TOPEX-Poseidon

TOPEX-Poseidon
satellite

TOPEX-Poseidon patch
drawingpatch

This page contains philatelic information on the TOPEX-Poseidon satellite. 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)
TOPEX-Poseidon
(USA-France)
TOPEX-Poseidon (USA-France) TOPEX-Poseidon
(USA-France)
TOPEX-Poseidon (on other than TOPEX-Poseidon launch covers)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
TOPEX-Poseidon (USA-France)
Dominica2238c (Mi2898)One of MS6 (2238 (a-f)) (Mi2896-2901)2000"TOPEX Poseidon"
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC122 (Mi292)
iC122

Imperforate
1992"TOPEX Poseidon"
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC122 fdcStamp and ('FDC') cachet on FDC
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC122 maxi1Maxicard
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC122 maxi2Maxicard (different cancel)
Libya1587 (BL146)In (upper-left) margin of SS11997
Malagasy Republic1047 (Mi1347)
i1047
One of MS6 (1050a (1045-1050)) (Mi1345-1350)1992"TOPEX Poseidon"
Malagasy Republic1047b (BL178)
i1047b
On stamp of SS1 (1047)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i1047)
Mali847 (Mi1672-1675)
i847
In (upper-left) margin of MS4 (847 (a-d)) (Mi1672-1675)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS4 (i847 (a-d))
1996"TOPEX Poseidon"
Monaco2223 (Mi2569)2001
MordoviaLocal_aOne of local post MS6 (a-f)1998
MordoviaLocal_ms6 fdcMS6 on FDC
New CaledoniaC268 (Mi1022)
iC268

Imperforate
1994
New CaledoniaC268 fdcStamp and cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
New CaledoniaC268 dsDeluxe sheet (C268)
Osetia (North)Local_bOn one of local post MS6 (a-f)1997
Osetia (North)Local_fdcMS6 on FDC
RwandaUnknown b (Mi?)
Unknown ib
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2012"TOPEX" (Poseidon)
RwandaUnknown proofSigned-proof MS4
RwandaUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ms fdc (Mi? fdc)Cachet (lower-left) on FDC2006(possible) TOPEX
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)2013"TOPEX-Poseidon"
TuvaLocal_b
Local_ib
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
1994
TuvaLocal_b o/p
Local_ib o/p
One of MS4 overprinted (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 overprinted (a-d)
1994
United StatesNone(Earth-Moon Station, Downey CA) cancel on postal card1991"TOPEX/Poseidon"
United StatesNoneCachet on cover1992"TOPEX/Poseidon"
United StatesNone(WSE2000) postcard, also back2000"TOPEX-Poseidon" (in text)
Yugoslavia2502f (Mi2997)One of booklet pane of 7 (2502 (a-g + 2 labels)), also booklet cover (MH10, Mi2992-2998)2000
Yugoslavia2502e-f fdcOne of two stamps and cachet on FDC


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
1992-08-10: TOPEX-Poseidon (USA-France) (and OSCAR-23)
France1992-08-10Toulouse(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverTOPEX-Poseidon launch
French Guiana1992-08-10Kourou(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverTOPEX-Poseidon launch
French Guiana1992-08-10Kourou(Fairchild Space) cachet on coverTOPEX-Poseidon launch
French Guiana1992-08-10Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverTOPEX-Poseidon launch
French Guiana1992-08-10Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverTOPEX-Poseidon launch
United States1992-08-10Pasadena CA(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverTOPEX-Poseidon launch
TOPEX-Poseidon (events)
United States1995-08-10Pasadena CA(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverTOPEX-Poseidon end of prime (3-year) observation mission
TOPEX-Poseidon (on other than TOPEX-Poseidon launch covers)
United States2016-01-17Hawthorne CA(Printed) cachet on Jason-3 launch cover"TOPEX-Poseidon" (in text)


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