Solar-A / Yohkoh

Solar-series
satellites

Solar-B / Hinode
Solar-A / YohkohSolar-B / Hinode

This page contains philatelic information on the Solar-series satellites. Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the satellites featured are given when available. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.

Launch information
(found elsewhere)
Launch covers
(including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers)
(farther below)
Other postal items
(stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.)
(immediately below)
Solar
(Japan)
Solar (Japan) Solar
(Japan)
Solar (on other than Solar launch covers)


Below is a list of Solar-series satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Solar (Japan)
ChadUnknown d (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2013"Solar-B" / Hinode
ChadUnknown c (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2013Solar-A / "Yohkoh"
Guinea RepublicBL1109A
BL1109B
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (Mi4523A)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (Mi4523B)
2006Solar-B / "Hinode"
Guinea RepublicBL1109A fdcSS1 on FDC
Guinea RepublicMi4540A
Mi4540B

Imperforate
2006Solar-A / "Yohkoh"
Guinea RepublicBL1116A
BL1116B
On one of MS2 (Mi4539A-4540A)
On one of imperforate MS2 (Mi4539B-4540B)
Guinea RepublicBL1115A-1116A fdc
BL1115B-1116B fdc
On one of two MS2 and cachet on FDC
On one of two imperforate MS2 and cachet on FDC
(As above for stamps); Solar-A / "Yohkoh" (on perforate cachet), Solar-B / "Hinode" (on imperforate cachet)
Guinea RepublicMi4542A
Mi4542B

Imperforate
"Solar-B" / Hinode
Guinea RepublicMi4541A-4544A fdc
Mi4541B-4544B fdc
Two of four stamps on FDC
Two of four imperforate stamps on FDC
(As above for stamps)
Guinea RepublicBL1117A
BL1117B
On one of MS2 (Mi4541A-4542A)
On one of imperforate MS2 (Mi4541B-4542B)
"Solar-B" / Hinode
Guinea RepublicBL1117A-1118A fdc
BL1117B-1118B fdc
On one of two MS2 on FDC
On one of two imperforate MS2 on FDC
(As above for stamps)
Guinea RepublicBL1474On stamp of SS12007Solar-B / Hinode
Guinea RepublicBL1474 fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL1476 fdcCachet on FDCSolar-B / Hinode
Guinea-BissauBL621A
BL621B
In (upper-right) margin of SS1
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
2007Solar-A / Yohkoh
Guinea-BissauBL621A fdc
BL621B fdc
SS1 and cachet on FDC
Imperforate SS1 and cachet on FDC
Malagasy RepublicUnknown c (Mi?)
Unknown ic
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2011"Solar-B" / Hinode
Malagasy RepublicUnknown c proofOne of MS4 proof (a-d)
Malagasy RepublicUnknown proofSigned-proof MS4 (a-d)
Malagasy RepublicUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC


Below is a list of Solar-series satellite launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Solar (Japan)
1991-08-30: Solar-A / Yohkoh
United States1991-08-30Uchinoura(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSolar-A launch
United States1991-08-30Tsukubagakuen(Space Voyage) cachet (different color) on coverSolar-A launch
2006-09-22: Solar-B / Hinode (and OSCAR-59 and SSSat-2)
United States2006-09-22GSFC(Printed) cachet on coverSolar-B launch
Solar (on other than Solar launch covers)
United States2007-11-06WSMR, NM(Printed) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover"Solar-B" (in text)


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