WRESAT

WRESAT and Equator-S
(and other non-US
scientific/research/technology satellites)

Eauator-S
WRESAT (Australia)Equator-S (Germany)

This page contains philatelic information on the WRESAT (Weapon Research Establishment SATellite) and Equator-S (and other non-US scientific/research/technology 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.

The GOCE satellite is also known as Earth Explorer-1, one of the ESA Earth Explorer-series satellites.

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)
WRESAT
(Australia)
WRESAT
(Australia)
WRESAT
(Australia)
Cariane
(France)
canceled Cariane
(France)
Equator-S
(Germany)
Equator-S
(Germany)
Equator-S
(Germany)
GOCE
(ESA)
GOCE
(ESA)
GOCE
(ESA)


Below is a list of WRESAT and Equator-S (and other non-US scientific/research/technology satellite) postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
WRESAT (Weapon Research Establishment SATellite) (Australia)
Australia4678 (Mi4786)From MS10 (4678a (10x 4678))2017"WRESAT"
Australia4678 fdc1Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and cachet on FDC (Woomera SA cancel), also back
Australia4678 fdc2Stamp and cachet on FDC (Rosebud cancel)
Australia4678 maxiMaxicard
Australia4678 folderFolder
Australia4678-4679 fdcTwo stamps and cachet on FDC (Rosebud cancel)
Australia4679 (Mi4787)From booklet of 16 (4679a (16x 4679)) (MH738)
Australia4679 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC (Rosebud cancel)
Cariane (France)
Comoro Islands791 (Mi997A)
i791 (Mi997B)
More perforations than MS6 or SS1, and no inscriptions at bottom1992"Cariane"
Comoro Islands791_from_ms6 (Mi997A)
i791_from_ms6 (Mi997B)
One of MS6 (795a (790-795)) (Mi996A-1001A)
One of imperforate MS6 (i795a (i790-i795)) (Mi996B-1001B)
Comoro Islands791b (BL374A)
i791b (BL374B)
On stamp of SS1 (791)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i791)
Equator-S (Germany)
GermanyNone(Pictorial) cancel and (?) cachet on postcal card1997"Equator-S"
GermanyNone(Pictorial) cancel and (?) cachet on postcal card1997"Equator-S"
Guinea RepublicMi4537A
Mi4537B

Imperforate
2006"Sonde E.Q.S."
Guinea RepublicBL1115A
BL1115B
On one of MS2 (Mi4537A-4538A)
On one of imperforate MS2 (Mi4537B-4538B)
Guinea RepublicBL1115A-1116A fdc
BL1115B-1116B fdc
On one of two MS2 on FDC
On one of two imperforate MS2 on FDC
GOCE (Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer) (ESA)
No (non-launch cover) postal items found


Below is a list of WRESAT and Equator-S (and other non-US scientific/research/technology satellite) launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
1967-11-29: WRESAT (Weapon Research Establishment SATellite) (Australia)
Australia1967-11-29Woomera SA(Pictorial) cancel and (blue printed) cachet on coverWRESAT launch
Australia1967-11-29Woomera SA(Pictorial) cancel and (magenta rubber-stamp and hand-printed) cachet on coverWRESAT launch
Australia1967-11-29Woomera SA(Pictorial) cancel and (purple rubber-stamp and red typed) cachet on coverWRESAT launch
Australia1967-11-29Woomera SA(Pictorial) cancel and (blue rubber-stamp and red typed) cachet on coverWRESAT launch
Australia1967-11-29Woomera SA(Pictorial) cancel and (red rubber-stamp and red typed) cachet on coverWRESAT launch
1997-12-02: Equator-S (and JCSat-5)
French Guiana1997-12-02Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverEquator-S launch (but A-1 launch depicted)
French Guiana1997-12-02Kourou(MPE) cachet on coverEquator-S launch
French Guiana1997-12-02Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverEquator-S launch
Gabon1997-12-02Libreville(Lollini) cachet on coverEquator-S launch
Germany1997-12-02Essen(MPE) cachet (different) on coverEquator-S launch
2009-03-17: GOCE (Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer) (ESA)
France2009-03-16La Poste 249234(ESA?) cachet on coverGOCE launch
Italy2009-03-17Thales Alenia Space (Ufficio Corrispondenza)(ASITAF) cachet on coverGOCE launch
Russia2009-03-17Moscow(ESA?) cachet on coverGOCE launch
Russia2009-03-17Moscow(ESA?) cachet on coverGOCE launch
Russia2009-03-17Moscow(?) cachet on coverGOCE launch
Russia2009-03-17Moscow(ThalesAlenia) cachet on coverGOCE launch
Russia2009-03-17Moscow(?) cachet on coverGOCE launch


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