Telecom-1A

TÚlÚcom-series
satellites

Telecom-2A
TÚlÚcom-1ATÚlÚcom-2A

This page contains philatelic information on TÚlÚcom (TELECOMmunications) 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)
TÚlÚcom (France) TÚlÚcom (France) TÚlÚcom (France)
TÚlÚcom (on other than TÚlÚcom launch covers)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
TÚlÚcom (France)
Burkina Faso1025a (BL_F149A)
i1025a (BL_F149B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (1025)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1025)
1995"Telecom-2"
Central African Republic1109b (BL_C580A)
i1109b (BL_C580B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (1109)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1109)
1996"Telecom-2"
DjiboutiC215a (BL117A)
iC215a (BL117B)
In (lower-right) margin of SS1
In (lower-right) margin of imperforate SS1
1985Telecom-1
France1936 (Mi2459)
i1936

Imperforate
1984"Telecom-1"
France1936 fdc1Stamp and cancel and (?) cachet on FDC
France1936 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) and (?) cachet on FDC
France1936 fdc3Stamp and cancel (same) and ('FDC') cachet on FDC
Guinea Republic1237 (BL480A)
i1237 (BL480B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
1993"Telecom-2"
Guinea Republic1267 (BL491)
i1267
In (upper-left) margin of SS1, 1237 overprinted
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1, i1237 overprinted
1994"Telecom-2"
Guinea Republic1257 (BL473A)
i1257 (BL473B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
1993"Telecom-2"
Malagasy Republic1173It (BL244A)
i1173It (BL244B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (1173I)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1173I)
1994"Telecom-2"
Malagasy Republic1173Q (BL247A)
i1173Q (BL247B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
Malagasy Republic1255Ac (Mi1683A)
i1255Ac (Mi1683B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (1255A), gold foil
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (1255A), gold foil
1994"Telecom-2"
Malagasy Republic1339a (BL_D272A)
i1339a (BL_D272B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (1339)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1339)
1997"Telecom-2A"
Mali886a (BL_C95A)
i886a (BL_C95B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
1998Telecom-1 (depicted, but "Spacenet" in text)
SomaliaUnknown d (Mi?)One of MS6 (a-f)1999Telecom-2A? (with extra solar panel behind World Cup trophy)
SomaliaUnknown msMS7 (MS6 and SS1 combination)
ZaireMi1173A-1176A_ms4
Mi1173B-1176B_ms4
In (upper-left) margin of MS4 (Mi1173A-1176A)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS4 (Mi1173B-1176B)
1996"Telecom-2A"
ZaireMi1177A-1180A_ms4
Mi1177B-1180B_ms4
In (lower-left) margin of MS4 (Mi1177A-1180A)
In (lower-left) margin of imperforate MS4 (Mi1177B-1180B)
"Telecom-2B"


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
TÚlÚcom (France)
1984-08-04: TÚlÚcom-1A (and Eutelsat-1-F2)
France1984-08-04Paris(Lollini) cachet on coverTÚlÚcom-1A launch
French Guiana1984-08-04Kourou(Lollini?) cachet on coverTÚlÚcom-1A launch
French Guiana1984-08-04Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverTÚlÚcom-1A launch
French Guiana1984-08-04Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverTÚlÚcom-1A launch
French Guiana1984-08-04Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverTÚlÚcom-1A launch
1985-05-08: TÚlÚcom-1B (and GStar-1)
French Guiana1985-05-07Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverTÚlÚcom-1B launch
French Guiana1985-05-07Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverTÚlÚcom-1B launch
1988-03-11: TÚlÚcom-1C (and Spacenet-3R)
French Guiana1988-03-11Kourou(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTÚlÚcom-1C launch
French Guiana1988-03-11Kourou(Printed) cachet on coverTÚlÚcom-1C launch
French Guiana1988-03-11Kourou(Printed) cachet (different) on coverTÚlÚcom-1C launch
French Guiana1988-03-11Kourou(Black and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTÚlÚcom-1C launch
French Guiana1988-03-11Kourou(Black and green rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTÚlÚcom-1C launch
French Guiana1988-03-11Kourou(Black and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTÚlÚcom-1C launch
France1988-03-12Paris(Lollini) cachet on coverTÚlÚcom-1C launch
1991-12-16: TÚlÚcom-2A (and Inmarsat-2-F3)
French Guiana1991-12-16Kourou(Printed) cachet on coverTÚlÚcom-2A launch
French Guiana1991-12-16Kourou(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachets on coverTÚlÚcom-2A launch
French Guiana1991-12-16Kourou(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachets (different) on coverTÚlÚcom-2A launch
French Guiana1991-12-16Kourou(Rubber-stamp) cachets on coverTÚlÚcom-2A launch
1992-09-15: TÚlÚcom-2B (and Inmarsat-2-F4)
French Guiana1992-09-15Kourou(C.E. SEP Section PhilatÚlie) cachet on coverTÚlÚcom-2B launch
French Guiana1992-09-15Kourou(Rubber-stamp) cachets on coverTÚlÚcom-2B launch
1995-12-06: TÚlÚcom-2C (and Insat-2C)
French Guiana1995-12-06Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverTÚlÚcom-2C launch
1996-08-08: TÚlÚcom-2D (and Italsat-2)
French Guiana1996-08-08Kourou(C.E. SEP Section PhilatÚlie) cachet on coverTÚlÚcom-2D launch
French Guiana1996-08-08Kourou(PhilatÚlie Arianespace/Lollini) cachet on coverTÚlÚcom-2D launch
French Guiana1996-08-08Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverTÚlÚcom-2D launch
French Guiana1996-08-08Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverTÚlÚcom-2D launch
Gabon1996-08-09Libreville(Lollini) cachet on coverTÚlÚcom-2D launch
TÚlÚcom (on other than TÚlÚcom launch covers)
Germany (West)
United States
1989-10-18
1989-10-23
Wessling
Houston TX
(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on STS-34 launch, Galileo deployed, and STS-34 landing cover(possible) TÚlÚcom


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