Venus Express

Venus Express
satellite

Venus Express patch
satellitepatch

This page contains philatelic information on the Venus Express 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)
Venus Express (ESA) Venus Express (ESA) Venus Express (ESA)


Below is a list of Venus Express satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Venus Express (ESA)
ChadUnknown b (Mi?)
Unknown ib
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2011"Venus Express"; design like Malagasy Republic unknown b 2011
Dominica2583 (BL520)SS12006"Venus Express", also logo (in lower-right margin)
DjiboutiUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
In (upper-left) margin of MS2 (a-b)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS2 (a-b)
2013
DjiboutiUnknown ms fdc
Unknown ims fdc
MS2 on FDC
Imperforate MS2 on FDC
DjiboutiUnknown ms (Mi?)On one stamp and one label and in (left) margin of MS2 (a-b + 2 labels)2014"Venus Express", also logo (in left margin)
DjiboutiUnknown fdcMS2 on FDC
Gambia3049 (BL704)SS12006"Venus Express", also logo (in lower-left margin)
Great Britain3114 (Mi3367)From presentation pack2012"Venus Express" (in text and presentation pack front)
Great Britain3113-3118 fdc1One of six stamps on FDC, also annotated cachet
Great Britain3113-3118 fdc2One of six stamps on FDC (different cancel), also annotated cachet
Grenada Carriacou2635 (BL610)SS12006"Venus Express", also logo (in lower margin)
Guinea RepublicBL966A
BL966B
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
2006"Venus Express"
Guinea RepublicBL966A fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicMi7634One of MS6 (Mi7634-7639)2010
Guinea RepublicMi7634-7639_ms6 fdcMS6 on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL1842In (upper-right) margin of SS1
Guinea RepublicBL1842 fdcSS1 on FDC
Guinea-BissauMi4547One of MS5 (Mi4545-4549)2010"Venus Express"
Guinea-BissauMi4545-4549_ms5 fdcMS5 on FDC
Guyana3929 (BL805)SS12006"Venus Express", also logo (in lower-left margin)
Ivory CoastUnknown (BL?)On stamp of SS1 (Mi1440)2007"sonde Venus Express 2"1
Ivory CoastUnknown c (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2012Venus Express (not "Mars Express", as in text)
Liberia2439 (BL541)SS12006"Venus Express"
Malagasy RepublicUnknown b (Mi?)
Unknown ib
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2011Design like Chad unknown b 2011
Malagasy RepublicUnknown a-d fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Malagasy RepublicUnknown ms fdc
Unknown ims fdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
Malagasy RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)SS12014"Venus Express", also logo (on stamp)
Micronesia696 (Mi?)MS6 (696 (a-f))2006"Venus Express"
Sierra LeoneUnknown c (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2015Venus Express (but "Mars Orbiter Mission" in text)
Togo2033 (Mi3314)
i2033

Imperforate
2006"Venus Express", also logo
Union Island (St. Vincent)307 (Mi387-390)MS4 (307 (a-d))2006"Venus Express"

1To date there has been only one Venus Express launched, so the number "2" is not correct.


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
2005-11-09: Venus Express (ESA)
French Guiana2005-11-09Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverVenus Express launch
Russia2005-11-09Baikonur(Printed) cachet on coverVenus Express launch
Russia2005-11-09Polevaya(Lollini) cachet on coverVenus Express launch
Russia2005-11-09Korolev 1 Moscow Oblast(Lollini) cachet on coverVenus Express launch
Venus Express (events)
French Guiana2006-04-11Korolev 9 Moscow Oblast(Lollini) cachet on coverentry into Venus orbit
French Guiana2006-04-11Kourou(Printed) cachet on coverentry into Venus orbit


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