Telecom-1A

Telecom-series
satellites

Telecom-2A
Telecom-1ATelecom-2A

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


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Telecom (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" (in text, but Hispasat-1A/1B depicted)
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 (C215)
In (lower-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (iC215)
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"
GuyanaBL206A
BL206B
In (upper-left) margin of SS1, silver foil
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1, silver foil
1992"Telcom-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"
Mali527 (Mi1057)
i527
One of pair (528a (527-528 + label)) (Mi1057-1058)
One of imperforate pair (i528a (i527-i528 + label))
1985Telecom-1A
Mali528a fdcOne of pair and cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
Mali528bTwo of imperforate (only) MS4 (2x (i527-i528))
Mali528c
i528c
Five of MS10 (5x (527-528))
Five of imperforate MS10 (5x (i527-i528))
Mali886a (BL_C95A)
i886a (BL_C95B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (886)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i886)
1998Telecom-1 (depicted, but "Spacenet" in text)
Malta769 (Mi854)1991(stylized) Telecom-2 (main antennas and solar panels correct, but body incorrect)
Malta769aOn all stamps and 2 labels of MS10 (10x 769)
Malta770aOn 2 labels (same) of MS10 (10x 770)
Malta769-770 fdcOne of two stamps and cachet on FDC
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 Telecom-series satellite launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Telecom (France)
1984-08-04: Telecom-1A (and Eutelsat-1-F2)
France
France
Ascension
French Guiana
1984-05-28
1984-06-29
1984-08-04?
1984-08-04
Les Mureaux, Yvelines
Évreux Air
Ascension
Kourou
(C.E. SEP and Aérospatiale) cachet on coverUnknown event
Unknown event
Telecom-1A launch?
Telecom-1A launch
France1984-08-04Paris(Lollini) cachet on coverTelecom-1A launch
French Guiana1984-08-04Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverTelecom-1A launch
French Guiana1984-08-04Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverTelecom-1A launch
French Guiana1984-08-04Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverTelecom-1A launch
French Guiana1984-08-04Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverTelecom-1A launch
French Guiana1984-08-04Kourou(MBB-ERNO) cachet on coverTelecom-1A launch
1985-05-08: Telecom-1B (and GStar-1)
French Guiana1985-05-07Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverTelecom-1B launch
French Guiana1985-05-07Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverTelecom-1B launch
French Guiana1985-05-07Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverTelecom-1B launch
1988-03-11: Telecom-1C (and Spacenet-3R)
French Guiana1988-03-11Kourou(Printed and rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTelecom-1C launch
French Guiana1988-03-11Kourou(MBB-ERNO Philatelie) cachet on coverTelecom-1C launch
French Guiana1988-03-11Kourou(Printed) cachet on coverTelecom-1C launch
French Guiana1988-03-11Kourou(Black and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTelecom-1C launch
French Guiana1988-03-11Kourou(Black and green rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTelecom-1C launch
French Guiana1988-03-11Kourou(Black and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTelecom-1C launch
French Guiana1988-03-11Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverTelecom-1C launch
French Guiana1988-03-11Kourou(Kourou Philatélie Spatiale?) cachet on cardTelecom-1C launch
France1988-03-12Paris(Lollini) cachet on coverTelecom-1C launch
1991-12-16: Telecom-2A (and Inmarsat-2-F3)
French Guiana1991-12-16Kourou(Printed) cachet on coverTelecom-2A launch
French Guiana1991-12-16Kourou(Printed and red rubber-stamp) cachets on coverTelecom-2A launch
French Guiana1991-12-16Kourou(Printed and red rubber-stamp) cachets (different) on coverTelecom-2A launch
French Guiana1991-12-16Kourou(Rubber-stamp) cachets on coverTelecom-2A launch
French Guiana1991-12-16Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverTelecom-2A launch
1992-09-15: Telecom-2B (and Inmarsat-2-F4)
French Guiana1992-09-15Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverTelecom-2B launch
French Guiana1992-09-15Kourou(Rubber-stamp) cachets on coverTelecom-2B launch
1995-12-06: Telecom-2C (and Insat-2C)
French Guiana1995-12-06Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverTelecom-2C launch
French Guiana1995-12-06Kourou(Kourou Philatélie Spatiale?) cachet on cardTelecom-2C launch
French Guiana1995-12-06Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverTelecom-2C launch
1996-08-08: Telecom-2D (and Italsat-2)
French Guiana1996-08-08Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverTelecom-2D launch
French Guiana1996-08-08Kourou(Philatélie Arianespace/Lollini) cachet on coverTelecom-2D launch
French Guiana1996-08-08Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverTelecom-2D launch
French Guiana1996-08-08Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverTelecom-2D launch
Gabon1996-08-09Libreville(Lollini) cachet on coverTelecom-2D launch
Telecom (on other than Telecom launch covers)
French Guiana1989-04-01Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on Tele-X launch cover"Telecom 1A", Telecom-1B", and "Telecom-1C"
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) Telecom
French Guiana1999-04-02Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on Insat-2E launch coverReproduction of Insat-2C_and_Telecom-2C_cover3


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