TSS-1

Tethered Satellite System
(TSS)

TSS-1
TSS-1TSS-1 patch

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

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


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Tethered Satellite System (TSS) (Italy)
BeninUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
In (left) margin of MS4 (a-d)
In (left) margin of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2014"TSS"-1 and logo (includes deployment date from "STS-46" in text)
BeninUnknown ms proof
Unknown ims proof
In (left) margin of MS4 proof (a-d)
In (left) margin of imperforate MS4 proof (a-d)
BeninUnknown ms proofSigned-proof MS4 (a-d)
BeninUnknown ms proof fdc
Unknown ims proof fdc
MS4 proof on FDC
Imperforate MS4 proof on FDC
GabonUnknown d (Mi?)
Unknown id
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2015"Tethered Satellite System - TSS[-1]"
GabonUnknown proofSigned-proof MS4(As above for stamp)
GabonUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
GabonUnknown a-d fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
GabonUnknown b (Mi?)
Unknown ib
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2017"Tethered Satellite System" (TSS-1, based on "STS-46" in MS4 margin)
GabonUnknown proofSigned-proof MS4(As above for stamp)
GabonUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
MS4 and cachet on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
GabonUnknown a-d fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
ItalyNoneAerogramme1992"Experimento Satellite Tethered" (TSS-1, based on date of issue)


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Tethered Satellite System (TSS) (Italy)
1992-07-31: TSS-1 (and EURECA-1 from STS-46)
Italy1990-03-07Torino(Printed) cachet (and signatures) on coverTSS-1 system test
France1992-07-31Paris(ESA) cachet on coverSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on coverSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(ESA printed and blue rubber-stamp) cachets on coverSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(ESA printed) cachet (same as above item) on coverSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(EURECA mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
Italy1992-07-31Torino Centro Corriere ZE(Alenia Spazio Club Filatelico Torino) cachet on coverSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
Italy1992-07-31RomePrinted stamp and (printed) cachet on aerogrammeSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(Lollini) cachet on coverSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(Alenia Spazio Club Filatelico Torino) cachet on coverSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club circular logo/mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet (and signature) on coverSTS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
United States1992-07-31Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet (slightly different, and signature) on coverSTS-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 launch; TSS-1 deployed
STS-46 landing
United States1992-08-02Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverEURECA deployed
United States1992-08-06Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on coverTSS-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 landing
STS-46 launch; TSS-1 deployed
1996-02-22: TSS-1R (from STS-75)
United States1996-02-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-75 launch
Italy1996-02-23Torino Centro Corriere ZE(Alenia Spazio Club Filatelico Torino) cachet (and signatures) on coverSTS-75 launch
United States1996-02-25Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverTSS-1R deployed
United States1996-02-25Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet (different) on coverTSS-1R breaks away
United States1996-03-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet (and signatures) on coverSTS-75 landing


Back to Scientific/research satellites.
Back to Space Shuttle-related satellites.
Back to Un-Manned Satellite Philately.



Copyright © 2017-2018, Colorado State University. All rights reserved.
This Website created and maintained by Don Hillger and Garry Toth.
Updated: 2018-09-01