwell International) cachet on cover, also insert and insert backSTS-17 (41G)/ChallengerSTS-41G landing
1984-11-08: STS-19 (51A) (with Anik-D2 and Leasat-F2 and Westar-6 recovered and Palapa-B2 recovered)
United States1984-11-08Houston TX(JSC green printed) cachet on coverSTS-19 (51A)/DiscoverySTS-51A launch
United States1984-11-08Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverSTS-19 (51A)/DiscoverySTS-51A launch
United States1984-11-08Kennedy Space Center FL(Zaso silk/IASP no.86) cachet on coverSTS-19 (51A)/DiscoverySTS-51A launch
United States1984-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-19 (51A)/DiscoveryAnik-D2 (Telesat-8) deployed
United States1984-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-19 (51A)/DiscoveryAnik-D2 ("Telesat-H" / Telesat-8) deployed
United States1984-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-19 (51A)/DiscoveryAnik-D2 ("Telesat-H" / Telesat-8) deployed
United States1984-11-09Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-19 (51A)/DiscoveryAnik-D2 ("Telesat-H" / Telesat-8) deployed
United States1984-11-09Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverSTS-19 (51A)/DiscoveryAnik-D2 ("Telesat-H" / Telesat-8) deployed
United States1984-11-10Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-19 (51A)/DiscoveryLeasat-F2 (Syncom-4-1) deployed
United States1984-11-10Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverSTS-19 (51A)/DiscoveryLeasat-F2 (Syncom-4-1) deployed
United States1984-11-10Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-19 (51A)/DiscoveryLeasat-F2 (Syncom-4-1) deployed
United States1984-11-10Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-19 (51A)/DiscoveryLeasat-F2 (Syncom-4-1) deployed
United States1984-11-12Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-19 (51A)/DiscoveryPalapa-B2 recovered
United States1984-11-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-19 (51A)/DiscoveryPalapa-B2 recovered
United States1984-11-12Houston TX(Zaso silk/IASP no.87) cachet on coverSTS-19 (51A)/DiscoveryPalapa-B2 recovered
United States1984-11-12Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-19 (51A)/DiscoveryPalapa-B2 recovered
United States1984-11-12Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverSTS-19 (51A)/DiscoveryPalapa-B2 recovered
United States1984-11-12
1984-02-06
Houston TX
Houston TX
(SCCS) cachet on coverSTS-19 (51A)/Discovery
STS-11 (41B)/Challenger
Palapa-B2 recovered
Palapa-B2 deployed
United States1984-11-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club/mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-19 (51A)/DiscoveryWestar-6 recovered
United States1984-11-16Kennedy Space Center FL(Zaso silk/IASP no.89) cachet on coverSTS-19 (51A)/DiscoverySTS-51A landing
1985-01-24: STS-20 (51C) (with Magnum-1 / Orion-1)
United States1985-01-25Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-20 (51C)/DiscoverySTS-51C launch; Magnum-1 deployed
United States1985-01-25Edwards AFB, CA(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-20 (51C)/DiscoverySTS-51C launch; Magnum-1 deployed ("secret payload" and "secret cargo")
United States1985-01-25Sunnyvale CA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-20 (51C)/DiscoverySTS-51C launch; Magnum-1 deployed ("classified military...satellite")
United States1985-01-25Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-20 (51C)/DiscoverySTS-51C launch; Magnum-1 deployed ("secret military spy satellite")
United States1985-01-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-20 (51C)/DiscoverySTS-51C landing
1985-04-12: STS-23 (51D) (with Leasat-F3 and Anik-C1)
United States1985-04-12Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-23 (51D)/DiscoverySTS-51D launch; Anik-C1 ("Telesat-I" / Telesat-9) deployed
United States1985-04-12Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-23 (51D)/DiscoverySTS-51D launch; Anik-C1 ("Telesat-I" / Telesat-9) deployed
United States1985-04-12Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverSTS-23 (51D)/DiscoverySTS-51D launch; Anik-C1 ("Telesat-I" / Telesat-9) deployed
United States1985-04-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Magenta and yellow-orange rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-23 (51D)/DiscoverySTS-51D launch; Anik-C1 ("Telesat") deployed
United States1985-04-13Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-23 (51D)/DiscoveryLeasat-F3 (Syncom-4-3) deployed
United States1985-04-13Houston TX(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-23 (51D)/DiscoveryLeasat-F3 (Syncom-4-3) deployed
United States1985-04-13Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-23 (51D)/DiscoveryLeasat-F3 (Syncom-4-3) deployed
United States1985-04-17Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-23 (51D)/DiscoveryLeasat-F3 (Syncom-4-3) switch-on attempt
United States1985-04-17Cape Canaveral FL(Sticker) cachet on coverSTS-23 (51D)/DiscoveryLeasat-F3 (Syncom-4-3) switch-on attempt
1985-04-29: STS-24 (51B) (with NUSAT and GLOMR attempted-deployment)
United States1985-04-29Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-24 (51B)/ChallengerSTS-51B launch; NUSAT deployed
United States1985-04-29Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-24 (51B)/ChallengerSpacelab-3 activated
United States1985-04-29Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet (different) on coverSTS-24 (51B)/ChallengerSpacelab-3 activated
United States1985-04-29Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-24 (51B)/ChallengerSpacelab-3 activated
1985-06-17: STS-25 (51G) (with Morelos-1 and Telstar-3D and Arabsat-1B and SPARTAN-101)
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-25 (51G)/Discovery2STS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-25 (51G)/DiscoverySTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Rockwell International) cachet on cover, also insert and insert backSTS-25 (51G)/DiscoverySTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-25 (51G)/DiscoverySTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet (different) on coverSTS-25 (51G)/DiscoverySTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-06-17
1985-11-27
Houston TX
Houston TX
(Black printed) cachet on coverSTS-25 (51G)/Discovery
STS-31 (61B)/Atlantis
STS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
STS-61B launch; Aussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
United States1985-06-18Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-25 (51G)/DiscoveryArabsat-1B deployed
United States1985-06-18Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-25 (51G)/DiscoveryArabsat-1B deployed
United States1985-06-18Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet (and signature) on coverSTS-25 (51G)/DiscoveryArabsat-1B deployed
United States1985-06-18Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-25 (51G)/DiscoveryArabsat-1B deployed
United States1985-06-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-25 (51G)/DiscoveryArabsat-1B deployed
United States1985-06-19Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-25 (51G)/DiscoveryTelstar-3D3 deployed
United States1985-06-19Houston TX(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-25 (51G)/DiscoveryTelstar-3D3 deployed
United States1985-06-19Houston TX, Nassau Bay Branch(AT&T) cachet on coverSTS-25 (51G)/DiscoveryTelstar-3D3 deployed
United States1985-06-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-25 (51G)/DiscoveryTelstar-3D3 deployed
United States1985-06-20
1985-06-22
Houston TX
Houston TX
(SCCS) cachet on coverSTS-25 (51G)/DiscoverySPARTAN-101 deployed
SPARTAN-101 recovered
United States1985-06-20
1985-06-22
Cape Canaveral FL
Cape Canaveral FL
(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-25 (51G)/DiscoverySPARTAN-101 deployed
SPARTAN-101 recovered
United States1985-06-24Edwards CA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-25 (51G)/DiscoverySTS-51G landing
United States1985-06-24Edwards CA(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-25 (51G)/DiscoverySTS-51G landing
1985-07-29: STS-26 (51F) (with PDP)
United States1985-07-29Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-26 (51F)/ChallengerSTS-51F launch
United States1985-07-29Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet (different) on coverSTS-26 (51F)/ChallengerSTS-51F launch
United States1985-07-29Kennedy Space Center FL(Rockwell International) cachet on cover, also insert and insert backSTS-26 (51F)/ChallengerSTS-51F launch
United States1985-07-29Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-26 (51F)/ChallengerSTS-51F launch
United States1985-08-01Kennedy Space Center FL(Zaso silk/IASP no.107) cachet on coverSTS-26 (51F)/ChallengerPDP deployed and recovered
United States1985-08-06Edwards AFB, CA(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-26 (51F)/ChallengerSTS-51F landing
1985-08-27: STS-27 (51I) (with Leasat-F4 and Aussat-A1 and ASC-1 and Leasat-F3 repair)
United States1985-08-27Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverSTS-27 (51I)/DiscoverySTS-51I launch; Aussat-A1 deployed; ASC-1 deployed
United States1985-08-27Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-27 (51I)/DiscoverySTS-51I launch; Aussat-A1 deployed; ASC-1 deployed
United States1985-08-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-27 (51I)/DiscoverySTS-51I launch; Aussat-A1 deployed; ASC-1 deployed
United States1985-08-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Zaso silk/IASP no.110) cachet on coverSTS-27 (51I)/DiscoverySTS-51I launch; Aussat-A1 deployed; ASC-1 deployed
United States1985-08-27Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-27 (51I)/DiscoverySTS-51I launch; Aussat-A1 deployed; ASC-1 deployed
United States1985-08-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Zaso silk/IASP no.111) cachet on coverSTS-27 (51I)/DiscoverySTS-51I launch; Aussat-A1 deployed; ASC-1 deployed
United States1985-08-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-27 (51I)/DiscoverySTS-51I launch; Aussat-A1 deployed; ASC-1 deployed
United States1985-08-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Rockwell International) cachet on cover, also insert and insert backSTS-27 (51I)/DiscoverySTS-51I launch; Aussat-A1 deployed; ASC-1 deployed
United States1985-08-27Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-27 (51I)/DiscoverySTS-51I launch; Aussat-A1 deployed; ASC-1 deployed
United States1985-08-27Kennedy Space Center FL(KSC Philatelic Society) cachet on coverSTS-27 (51I)/DiscoverySTS-51I launch; Aussat-A1 deployed; ASC-1 deployed
United States1985-08-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-27 (51I)/DiscoverySTS-51I launch; Aussat-A1 deployed; ASC-1 deployed
United States1985-08-27Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-27 (51I)/DiscoverySTS-51I launch; Aussat-A1 deployed; ASC-1 deployed
United States1985-08-29Kennedy Space Center FL(Hughes) cachet on coverSTS-27 (51I)/DiscoveryLeasat-F4 (Syncom-4-4) deployed
United States1985-08-29Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-27 (51I)/DiscoveryLeasat-F4 (Syncom-4-4) deployed
United States1985-08-29Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-27 (51I)/DiscoveryLeasat-F4 (Syncom-4-4) deployed
United States1985-08-29
1985-09-09
Houston TX
Houston TX
(SCCS) cachet on coverSTS-27 (51I)/DiscoveryLeasat-F4 (Syncom-4-4) deployed
Leasat-F4 (Syncom-4-4) failed
United States1985-08-31Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-27 (51I)/DiscoverySTS-51I first EVA (Leasat-F3 (Syncom-4-3) recovered)
United States1985-09-01Houston TX, Nassau Bay Branch(Sticker and black printed) cachet on coverSTS-27 (51I)/DiscoveryLeasat-F3 (Syncom-4-3) repaired and deployed
United States1985-09-01Houston TX, Nassau Bay Branch(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-27 (51I)/DiscoveryLeasat-F3 (Syncom-4-3) repaired and deployed
United States1985-09-01
1985-10-27
Houston TX
Houston TX
(SCCS) cachet on coverSTS-27 (51I)/DiscoveryLeasat-F3 (Syncom-4-3) repaired and deployed
Leasat-F3 (Syncom-4-3) operational
United States1985-09-03Edwards CA(Zaso silk/IASP no.112) cachet on coverSTS-27 (51I)/DiscoverySTS-51I landing
1985-10-03: STS-28 (51J) (with DSCS-3-B4/B5)
United States1985-08-30Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-28 (51J)/AtlantisSTS-51J rollout ("secret military mission")
United States1985-09-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-28 (51J)/AtlantisSTS-51J flight readiness test ("secret military mission")
United States1985-10-03Kennedy Space Center FL(Rockwell International) cachet on cover, also insert and insert backSTS-28 (51J)/AtlantisSTS-51J launch
United States1985-10-03Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk/IASP no.114) cachet on coverSTS-28 (51J)/AtlantisSTS-51J launch ("secret satellites" and "secret cargo")
United States1985-10-04Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-28 (51J)/AtlantisDSCS-3-B4/B5 deployed
1985-10-30: STS-30 (61A) (with GLOMR-1)
United States1985-10-30Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-30 (61A)/ChallengerSTS-61A launch
United States1985-10-30Kennedy Space Center FL(Brown printed) cachet on coverSTS-30 (61A)/ChallengerSTS-61A launch
United States1985-10-30Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-30 (61A)/ChallengerSTS-61A launch
United States1985-10-30
1985-10-31
Kennedy Space Center FL
Houston TX
(Orange and black printed) cachet on coverSTS-30 (61A)/ChallengerSTS-61A launch
GLOMR-1 deployed
United States1985-10-31Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-30 (61A)/ChallengerGLOMR-1 deployed (mis-spelled "GLOMAR")
United States1985-11-03Kennedy Space Center FL(Zaso silk/IASP no.118) cachet on coverSTS-30 (61A)/Challengerunknown event
United States1985-11-06Edwards AFB, CA(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-30 (61A)/ChallengerSTS-61A landing
United States1985-11-06Edwards AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-30 (61A)/ChallengerSTS-61A landing
1985-11-26: STS-31 (61B) (with Aussat-A2 and Morelos-2 and Satcom-Ku2 and OEX-Target)
United States1985-11-26Greenbelt MD(Black rubber-stamp) cachet (and signatures) on coverSTS-31 (61B)/AtlantisSTS-61B launch
United States1985-11-26Kennedy Space Center FL(Orange and green rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-31 (61B)/AtlantisSTS-61B launch
United States1985-11-27Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-31 (61B)/AtlantisSTS-61B launch; Aussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
United States1985-11-27Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-31 (61B)/AtlantisSTS-61B launch; Aussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
United States1985-11-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-31 (61B)/AtlantisSTS-61B launch; Aussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
United States1985-11-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet (different) on coverSTS-31 (61B)/AtlantisSTS-61B launch; Aussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
United States1985-11-27Houston TX(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-31 (61B)/AtlantisSTS-61B launch; Aussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
United States1985-11-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-31 (61B)/AtlantisSTS-61B launch; Aussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
United States1985-11-27
1985-06-17
Houston TX
Houston TX
(Black printed) cachet on coverSTS-25 (51G)/Discovery
STS-31 (61B)/Atlantis
STS-61B launch; Aussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
STS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-11-28Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-31 (61B)/AtlantisSatcom-Ku2 deployed
United States1985-11-28Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-31 (61B)/AtlantisSatcom-Ku2 deployed
United States1985-11-28Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-31 (61B)/AtlantisSatcom-Ku2 deployed
United States1985-12-03Edwards AFB, CA(SSC) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-31 (61B)/AtlantisSTS-61B landing
United States1985-12-03Edwards AFB, CA(Mission patch) cachet (and signature) on coverSTS-31 (61B)/AtlantisSTS-61B landing
1986-01-12: STS-32 (61C) (with Satcom-Ku1)
United States1986-01-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-32 (61C)/ColumbiaSTS-61C launch; Satcom-Ku1 deployed
United States1986-01-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Zaso silk/IASP no.126) cachet on coverSTS-32 (61C)/ColumbiaSTS-61C launch; Satcom-Ku1 deployed
United States1986-01-12Houston TX(SCCS) cachet (and signature) on coverSTS-32 (61C)/ColumbiaSTS-61C launch; Satcom-Ku1 deployed
United States1986-01-12Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-32 (61C)/ColumbiaSTS-61C launch; Satcom-Ku1 deployed
United States1986-01-12Waimea HI(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-32 (61C)/ColumbiaSTS-61C launch; Satcom-Ku1 deployed
United States1986-01-12Houston TX(Gray-green printed) cachet on coverSTS-32 (61C)/ColumbiaSTS-61C launch; Satcom-Ku1 deployed (Leasat/Syncom-4 type depicted)
United States1986-01-12
1986-01-18
Cape Canaveral FL
Edwards AFB, CA
(Black printed) cachet on coverSTS-32 (61C)/ColumbiaSTS-61C launch; Satcom-Ku1 deployed (manipulator arm and fantasy-design telescope4 depicted); see all items with this design
STS-61C landing
United States1986-01-18Edwards CA(Brown printed) cachet on coverSTS-32 (61C)/ColumbiaSTS-61C landing
1986-01-28: STS-33 (51L) (with TDRS-2 and SPARTAN-203) [failed]
United States1986-01-28Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-33 (51L)/ChallengerSTS-51L launch disaster [failed]
United States1986-01-28Akron OH(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-33 (51L)/ChallengerSTS-51L launch disaster [failed]; "SPARTAN-Halley satellite and TDRS fall into the sea"
United States1986-01-28
1981-11-12
Kennedy Space Center FL
Kennedy Space Center FL
(Black printed) cachet (and signature) on coverSTS-33 (51L)/Challenger
STS-2/Columbia
STS-51L launch disaster [failed]
STS-2 launch (manipulator arm and fantasy9); see all items with this design
1988-09-29: STS-26R (with TDRS-3)
United States1988-09-08Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-26R/Discoverypre-launch "Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT)"
United States1988-09-29Houston TX, Nassau Bay Branch(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-26R/DiscoverySTS-26R launch; TDRS-3 deployed
United States1988-09-29Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-26R/DiscoverySTS-26R launch; TDRS-3 deployed
United States1988-09-29Sunnyvale CA(Space Voyage) cachet (different) on coverSTS-26R/DiscoverySTS-26R launch; TDRS-3 deployed
United States1988-09-29Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-26R/DiscoverySTS-26R launch; TDRS-3 deployed
United States1988-09-29Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-26R/DiscoverySTS-26R launch; TDRS-3 deployed
United States1988-09-29Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club/mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-26R/DiscoverySTS-26R launch; TDRS-3 deployed
United States1988-09-29Kennedy Space Center FL(Multi-color mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-26R/DiscoverySTS-26R launch; TDRS-3 deployed
United States1988-09-29Wallops Island VA(Blue rubber-stamp mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-26R/DiscoverySTS-26R launch; TDRS-3 deployed
United States1988-09-29Houston TX, Nassau Bay Branch(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-26R/DiscoverySTS-26R launch; TDRS-3 deployed
United States1988-09-29Kennedy Space Center FL(Typed) cachet on (airmail) coverSTS-26R/DiscoverySTS-26R launch; TDRS-3 deployed
United States1988-09-29Kennedy Space Center FL(Jon Cartier) cachet on coverSTS-26R/DiscoverySTS-26R launch; TDRS-3 deployed
United States1988-09-29
1988-09-29
Kennedy Space Center FL
Houston TX
(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-26R/DiscoverySTS-26R launch; TDRS-3 deployed
STS-26R launch; TDRS-3 deployed
United States1988-09-29
1988-10-03
Kennedy Space Center FL
Edwards AFB, CA
(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-26R/DiscoverySTS-26R launch; TDRS-3 deployed
STS-26R landing
United States1988-10-02Houston TX(Black printed) cachet on coverSTS-26R/Discovery"Shuttle TV - crew conference"
United States1988-10-03Edwards AFB, CA(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club/mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-26R/DiscoverySTS-26R landing
United States1988-10-03Edwards AFB, CA(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-26R/DiscoverySTS-26R landing
Australia1988-10-04
1988-10-05
Adelaide SA(Red and blue and purple and green rubber-stamp) cachets on coverSTS-26R/DiscoverySTS-26R landing
1988-12-02: STS-27R (with Lacrosse-1)
United States1988-12-02Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-27R/AtlantisSTS-27R launch; Lacrosse-1 deployed
United States1988-12-02Patrick AFB, FL(Green and blue rubber-stamp) cachets on (airmail) coverSTS-27R/AtlantisSTS-27R launch; Lacrosse-1 deployed ("classified")
United States1988-12-02Kennedy Space Center FL(Genesis Graphics) cachet on (airmail) coverSTS-27R/AtlantisSTS-27R launch; Lacrosse-1 deployed
United States1988-12-02Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-27R/AtlantisSTS-27R launch; Lacrosse-1 deployed ("secret military satellite")
United States1988-12-02Cape Canaveral FL(ASCS) cachet on coverSTS-27R/AtlantisSTS-27R launch; Lacrosse-1 deployed ("a new class of 20 ton spy satellites")
United States1988-12-02Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-27R/AtlantisSTS-27R launch; Lacrosse-1 deployed ("radar reconnaissance satellite")
United States1988-12-06Edwards CA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-27R/AtlantisSTS-27R landing
United States1988-12-06Edwards CA(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-27R/AtlantisSTS-27R landing ("policy of secrecy")
1989-03-13: STS-29R (with TDRS-4)
Chile1989-03-13Santiago(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-29R/DiscoverySTS-29R launch; TDRS-4 deployed
Chile1989-03-13Santiago(Blue and red) cachet on coverSTS-29R/DiscoverySTS-29R launch; TDRS-4 deployed
Spain1989-03-13Madrid(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-29R/DiscoverySTS-29R launch; TDRS-4 deployed
United States1989-03-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-29R/DiscoverySTS-29R launch; TDRS-4 deployed
United States1989-03-13Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-29R/DiscoverySTS-29R launch; TDRS-4 deployed
United States1989-03-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-29R/DiscoverySTS-29R launch; TDRS-4 deployed
United States1989-03-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-29R/DiscoverySTS-29R launch; TDRS-4 deployed
United States1989-03-13Sunnyvale CA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-29R/DiscoverySTS-29R launch; TDRS-4 deployed
United States1989-03-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Blue and purple and cyan rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverSTS-29R/DiscoverySTS-29R launch; TDRS-4 deployed
United States1989-03-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Blue and orange and brown rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-29R/DiscoverySTS-29R launch; TDRS-4 deployed
United States1989-03-13Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-29R/DiscoverySTS-29R launch; TDRS-4 deployed
United States1989-03-13
1989-03-13
Houston TX
Kennedy Space Center FL
(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-29R/DiscoverySTS-29R launch; TDRS-4 deployed
United States1989-03-18Edwards AFB, CA(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-29R/DiscoverySTS-29R landing
1989-05-04: STS-30R (with Magellan)
United States1989-05-04Houston TX(Green and blue rubber-stamp) cachet (and signature) on (airmail) coverSTS-30R/AtlantisSTS-30R launch; Magellan deployed
United States1989-05-04Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-30R/AtlantisSTS-30R launch; Magellan deployed
United States1989-05-04Houston TX(Green printed) cachet on coverSTS-30R/AtlantisSTS-30R launch; Magellan deployed
United States1989-05-04Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-30R/AtlantisSTS-30R launch; Magellan deployed
United States1989-05-04Kennedy Space Center FL(STS mission patch) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-30R/AtlantisSTS-30R launch; Magellan deployed
United States1989-05-04Pasadena CA(Blue and black printed) cachet (and signature) on coverSTS-30R/AtlantisSTS-30R launch; Magellan deployed
United States1989-05-04Cape Canaveral FL(Blue and red-brown and black rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverSTS-30R/AtlantisSTS-30R launch; Magellan deployed
United States1989-05-04Marianna FL(Green and red and purple rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverSTS-30R/AtlantisSTS-30R launch; Magellan deployed
United States1989-05-04Viroqua WI(Red and blue and purple rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverSTS-30R/AtlantisSTS-30R launch; Magellan deployed
United States1989-05-04Southhampton NY(Brown and purple and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverSTS-30R/AtlantisSTS-30R launch; Magellan deployed
United States1989-05-04Pasadena CA(Purple and magenta printed) cachet on coverSTS-30R/AtlantisSTS-30R launch; Magellan deployed
United States1989-05-04Houston TX(Magenta rubber-stamp and multi-color printed) cachet on coverSTS-30R/AtlantisSTS-30R launch; Magellan deployed
United States1989-05-04Kennedy Space Center FL(Black printed) cachet on coverSTS-30R/AtlantisSTS-30R launch; Magellan deployed
United States1989-05-04Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-30R/AtlantisSTS-30R launch; Magellan deployed
United States1989-05-04Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-30R/AtlantisSTS-30R launch; Magellan deployed
United States1989-05-04Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-30R/AtlantisSTS-30R launch; Magellan deployed
United States1989-05-05Houston TX(NASA photo) cachet on coverSTS-30R/AtlantisPossible image of thunderstorm tops as part of the MLE7 experiment conducted by this mission
United States1989-05-08Edwards AFB, CA(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-30R/AtlantisSTS-30R landing
1989-08-08: STS-28R (with SDS-2-1 and GLOMR?/SSF)
United States1989-08-08Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-28R/ColumbiaSTS-28R launch; SDS-2-1 deployed ("low-altitude spy satellite")
United States1989-08-08Houston TX(Magenta and green rubber-stamp) cachets on (airmail) coverSTS-28R/ColumbiaSTS-28R launch; SDS-2-1 deployed ("classified satellites")
United States1989-08-08Houston TX(Purple rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverSTS-28R/ColumbiaSTS-28R launch; SDS-2-1 deployed ("classified satellites")
United States1989-08-08Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-28R/ColumbiaSTS-28R launch; SDS-2-1 deployed (not "KH-12", as in text)
United States1989-08-10Kennedy Space Center FL(Purple and black rubber-stamp) cachets on (airmail) coverSTS-28R/Columbia"third day of flight" ("classified experiments")
1989-10-18: STS-34 (with Galileo)
United States1989-10-18Houston TX(Mission Control Station) cancel and (Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-34/AtlantisSTS-34 launch; Galileo deployed
United States1989-10-18Houston TX(Mission Control Station) cancel and (blue and green rubber-stamp) cachets on (airmail) coverSTS-34/AtlantisSTS-34 launch; Galileo deployed
United States1989-10-18Houston TX(Mission Control Station red) cancel and (red-purple rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-34/AtlantisSTS-34 launch; Galileo deployed
United States1989-10-18Pasadena CA(Three rubber-stamp) cachets on (airmail) coverSTS-34/AtlantisSTS-34 launch; Galileo deployed
United States1989-10-18Houston TX(Mission Control Station) cancel and (multi-color) cachet on coverSTS-34/AtlantisSTS-34 launch; Galileo deployed
United States1989-10-18West Palm Beach FL(Three rubber-stamp) cachets on (airmail) coverSTS-34/AtlantisSTS-34 launch; Galileo deployed
United States1989-10-18Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Three rubber-stamp) cachets (different colors) on (airmail) coverSTS-34/AtlantisSTS-34 launch; Galileo deployed
United States1989-10-18MSFC, AL(Three rubber-stamp) cachets (different colors) on (airmail) coverSTS-34/AtlantisSTS-34 launch; Galileo deployed
Germany (West)
United States
1989-10-18
1989-10-23
Wessling
Houston TX
(Mission Control Station) cancel on coverSTS-34/AtlantisSTS-34 launch; Galileo deployed
STS-34 landing
United States1989-10-18
2003-09-21
Pasadena CA
Pasadena CA
(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-34/AtlantisSTS-34 launch; Galileo deployed
Impact with Jupiter
United States1989-10-18
2003-09-21
Barstow CA
Pasadena CA
(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-34/AtlantisSTS-34 launch; Galileo deployed
Impact with Jupiter
United States1989-10-18
2003-09-21
Kennedy Space Center FL
Pasadena CA
(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-34/AtlantisSTS-34 launch; Galileo deployed
Impact with Jupiter
Australia
United States
1989-10-19
2003-09-21
Canberra ACT
Pasadena CA
(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-34/AtlantisSTS-34 launch; Galileo deployed
Impact with Jupiter
United States1989-10-20Jacksonville FL(Purple and green rubber-stamp) cachets on (airmail) coverSTS-34/Atlantis"recovery force"
United States1989-10-22Houston TX(Mission Control Station) cancel and (green printed) cachet on coverSTS-34/AtlantisGHCD (Growth Hormone Concentration and Distribution) in Plants experiment
United States1989-10-23Honolulu HI, Hickman AF Station(Three rubber-stamp) cachets on (airmail) coverSTS-34/AtlantisSTS-34 landing
1989-11-23: STS-33R (with Magnum-2 / Orion-2)
United States1989-11-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on cover, also insert and insert backSTS-33R/DiscoverySTS-33R launch
United States1989-11-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Tan and purple rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-33R/DiscoverySTS-33R launch ("classified DoD payload")
United States1989-11-22Cape Canaveral FL(Black and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverSTS-33R/DiscoverySTS-33R launch
United States1989-11-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Red printed) cachet on coverSTS-33R/DiscoverySTS-33R launch
United States1989-11-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Cyan printed) cachet on postcardSTS-33R/DiscoverySTS-33R launch
United States1989-11-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-33R/DiscoverySTS-33R launch
United States1989-11-22Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-33R/DiscoverySTS-33R launch ("secret military spy satellite")
United States1989-11-22Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-33R/DiscoverySTS-33R launch ("secret military satellite")
United States1989-11-23Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-33R/DiscoveryMagnum-2 deployed ("The National Security Agency [NSA] will operate the payload and monitor its signal interceptions" and "satellite said to be identical to the one deployed on the Defense Department mission 51-C", which is a reference to Magnum-1)
Australia1989-11-24Adelaide SA(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-33R/DiscoverySTS-33R tracking
United States1989-11-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Black and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverSTS-33R/Discovery"recovered left solid rocket booster"
United States1989-11-27Edwards AFB, CA(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-33R/DiscoverySTS-33R landing
United States1989-11-27Edwards AFB, CA(Brown printed) cachet on coverSTS-33R/DiscoverySTS-33R landing
1990-01-09: STS-32R (with Leasat-F5 and LDEF recovered)
United States1990-01-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club/mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-32R/ColumbiaSTS-32R launch
United States1990-01-09Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-32R/ColumbiaSTS-32R launch
United States1990-01-09
1990-01-26
Kennedy Space Center FL
Kennedy Space Center FL
(Mission patch sticker) cachet on coverSTS-32R/ColumbiaSTS-32R launch
STS-32R transported back to KSC
United States1990-01-10Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-32R/ColumbiaLeasat-F5 (Syncom-4-5) deployed
United States1990-01-10Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-32R/ColumbiaLeasat-F5 (Syncom-4-5) deployed
United States1990-01-10Houston TX, Nassau Bay Branch(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-32R/ColumbiaLeasat-F5 (Syncom-4-5) deployed
United States1990-01-12Houston TX, Nassau Bay Branch(Photo) cachet on coverSTS-32R/ColumbiaLDEF recovered
United States1990-01-12Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-32R/ColumbiaLDEF recovered
United States1990-01-20Edwards AFB, CA(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-32R/ColumbiaSTS-32R landing
1990-02-28: STS-36 (with Misty-1)
United States1990-02-28Houston TX, Nassau Bay Branch(NASA photo) cachet on cardSTS-36/AtlantisSTS-36 launch; Misty-1 deployed
United States1990-02-28Kennedy Space Center FL(Rubber-stamp) cachet on cardSTS-36/AtlantisSTS-36 launch; Misty-1 deployed
1990-04-24: STS-31R (with HST)
Netherlands1990-04-24Noordwijk(ESA) cachet on coverSTS-31R/DiscoverySTS-31R launch
Spain1990-04-24Madrid(Black printed) cachet on coverSTS-31R/DiscoverySTS-31R launch
Spain1990-04-24Madrid(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-31R/DiscoverySTS-31R launch
Spain1990-04-24Madrid(NASA blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-31R/DiscoverySTS-31R launch
United States1990-04-24Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-31R/DiscoverySTS-31R launch
United States1990-04-24Kennedy Space Center FL(ESA) cachet on coverSTS-31R/DiscoverySTS-31R launch
United States1990-04-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Red rubber-stamp and mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-31R/DiscoverySTS-31R launch
United States1990-04-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Three rubber-stamp) cachets on coverSTS-31R/DiscoverySTS-31R launch
United States1990-04-24Wallops Island VA(Purple and green rubber-stamp) cachets on coverSTS-31R/DiscoverySTS-31R launch
United States1990-04-24Kennedy Space Center FL(ESA) cachet on coverSTS-31R/DiscoverySTS-31R launch
United States1990-04-24Houston TX(Mission Control Station) cancel and (green rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-31R/DiscoverySTS-31R launch
United States1990-04-24Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TXCancel (Shuttle only) and (red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-31R/DiscoverySTS-31R launch
United States1990-04-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club/mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-31R/DiscoverySTS-31R launch
United States1990-04-24
1990-04-29
Kennedy Space Center FL
Edwards AFB, CA
(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club/mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-31R/DiscoverySTS-31R launch
STS-31R landing
United States1990-04-24
1990-05-07
Kennedy Space Center FL
Kennedy Space Center FL
(NASA sticker) cachet on coverSTS-31R/DiscoverySTS-31R launch
STS-31R transported back to KSC
United States1990-04-24
2000-04-10
Kennedy Space Center FL
Houston TX
(Space Shuttle) cancel and (Space Voyage/First Rank) cachet on cover
(STS-103 Station) cancel on cover
STS-31R/DiscoverySTS-31R launch
10th anniv. HST launch
United States1990-04-24Kennedy Space Center FL (machine cancel)(NASA printed) cachet on cover, also insert1 and backSTS-31R/DiscoverySTS-31R launch
United States1990-04-25Kennedy Space Center FL (hand cancel)(NASA printed) cachet on cover, also insert1 and backSTS-31R/DiscoveryHST deployed
United States1990-04-25Houston TX(Mission Control Station) cancel and (Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-31R/DiscoveryHST deployed
United States1990-04-25Houston TX(Mission Control Station) cancel (slightly different) and (multi-color printed) cachet on coverSTS-31R/DiscoveryHST deployed
United States1990-04-25Houston TXCancel on postcardSTS-31R/DiscoveryHST deployed
United States1990-04-25Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-31R/DiscoveryHST deployed
United States1990-04-25Houston TX(Mission Control Station) cancel and (printed) cachet on coverSTS-31R/DiscoveryHST deployed
United States1990-04-25
2000-04-10
Houston TX
Houston TX
(Mission Control Station) cancel and (Space Voyage/First Rank) cachet on cover
(10th Anniversary Station) cancel on cover
STS-31R/DiscoveryHST deployed
10th anniv. HST launch
United States1990-04-25
2000-04-24
Houston TX
Houston TX
(Mission Control Station) cancel and (Space Voyage/First Rank) cachet on cover
(10th Anniversary Station) cancel on cover
STS-31R/DiscoveryHST deployed
10th anniv. HST launch
Australia1990-04-26Exmouth WA(Green and purple rubber-stamp) cachets on coverSTS-31R/DiscoveryHST tracking
Australia1990-04-26Narrabri NSW(Blue and green rubber-stamp) cachets on coverSTS-31R/DiscoveryHST tracking
Australia1990-04-26Ceduna SA(Blue and green rubber-stamp) cachets on coverSTS-31R/DiscoveryHST tracking
United States1990-04-28Houston TX(Mission Control Station) cancel and (magenta rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-31R/Discovery"Crew Conference"
United States1990-04-29Edwards AFB, CA(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-31R/DiscoverySTS-31 landing
United States1990-04-29Edwards AFB, CA(Blue and purple rubber-stamp) cachets on (airmail) coverSTS-31R/DiscoverySTS-31 landing
United States1990-04-29Houston TX(Mission Control Station) cancel and (blue rubber-stamp) cachets on coverSTS-31R/DiscoverySTS-31 landing
STS-31R (with HST) anniversaries
United States2000-04-10
1990-04-24
Houston TX
Kennedy Space Center FL
(STS-103 Station) cancel and (Space Voyage/First Rank) cachet on cover
(Space Shuttle) cancel on cover
STS-31R/Discovery10th anniv. HST launch
STS-31R launch
United States2000-04-10
1990-04-25
Houston TX
Houston TX
(10th Anniversary Station) cancel and (Space Voyage/First Rank) cachet on cover
(Mission Control Station) cancel on cover
STS-31R/Discovery10th anniv. HST launch
HST deployed
United States2000-04-24Houston TX(10th Anniversary Station) cancel and (printed) cachet on coverSTS-31R/Discovery10th anniv. HST launch
United States2000-04-24Greenbelt MD(10th Anniversary Station) cancel and (blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-31R/Discovery10th anniv. HST launch
United States2000-04-24
1990-04-25
Houston TX
Houston TX
(10th Anniversary Station) cancel and (Space Voyage/First Rank) cachet on cover
(Mission Control Station) cancel on cover
STS-31R/Discovery10th anniv. HST launch
HST deployed
United States2000-04-25Greenbelt MD(10th Anniversary Station) cancel and (Space Voyage/First Rank) cachet on coverSTS-31R/Discovery10th anniv. HST launch
United States2005-04-23Louisberg NC(32nd International Whistlers Convention Station) cancel and (printed) cachet on coverSTS-31R/Discovery15th anniv. HST launch
United States2015-04-24Sagamore Beach MA(Covercraft) cachet on coverSTS-31R/Discovery25th anniv. HST launch
1990-10-06: STS-41 (with Ulysses)
Netherlands1990-10-06NoordwijkMeter and (ESA) cachet on coverSTS-41/DiscoverySTS-41 launch; Ulysses deployed
Spain1990-10-06Madrid(ESA) cachet on coverSTS-41/DiscoverySTS-41 launch; Ulysses deployed
United States1990-10-06Houston TX(Purple rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverSTS-41/DiscoverySTS-41 launch; Ulysses deployed
United States1990-10-06Kennedy Space Center FL(Lollini) cachet on coverSTS-41/DiscoverySTS-41 launch; Ulysses deployed
United States1990-10-06Pasadena CA(JPL rubber-stamp) cachet (and signatures) on coverSTS-41/DiscoverySTS-41 launch; Ulysses deployed
United States1990-10-06Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-41/DiscoverySTS-41 launch; Ulysses deployed
United States1990-10-06Pasadena CA(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-41/DiscoverySTS-41 launch; Ulysses deployed
United States1990-10-06Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-41/DiscoverySTS-41 launch; Ulysses deployed
United States1990-10-06Downey CA(Pictorial) cancel and (mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-41/DiscoverySTS-41 launch; Ulysses deployed
United States1990-10-06Kennedy Space Center FL(Blue and purple and green rubber-stamp) cachets on (airmail) coverSTS-41/DiscoverySTS-41 launch; Ulysses deployed
United States1990-10-06Cape Canaveral FL(Black and purple and green rubber-stamp) cachets on (airmail) coverSTS-41/DiscoverySTS-41 launch; Ulysses deployed
United States1990-10-06Patrick AFB, FL(Black and blue and purple and red rubber-stamp) cachets on (airmail) coverSTS-41/DiscoverySTS-41 launch; Ulysses deployed
United States1990-10-06Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-41/DiscoverySTS-41 launch; Ulysses deployed
United States1990-10-06
1990-10-06
Houston TX
Kennedy Space Center FL
(?) cachet on coverSTS-41/DiscoverySTS-41 launch; Ulysses deployed
United States1990-10-08Houston TX(Blue rubber-stamp and red typed) cachet on coverSTS-41/Discovery"CHROMEX-2" [CHROMosome and Plant Cell Division EXperiment]
United States1990-10-10Edwards AFB, CA(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-41/DiscoverySTS-41 landing
United States1990-10-10Edwards AFB, CA(Titusville Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-41/DiscoverySTS-41 landing
STS-41 (with Ulysses) anniversaries
United States2000-07-06Houston TXCancel on coverSTS-41/Discovery"10th anniv." Ulysses (STS-41/Discovery deployment)
United States2000-07-08Houston TXCancel on coverSTS-41/Discovery"10th anniv." Ulysses (STS-41/Discovery deployment)
United States2000-10-06Pasadena CA(JPL rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-41/Discovery10th anniv. Ulysses deployed
STS-41 (with Ulysses) events
United States2007-02-07Pasadena CA(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-41/Discovery"Ulysses Observes Sun's South Pole"
1990-11-16: STS-38 (with SDS-2-2 and Prowler)
United States1990-11-15Downey CA(Pictorial) cancel and (mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-38/AtlantisSTS-38 launch
United States1990-11-15Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-38/AtlantisSTS-38 launch
United States1990-11-15
1990-11-20
Kennedy Space Center FL
Kennedy Space Center FL
(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-38/AtlantisSTS-38 launch
STS-38 landing
United States1990-11-20Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-38/AtlantisSTS-38 landing
1990-12-02: STS-35 (with Astro-1 payload1)
Australia1990-12-02Tharwa ACT(Green and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-35/ColumbiaSTS-35 launch; "Astro-1" payload1
United States1990-12-02Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-35/ColumbiaSTS-35 launch; "Astro-1" payload1
United States1990-12-02Houston TX(Green and black rubber-stamp) cachets on (airmail) coverSTS-35/ColumbiaSTS-35 launch; "Astro-1" payload1
United States1990-12-02Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-35/ColumbiaSTS-35 launch; "Astro-1" payload1
United States1990-12-10Edwards AFB. CA(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-35/ColumbiaSTS-35 landing; "Astro-1" payload1
1991-04-05: STS-37 (with Compton/CGRO)
United States1991-03-15Kennedy Space Center FL(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-37/AtlantisSTS-37 rollout
United States1991-04-02Kennedy Space Center FL(Blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-37/AtlantisSTS-37 count-down
United States1991-04-05Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-37/AtlantisSTS-37 launch
United States1991-04-05Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet (and signature) on cover, also insertSTS-37/AtlantisSTS-37 launch
United States1991-04-05Kennedy Space Center FL (machine cancel)(Cyan mission patch) cachet on postcardSTS-37/AtlantisSTS-37 launch
United States1991-04-05Kennedy Space Center FL (hand cancel)(Cyan mission patch) cachet on postcardSTS-37/AtlantisSTS-37 launch
United States1991-04-05Kennedy Space Center FL(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-37/AtlantisSTS-37 launch
United States1991-04-05Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(Magenta rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-37/AtlantisSTS-37 launch
United States1991-04-05Houston TX(Green printed) cachet on coverSTS-37/AtlantisSTS-37 launch
United States1991-04-05Marshall Space Flight Center AL(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-37/AtlantisSTS-37 launch
United States1991-04-05Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-37/AtlantisSTS-37 launch
United States1991-04-05Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-37/AtlantisSTS-37 launch
Germany
United States
1991-04-05
1991-05-07
Ottobrunn
Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX
(Magenta and green rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-37/AtlantisSTS-37 launch
CGRO deployed
United States1991-04-05
1991-05-07
Kennedy Space Center FL
Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX
(Blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-37/AtlantisSTS-37 launch
CGRO deployed
United States1991-04-05
1991-05-11
Kennedy Space Center FL
Edwards AFB, CA
(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-37/AtlantisSTS-37 launch
STS-37 landing
United States1991-04-05
1991-04-06
1991-05-11
Kennedy Space Center FL
Houston TX
Edwards AFB, CA
(Blue printed) cachet on coverSTS-37/AtlantisSTS-37 launch
unknown event
STS-37 landing
United States1991-04-06Houston TX(Black and red and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-37/Atlantisunknown event
United States1991-04-09Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(Cyan rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-37/Atlantis"Crew Conference"
United States1991-04-10Edwards AFB, CA(Blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-37/AtlantisSTS-37 landing postponed
United States1991-04-11Edwards AFB, CA(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-37/AtlantisSTS-37 landing
United States1991-04-11Edwards AFB, CA(Titusville Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-37/AtlantisSTS-37 landing
1991-04-28: STS-39 (with SPAS-2 and GLOMR?/MPEC)
United States1991-04-28Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-39/DiscoverySTS-39 launched
United States1991-04-28Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet (and signatures) on coverSTS-39/DiscoverySTS-39 launched
United States1991-04-28Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-39/DiscoverySTS-39 launched
United States1991-04-28Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet (different) on coverSTS-39/DiscoverySTS-39 launched
United States1991-04-28Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet (different) on coverSTS-39/DiscoverySTS-39 launched
United States1991-04-28
1992-04-30
Houston TX
Houston TX
(Purple rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-39/DiscoverySTS-39 launched
"CIRRIS-1A [payload] activities"
United States1991-05-01Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-39/DiscoverySPAS-2 deployed
United States1991-05-01
1991-05-02
Houston TX
Houston TX
(Magenta rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-39/DiscoverySPAS-2 deployed; SPAS-2 retrieval
United States1991-05-06Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-39/DiscoverySTA-39 landing
United States1991-05-06Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-39/DiscoverySTA-39 landing
1991-08-02: STS-43 (with TDRS-5)
United States1991-08-02Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-43/AtlantisSTS-43 launch; TDRS-5 deployed
United States1991-08-02Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-43/AtlantisSTS-43 launch; TDRS-5 deployed
United States1991-08-02Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-43/AtlantisSTS-43 launch; TDRS-5 deployed
United States1991-08-02Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-43/AtlantisSTS-43 launch; TDRS-5 deployed
United States1991-08-02Houston TX(Magenta rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-43/AtlantisSTS-43 launch; TDRS-5 deployed
United States1991-08-02Houston TX(Purple rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-43/AtlantisSTS-43 launch; TDRS-5 deployed
United States1991-08-02Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch and blue rubber-stamp) cachets on coverSTS-43/AtlantisSTS-43 launch; TDRS-5 deployed
United States1991-08-02Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville Moonport Stamp Club circular logo and printed) cachet on coverSTS-43/AtlantisSTS-43 launch; TDRS-5 deployed
United States1991-08-02Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville Moonport Stamp Club circular logo/mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-43/AtlantisSTS-43 landing
United States1991-08-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-43/AtlantisSTS-43 landing
United States1991-08-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission sticker and brown rubber-stamp) cachets on coverSTS-43/AtlantisSTS-43 landing
United States1991-08-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville Moonport Stamp Club circular logo/mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-43/AtlantisSTS-43 landing
United States1991-08-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Black and green and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-43/AtlantisSTS-43 landing
1991-09-12: STS-48 (with UARS)
United States1991-08-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-48/DiscoverySTS-48 rollout
United States1991-09-12Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club/NASCOM Network) cachet on coverSTS-48/DiscoverySTS-48 launch
United States1991-09-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on cover, also insert and insert backSTS-48/DiscoverySTS-48 launch
United States1991-09-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-48/DiscoverySTS-48 launch
United States1991-09-12Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(NASA photo) cachet on coverSTS-48/DiscoverySTS-48 launch
United States1991-09-12Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-48/DiscoverySTS-48 launch
United States1991-09-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet (different) on coverSTS-48/DiscoverySTS-48 launch
United States1991-09-12
1991-09-14
Kennedy Space Center FL
Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX
(Blue and purple and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-48/DiscoverySTS-48 launch
UARS deployed
United States1991-09-13Houston TX(NASA photo) cachet on coverSTS-48/DiscoverySTS-48 unknown event
United States1991-09-14Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-48/DiscoveryUARS deployed
United States1991-09-15Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-48/DiscoverySTS-48 unknown event
United States1991-09-18Edwards AFB, CA(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-48/DiscoverySTS-48 landing
United States1991-09-18Edwards AFB, CA(Titusville Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-48/DiscoverySTS-48 landing
United States1991-09-18Edwards AFB, CA(Red printed) cachet on coverSTS-48/DiscoverySTS-48 landing
United States1991-09-18Edwards AFB, CA(NASA photo) cachet on coverSTS-48/DiscoverySTS-48 landing
United States1991-09-18Edwards AFB, CA(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-48/DiscoverySTS-48 landing
United States1991-09-20Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-48/DiscoverySTS-48 arrives at KSC
1991-11-24: STS-44 (with DSP-16)
United States1991-10-23Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-44/AtlantisSTS-44 rollout
United States1991-11-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet (and medallion) on cover, also medallion reverseSTS-44/AtlantisSTS-44 launch
United States1991-11-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Magenta printed) cachet on coverSTS-44/AtlantisSTS-44 launch
United States1991-11-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-44/AtlantisSTS-44 launch
United States1991-11-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet (different) on cover, also insert and insert backSTS-44/AtlantisSTS-44 launch
United States1991-11-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-44/AtlantisSTS-44 launch
United States1991-11-24Houston TX(Mission patch and green rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-44/AtlantisSTS-44 launch
United States1991-11-24Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(NASA photo and mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-44/AtlantisSTS-44 launch
United States1991-11-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-44/AtlantisSTS-44 launch
United States1991-11-24Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet (different) on coverSTS-44/AtlantisSTS-44 launch
United States1991-11-24Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet (different) on coverSTS-44/AtlantisSTS-44 launch
United States1991-11-24Houston TX(Green printed) cachet on coverSTS-44/AtlantisSTS-44 launch
United States1991-11-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-44/AtlantisSTS-44 launch
United States1991-11-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Blue printed) cachet on post cardSTS-44/AtlantisSTS-44 launch
United States1991-11-25Houston TX(Blue printed) cachet on coverSTS-44/AtlantisDSP-16 deployed
United States1991-12-01Edwards AFB, CA(Brown printed) cachet on coverSTS-44/AtlantisSTS-44 landing
1992-03-24: STS-45 (with ATLAS-1 payload1)
United States1992-03-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-45/AtlantisSTS-45 launch
United States1992-03-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch and blue rubber-stamp) cachets on coverSTS-45/AtlantisSTS-45 launch
United States1992-03-24 (in pencil)None(Lollini) cachet (and signature) on (un-stamped and un-canceled) coverSTS-45/AtlantisSTS-45 launch
United States1992-03-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-45/AtlantisSTS-45 launch
United States1992-03-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-45/AtlantisSTS-45 launch
United States1992-03-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverSTS-45/AtlantisOnboard view: SAREX operation
United States1992-03-30Kennedy Space Center FL(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverSTS-45/AtlantisOnboard view: SAREX operation
United States1992-04-02Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch and red rubber-stamp) cachets on coverSTS-45/AtlantisSTS-45 landing
United States1992-04-02Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachets on coverSTS-45/AtlantisSTS-45 landing
1992-05-07: STS-49 (Intelsat-6-3 repair)
United States1992-05-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-49/EndeavourSTS-49 launch
United States1992-05-07Washington DC(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-49/EndeavourSTS-49 launch
United States1992-05-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-49/EndeavourSTS-49 launch
United States1992-05-07
1992-05-16
Kennedy Space Center FL
Edwards AFB, CA
(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-49/EndeavourSTS-49 launch
STS-49 landing
United States1992-05-10Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-49/EndeavourIntelsat-6-3 failed capture
United States1992-05-11Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-49/EndeavourIntelsat-6-3 second failed capture
United States1992-05-13Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-49/EndeavourIntelsat-6-3 captured
United States1992-05-14Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-49/EndeavourIntelsat-6-3 deployed
1992-07-31: STS-46 (with TSS-1 and EURECA-1)
Italy1990-03-07Torino(Printed) cachet (and signatures) on coverTSS-1 pre-launch system test
Netherlands1992-07-03Noordwijk?(Aeritalia Gruppo Statemi Spaziali Club Filatelico) cachet on coverEURECA pre-launch thermal balance test
France1992-07-31Paris(ESA) cachet on coverSTS-46/AtlantisSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-46/AtlantisSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(ESA printed and blue rubber-stamp) cachets on coverSTS-46/AtlantisSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(ESA printed) cachet (same as above item) on coverSTS-46/AtlantisSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(EURECA mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-46/AtlantisSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
Italy1992-07-31Torino Centro Corriere ZE(Alenia Spazio Club Filatelico Torino) cachet on coverSTS-46/AtlantisSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
Italy1992-07-31RomePrinted stamp and (printed) cachet on aerogrammeSTS-46/AtlantisSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(Lollini) cachet on coverSTS-46/AtlantisSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(Alenia Spazio Club Filatelico Torino) cachet on coverSTS-46/AtlantisSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club circular logo/mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-46/AtlantisSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet (and signature) on coverSTS-46/AtlantisSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet (slightly different, and signature) on coverSTS-46/AtlantisSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31
1992-08-08
Kennedy Space Center FL
Kennedy Space Center FL
(Mission patch) cachet (and signature) on coverSTS-46/AtlantisSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
STS-46 landing
United States1992-08-02Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-46/AtlantisEURECA deployed
United States1992-08-06Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-46/AtlantisTSS-1 800 feet from boom
United States1992-08-08
1992-07-31
Kennedy Space Center FL
Kennedy Space Center FL
(Mission patch) cachet (and signature) on coverSTS-46/AtlantisSTS-46 landing
STS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
1992-10-22: STS-52 (with LAGEOS-2)
United States1992-10-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-52/ColumbiaSTS-52 launch
United States1992-10-22Sunspot NM(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-52/ColumbiaSTS-52 launch
United States1992-10-22
1992-11-01
Kennedy Space Center FL
Kennedy Space Center FL
(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-52/ColumbiaSTS-52 launch
STS-52 landing
United States1992-10-23Houston TX(Blue rubber-stamp and typed) cachet on coverSTS-52/ColumbiaLAGEOS-2 deployed
United States1992-10-23Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-52/ColumbiaLAGEOS-2 deployed; (also "LAGEOS-1" in text)
United States1992-10-24Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-52/Columbia"Space Vision System (SVS) experiment"
United States1992-11-01Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-52/ColumbiaSTS-52 landing
1992-12-02: STS-53 (with SDS-2-3 and ODERACS)
United States1992-12-02Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-53/DiscoverySTS-53 launch ("classified Defense Dept. satellite")
United States1992-12-02Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet (different) on coverSTS-53/DiscoverySTS-53 launch ("classified satellite")
United States1992-12-02Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-53/DiscoverySTS-53 launch
United States1992-12-02Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet (slightly different) on coverSTS-53/DiscoverySTS-53 launch
United States1992-12-02Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk and medal) cachet on coverSTS-53/DiscoverySTS-53 launch
United States1992-12-02Kennedy Space Center FL(Cyan rubber-stamp, including mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-53/DiscoverySTS-53 launch
United States1992-12-02Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(Red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-53/DiscoverySTS-53 launch
United States1992-12-02
1992-12-09
Kennedy Space Center FL
Edwards AFB, CA
(Titusville Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-53/DiscoverySTS-53 launch
STS-53 landing
United States1992-12-03Houston TX(orange and green printed) cachet on coverSTS-53/Discovery"FARE (In-Cabin Payload)"
United States1992-12-09Edwards AFB, CA(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-53/DiscoverySTS-53 landing ("classified military satellite")
United States1992-12-09Edwards AFB, CA(Titusville Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-53/DiscoverySTS-53 landing
1993-01-13: STS-54 (with TDRS-6)
United States1993-01-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-54/EndeavourSTS-54 launch; TDRS-6 deployed
United States1993-01-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-54/EndeavourSTS-54 launch; TDRS-6 deployed
United States1993-01-13Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-54/EndeavourSTS-54 launch; TDRS-6 deployed
United States1993-01-13Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-54/EndeavourSTS-54 launch; TDRS-6 deployed
United States1993-01-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville Moonport Stamp Club circular logo) cachet on coverSTS-54/EndeavourSTS-54 launch; TDRS-6 deployed
United States1993-01-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-54/EndeavourSTS-54 launch; TDRS-6 deployed
United States1993-01-13
1993-01-19
Kennedy Space Center FL
Kennedy Space Center FL
(Titusville Moonport Stamp Club circular logo/mission patch) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-54/EndeavourSTS-54 launch; TDRS-6 deployed
STS-54 landing
United States1993-01-17Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-54/EndeavourSTS-54 space walk
United States1993-01-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-54/EndeavourSTS-54 landing
United States1993-01-19
1993-01-13
Kennedy Space Center FL
Kennedy Space Center FL
(Titusville Moonport Stamp Club circular logo/mission patch) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-54/EndeavourSTS-54 landing
STS-54 launch; TDRS-6 deployed
1993-04-08: STS-56 (with SPARTAN-201-F1 and ATLAS-2 payload1)
United States1993-04-08Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk, including mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-56/DiscoverySTS-56 launch
United States1993-04-08Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(Colorano silk, mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-56/DiscoverySTS-56 launch
United States1993-04-08Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-56/DiscoverySTS-56 launch
United States1993-04-08Air Force Postal Service(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-56/DiscoverySTS-56 launch
United States1993-04-08Wallops Island VA(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet (same) on coverSTS-56/DiscoverySTS-56 launch
United States1993-04-08Titusville FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club circular logo/mission patch) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-56/DiscoverySTS-56 launch
United States1993-04-08Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-56/DiscoverySTS-56 launch
United States1993-04-08Kennedy Space Center FL(Burton) cachet on coverSTS-56/DiscoverySTS-56 launch
United States1993-04-09Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-56/Discoveryunknown event
United States1993-04-11Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-56/DiscoverySPARTAN-201-F1 deployed
United States1993-04-17MSFC, AL(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-56/DiscoverySTS-56 landing
United States1993-04-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk, including mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-56/DiscoverySTS-56 landing
1993-06-21: STS-57 (EURECA-1 recovered)
United States1993-06-21Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet (and signatures) on coverSTS-57/EndeavourSTS-57 launch
United States1993-06-21Kennedy Space Center FL(ESA) cachet on coverSTS-57/EndeavourSTS-57 launch
United States1993-06-21Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-57/EndeavourSTS-57 launch
United States1993-06-21Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet (and medallion) on coverSTS-57/EndeavourSTS-57 launch
United States1993-06-21Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club circular logo/mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-57/EndeavourSTS-57 launch
United States1993-06-21Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-57/EndeavourSTS-57 launch
United States1993-06-21Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-57/EndeavourSTS-57 launch
United States1993-06-24Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(ESA) cachet on coverSTS-57/EndeavourEURECA-1 recovered
United States1993-06-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-57/EndeavourEURECA-1 recovered
United States1993-06-24Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-57/EndeavourEURECA-1 recovered
United States1993-07-01Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-57/EndeavourSTS-57 landing
1993-09-12: STS-51 (with ORFEUS-SPAS-1 and ACTS)
United States1993-09-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Rubber-stamp mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-51/DiscoverySTS-51 launch; ACTS deployed
United States1993-09-12Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-51/DiscoverySTS-51 launch; 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/DiscoverySTS-51 launch; ACTS deployed
United States1993-09-13Houston TX(Typed and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-51/DiscoveryORFEUS deployed
United States1993-09-13Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-51/DiscoveryORFEUS deployed
United States1993-09-19Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-51/DiscoveryORFEUS captured
United States1993-09-21Houston TX(Typed and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-51/Discovery"Tenth day of flight"
United States1993-09-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Color photo and mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-51/DiscoverySTS-51 landing
1993-12-02: STS-61 (HST 1st repair5)
United States1993-12-02Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-61/EndeavourSTS-61 launch; HST 1st repair1
United States1993-12-02Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-61/EndeavourSTS-61 launch; HST 1st repair1
United States1993-12-02Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet (different) on coverSTS-61/EndeavourSTS-61 launch; HST 1st repair1
United States1993-12-02
1993-12-13
Kennedy Space Center FL
Kennedy Space Center FL
(NASA sticker) cachet on coverSTS-61/EndeavourSTS-61 launch; HST 1st repair5
STS-61 landing
United States1993-12-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-61/EndeavourSTS-61 landing
STS-61 (HST 1st repair5) anniversaries
United States2013-12-13Sagamore Beach MA(Coverscape) cachet on coverSTS-61/Endeavour20th anniv. STS-61 landing
United States2014-12-13? MPO 75110(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-61/Endeavour21st anniv. STS-61 landing
1994-02-03: STS-60 (with WSF-1 and BremSat and ODERACS-1)
United States1994-02-03
1994-02-11
Kennedy Space Center FL (machine cancel)
Kennedy Space Center FL (hand cancel)
(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-60/DiscoverySTS-60 launch; WSF-1 deployed; BremSat deployed
STS-60 landing
1994-04-09: STS-59 (with SRL-1/SIR-C payload1)
United States1994-04-09Edwards AFB, CA(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-59/EndeavourSTS-59 launch; SRL-1/SIR-C payload1
United States1994-04-09Pasadena CA(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-59/EndeavourSTS-59 launch; SRL-1/SIR-C payload1
United States1994-04-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Red rubber-stamp) cachet (and signatures) on (airmail) coverSTS-59/EndeavourSTS-59 launch; SRL-1/SIR-C payload1
United States1994-04-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-59/EndeavourSTS-59 launch; SRL-1/SIR-C payload1
United States1994-04-09Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-59/EndeavourSTS-59 launch; SRL-1/SIR-C payload1
United States1994-04-09Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet (different) on coverSTS-59/EndeavourSTS-59 launch; SRL-1/SIR-C payload1
United States1994-04-09Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet (different) on coverSTS-59/EndeavourSTS-59 launch; SRL-1/SIR-C payload1; (also "SeaSat" and "SIR-A" (STS-2) and "SIR-B" (STS-41G) in text)
1994-09-09: STS-64 (with SPARTAN-201-F2)
United States1994-09-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-64/DiscoverySTS-64 launch
United States1994-09-09Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-64/DiscoverySTS-64 launch
United States1994-09-09Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet (different) on coverSTS-64/DiscoverySTS-64 launch
United States1994-09-13Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-64/DiscoverySPARTAN-201-F2 deployed
1994-09-30: STS-68 (with SRL-2/SIR-C payload1)
United States1994-09-30Pasadena CA(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-68/EndeavourSTS-68 launch; SRL-2/SIR-C payload1
United States1994-09-30Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-68/EndeavourSTS-68 launch; SRL-2/SIR-C payload1
1994-11-03: STS-66 (with CRISTA-SPAS-1 and ATLAS-3 payload1)
United States1994-11-03Kennedy Space Center FL(ATLAS patch) cachet on coverSTS-66/AtlantisSTS-66 launch; CRISTA-SPAS-1 deployed
United States1994-11-03Kennedy Space Center FL(STS-66 mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-66/AtlantisSTS-66 launch; CRISTA-SPAS-1 deployed
United States1994-11-03Wallops Island VA(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-66/AtlantisSTS-66 launch; CRISTA-SPAS-1 deployed
United States1994-11-03Houston TX(JSC green printed) cachet on coverSTS-66/AtlantisSTS-66 launch; CRISTA-SPAS-1 deployed
1995-03-02: STS-67 (with Astro-2 payload1)
United States1995-03-02Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-67/EndeavourSTS-67 launch
United States1995-03-02Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet (slightly different) on coverSTS-67/EndeavourSTS-67 launch
United States1995-03-02Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-67/EndeavourSTS-67 launch
United States1995-03-02Orlando FL(Air Rescue Service and blue Astro-2 patch) cachet on coverSTS-67/EndeavourSTS-67 launch
United States1995-03-02Houston TX(JSC green printed) cachet on coverSTS-67/EndeavourSTS-67 launch
United States1995-03-18Edwards AFB, CA(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-67/EndeavourSTS-67 landing
1995-02-03: STS-63 (with SPARTAN-204 and ODERACS-2)
United States1995-02-03Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on cover, and insertSTS-63/DiscoverySTS-63 launch
United States1995-02-03
1995-02-03
Kennedy Space Center FL
Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX
(Cyan and magenta rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-63/DiscoverySTS-63 launch
United States1995-02-11Greenbelt MD(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-63/DiscoverySTS-63 landing
1995-07-13: STS-70 (with TDRS-7)
United States1995-07-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-70/DiscoverySTS-70 launch; TDRS-7 deployed
United States1995-07-13Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-70/DiscoverySTS-70 launch; TDRS-7 deployed
United States1995-07-13Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-70/DiscoverySTS-70 launch; TDRS-7 deployed
United States1995-07-13Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-70/DiscoverySTS-70 launch; TDRS-7 deployed
United States1995-07-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville Moonport Stamp Club circular logo/mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-70/DiscoverySTS-70 launch; TDRS-7 deployed
United States1995-07-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-70/DiscoverySTS-70 landing
1995-09-07: STS-69 (with WSF-2 and SPARTAN-201-F3)
United States1995-09-10Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-69/EndeavourSPARTAN-201-F3 recovered
United States1995-09-10Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-69/EndeavourSPARTAN-201-F3 recovered
1996-01-11: STS-72 (with SPARTAN-206 and SFU recovered)
United States1996-01-11
1996-01-20
Kennedy Space Center FL
Kennedy Space Center FL
(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-72/EndeavourSTS-72 launch; SPARTAN-206 deployed; SFU recovered
STS-72 landing
1996-02-22: STS-75 (with TSS-1R)
United States1996-02-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-75/ColumbiaSTS-75 launch
Italy1996-02-23Torino Centro Corriere ZE(Alenia Spazio Club Filatelico Torino) cachet (and signatures) on coverSTS-75/ColumbiaSTS-75 launch
United States1996-02-25Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-75/ColumbiaTSS-1R deployed
United States1996-02-25Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet (different) on coverSTS-75/ColumbiaTSS-1R breaks away
United States1996-03-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet (and signatures) on coverSTS-75/ColumbiaSTS-75 landing
1996-05-19: STS-77 (with PAMS-STU and SPARTAN-207)
United States1996-05-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-77/EndeavourSTS-77 launch
United States1996-05-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-77/EndeavourSTS-77 launch
United States1996-05-19Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet (different) on coverSTS-77/EndeavourSTS-77 launch
United States1996-05-19Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet (different) on coverSTS-77/EndeavourSPACEHAB-4 in cargo bay
United States1996-05-20Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-77/EndeavourInflatable Antenna Experiment (IAE)
United States1996-05-29Greenbelt MD(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-77/EndeavourSTS-77 landing
United States1996-05-29Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-77/EndeavourSTS-77 landing
1996-11-19: STS-80 (with WSF-3 and ORFEUS-SPAS-2)
United States1996-11-19WSMR, NM(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-80/ColumbiaSTS-80 launch
United States1996-11-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet (and medallion) on coverSTS-80/ColumbiaSTS-80 launch
United States1996-11-19Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-80/ColumbiaSTS-80 launch
United States1996-11-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-80/ColumbiaSTS-80 launch
United States1996-11-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet (slightly different) on coverSTS-80/ColumbiaSTS-80 launch
United States1996-11-25Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-80/ColumbiaWSF-3 berthing
United States1996-12-04Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-80/ColumbiaORFEUS-SPAS-2 captured
United States1996-12-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Brown printed) cachet on coverSTS-80/ColumbiaSTS-80 landing
1997-02-21: STS-82 (HST 2nd repair5)
United States1997-02-21Houston TX(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-82/DiscoverySTS-82 launch; HST 2nd repair5
1997-08-07: STS-85 (with CRISTA-SPAS-2)
United States1997-08-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-85/DiscoverySTS-85 launch
United States1997-08-07Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet (different) on coverSTS-85/DiscoverySTS-85 launch
United States1997-08-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-85/DiscoverySTS-85 launch
United States1997-08-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Brown printed) cachet on coverSTS-85/DiscoverySTS-85 launch
United States1997-08-08Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-85/Discovery"Manipulator flight demonstration"
United States1997-08-16Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-85/DiscoveryCRISTA-SPAS captured
United States1997-08-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-85/DiscoverySTS-85 landing
1997-11-18: STS-87 (with SPARTAN-201-F4 and AERCam-Sprint)
United States1997-11-19Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-87/ColumbiaSTS-87 launch
United States1997-11-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-87/ColumbiaSTS-87 launch
United States1997-11-21Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-87/ColumbiaSPARTAN-201-F4 deployed
United States1997-11-24Greenbelt MD(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-87/ColumbiaSPARTAN-201 captured
United States1997-12-03Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-87/Columbia"Space Walk #2" / "EVA"
United States1997-12-03Greenbelt MD(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-87/Columbia"EVA"
United States1997-12-03Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-87/ColumbiaAERCam-Sprint deployed
United States1997-12-05Greenbelt MD(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-87/ColumbiaSTS-87 landing
United States1997-12-05Moffett Field CA(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-87/ColumbiaSTS-87 landing
1998-10-29: STS-95 (with SPARTAN-201-F5 and OSCAR-34 and HOST payload1)
United States1998-10-29
1998-10-03
Kennedy Space Center FL
Annision AL
(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-95/DiscoverySTS-95 launch; SPARTAN-201-F5 deployed; OSCAR-34 deployed
Calcopex station
United States1998-10-29
1998-10-29
Kennedy Space Center FL
Kennedy Space Center FL
(NASA) cachet on cover, also insert and insert backSTS-95/DiscoverySTS-95 launch; SPARTAN-201-F5 deployed; OSCAR-34 deployed
1998-12-04: STS-88 (with SAC-A and Mightysat-1)
United States1998-12-06Houston TX(NASA) cachet on coverSTS-88/EndeavourSTS-88 docking with Space Station
United States1998-12-13Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-88/EndeavourSAC-A deployed
1999-05-27: STS-96 (with STARSHINE-1)
United States1999-05-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-96/DiscoverySTS-96 launch
United States1999-05-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet (and medallion) on coverSTS-96/DiscoverySTS-96 launch
United States1999-05-27Orlando FL(Checklist and green rubber-stamp) cachets on coverSTS-96/DiscoverySTS-96 launch
Russia1999-05-29Korolev-9, Moscow Oblast(Blue printed) cachet on coverSTS-96/DiscoverySTS-96 docking with ISS
United States1999-05-29GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-96/DiscoverySTS-96 docking with ISS
United States1999-06-04Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(NASA) cachet on coverSTS-96/DiscoverySTS-96 un-docking and STARSHINE-1 deployed
United States1999-06-06Kennedy Space Center FL(NASA) cachet on coverSTS-96/DiscoverySTS-96 landing
United States1999-06-06Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-96/DiscoverySTS-96 landing
1999-07-25: STS-93 (with Chandra/CXO)
United States1999-07-25Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-93/ColumbiaSTS-93 launch; Chandra/CXO/AXAF deployed
1999-12-19: STS-103 (HST 3rd repair5)
United States1999-12-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-103/DiscoverySTS-103 launch; HST 3rd repair5
United States1999-12-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet (slightly different, and signature) on coverSTS-103/DiscoverySTS-103 launch; HST 3rd repair5
United States1999-12-19Wallops Island VA(Boudwin printed) cachet on coverSTS-103/DiscoverySTS-103 launch; HST 3rd repair5
2000-02-11: STS-99 (with SRL-3/SIR-C payload1)
United States2000-02-11Pasadena CA(Mission Management Station) cancel and (JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-99/EndeavourSTS-99 launch; SRL-3/SIR-C payload1 (SRTM version)
2001-08-10: STS-105 (with SimpleSat)
United States2001-08-10Pasadena CA(Purple and black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-105/DiscoverySTS-105 launch
United States2001-08-10Kennedy Space Center FL (machine cancel)(Mission patch) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-105/DiscoverySTS-105 launch
United States2001-08-10Kennedy Space Center FL (hand cancel)(Mission patch) cachet (same) on coverSTS-105/DiscoverySTS-105 launch
United States2001-08-10Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet (and medallion) on coverSTS-105/DiscoverySTS-105 launch
Russia2001-08-12Korolev-1, Moscow Oblast(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-105/DiscoverySTS-105 docking with ISS
United States2001-08-12GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-105/DiscoverySTS-105 docking with ISS
Russia2001-08-16Korolev-1, Moscow Oblast(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-105/Discovery"EVA-1"
Russia2001-08-18Korolev-1, Moscow Oblast(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-105/Discovery"EVA-2"
Russia2001-08-20Korolev-1, Moscow Oblast(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-105/DiscoverySTS-105 un-docking from ISS and SimpleSat deployed
United States2001-08-20GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-105/DiscoverySTS-105 un-docking from ISS and SimpleSat deployed
United States2001-08-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-105/DiscoverySTS-105 landing
United States2001-08-22GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-105/DiscoverySTS-105 landing
United States2001-08-22Kennedy Space Center FL (hand cancel)(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-105/DiscoverySTS-105 landing
United States2001-08-22Kennedy Space Center FL (machine cancel)(Mission patch) cachet (same) on coverSTS-105/DiscoverySTS-105 landing
2001-12-05: STS-108 (with STARSHINE-2)
United States2001-12-05Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-108/EndeavourSTS-108 launch; STARSHINE-2 deployed
2002-03-01: STS-109 (HST 4th repair5)
United States2002-03-01Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-109/ColumbiaSTS-109 launch; HST 4th repair5
United States2002-03-01Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet (and signatures) on coverSTS-109/ColumbiaSTS-109 launch; HST 4th repair5
United States2002-03-01Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet (slightly different) on cover, also insertSTS-109/ColumbiaSTS-109 launch; HST 4th repair5
United States2002-03-01Kennedy Space Center FL (slightly different)(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-109/ColumbiaSTS-109 launch; HST 4th repair5
2002-11-23: STS-113 (with MEPSI-1 [tethered])
United States2002-11-23Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-113/EndeavourSTS-113 launch; MEPSI-1 deployed [tethered]
2006-12-09: STS-116 (with OSCAR-60/61/62 and MARScom and MEPSI-2 [tethered])
United States2006-12-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-116/DiscoverySTS-116 launch; OSCAR-60/61/62 deployed; MEPSI-2 deployed [tethered]
United States2006-12-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-116/DiscoverySTS-116 launch; OSCAR-60/61/62 deployed; MEPSI-2 deployed [tethered]
2008-11-14: STS-126 (with PSSCT-1)
United States2008-11-14Wallops Island VA(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-126/EndeavourSTS-126 launch
United States2008-11-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-126/EndeavourSTS-126 launch
United States2008-11-14Pasadena CA(Blue and black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-126/EndeavourSTS-126 launch
United States2008-11-14GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-126/EndeavourSTS-126 launch
United States2008-11-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet (and medallion) on coverSTS-126/EndeavourSTS-126 launch
United States2008-11-16GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-126/EndeavourSTS-126 docking with ISS
United States2008-11-18Houston TX(Astronaut EVA Station) cancel and (Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-126/Endeavour"Tool bag drifts away"
United States2008-11-20Houston TX(Astronaut EVA Station) cancel and (Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-126/EndeavourSecond EVA (space walk)
United States2008-11-26Houston TX(ISS) cancel and (Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-126/Endeavour"Earth on eve of Thanksgiving"
United States2008-11-28GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-126/EndeavourSTS-126 un-docking from ISS
United States2008-11-30GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-126/EndeavourSTS-126 landing
United States2008-11-30Edwards AFB, CA(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-126/EndeavourSTS-126 landing
2009-05-11: STS-125 (HST 5th repair5)
United States2009-05-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-125/AtlantisSTS-125 launch
United States2009-05-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-125/AtlantisSTS-125 launch
United States2009-05-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission 57) cachet on cover, also backSTS-125/AtlantisSTS-125 launch
United States2009-05-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-125/AtlantisHST 5th repair5, 1st spacewalk
United States2009-05-14Houston TXCancel on coverSTS-125/AtlantisHST 5th repair5, 1st spacewalk
2009-07-15: STS-127 (with Bevo-1 and AggieSat-2 and ANDE-2-AA/PA)
United States2009-07-15Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-127/EndeavourSTS-127 launch
United States2009-07-15Pasadena CA(Blue and black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-127/EndeavourSTS-127 launch
United States2009-07-15Kennedy Space Center FL(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-127/EndeavourSTS-127 launch
United States2009-07-31GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-127/EndeavourSTS-127 landing
United States2009-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-127/EndeavourSTS-127 landing
2011-07-08: STS-135 (with PSSCT-2)
United States2011-07-08Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-135/AtlantisSTS-135 launch
United States2011-07-08Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-135/AtlantisSTS-135 launch
United States2011-07-08Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk/mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-135/AtlantisSTS-135 launch
United States2011-07-08Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-135/AtlantisSTS-135 launch
United States2011-07-08Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet (and medallion) on coverSTS-135/AtlantisSTS-135 launch
United States2011-07-20Houston TX(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-135/AtlantisPSSCT-2 deployed
United States2011-07-21Houston TX(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-135/AtlantisSTS-135 landing
United States2011-07-21Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-135/AtlantisSTS-135 landing
United States2011-07-21Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet (different) on coverSTS-135/Atlantis"Farewell photo of Atlantis"
Total: 73 out of 135 Space Shuttle missions were related to un-manned satellites (excluding fixed payloads1 and International Space Station (ISS) modules)
Space Shuttle and un-manned satellite (on other than Shuttle-related launch covers)
United States1973-04-05
1981-05-21
Cape Canaveral FL
Kennedy Space Center FL
(Space Voyage/First Rank) cachet on Pioneer-11 launch coverUnspecified"First water tank tests of space telescope, MSFC, Aug. 15, and Nov. 26, 1979"
USA 1916 fdc
United States1983-01-31Cape Canaveral FL(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on Explorer-1 anniversary coverUnspecifiedManipulator arm and fantasy-design telescope4 (shown with Space Shuttle); see all items with this design
United States1986-09-17Vandenberg AFB, CA(Boudwin? blue and green rubber-stamp) cachet on NOAA-10 launch (airmail) cover"STS-61C" / Columbia(with Satcom-Ku1)


The table below is a summary and cross-reference of fantasy-design satellites (for which two or more entries are found in separate sets of items in the tables above)

Fantasy-design satellitesPostal items
Fantasy-design telescope4 Chad 435 (and derivatives)
Congo (People's Republic) 582 (and derivatives)
United States 1986-01-12 / 1986-01-18
United States 1983-01-31
Fantasy-design telescope8 (different) Chad None essay (198x)
Ivory Coast 588 (and derivatives)
Ivory Coast 588_ds o/p (1993)
Niger C309 (and derivatives)
Niger C356
Saudi Arabia 936
Togo C326
United States 1913-1914+1917-1918 fdc (cachet only)
Fantasy-design satellite9 Mauritania C204 (and derivatives)
United States None (1979)
United States None (1979, different)
United States 1556 cover (1980)
United States 1981-11-12 / 1986-01-28
Cylindrical fantasy-design satellite11 Central African Republic C208 (and derivatives)
Mauritania C203 (and derivatives)
United States None (1977)
Quasi-cylindrical fantasy-design satellite12 Congo (People's Republic) 584 (lower-right margin) (and derivatives)
Congo (People's Republic) 725 (lower-right margin)
Togo C327
United States UC51 fdc
Quasi-cylindrical fantasy-design satellite13 (different) Great Britain 1000-1001 fdc
Ivory Coast 587 (and derivatives)
Ivory Coast 587_ds o/p (1993)

1Payloads, as opposed to satellites, are neither deployed from, nor recovered to, the Space Shuttle cargo bay.
2On these covers, the Space Shuttle mission is not specifically noted.
3There is disagreement among various sources on whether this should be called Telstar-3D or Telstar-3B!
4A fantasy-design telescope somewhat similar to Chandra / CXO / AXAF is shown in an early-design stage, most likely due to the pre-launch date of these items, when the design was not finalized. A good example of this satellite is found on Chad 435.
5HST "repair" missions 1 — 5 were officially known as Service Missions (SM) 1, 2, 3A, 3B, and 4, respectively.
6OSTA: Office of Space and Terrestrial Applications
7The Mesoscale Lightning Experiment (MLE) was designed to obtain nighttime images of lightning in an attempt to better understand the effects of lightning discharges on each other, on nearby storm systems, on storm microbursts and wind patterns, and other interrelationships over an extremely large geographical area. The MLE employed payload bay color video cameras and a 35 mm handheld still picture camera to observe lightning discharges at night from active storms.
8A fantasy-design telescope reminiscent of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), but the spacecraft body is too short, and the solar panels are too wide and not long enough. A good example of this satellite is found on Chad None essay (198?)
9A fantasy-design satellite which does not represent any known satellite. A good example of this satellite is found on Mauritania C204.
11A cylindrical fantasy-design satellite (with booster attached) which does not represent any known satellite. A good example of this satellite is found on Central African Republic C208.
12A quasi-cylindrical fantasy-design satellite (with booster attached) which does not represent any known satellite. A good example of this satellite is found on Togo C327.
13A quasi-cylindrical fantasy-design satellite (with booster attached) which does not represent any known satellite. A good example of this satellite is found on Ivory Coast 587.


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