satellite image

Remote sensing of the
Earth-atmosphere system from space:
Images, instruments, and techniques

SkyLab EREP imaging
cloud systemssymbolic scanning

Below is a checklist of Remote sensing of the Earth-atmosphere system from space: images, instruments, and techniques on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.). Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the items 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.

Various un-manned and manned spacecraft have provided Earth images from space. In this page, philatelic items related to manned missions (e.g. Gemini, Skylab, Soyuz, Salyut, Mir, the Space Shuttle and the ISS) are highlighted in green.

Many Earth images, and most Earthrise images, come from the various Apollo missions. All such items are found in a separate page (Apollo-mission Earth imagery). In this page, a few Earthrise images from non-Apollo sources are highlighted in yellow.

The Notes for entries in this page identify the spacecraft that provided the image, if it is known. In some cases uncertainty in that identification is indicated by words such as "possible". In many cases the source of the image is unknown.

The two tables Blue Marble (2001) and Blue Marble (2012) present Earth images constructed from imagery from specific satellites12,16. The first such image, Blue Marble (1972)6, is a photograph from the Apollo-17 mission and its philatelic items are found in the Apollo-mission Earth imagery page.

Symbolic scanning or imaging items are limited to those for the Earth, not the Moon or any other planets.

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)
Images of cloud systems Images of cloud systems
Summary and cross-references for images of Earth
(for which two or more items are found)
Apollo-mission Earth imagery
(found elsewhere)
Apollo-mission Earth imagery
(found elsewhere)
Blue Marble (2001)12
(MODIS full-disk composite true-color image of the Earth)
Blue Marble (2001)12
(MODIS full-disk composite true-color image of the Earth)
Blue Marble (2012)16
(VIIRS quasi-full-disk composite true-color image of the Earth)
Images of Earth's surface Images of Earth's surface
Remote-sensing instruments Remote-sensing instruments
Symbolic scanning or imaging1 Symbolic scanning or imaging1


Below is a list of Remote sensing of the Earth-atmosphere system from space: images, instruments, and techniques on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Images of cloud systems
Antigua and BarbudaNonePhonecard199?Visible image of Hurricane Luis
Antigua and Barbuda2360a-b (Mi3181-3182)Pair from MS6 (2360 (a-f))2000Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from western of two Meteosat locations
Antigua and Barbuda3017 (BL654)SS12008True-color image
Argentina2618 (Mi?)2011(probable) ash or smoke plume above lower clouds (possible altocumulus) (in lower-right)
Armenia773 maxi (Mi632 maxi)Maxicard, also back2007(partial) Full-disk true-color visible image
Australia1260a (BL14)In (upper) margin of MS3 (1258-1260)1992(partial) Full-disk true-color3 image
Australia1260b (BL14l)In (upper) margin of 1260a overprinted
AustriaNoneCard, also detail1969Photo of Europe from Nimbus-2
Austria1233 maxi (Mi? maxi)Maxicard1983Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from western of two Meteosat locations
Austria1535 fdc (Mi2026 fdc)(?) cachet on FDC1991Full-disk true-color image, possibly from western of two Meteosat locations
Azerbaijan1099 (Mi?)On parts of both stamps and in (lower-right) margin of MS2 (a-b)2015(partial) Full-disk color-enhanced image, possibly from eastern of two Meteosat locations
Bahamas489a (Mi476-479)Three of four stamps on MS4 (486-489)1981(artistic) Visible images of clouds over the Bahamas
Bahrain404 (Mi495)1993True-color image of Bahrain
Bahrain406 (Mi497)Full-disk true-color image; see all items with this image
Bahrain404-406 fdcTwo of three stamps on FDC(As above)
Barbados555 (Mi539)1981Visible image of hurricane near Leeward Islands
Belarus967 (Mi?)On parts of both stamps and in (lower-right) margin of MS2 (a-b)2015(partial) Full-disk color-enhanced image, possibly from easterm of two Meteosat locations
Belarus967 fdcMS2 and cancel on FDC
Belgium2015 maxi (Mi3278 maxi)Image on maxicard2004Full-disk true-color3 image
BelgiumUnknown a (Mi?)One of MS5 (a-e))2018False-color multi-spectral visible image (spiral cloud pattern around a deep low pressure center southwest of Iceland)
Belize974 (Mi1073)1991Visible image of Hurricane Gilbert
BeninUnknown ms (Mi?)In (lower-center) margin of MS6 (a-f)2003Full-disk true-color image
BeninUnknown ms (Mi?)In (lower) margin of MS4 (a-d)2013Full-disk natural-color image
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Serb. Admin.)Unknown1 (Mi39A)
Unknown1 imperf (Mi39B)

Imperforate
2016Full-disk true-color image
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Serb. Admin.)Unknown2 (Mi?)
Unknown2 imperf

Imperforate
Bulgaria3612 (Mi3901)1991Pixelated and (partial) Full-disk image
Bulgaria3612 maxiMaxicard(As above for stamp); enhanced true-color image of western Europe and north Africa (on maxicard cachet)
Bulgaria3613 (Mi3902)(partial) Full-disk image
Bulgaria3612-3613 fdcTwo stamps and cancel on FDC(As above for stamps)
Bulgaria3612-3613 bookletBooklet of 8 (4x (3612-3613))
BurundiBL499A
BL499B
In (lower) margin of MS2 (Mi3480A-3481A)
In (lower) margin of imperforate MS2 (Mi3480B-3481B)
2014(partial) Full-disk true-color3 image
CamerounC99 (Mi533)1968Black-and-white image from Explorer-6
CamerounC99 fdcStamp and (Éditions So.Ge.Im.) cachet on FDC
CamerounC101 (Mi535)1968Black-and-white image from or transmitted by Molniya-14
Canada1046 maxi (Mi945 maxi)Image on maxicard, also back, also text detail1985Cumulus clouds over the Canadian maritimes from the Space Shuttle
Canada1442a fdc (Mi1323-1324 fdc)(Canada Post Corp.) cachet on FDC, also back1992Full-disk true-color3 image
Cayman Islands510 (Mi514)1983Full-disk true-color3 image
Central African RepublicC234 (Mi692)
iC234

Imperforate
1980Images from Meteosat
Central African RepublicC234a (BL95)On stamp of SS1 (C234)
Central African Republic534 (Mi861A)
i534 (Mi861B)

Imperforate
1982Full-disk true-color3 image (in background)
Central African Republic534 fdcStamp on FDC
Central African Republic534a (BL202)On stamp of SS1 (534)
Central African Republic535 (Mi862A)
i535 (Mi862B)

Imperforate
1982Full-disk false-color image (in background)
Central African Republic535a (BL203)On stamp of SS1 (535)
Central African RepublicC266 fdc (Mi? fdc)Cachet on FDC1982Color-enhanced infrared image of hurricane
Central African RepublicC268Ab (BL180)In (right) margin of SS1 (C268A)
Chad708 (Mi1505A-1510A)
i708 (Mi1505B-1510B)
In background of MS6 (708 (a-f))
In background of imperforate MS6 (i708 (a-f))
1997Full-disk false-color image (in background)
ChadUnknown a (Mi?)
Unknown ia
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d) or imperforate MS4 (different margins) or imperforate MS4 (even different margins)
2013(partial) Full-disk true-color image (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); see all items with this image
ChadUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
On stamp of SS1
On stamp of imperforate SS1
China (People's Republic)NonePostal card back, also front1999Composite visible image from FY-1B
China (People's Republic)3066 (Mi3194)2000Full-disk visible image (in background)
China (People's Republic)3066 fdcStamp and cancel on FDC
China (People's Republic)3066-3069 fdc1One of four stamps on FDC
China (People's Republic)3066-3069 fdc2One of four stamps and cachet on FDCAlso (partial) Full-disk true-color3 image (in cachet)
China (People's Republic)NonePostal card2002Visible image of typhoon
China (People's Republic)NonePostal card back, also detail and front2003Full-disk true-color image (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); see all items with this image
China (People's Republic)3505b+label (Mi3765+label)One of four different labels associated with pair (3505 (a-b)), or two of eight labels associated with MS8 (3505c (4x (3505 (a-b)) + 8 labels))2006Full-disk true-color3 image
China (People's Republic)NonePostal card back, also front2011?Visible image of Hurricane Elena, from Space Shuttle Discovery on 1 Sep 1985; see all items with this image
China (Taiwan)3574k_1 label1 (Mi2986-2995 label1)Labels from MS10 (3574k_1 (a-j + 10 labels))2004Infrared image of Mei-yu weather pattern (quasi-stationary front over eastern China and eastward over the ocean). It occurs in and around May of each year and brings cloudy and wet conditions)
China (Taiwan)3574k_1 label2 (Mi2986-2995 label2)Water-vapor image of an occluded mid-latitude low pressure center (at the lower left); orange shading inside the very dark grey areas shows dry conditions in the low-mid troposphere; typhoon (at upper right), probably moving northward and nearing the end of its life cycle.
China (Taiwan)3574k_1 label3 (Mi2986-2995 label3)Visible image of a winter outbreak of very cold air from the Chinese mainland, with cloud streets forming over the ocean and transforming downstream into low stratocumulus and cumulus clouds and some areas of a closed cellular pattern. A low pressure center lies at the upper right of the image, while a high lies over the mainland.
China (Taiwan)3574k_1 label4 (Mi2986-2995 label4)Microwave image of a typhoon to the northeast of Taiwan
China (Taiwan)3574k_1 label5 (Mi2986-2995 label5)Multi-spectral visible and infrared image of a developing tropical depression or a tropical cyclone east of the Philippines. The "fuzzy" look of the clouds indicates cirrus from the cumulonimbus clouds in the system.
China (Taiwan)3574k_1 label9 (Mi2986-2995 label9)False-color image of typhoon as an example of Taiwan's severe weather monitoring system
Ciskei (South Africa)187-190 fdc (Mi211-214 fdc)Cachet on FDC1992Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from western of two Meteosat locations
Colombia1250 (Mi2388)From MS6 (1250a (6x 1250))2005Full-disk true-color image (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); see all items with this image
Colombia1250 fdcStamp on FDC, also back
Comoro Islands387 (Mi488)1978Visible image of clouds with shadows (to left of satellite); full-disk color-enhanced water-vapor image (below satellite)
Comoro Islands387a (BL185)On stamp of SS1 (387)
Comoro Islands768 (Mi964)
i768

Imperforate
1991Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from western of two Meteosat locations
Comoro Islands768b (BL350A)
i768b (BL350B)
On stamp of SS1 (768)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i768)
Congo RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
2014Earthrise image from Lunar Orbiter-1 (the first Earthrise image ever!); also enhancement1 and enhancement2
Cook IslandsKM1638 reverse$10. (silver coin), also obverse2012(partial) Full-disk satellite image
Cook IslandsKM1648 reverse$10. (silver coin), also obverse2012Full-disk true-color image (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); see all items with this image
Cyprus960 sc (Mi959 sc)Cachet on souvenir card, also back2000Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from western of two Meteosat locations
Cyprus1109 maxi (Mi1150-1151 maxi)Cachet (only) on maxicard2009Full-disk true-color3 image (on cachet)
Denmark489 fdc (Mi521 fdc)(N) cachet (same as next item) on FDC1972Full-disk true-color3 image from ATS-3
Denmark627 fdc (Mi677 fdc)(N) cachet (same as previous item) on FDC1979Full-disk true-color3 image from ATS-3
Dominica359 (Mi359)1973"Hurricane transmitted by satellite"; visible image of un-identified hurricane over the northern Gulf of Mexico; image area also includes Central America
Dominica354-360 fdcOne of seven stamps on FDC
Dominica354-360 proofs1Proof sheet
Dominica354-360 proofs2Proof sheet (different)
Dominica360a (BL17)MS2 (359-360)
Dominica360a fdcMS2 on FDC
Dominica800 (Mi814)1983"Satellite Pictures of Hurricane"; tiny hurricane in color over Dominica in the black and white inset; the colored portion in the right half of the stamp does not look like a hurricane - it can be interpreted as an infrared image of a large mid-latitude weather system with fronts and a low pressure area
Dominican Republic1482 (Mi2188)2010(partial) Full-disk true-color image
Dominican Republic1586b (Mi?)One of pair (1586 (a-b))2015Full-disk true-color image (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); see all items with this image
Dubai124 (Mi368)1970Infrared or water-vapor image of occluded mid-latitude low pressure system
France1725 (Mi2253)1981Visible image of clouds (on stamp); full-disk true-color3 image from ATS-3 (on maxicard cachet, photo was taken 18 November 1967); image should be rotated -90 degrees for N-S orientation
France1725 maxiMaxicard
France1903 maxiCachet on maxicard1983Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from western of two Meteosat locations
France1835 cover (Mi2335 cover)(Lollini) cachet on cover1983Full-disk infrared image, possibly from western of two Meteosat locations
France2255 maxi (Mi2835 maxi)Maxicard1991Full-disk true-color iamge
FranceNone1From (lettre-verte) personalized postage MS8 (a-h), also folder cover2015Full-disk true-color3 image
FranceNone2Full-disk true-color image (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); see all items with this image
French Polynesia768 strip1 (Mi? strip1)Strips of two stamps and one label and sheet margins from MS6? (6x 768 + 3 labels)1999(partial) Full-disk visible image (in label and in right sheet margin)
French Polynesia768 strip2 (Mi? strip2)(partial) Full-disk visible image (different) (in label and in right and left sheet margins)
French Polynesia768 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC(partial) Full-disk visible image
GabonUnknown c (Mi?)From MS4 (a-d)2018(partial) Full-disk true-color image
GabonUnknown d (Mi?)Full-disk true-color image (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); also detail; see all items with this image
Germany (East)1363 (BL35)SS11972Two-tone image of cloud system
Germany (East)1363 fdc1SS1 on FDC
Germany (East)1363 fdc2SS1 on FDC (different cancel)
Germany (East)Local1975?(possible) infrared image with a mature low pressure and frontal system (lower-left image)
Germany (East)2850 (Mi3361)1990Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, (supposedly) from Meteosat-2
Germany (West)NoneBack of card, also meter (from front)1968Black and white image from ESSA-2
Germany (West)1404 fdc (Mi1187 fdc)Cachet on FDC1983Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from western of two Meteosat locations
GermanyB966 (Mi2508)2006Visible image of hurricane with eye, possibly from ISS
GermanyB966 fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
GermanyB966 fdc2Stamp on FDC
Ghana507 (BL51A)
i507 (BL51B)
In (left) margin of MS2 (507 (a-b)) (Mi524-525)
In (left) margin of imperforate MS2 (i507 (a-b))
1973Visible image of clouds
Ghanai507 fdcImperforate MS2 on FDC
Great Britain1175 (Mi1104)1987Full-disk true-color visible image
Great Britain1172-1175 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC (Cotswold/BPCPA cachet)
Great Britain2118-2123 fdc (Mi? fdc)Cachet on FDC2003(partial) Full-disk true-color3 image, possibly from western of two Meteosat locations
Great BritainNoneCachet on cover2005False-color infrared image of Hurricane Katrina
Great Britain3113-3118 fdc1 (Mi3366-3371 fdc1)(Royal Mail) cachet on FDC2012(partial) Full-disk true-color3 image
Great Britain3113-3118 fdc2 (Mi3366-3371 fdc2)(Royal Mail) cachet on FDC (different cancel)
Great Britain3113-3118 fdc3 (Mi3366-3371 fdc3)(Royal Mail) cachet on FDC (different cancel)
Grenada3604 (BL755)
i3604
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
2006Full-disk true-color3 image
Grenada Grenadines1071 (Mi1185)1989Full-disk true-color3 image
Guernsey (Great Britain)449-451 fdc (Mi518-521 fdc)Cachet on FDC, also insert and insert back1991Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from western of two Meteosat locations
Guinea Republic1189a (BL393)In (right) margin of SS1 (1189)1992Full-disk false-color image
Guinea RepublicBL1586In (left) margin of SS12008Infrared image of a typhoon
Guinea RepublicBL1586 fdcSS1 on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL1963In background of SS12011Full-disk true-color3 image
Guinea RepublicBL1963 fdcSS1 on FDC
Guinea-BissauC10D (Mi394)1976(larger) False-color infrared image; (small) Full-disk visible image
Guinea-BissauC10De (BL27)On stamp of SS1 (C10)
Guinea-BissauBL623A
BL623B
On stamp of SS1 (Mi3682A)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (Mi3682B)
2007Full-disk true-color3 image
Guinea-BissauBL623A fdc
BL623B fdc
SS1 and cachet on FDC
Imperforate SS1 and cachet on FDC
Guyana2648 (BL?)On stamp of SS11992Full-disk visible image of Earth from Voyager-1
Guyana2648 fdcSS1 on FDC
GuyanaUnknown a (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2014"A view of China [and the western Pacific] from space" (in this unusual color mapping, the clouds are in dark tones rather than the usual light tones)
Hawaii Post (USA)Local2005Visible image of Hurricane Iniki, 1992
Hawaii Post (USA)Local2005Color-enhanced infrared image of Hurricane Katrina, 2005
HondurasC1262 (BL92)On lower stamp of MS3 (1262 (a-c))2007Full-disk true-color3 image
HondurasC1263 (BL93)On lower stamp of MS3 (1263 (a-c))
Hong Kong421 (Mi421)1983Full-disk water-vapor image, possibly from GMS
Hong Kong419-422 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Hong KongUnknown1 ss (BL?)SS1 (stamp)2014Typhoon Vicente approaching Hong Kong. (The 20 value incorporates a lenticular effect designed to show the typhoon track).
Hong KongUnknown1 ss (BL?)SS1 in presentation pack, with front and back
Hong KongUnknown1 fdcSS1 on FDC
Hong KongUnknown1 maxiMaxicard of stamp
Hong KongUnknown2 ss (BL?)SS1 (stamp)
Hong KongUnknown2 fdcSS1 on FDC
Hong KongUnknown3 ss (BL?)SS1 (page 3 of booklet, with cover and back)
HungaryC311c (Mi2656A)
iC311c (Mi2656B)
One of MS4 (C311 (a-d)) (Mi2654A-2657A)
One of imperforate MS4 (iC311 (a-d)) (Mi2654B-2657B)
1971(stylized) Full-disk true-color3 image
HungaryNoneCachet on postal card1986(partial) blue monochrome full-disk image
Hungary3698 (BL?)On stamp of SS1, also different view of hologram2000Full-disk true-color3 image
Indonesia1897 fdc (Mi1987 fdc)Cachet on FDC2000Full-disk enhanced true-color image, possibly from GMS
Iran2980b (Mi3124)One of strip of 2 (2980 (a-b))2009Full-disk true-color image
Iran2980 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
Israel1294+tab (Mi1409+tab)Stamp and tab1996Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from western of two Meteosat locations
Israel1294+tab fdcStamp and tab on FDC
Israel1294+tab maxiMaxicard
Ivory Coast955 (Mi1109)1994Full-disk infrared image, possibly from western of two Meteosat locations
Japan2936 (Mi3898)One of pair (2937a (2936-2937)) (Mi3898-3899), or five of MS10 (2937b (5x (2936-2937)))2005(partial) Full-disk true-color3 image
Japan2937a fdcPair and cancel on FDC
Japan2936-2937 cancelFDC cancel (different)
Japan2548 (Mi2427)1996(partial) Full-disk visible image, possibly from GMS
Japan2548 fdc1Stamp and cancel on FDC (? cachet)
Japan2548 fdc2Stamp and cancel (same) on FDC (? cachet)
Japan2548 fdc3Stamp and cancel (same) on FDC (? cachet)
Japan2548-2549 fdcOne of two stamps and cancel (different) on FDC (? cachet)
JapanUnknown i (Mi?)One of MS10 (a-j)2019Visible image
Jordan1687 (Mi1741)2000Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from western of two Meteosat locations
Kazakhstan563 (Mi595)From MS6 (563a (6x 563))2007Full-disk true-color3 image (partial-disk on stamp)
Kazakhstan563 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Kazakhstan853 (Mi?)In background of MS2, also detail2018Full-disk false-color image
Korea (North)3114 (BL274)On stamp of SS11992Full-disk visible image of Earth (and Moon in upper-left margin)
Korea (South)2020 fdc (Mi2087 fdc)Cachet on FDC2000(partial) Full-disk true-color3 image
Korea (South)NoneCachet on postal card, also back2016visible images (on front), visible and infrared images (on back)
Macedonia554 (Mi?)2011(two, partial) Full-disk visible image(s)
Macedonia554 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Malagasy Republic969a (BL135)
i969a
In (right) margin of SS1 (969)
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i969)
1990Full-disk IR (infrared) image, possibly from western of two Meteosat locations; also IR image of ITCZ (Intertropical Convergence Zone) over West Africa
Malagasy Republic1047b (BL178)
i1047b
In (left) margin of SS1 (1047)
In (left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1047)
1992Spiral cloud band (defining an occluded front) and well-defined mid-latitude Northern Hemisphere low pressure center (counter-clockwise rotation)
Malagasy RepublicUnknown a (Mi?)One of MS3 (a-c)2016(partial) Full-disk true-color image
Malagasy RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)In (upper-right) margin of SS12016Full-disk true-color image
Malaysia253 (Mi257)1983Full-disk false-color infrared image, possibly from GMS
MaliUnknown d (Mi?)
Unknown id
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2011Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, correctly oriented when inverted, possibly from the eastern of two GOES locations
MaliUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 and cachet on FDC
MaliUnknown ms (Mi?)In (lower-left) margin of MS4 (a-d)2015(partial) Full-disk true-color image (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); see all items with this image
Marshall Islands930f (Mi2353)One of MS10 (930 (a-j)) (Mi2348-2357)2008(partial) Full-disk true-color3 image
Mauritius815 (Mi806)1995Visible image of cyclone in Indian Ocean (the clockwise swirl indicates a Southern Hemisphere system; in the Indian Ocean, the term "cyclone" refers to what is known as a hurricane or typhoon in the Northern Hemisphere)
Monaco2078 (Mi?)1998(artistic) Full-disk true-color3 image
Monaco2078 fdcStamp and (La Philatélie Artistique CEF) cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
Morocco759 (Mi1229)
i759

Imperforate
1993Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from western of two Meteosat locations
Morocco759 fdcStamp on FDC
MozambiqueUnknown ms (Mi?)On 3 of 4 stamps of MS4 (a-d)2013True-color images of hurricanes
MozambiqueUnknown fdcMS4 on FDC
MozambiqueUnknown ss (BL?)SS1True-color image of hurricane
MozambiqueUnknown fdcSS1 on FDC
Nagorno-Karabakh RepublicMi61From MS8 (4x (Mi61-62) + 2 labels)2011Enhanced true-color image of NW Mexico and SW US, with low clouds or fog over the Pacific west of southern California
NetherlandsB652 (Mi1381)One of book of 4 (B652a (B650-B651+2x B652)) (MH41 (1379C+1380D+1381D-E)), with interior1990Color-enhanced image of frontal system from NOAA-11
NetherlandsB652 fdcStamp on FDC
NetherlandsB650-B652 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
Nevis1705 (Mi?)In (left) margin of MS4 (1705 (a-d))2011(partial) True-color full-disk image
New Zealand2172-2177 fdc1Cachet on FDC2008True-color image over New Zealand
New Zealand2172-2177 fdc2Cachet (similar) on FDC (different, available only in a special Limited-edition album)
Nicaragua2353 (Mi4194-4201)In background of six stamps and in (surrounding) margin of MS8 (2353 (a-h))2000(partial) Full-disk true-color3 image
Nicaragua2354b (Mi4203)One of MS8 (2354 (a-h) (Mi4202-4209)"La Tierra vista desde orbita" (Earth seen from orbit), low-altitude shallow-angle true-color image
Niger969 (BL102)
i969
In (right) margin of SS1
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1
1997Full-disk image
Niger970 (BL103)
i970
In (left) margin of SS1
In (left) margin of imperforate SS1
Niger970a (BL104)
i970a
In (center) margin of MS2 (969-970)
In (center) margin of imperforate MS2 (i969-i970)
NigerUnknown ms (Mi?)In (lower-left) margin of MS2 (a-b)2011(partial) Full-disk image
NigerUnknown ss (BL?)In (upper-right) margin of SS12015Full-disk true-color3 image
Norway1500 (BL34)MS2 (1500 (a-b))2007Winter scene near Svalbard including extensive cumulus cloud streets over the North Atlantic between Svalbard and the Norway coast
Norway1500 fdcMS2 on FDC
Norway1500 folderMS2 in FDC folder
Oman349 (Mi359)1992Black-and-white visible image of clouds
Oman349 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Osetia (North)Local_aOne of local post MS6 (a-f)1997Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from western of two GOES locations
Osetia (North)Local_fdcMS6 on FDC
Ossetia (South)LabelLabel from local MS8 (a-h) + label1999True-color visible image
Ossetia (South)LabelLabel from local MS8 (a-h) + label (different)Visible image
Ossetia (South)LabelLabel from local MS8 (a-h) + label (different)Full-disk visible image, north at top when rotated 180 deg
Ossetia (South)LabelLabel from local MS8 (a-h) + label (different)Visible image
Ossetia (South)LabelLabel from local MS8 (a-h) + label (different)Full-disk visible image, north at top when rotated -130 deg
Ossetia (South)LabelLabel from local MS8 (a-h) + label (different)True-color visible image
Ossetia (South)LabelLabel from local MS8 (a-h) + label (different)True-color visible image
PakistanNoneCachet on cover2014True-color image
Peru1676 (Mi2367)
i1676
2009Visible image of hurricane
Peru1676 fdcStamp on FDC
Portugal1115 (Mi1148)1971Infrared image (in background)
Portugal1113-1115 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
Portugal3758a (Mi4094)One of strip of 2 (3758 (a-b)) (Mi4094-4095)2015(partial) Full-disk visible image
Portugal3757-3758 fdc2 strips of 2 (3757-3758) on FDC
Portugal3757-3758 folderFolder, also inside
Russia (USSR)3579 (Mi3607)1969(possible) image of Earth from Zond-5
Russia (USSR)3579 fdcStamp and on FDC on (1968, Zond-5, airmail) stamped envelope
Russia (USSR)3682 (Mi3709)1969Image of Earth from Zond-7
Russia (USSR)3682 fdcStamp on FDC
Russia (USSR)3683 (BL60)Imperforate MS2 (3683 (a-b))
Russia (USSR)NoneCachet on stamped envelope1974Un-enhanced infrared image of deep Southern Hemisphere low pressure systems (clockwise rotation); (design similar to Russia 4175)
Russia (USSR)4175 (Mi4216)1974Un-enhanced infrared image of deep Southern Hemisphere low pressure systems (clockwise rotation); (design similar to cachet on Russian envelope 1974)
Russia (USSR)4175 card (Mi4216 card)Stamp and cachet on card1974(As above for stamp); view of hurricane (on cachet)
Russia (USSR)NoneCachet on postal card (Moscow) cancel)1984True-color image
Russia (USSR)NoneCachet (same) on postal card (Tallinn cancel)1984True-color image
Russia (USSR)4175 card (Mi4216 card)Stamp and cachet on card19852(As above for stamp); view of edge of Earth
Russia (USSR)4646 (Mi4705)1978(Poorly-depicted) image of a deep low pressure system in the Southern Hemisphere (clockwise rotation)
Russia (USSR)5298 (Mi5440)1984(Poorly-depicted) image of a deep low pressure system in the Southern Hemisphere (clockwise rotation)
Russia7741 maxi1 (Mi? maxi1)Maxicard, also back2016(partial) Full-disk true-color3 image
Russia7741 maxi2 (Mi? maxi2)Maxicard (different), also back(partial) Full-disk true-color3 image
Russia7741 maxi3 (Mi? maxi3)Maxicard (different), also backTrue-color image
Russia7741 maxi4 (Mi? maxi4)Maxicard (different), also backFull-disk true-color3 image
Rwanda914 (Mi983)1979(partial) Full-disk true-color image
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsMi4042One of MS4 (Mi4039-4042)2009Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from western of two Meteosat locations
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsMi4039-4042_ms4 fdcMS4 on FDC
Serbia404 fdc (Mi220 fdc)Cachet on FDC2007Full-disk true-color3 image
Slovenia149 (Mi34)1992Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from eastern of two GOES locations
Slovenia149 fdcStamp on FDC
SomaliaUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
In (lower-left) margin of SS1
In (lower-left) margin of imperforate SS1
1999Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from western of two Meteosat locations
SomaliaUnknown iss fdcImperforate SS1 on FDC
SomaliaUnknown iss proofImperforate proof SS1
SomaliaUnknown iss proof fdcImperforate proof SS1 on FDC
SomaliaUnknown ms (Mi?)MS7 (MS6 and SS1 combination)
South Africa610-613 fdc (Mi626-629 fdc)Cachet on FDC1983Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from western of two Meteosat locations
South Africa816-818 fdc (Mi? fdc)Cachet on FDC1992Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from western of two Meteosat locations
Spain3626 fdc (Mi? fdc)Cachet on FDC2009Image of deep northern hemisphere low pressure system
SpainNonePostal card, also detail2009Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from eastern of two GOES locations. Image shows various weather systems over North and South America, including a hurricane just east of the Yucatan Peninsula.
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)2013Visible images of typhoon
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)Visible and infrared images of typhoon
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)(partial) Full-disk true-color3 image
Sri Lanka1234 fdc (Mi1187 fdc)Cachet on FDC2000False-color image of cloud system with the form of a mature mid-latitude system (not typical of tropical and sub-tropical latitudes)
Swaziland423 (Mi420)1983Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from western of two Meteosat locations
TajikistanNone msIn (upper-right) margin of MS6 (a-f)2000(partial) Full-disk true-color image
Tajikistan330 (BL?)On (upper-left) selvedge of MS2 (330 (a-b + label))2008Visible image of hurricane
Tanzania740 (Mi907)1991Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from western of two Meteosat locations
Tonga870 bk (Mi?)Booklet cover for 870 (a-m)1994True-color visible image
Trinidad and Tobago209 (Mi291)1971Full-disk true-color3 image
Trinidad and Tobago209a (BL2)Imperforate MS3 (207-209) (Mi289-291)
Tunisia1435 (Mi1687)2008Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from western of two Meteosat locations
Tunisia1435 dsDeluxe sheet (1435)
Tunisia1435 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Tunisia1435 folderFDC folder, also inside, also back
Turkey2331 (Mi2730)1985False-color infrared image
Turkey2331 fdcStamp on FDC
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus629 (Mi654)2007Full-disk false-color water-vapor image
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus628-629 fdcOne of two stamps and cachet on FDC
TuvaluUnknown d (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2017True-color full-disk image of Earth, image should be rotated 180 deg for N-S orientation
TuvaluUnknown ms fdcMS4 and cachet on FDC
TuvaluUnknown proofSigned-proof MS4 (a-d)
Ukraine697 (BL62)In (lower) margin of SS12007Full-disk true-color3 image, showing South America with north at top when rotated 90 degrees; low-altitude shallow-angle true-color image (in FDC cachet)
Ukraine697 fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
Uganda385 (BL43)SS11983(artistic) Full-disk image
Union Island (St. Vincent)Unknown b (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2019Full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from western of two Meteosat locations
United Nations189 fdc (Mi205 fdc)(WFUNA) cachet on FDC1968Composite quarter-hemisphere image centered on the pole
United Nations550 (Mi575)1989False-color infrared images
United Nations550 fdc1Stamp on FDC (Artmaster cachet)
United Nations550 fdc2Stamp on FDC (Fleetwood cachet)
United Nations550 maxiMaxicard
United Nations551 (Mi576)
United Nations551 fdcStamp on FDC (Artmaster cachet)
United Nations551 fdc2Stamp on FDC (Fleetwood cachet)
United Nations551 maxiMaxicard
United Nations550-551 fdcTwo stamps on FDC (UNPA cachet)
United NationsSC36Souvenir card of 10 (New York 49-50, 188-189, 550-551; Geneva 176-177; Vienna 91-92)
United NationsSC36 (NY cancel)SC36 with New York FDC cancel
United Nations
UN (Geneva)
UN (Vienna)
550 fdc
176 fdc
91 fdc
One of three stamps on FDC (WFUNA cachet)1989False-color infrared images
United Nations
UN (Geneva)
UN (Vienna)
550-551 fdc1
176-177 fdc1
91-92 fdc1
Two of six stamps on FDC
United Nations
UN (Geneva)
UN (Vienna)
550-551 fdc2
176-177 fdc2
91-92 fdc2
Two of six stamps on FDC
United Nations
UN (Geneva)
UN (Vienna)
551 fdc
177 fdc
92 fdc
One of three stamps on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)176 (Mi176)1989False-color infrared image
United Nations (Geneva)176 maxiMaxicard, also back
United Nations (Geneva)177 maxiImage printed on maxicard, also back
United Nations (Geneva)176-177 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC (UNPA cachet)
United Nations (Geneva)SC36 (Geneva cancel)SC36 with Geneva FDC cancel1989False-color infrared images
United Nations (Vienna)91 (Mi92)Block of 4 (4x 91)1989False-color infrared images
United Nations (Vienna)91 maxiMaxicard
United Nations (Vienna)92 (Mi93)Block of 4 (4x 92)
United Nations (Vienna)91-92 fdcTwo stamps and (UNPA) cachet on FDC
United Nations (Vienna)SC36 (Vienna cancel)SC36 with Vienna FDC cancel1989False-color infrared images
United States1410 fdc (Mi1012 fdc)(SCCS) cachet on FDC, also back1970Full-disk true-color image from ATS-3
United States1413 fdc (Mi1015 fdc)(SCCS) cachet on FDC
United States1413a fdc (Mi1012-1015 fdc)(?) cachet on FDCFull-disk true-color image (South America in center)
United StatesSP264(USPS) stamp poster (1413a)(As above for stamps)
United StatesNoneCachet on cover1985Black-and-white (newspaper) visible image of Hurricane Elena, from Space Shuttle Discovery on 1 Sep 1985; see all items with this image
United States2277 (Mi884)1988Full-disk visible image
United States2277 fdc1Stamp on FDC (Gill Craft cachet)
United States2277 fdc2Stamp on FDC (no cachet)
United States2277 fdc3Stamp on FDC (? cachet)
United States2277 fdc4Stamp on FDC (Artmaster cachet), also back
United States2277 fdc5Stamp on and (Key Philatelic Publishing Company) cachet (design like stamp) on FDC, also back
United States2277 fdc6Stamp on FDC (Ranto/2277/SP784 unofficial cachet), also back
United States2277 fdc7Stamp on FDC (Colorano silk cachet)
United States2277 fdc8Stamp on FDC (Fleetwood cachet), also back
United States2277 fdc9Stamp on FDC (ArtCraft blue cachet)(As above for stamp); Blue Marble 1972 image (in cachet)
United States2277 fdc10Stamp on FDC (ArtCraft/PCS black cachet)
United States2277 fdc11Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC(As above for stamp); nighttime visible imagery from DMSP (in cachet)
United States2277 fdc12Stamp and (printed) cachet on FDC(As above for stamp); full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from eastern of two Meteosat locations (in cachet)
United States2277 fdc13Stamp and (printed) cachet on FDC(As above for stamp); full-disk quasi-true-color image3, possibly from eastern of two GOES locations (in cachet)
United States2277 fdc14Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC(As above for stamp); Earthrise image (in cachet)
United States2277 fdc15Stamp on FDC (? cachet)
United States2279 (Mi?)Coil stampFull-disk visible image
United States2279 fdcStamp and (GillCraft) cachet on FDC
United States2279 misperfCoil stamp, mis-perforated
United States2279a (Mi?)Imperforate pair
United StatesSP784(USPS) souvenir page (2277+2279)(As above for stamps)
United StatesSP784 unofficial(USPS unofficial) stamp poster (2277)
United States2282 imperf one side (Mi?)Imperforate on one side, from booklet pane of 10 (2282a (10x 2282)), with booklet BK157 cover and back1988Full-disk visible image
United States2282 imperf two sides (Mi?)Imperforate on two sides, from booklet pane of 10 (2282a (10x 2282)), with booklet BK157 cover and back
United States2282 maxiMaxicard
United StatesSP785(USPS) Souvenir page (2282a)
United States2570 fdc (Mi2185 fdc)(Koslow/Fleetwood) cachet on FDC, also back1991(partial) Full-disk true-color3 image; also typical Landsat IR image (in inset)
United States3412 (BL52)SS12000Full-disk (hologram) image
United States3412 fdc1SS1 on FDC (ArtCraft cachet)
United States3412 fdc2Partial SS1 on FDC (Space Voyage cachet)
United States3412 fdc3Stamp from SS1 and (Artmaster) cachet on FDC
United StatesNone(Therome Cachet) cachet on cover, also back2000Full-disk true-color image
United States4740 (Mi4927)
i4740

Imperforate, from imperforate press sheet of 20 (20x i4740)
2013Full-disk true-color image
United StatesSP1878(USPS) souvenir page (4740)
United States5071 fdc1 (Mi5245 fdc1)(Webcraft) cachet on FDC2016Full-disk true-color image; Blue Marble 2012 image (on stamp)
United States5071 fdc2 (Mi5245 fdc2)(Bullfrog) cachet on FDC, also detail1 and detail2False-color IR image (detail1), true-color visible (detail2); Blue Marble 2012 image (on stamp)
United States5071 fdc3 (Mi5245 fdc3)(Bullfrog) cachet on FDC, also detail1 and detail2False-color IR image (detail1), false-color IR image (different, detail2); Blue Marble 2012 image (on stamp)
United States5071 fdc4 (Mi5245 fdc4)(JVC'16) cachet on FDCFull-disk true-color image; Blue Marble 2012 image (on stamp)
Vietnam955 (Mi990)
i955

Imperforate
1978Full-disk false-color image
Wallis and Futuna Islands693 (Mi?)2011Visible image of Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone with eye (name given as "Toma" instead of "Tomas")
Wallis and Futuna Islands693 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC
Blue Marble (2001)12 (MODIS full-disk composite true-color image of the Earth)
Antigua and BarbudaUnknown c (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2018Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image, when rotated 180 degrees
AustraliaUnknown1 (Mi?)2019Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere image portrayed as an Earthrise seen from the Moon
AustraliaUnknown2 (Mi?)
AustriaKM-unknown20 euro (silver coin), also reverse2019Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere12 image
Bulgaria4426 (BL291)In (left) margin of SS12007Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere12 image
Burundi1078d (Mi2429)One of MS4 (1078 (a-d)) (Mi2426-2429)2012Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image portrayed as an Earthrise seen from the Moon
Central African RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)On stamp of SS12019Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image portrayed as an Earthrise seen from the Moon
China (People's Republic)NoneCachet on cover2019Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere image
Comoro IslandsUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2010(based on) Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere12 image
Comoro IslandsUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
Congo RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)SS1, also detail2015Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere12 image
Congo RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)On stamp of SS12017(partial) Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image
Congo RepublicUnknown ms (Mi?)On one stamp of MS2 (a-b + 2 labels)
Cook IslandsKM-unknown$1. (silver coin)2014Blue Marble (2001) Atlantic-centered sector12 image
Cyprus1109 (Mi1150-1151)Strip of 2 and (lower-left) margin and (upper-right) margin from MS8 (1109c (4x (a-b)))2009Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 (on stamp 'a' and in lower-left margin of MS8) and Blue Marble (2001) Europe-Africa-centered sector image (on stamp 'b' and in upper-right margin of MS8 and FDC cachets); full-disk true color image, not Blue Marble (on maxicard cachet)
Cyprus1109 specimenOverprinted "specimen"
Cyprus1109 maxiStamp (only) on maxicard
Cyprus1109 fdc1Strip of 2 and cachet on FDC
Cyprus1109 fdc2Strip of 2 and cachet (same) on FDC (different)
DjiboutiUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
In (upper-left) margin of MS2 (a-b)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS2 (a-b)
2013Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image
DjiboutiUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
In (upper-left) margin of MS2 (a-b) (different)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS2 (a-b) (different)
DjiboutiUnknown fdc1MS2 on FDC
DjiboutiUnknown fdc2MS2 on FDC (different)
France4798 (Mi6118)Joint issue with India 27262015Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere12 image
FranceNoneOne of (lettre-verte) personalized postage MS8 (a-h), also folder cover2015Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere12 image
GabonUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
In (left) margin of SS1
In (left) margin of imperforate SS1
2009Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere12 image
GabonUnknown ss fdc
Unknown iss fdc
SS1 on FDC
Imperforate SS1 on FDC
GabonUnknown ss o/p (BL? o/p)
Unknown iss o/p
In (left) margin of SS1 overprinted in gold
In (left) margin of imperforate SS1 overprinted in gold
GabonUnknown ss o/p fdc
Unknown iss o/p fdc
SS1 overprinted in gold on FDC
Imperforate SS1 overprinted in gold on FDC
GabonUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
In (lower-left) margin of MS4 (a-d)
In (lower-left) margin of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2018Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image
GermanyNone(Biberpost) private post2018Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image
GermanyNone(Biberpost) private post2019Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere12 image
Guinea RepublicUnknown bOne of MS6 (a-f)2010Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image
Guinea RepublicBL1971In background of SS12011Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image
Guinea-BissauMi6493A
Mi6493B
One of MS4 (Mi6492A-6495A)
One of imperforate MS4 (Mi6492B-6495B)
2013Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image
Guinea-BissauMi6492A-6495A_ms4 fdc1MS4 on FDC
Guinea-BissauMi6492A-6495A_ms4 fdc2MS4 on FDC (different)
Guinea-BissauBL1140On stamp (Mi6496) of SS1
Guinea-BissauBL1140 fdc1SS1 on FDC
Guinea-BissauBL1140 fdc2SS1 on FDC
Guinea-BissauUnknown ms (Mi?)On three stamps and in (lower-right) margin of MS4 (a-d)2014Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere12 image
India2726 (Mi2870)From MS45 (2726b (45x 2726)); joint issue with France 47982015Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere12 image
India2725-2726 fdc1One of two stamps and cachet on FDC
India2725-2726 fdc2One of two stamps and cachet (similar) on FDC
India2726a (BL128)MS2 (a-b)
India2726a fdc1MS2 on FDC (Lucknow cancel)
India2726a fdc2MS2 on FDC (Amritsar cancel)
India2726a fdc3MS2 on FDC (Kolkata cancel)
India2726a fdc4MS2 on FDC on brochure (Kolkata cancel)
India2725-2726 brochureBrochure, including page1 and page2
IndiaUnknown folderFolder, including France 4798
IndiaUnknown b (Mi?)From MS8 (a-h), or from MS30 (30x unknown)2018Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere12 image
IndonesiaUnknown e (Mi?)From strip of 6 (a-f)2016Blue Marble (2001) western-Pacific12 image
IndonesiaUnknown f (Mi?)
Ireland1720a (Mi1759-1760)Pair (1719-1720), also detail2007Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image
Ireland1722a (Mi1761-1762)Pair (1721-1722), also detailBlue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere12 image
Ireland1720a+1722a fdcTwo pairs (1720a+1722a) on FDC(As above)
Ireland1722b (BL66)MS4 (1719-1722)
Ireland1722c (MH62)Cover of booklet of 12 (4x (1719-1722)), containing pane 1, pane 2, pane 3, and pane 4, also back
Ivory CoastUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
In (right) margin of SS1
In (right) margin of imperforate SS1
2012Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image
Ivory CoastUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
SS1 on FDC
Imperforate SS1 on FDC
Jordan2127 (Mi2168)2012Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image
Jordan2127-2129 fdcOne of three stamps on FC
Korea (North)4866 (BL726)In (lower-right) margin of MS2 (4866 (a-b) + 2 labels)2009Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere12 image
Kyrgyzstan475 (BL?)On stamp of SS12014Blue Marble (2001) Atlantic-centered sector12 image
Lebanon615 (Mi?)From MS20 (615a (20x 615))2007Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image
MacedoniaUnknown ss (BL?)In (upper-right) margin of SS12018Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image
MacedoniaUnknown fdcSS1 on FDC
MalawiUnknown ss (BL?)In (upper-left) margin of SS12014Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere12 image
Maldive Islands5520-5523_ms4In (upper-left) margin of MS4 (5520-5523)2015Blue Marble (2001) Antarctic12 image
Maldive Islands5520-5523_ms4 fdcMS4 on FDC
Maldive IslandsBL767In (upper-right) margin of SS1Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image
Maldive IslandsBL767 fdcSS1 on FDC
Maldive IslandsUnknown ss (BL?)In (upper-left) margin of SS12015Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere12 image (with Earth rotated east from similar eastern-hemisphere views)
MaliUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
In (left) margin of SS1
In (left) margin of imperforate SS1
2015Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere12 image
MaliUnknown ss fdc
Unknown iss fdc
SS1 and cachet on FDC
Imperforate SS1 and cachet on FDC
Mexico2620 (Mi3500)2009Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image with subdued colors; UN World Environment Day
Mexico2620 scSouvenir card
Mexico2953 (Mi?)2015Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image, with Mexico highlighted in green
Mexico2953 fdcStamp on FDC
MonacoUnknown (Mi?)2014Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image, when rotated -90 degrees, portrayed as an Earthrise from the Moon
MonacoUnknown fdc (Mi?)Stamp and cancel on FDC
Mongolia2705 (Mi3771)From MS10 (2705a (10x 2705 + 2 labels))2011Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image
Mozambique2737 (BL705)In (upper-left) margin of SS12012Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image
Mozambique2737 fdcSS1 on FDC
MozambiqueUnknown ms (Mi?)In background of MS4 (a-d), also in the camera lens (in the lower left margin)2014Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image
Romania4999a (Mi6244)
4999b
MS8 (4999a (8x 4999 + label))
MS8 (4999b (8x 4999 + label (different)))
2007(partial) Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image
Romania4999 maxiMaxicard
Romania5000 (BL411)SS1
Romania5023 maxi (Mi6273 maxi)Cachet on maxicard2008(partial) Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image
Romania5024 maxi (Mi6274 maxi)Cachet (same) on maxicard
Romania5025 maxi (Mi6275 maxi)Cachet (same) on maxicard
St. Kitts667 (Mi941-944)In (upper-left) margin of MS4 (667 (a-d))2007Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image
St. Kitts667 fdcMS4 on FDC
Sierra LeoneUnknown c (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2016Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image
Sierra LeoneUnknown f (Mi?)One of MS6 (a-f)2019Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011), also detail2013(partial) Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere12 image
Sri Lanka1767 (Mi?)2010Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere12 image
Sri Lanka1957 (Mi?)One of MS10 (1963a (1957-1863)), or one of MS10 (1963b (1954-1963)) inscribed2014Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere12 image
TogoMi6461From MS4 (Mi6461-6464)2014(partial) Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image
TogoMi6463
TogoMi6461-6464_ms4 fdcMS4 on FDC
TogoUnknown d (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d), also detail2017Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere12 image
TogoUnknown fdcMS4 on FDC
Turkey3227 (Mi3827)2010(partial) Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image
Turkey3227 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Tuvalu1033 (BL4)On stamp of SS12007(Yellow-orange) Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image
United Arab EmiratesUnknown (Mi?)2017(partial) Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere12 image
United Arab EmiratesUnknown fdcStamp and cachet (design like stamp) on FDC, also back
United Nations968 (BL29)MS4 (968 (a-d)) (Mi1105-1108)2008Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere12 image
United Nations968 fdcMS4 and cachet on FDC
United Nations969 (BL30)MS4 (969 (a-d)) (Mi1109-1112)
United Nations969 fdcMS4 and cachet on FDC
United Nations968-969 fdcTwo MS4 and cachet on FDC
United Nations968e (Mi1105-1108)From 970 booklet (MH13); 1st booklet pane of 4 (968 (a-d)), design like 968
United Nations970u (Mi1113-1116)From 970 booklet (MH13); 2nd booklet pane of 4 (970 (a-d)); design like 969
United Nations970v (Mi1117-1120)From 970 booklet (MH13); 3rd booklet pane of 4 (970 (e-h)); design like UN Geneva 493
United Nations970x (Mi1125-1128)From 970 booklet (MH13); 4th booklet pane of 4 (970 (m-p)); design like UN Geneva 492
United Nations970w (Mi1121-1124)From 970 booklet (MH13); 5th booklet pane of 4 (970 (i-l)); design like UN Vienna 434
United Nations970y (Mi1129-1132)From 970 booklet (MH13); 6th booklet pane of 4 (970 (q-t)); design like UN Vienna 435
United Nations (Geneva)492 (BL24)MS4 (492 (a-d)) (Mi607-1610)2008Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere12 image
United Nations (Geneva)492 fdcMS4 and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)493 (BL25)MS4 (493 (a-d)) (Mi1611-1614)
United Nations (Geneva)493 fdcMS4 and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)494ab (Mi627-630)From 494 booklet (MH13); 1st booklet pane of 4 (494 (m-p)) design like UN New York 968
United Nations (Geneva)494y (Mi615-618)From 494 booklet (MH13); 2nd booklet pane of 4 (494 (a-d)) design like UN New York 969
United Nations (Geneva)494z (Mi619-622)From 494 booklet (MH13); 3rd booklet pane of 4 (494 (e-h)) design like 493
United Nations (Geneva)494ac (Mi631-634)From 494 booklet (MH13); 4th booklet pane of 4 (494 (q-t)) design like 492
United Nations (Geneva)494aa (Mi623-626)From 494 booklet (MH13); 5th booklet pane of 4 (494 (i-l)); design like UN Vienna 434
United Nations (Geneva)494ad (Mi635-638)From 494 booklet (MH13); 6th booklet pane of 4 (494 (u-x); design like UN Vienna 435
United Nations (Vienna)434 (BL23)MS4 (434 (a-d)) (Mi555-558)2008Blue Marble (2001) eastern-hemisphere12 image
United Nations (Vienna)434 fdcMS4 and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Vienna)435 (BL24)MS4 (435 (a-d)) (Mi559-562)
United Nations (Vienna)435 fdcMS4 and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Vienna)434-435 fdcTwo MS4 and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Vienna)436ab (Mi575-578)From 436 booklet (MH13); 1st booklet pane of 4 (436 (m-p)); design like UN New York 968
United Nations (Vienna)436y (Mi563-566)From 436 booklet (MH13); 2nd booklet pane of 4 (436 (a-d)); design like UN New York 969
United Nations (Vienna)436z (Mi567-570)From 436 booklet (MH13); 3rd booklet pane of 4 (436 (e-h)); design like UN Geneva 493
United Nations (Vienna)436ac (Mi579-582)From 436 booklet (MH13); 4th booklet pane of 4 (436 (q-t)); design like UN Geneva 492
United Nations (Vienna)436aa (Mi571-574)From 436 booklet (MH13); 5th booklet pane of 4 (436 (i-l)); design like 434
United Nations (Vienna)436ad (Mi583-586)From 436 booklet (MH13); 6th booklet pane of 4 (436 (u-x)); design like 435
United States5058 fdc (Mi? fdc)(?) cachet on FDC2016Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image portrayed as an Earthrise seen from the Moon
United States5071 fdc1 (Mi5245 fdc1)(Bullfrog) cachet on FDC, also detail1 and detail22016Blue Marble (2001) Atlantic-centered sector image12 (detail1), Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 (detail2); Blue Marble 2012 image (on stamp)
United States5071 fdc2 (Mi5245 fdc2)(?) cachet on FDC (DCP cancel)Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image; Blue Marble 2012 image (on stamp)
UruguayUnknown ss (BL?)In (upper) margin of SS12019Blue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image portrayed as an Earthrise seen from the Moon
Blue Marble (2012)16 (VIIRS quasi-full-disk composite true-color image of the Earth)
GermanyUnknown1-2 folder (Mi?)Folder, also back2019VIIRS Blue Marble (2012)16 image from S-NPP
United States5071 (Mi5245)One of block of 8 (5076a (5069-5076)) (Mi5243-5250), or two of MS16 (5076b (2x (5069-5076))2016VIIRS Blue Marble (2012)16 image from S-NPP; other full-disk true-color images (in fdc cachets)
United States5071 fdc1Stamp on FDC (Webcraft cachet)
United States5071 fdc2Stamp on FDC (no cachet. DCP cancel)
United States5071 fdc3Stamp on FDC (? cachet, DCP cancel)
United States5071 fdc4Stamp on FDC (no cachet, normal cancel)
United States5071 fdc5Stamp on FDC (McGeekiest cachet)
United States5071 fdc6Stamp on FDC (Bullfrog cachet)
United States5071 fdc7Stamp on FDC (Bullfrog cachet, different)
United States5071 fdc8Stamp on FDC (JVC'16 cachet)
United States5069-5072 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC (Panda Cachets cachet)
United StatesSP2015(USPS) souvenir page (5069-5076)
United StatesCP966(USPS) commemorative panel (5069-5076)
Images of Earth's surface
AbkhaziaUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
MS9 (a-i)
Imperforate MS9 (a-i)
1996Sun glint on ocean surface near shoreline
AbkhaziaUnknown ms fdcMS9 and cachet (same design as MS9) on FDC
Argentina2618 (Mi?)2011Coastal view, possibly of La Plata basin (in lower-left)
Ascension183 (Mi183)1975False-color image of Ascension Island from Skylab
Ascension184 (Mi184)True-color image of Ascension Island from Skylab
Ascension183-184 fdcTwo stamps on FDC(As above)
Australia1258-1260 fdc (Mi? fdc)Cachet on FDC1982False-color image of land features
Azerbaijan703 (Mi467)2000High-resolution false-color image of Azerbaijan
AzerbaijanUnknown ms (Mi?)MS9 (a-i)2017High-resolution false-color images of the Earth's surface
Bermuda782 (Mi767?)1999Visible image of Bermuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croat Admin.)330a (BL36)
i330a
In background of MS2 (330a (2x 330))
In background of imperforate MS2 (i330a (2x i330))
2016VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery from S-NPP
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croat Admin.)330a proofMS2 proof
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croat Admin.)330a proof fdcMS2 proof on FDC
Brazil1292 (Mi1376)1973Multi-spectral imaging of Earth by Landsat
British Antarctic Territory180-183 fdc (Mi181-184 fdc)Cachet on FDC1991(possibly) ocean near-surface wind speeds from a scatterometer (black areas have no data due to presence of clouds or sea ice)
British Indian Ocean Territory219 (Mi?)2000False-color images of islands/atolls
British Indian Ocean Territory220 (Mi?)
British Indian Ocean Territory221 (Mi?)
British Indian Ocean Territory222 (Mi?)
BurundiUnknown ms (Mi?)In (center) margin of MS6 (a-f)2017VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery from S-NPP
BurundiUnknown ms (Mi?)In (center) margin of MS6 (a-f)2017VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery from S-NPP
Chad514 (Mi1048A)
i514 (Mi1048B)

Imperforate
1984False-color infrared image of an African river
Chad514b (BL219A)
i514b (BL219B)
SS1 (514)
Imperforate SS1 (i514)
Chad515a (Mi1044A-1049A)
i515a (Mi1044B-1049B)
On one of MS6 (510-515)
On one of imperforate MS6 (i510-i515)
China (People's Republic)NonePostal card2001False-color image of Hong Kong
China (Taiwan)3574k_1 label8 (Mi2986-2995 label8)Label from MS10 (3574k_1 (a-j + 10 labels))2004Visible image of a coral island/atoll
Costa RicaC780 (Mi1063)
iC780

Imperforate
1980Enhanced visible image of coastal area near Puerto Limón, with some white areas of clouds
Costa RicaC781 (Mi1064)
iC781

Imperforate
Enhanced visible image of coastal area next to Gulf of Nicoya, with some white areas of clouds
Costa RicaC780-C781 fdc1Two stamps on FDC(As above)
Costa RicaC780-C781 fdc2Two stamps on FDC (different color cancel)(As above)
Djibouti702 (Mi572)1992False-color image centered on Arabian peninsula
FranceNoneCachet on envelope200?Réunion Island image from 830 km altitude from SPOT
French Polynesia587 (Mi605)1992High-resolution false-color image from SPOT-1/2/3 type: Polynesia as seen from space (Tahiti; cumulus clouds are seen in white)
French Polynesia587 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
French Polynesia588 (Mi606)High-resolution false-color image from SPOT-1/2/3 type: Polynesia as seen from space (Mataiva Atoll, with barrier reef surrounding central lagoon)
French Polynesia588 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
French Polynesia589 (Mi607)High-resolution false-color image from SPOT-1/2/3 type: Polynesia as seen from space (Bora Bora, with barrier reef almost completely circling lagoon; higher terrain of island in lagoon is in tones of green)
French Polynesia589 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC95 fdc (Mi219 fdc)(Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC1986False-color detail image from SPOT-1, composed of pixels, of La Camargue (a region of France on the Mediterranean coast)
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC130 maxi (Mi326 maxi)Cachet on maxicard (Kerguelen cancel)1994High-resolution false-color image from SPOT
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC130 maxi2Cachet on maxicard (same, Dumont d'Urville cancel)
French Southern and Antarctic Territories468a (Mi782)One of strip of 5 (468 (a-e + 5 labels)) (Mi782-786), or five of MS25 (468f (5x 468 (a-e + 5 labels))2012False-color image of Antarctica and surrounding ocean, including the Antarctic circumpolar current (in red)
French Southern and Antarctic Territories468e (Mi786)Port aux Français and vicinity, Kerguelen islands (image from Pleiades satellite)
Gambia3652 (Mi?)Block of 4 (3652a-d) from MS4 (3652 (a-d))2015Composite VIIRS true-color and Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery from S-NPP
Gambia3653 (BL?)Stamp from SS1
Germany (East)1901 (BL52)SS11978Multi-spectral image (in background)
Germany (East)2531 (Mi3008)One of block of 4 (2531a (2528-2531)) (Mi3005-3008), or four of MS16 (2531b (4x (2528-2531)))1986True-color image (in inset)
Gibraltar363 (Mi371)From MS10 (363a (10x 363))1978High-resolution visible image of Gibraltar
Gibraltar364 (BL5)On stamp of SS1
Gibraltar363-364 fdcStamp and SS1 on FDC
Great Britain1375a+1377a fdc (Mi1337-1340 fdc)Cachet on FDC, also back, and detail1991"A Landsat scene of the Isle of Wight"
Guernsey (Great Britain)449-451 fdc (Mi518-521 fdc)Cachet on FDC, also insert and insert back1991"Bailiwick of Guernsey, from 915 km altitude"
Hong Kong411 (Mi?)1983High-resolution visible image of Hong Kong
IndiaNoneCachet on cover1988False-color image from IRS-1A
IndiaNoneCachet on cover2007High-resolution false-color infrared image of Gujarat (bluish and dark tones show water; reddish tones show dry land)
IndonesiaUnknown b (Mi?)From strip of 6 (a-f)2016VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery from S-NPP
IndonesiaUnknown c (Mi?)
IndonesiaUnknown d (Mi?)
Ivory CoastUnknown ms (Mi?)In (lower-left) margin of MS4 (a-d)2017VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery from S-NPP
Ivory CoastUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
In background of SS1
In background of imperforate SS1
2017VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery from S-NPP
Japan2120 (Mi?)1991Pixelated image of Hokkaido
Japan2120 fdcStamp on FDC
Jersey (Great Britain)1419e (Mi?)One of strip of 5 (1419 (a-e))2010High-resolution visible image of Jersey
Liberia3029 (Mi6613-6618)MS6 (a-f)2015"Earth from space"
Liberia3030 (BL695)SS1
LithuaniaNoneCachet on cover2004Color-enhanced nighttime visible image of western Europe (lights from cities reflect population density)
MoldovaUnknown ss (BL?)In (lower-left) margin of SS12019VIIRS Visible and Day/Night Band (DNB) composite imagery from S-NPP portrayed as an Earthrise seen from the Moon
Montserrat1367 (Mi1774-1777)MS4 (1367 (a-d))2015"Earth from space"
Montserrat1368 (BL171)SS1
Netherlands1501 (Mi3407-3416)MS10 (1501 (a-j))2015VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery from S-NPP
NetherlandsUnknown ms (Mi?)In background of MS3 (a-c)2016VIIRS Day/Night Band (DNB) imagery from S-NPP
Oman and Muscat109 (Mi110)1969Arabian Peninsula from Gemini-4
Pabay Island (Scotland)Local2002Visible image of Pabay Island
Pakistan771 (Mi847)1992(possible) infrared image of vegetation and other surface types, including satellite-measured surface temperatures in cloud-free areas of part of Pakistan
Pakistan771-772_fdcOne of two stamps on FDC, also back
Pitcairn Islands665 (Mi?)2009High-resolution visible images of Pitcairn Islands from Ditigal Globe QuickBird
Pitcairn Islands666 (Mi?)
Pitcairn Islands667 (Mi?)
Pitcairn Islands668 (Mi?)
Russia (USSR)4691 (Mi4764)1978Photograph of the Pamir Mountains by "RADUGA" experiment on the Soyuz-29/Salyut-6/Soyuz-31 complex using a multi-spectral camera MKF-6M14
Russia (USSR)4691 fdcStamp on FDC
Russia (USSR)4690-4692 scSouvenir card (4690-4692)
Samoa587 (Mi494)1983"Satellite view" (but not a realistic satellite image)
South Africa1461 fdc (Mi2042-2046 fdc)Cachet (background) on FDC2011Near-infrared image of Beaufort West, South Africa, and nearby terrain from Sumbandila / OSCAR-67
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)2013True-color image from Envisat of salt desert in southeast Iran
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)False-color image from Kompsat-2
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)True-color image from "EO-1"
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)Visible image of "the snow-capped southern Polish city of Kraków and its Vistula River"
TogoC176 (Mi928A)
iC176 (Mi928B)

Imperforate
1972False-color image of African continent
TogoC176 dsDeluxe sheet (C176)
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus127b (Mi128)One of MS2 (127 (a-b)) (BL4)1983True-color image of Cyprus, presumably from Skylab
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus127 fdcMS2 on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)177 (Mi177)1989False-color infrared image showing surface temperatures of water and ice in the sea north and east of Denmark, and of the nearby land; (probable) Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sea ice concentration map (in FDC cachet)
United Nations (Geneva)177 maxiStamp on maxicard, also back
United Nations (Geneva)176-177 fdcOne of two stamps and (UNPA) cachet on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)653 (Mi?)From MS20 (653a (20x 653))2018"Earth seen from space" (in French text)
United Nations (Geneva)653-654 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
United Nations (Vienna)625 (BL?)SS12018"Earth seen from space by the Copernicus-Sentinel satellite (ESA image)" (in German text)
United Nations (Vienna)625 fdcSS1 on FDC
United StatesUC58(USPS) serogramme back, also unfolded1985False-color images of San Francisco CA, Washington DC, and New York NY from Landsat (where FDCs of this aerogramme are found)
United States2570 fdc (Mi2185 fdc)(True-color image) cachet on FDC1991
United States4710a (Mi4883)From MS15 (4710 (a-o)), also back5; also no die cuts and press sheet2012Bear Glacier (AK) and icebergs from GeoEye or Ikonos
United States4710b (Mi4884)Mt. St. Helens (WA) volcano from Landsat-7
United States4710h (Mi4890)Garden City (KS) center-pivot irrigation from Landsat-7
United States4710a fdc1Stamp on FDC (Fleetwood cachet), also insert(As above for stamps)
United States4710a fdc2Stamp on FDC (Collins cachet)
United States4710a fdc3Stamp on FDC (DCP cancel)
United States4710a fdc4Stamp on FDC (? cachet, design like stamp)
United States4710b fdc1Stamp on FDC (Colorano silk cachet)
United States4710b fdc2Stamp on FDC (Fleetwood cachet)
United States4710b fdc3Stamp on FDC (DCP cancel)
United States4710b fdc4Stamp and (?) cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
United States4710c fdc(Coverscape) cachet (reproduction of 4710h) on FDC
United States4710h fdc1Stamp on FDC (Fleetwood cachet)
United States4710h fdc2Stamp and (?) cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
United States4710h fdc3Stamp on FDC (Colorano silk cachet)
United States4710 cardTop card for pack of 100 (4710), also detail
United States4710 card2Top card for pack of 25 (4710), also detail1 and detail2
United States4710 card3Top card for pack of 10 (4710), also detail1 and detail2
United States4710 fdcMS15 on FDC (ArtCraft cachet)
United StatesSP1861(USPS) souvenir page (4710), also back
United StatesCP908 page1(USPS) commemorative panel (4710), also page2
United States4893 (Mi5079)From MS10 (4893a (10x 4893))2014False-color Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs), plus white for ice cover and land in brown tones
United States4893 fdc1Stamp on FDC (DCP cancel, ArtCraft cachet)
United States4893 fdc2Stamp on FDC (normal cancel, ArtCraft cachet, same)
United States4893 fdc3Stamp on FDC (DCP cancel, no cachet)
United States4893 fdc4Stamp (?) cachet on FDC (DCP cancel)
United States4893 fdc5Stamp on FDC (DCP cancel, Hobby Link cachet), also back
United States4893 fdc6Stamp on FDC (DCP cancel, on top card for pack of 100 panes)
United StatesSP1936(USPS) souvenir page (4893)
United StatesNonePostcard back, also front2015(actual) Earthrise as seen from the Moon by the "Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC)"
Remote-sensing instruments
Bulgaria4017 (BL234)SS11997Spectrometers and radiometers
Czechoslovakia2306 (Mi2561)1980Multi-spectral camera MKF-614
Czechoslovakia2303+2305-2306 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
Germany (East)1900 (Mi2312)1978Fourier spectrometer, Meteor; multi-spectral camera MKF-614 (in first FDC cachet)
Germany (East)1900 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Germany (East)1898-1899 fdcCachet (same) on FDC
Germany (East)1898-1900 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
Germany (East)1901 (BL52)On stamp of SS1Multi-spectral camera "MKF-6"14
Germany (East)1945 (Mi2359)1978Multi-spectral camera "MKF-6M"14
Germany (East)2530 (Mi3007)From block of 4 (2531a (2528-2531)) (Mi3005-3008), or four of MS16 (2531b (4x (2528-2531)))1986Fourier spectrometer
Germany (East)2531 (Mi3008)Multi-spectral camera "MKF-6"14
Germany (East)2676 (Mi3171)1988Multi-channel spectrometer "MKS-M"15
Germany (East)2676 cover (Mi3171 cover)Stamp on cover1990Multi-channel spectrometer "MKS-M"15
Germany (East)2699 (Mi3191)From MS4 (2699a (4x 2699)), like 26761988Multi-channel spectrometer "MKS-M"15
Pakistan1150 leaflet (Mi1378 leaflet)FDC leaflet back, also front2011"Satellite Remote Sensing" (with instrumentation)
Ras Al KhaimaMi852A
Mi852B

Imperforate
1972Earth Resources Experiments Package (EREP)7 on Skylab
Ras Al KhaimaMi852A ds
Mi852B ds
Deluxe sheet (Mi852A)
Imperforate deluxe sheet (Mi852B)
Russia (USSR)4691 fdc (Mi4764 fdc)Cachet on FDC1978Multi-spectral camera MKF-614
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)2013"Advanced Land Imager" (ALI)
United StatesNone(Beckman Employees Philatelic Society) cachet on cover1978"SBUV/TOMS"
Symbolic scanning or imaging1
AustraliaNoneCachet on cover1968Symbolic imaging of Earth by TIROS
AustriaKM310125 euro (silver-niobium coin)2003Symbolic scanning of town of Hall by unknown satellite (possibly Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), on obverse)
British Antarctic Territory84 (Mi86)1981Symbolic scanning of Earth by Landsat
British Antarctic Territory82-85 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
China (Taiwan)2221 (Mi1373)1981Symbolic scanning of Earth by TIROS-N-type/NOAA
China (Taiwan)2221-2222 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
China (Taiwan)2221-2222 folderOne of two stamps in folder, also inside and outside (front and back)
China (People's Republic)3421_ms label1 (Mi? ms label1)Labels from MS8 (8x 3421 + 8 labels)2008Symbolic scanning by ZY-1
China (People's Republic)3421_ms label2 (Mi? ms label2)
China (People's Republic)3421_ms label3 (Mi? ms label3)
Congo RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)On stamp of SS12017symbolic scanning of Earth's atmosphere by CALIPSO
Congo RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)In (lower) margin of SS1 (different)
Congo RepublicUnknown ms (Mi?)On one stamp of MS2 (a-b + 2 labels)
Costa RicaC780-C781 fdc1 (Mi1063-1064 fdc1)Cachet on FDC1980Symbolic scanning of Earth by Landsat-1/2/3 type
Costa RicaC780-C781 fdc2 (Mi1063-1064 fdc2)Cachet on FDC (different color cancel)
Cuba2326 (Mi2475)1980Symbolic scanning of Earth from Soyuz
Czechoslovakia2414 (BL49)In (upper-left) margin of MS2 (2x 2414a)1982Symbolic scanning of Earth by Molniya4
Czechoslovakia2306 (Mi2561)1980Symbolic imaging of Earth from a Soyuz/Salyut combination, using a multi-spectral camera MKF-614
Czechoslovakia2303+2305-2306 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
Czechoslovakia2506+label (Mi2761+label)On stamp1984Symbolic scanning of Earth from Salyut
France1835 cover (Mi2335 cover)(Lollini) cachet on cover1983Symbolic scanning of Earth by Meteosat
FranceNoneIn (upper-left) margin of cinderella MS9 (a-i)1988Symbolic scanning of Earth from SPOT-1/2/3 type
France3358 fdc (Mi4323 fdc)(Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC2007Symbolic scanning of Earth from SPOT-1/2/3 type
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC95 (Mi219)From MS10 (C95a (10x C95))1986Symbolic scanning of Earth by SPOT-1/2/3 type
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC95 dsDeluxe sheet (C95)
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC95 scSouvenir card
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC95 maxiMaxicard
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC95 fdc1Stamp on FDC (Éditions J.F. cachet)
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesC95 fdc2Stamp on FDC (PJ cachet)
Germany (East)2531 (Mi3008)One of block of 4 (2531a (2528-2531)) (Mi3005-3008), or four of MS16 (2531b (4x (2528-2531)))1986Symbolic imaging of Earth from a Soyuz/Salyut/Soyuz complex, using a multi-spectral camera "MKF-6"14
Germany (East)2676 (Mi3171)1988Symbolic scanning of Earth from a Soyuz/Salyut/Soyuz complex, using a multi-channel spectrometer "MKS-M"15
Germany (East)2676 cover (Mi3171 cover)Stamp on cover1990Symbolic scanning of Earth from a Soyuz/Salyut/Soyuz complex, using a multi-channel spectrometer "MKS-M"15
Germany (East)2699 (Mi3191)From MS4 (2699a (4x 2699)), like 26761988Symbolic scanning of Earth from a Soyuz/Salyut/Soyuz complex, using a multi-channel spectrometer "MKS-M"15
Germany1642 fdc (Mi1526 fdc)(FIDACOS) cachet on FDC1991Symbolic scanning of Earth from ERS
Germany1642 maxi (Mi1526 maxi)Maxicard
GermanyNone(Pictorial) cancel1994Symbolic scanning of Earth from an unknown satellite
Guinea Republic1189a (BL393)In (right) margin of SS1 (1189)1992Symbolic imaging by SPOT (of a wide north-south swath, with changed colors, across the full-disk image)
HungaryC346 (BL101)On stamp of SS11973Symbolic imaging of Earth from Skylab, Earth Resources Experiments Package (EREP)7
HungaryC346 fdcSS1 on FDC
Iran2874a (Mi2928)One of strip of 4 (2874 (a-d))2003Symbolic scanning of Earth from ALOS-1
Iran2874 fdcOne of strip of four stamps and cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
Iran2874a-d fdcOne of four stamps and cachet (same, design like stamp) on FDC
Jersey (Great Britain)560 (Mi540)1991Symbolic scanning of Earth by Landsat-5
Jersey (Great Britain)561 (Mi541)Symbolic scanning of Earth by Meteosat
Jersey (Great Britain)559-562 fdcTwo of four stamps on FDCAs above (for stamps); symbolic scanning of Earth by SPOT (in cachet)
Kazakhstan853a (Mi?)One of MS2 (853 (a-b))2018Symbolic imaging
Liechtenstein956 (Mi1012)1991Symbolic imaging of Earth by Meteosat, also imaging lines from three geostationary satellites (in cancel)
Liechtenstein956 fdcStamp and cancel on FDC (FDC Officiel cachet)
Liechtenstein956 maxiStamp and cancel on maxicard
Mongolia1170 (Mi1371)1981Symbolic scanning of Earth from Soyuz
NetherlandsNoneMeter1992Symbolic scanning of Earth by ERS-1
New CaledoniaC268 (Mi1022)
iC268

Imperforate
1994Symbolic scanning of Earth by TOPEX/Poseidon
New CaledoniaC268 fdcStamp and cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
New CaledoniaC268 dsDeluxe sheet (C268)
Ras Al KhaimaMi852A
Mi852B

Imperforate
1972Symbolic imaging of Earth from Skylab, Earth Resources Experiments Package (EREP)7
Ras Al KhaimaMi852A ds
Mi852B ds
Deluxe sheet (Mi852A)
Imperforate deluxe sheet (Mi852B)
Romania2528 (Mi3241)From MS4 (2528a (4x 2528 + 4 labels)) (BL117)1974Symbolic imaging of Earth from Skylab, Earth Resources Experiments Package (EREP)7
Romania2528a fdcMS4 and cachet on FDC
Romania2528b fdc (BL118 (Mi3242) fdc)Cachet on FDC
Russia (USSR)3854 (Mi3885)1971(possible) symbolic scanning of Earth from a propaganda satellite
Russia (USSR)3854 cover (Mi3885 cover)Extra stamp and cancel on stamped envelope1971(possible) symbolic scanning of Earth from a propaganda satellite
Russia (USSR)4537 (Mi4567)1976Symbolic imaging of Earth by "RADUGA" experiment on Soyuz-22, using a multi-spectral camera MKF-614
Russia (USSR)4663 (Mi4728)One of pair (4664a (4663-4664)) (Mi4728-4729)1978Symbolic imaging of Earth by the Soyuz/Salyut-6 combination
Russia (USSR)4691 fdc (Mi4764 fdc)Cachet on FDC1978Symbolic imaging of Earth by the Soyuz-29/Salyut-6/Soyuz-31 complex
Russia (USSR)5298 (Mi5440)1984Symbolic scanning of Earth by Meteor
Russia (USSR)5299 (BL176)In (upper-right) margin of SS1
Russia (USSR)5299 fdcSS1 on FDC
Russia (USSR)5496 (Mi5646)One of pair (5497a (5496-5497)) (Mi5646-5647), also detail1986Symbolic imaging of Earth by Okean
Russia (USSR)5497b (BL?)MS8 (4x (5496-5497))
RussiaNoneCachet on stamped envelope, also detail2011Symbolic scanning of Earth by (tiny) Meteor
Russia7630 scCachet on souvenir card2015Symbolic imaging from Galileo (GIOVE-A)
St. Thomas and Prince Islands1977 (BL679)In (upper-left) margin of SS12009Symbolic imaging of Earth by "ResourceSat-1"
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)2013Symbolic scanning of Earth by "SBIRS-Geo"-2
Tonga786a (Mi1184)One of strip of 3 (786 (a-c)) (Mi1184-1186)1991Symbolic imaging of tropical cyclone by TIROS
Tonga786a specimenOne of strip of 3 (786 specimen (a-c))
Tonga786a color-proofChromalin proof
Tonga786a mono-proofMonochrome proof
United Arab EmiratesUnknown ms (Mi?)On one stamp and in (central) margin of MS3 (a-c)1973Symbolic imaging of Earth from KhalifaSat, also detail
United StatesNoneCachet on cover1973Symbolic imaging of Earth from Skylab, Earth Resources Experiments Package (EREP)7

1Symbolic "scanning" is used when the view appears to be a swath of the Earth; symbolic "imaging" is used when the view appears to be a single snapshot of the Earth.
2Card cut from October page of International Kniga 1986 space calendar.
3Even though these full-disk images appear to be true-color, the instruments on Meteosat and GOES can only provide false-color images.
4Early (1960s) Molniya communications satellites had imaging capabilities, but images from Molniya satellites are rare.
5For more information see http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/landsat/news/earthscapes-stamps.html
6The Blue Marble (1972) photo is one of the earliest and probably the most famous full-disk true-color images of the Earth, taken on 7 December 1972 by the crew of Apollo-17 on the way to the Moon.
7The Earth Resources Experiments Package (EREP) on Skylab took a comprehensive and systematic image survey of the Earth from space, taking some 36,000 photos from 1973 to 1974. Imaging was done by several cameras, the main one with six spectral bands.
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10Manama Mi1089A and Mi1089B are listed incorrectly in more than one catalog as having a face value of 1R, instead of the 2R face value on the stamp.
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12NASA created a Blue Marble (2001) image from a composite of numerous EOS MODIS images from 2001 and 2002. It is similar to the original Blue Marble (1972), which showed only the region of Africa and the Antarctic, but this time presents both the western and eastern hemispheres are commonly found. However, a Europe-Africa-centered image, an Atlantic-centered image, and images centered over other locations have also been found on postal items.
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14MKF-6 or 6M (Mehr-Kanal Fotografie) was an East German multi-spectral camera with 6 lenses designed to photograph Earth's surface from space. It was used for the first time in 1976 on Soyuz-22. It was also used on Salyut-6, Salyut-7 and Mir.
15MKS-M (Mehr-Kanal Spektrometer) was an East German multi-channel spectrometer. It had two separate components: the biospectrometer measured solar radiation reflected by Earth's surface, and the atmospheric spectrometer measured radiation scattered by air molecules and aerosols. Prototypes were tested on Interkosmos-20 (1979 launch) and Interkosmos-21 (1981 launch). The updated version was used on Salyut-7 and Mir.
16NASA created a Blue Marble (2012) image from a composite of numerous S-NPP VIIRS images from 2012. The image, which is centered over North America, is a quasi-full-disk image. The Blue Marble 2012 image does not have the same field of view as a full-disk image from a geostationary weather satellite because of the lower-than-geostationary orbit of the S-NPP satellite. Compared to such a full-disk image, the Blue Marble 2012 image emphasizes the features in the central part of the disk at the expense of those in the outer parts of the disk (e.g. the high latitudes and polar regions are seen poorly or not at all).


Below is a list of Remote sensing of the Earth-atmosphere system from space: images, instruments, and techniques on satellite launch covers.

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Images of cloud systems
United States1965-01-22Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on TIROS-9 launch coverearly visible image of clouds
Austria1965-04-01Gmond, Niederosterreich 1(Blue printed) cachet on TIROS-1 anniversary postcardphoto of the Mediterranean area
United States1966-08-10Cape Canaveral FL(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on Lunar Orbiter-1 launch coverEarthrise image (the first Earthrise image ever!); also enhancement1 and enhancement2
United States1972-10-15Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Solar Covers no.52) cachet on NOAA-2 and OSCAR-6 insert from launch cover, also frontSatellite photo of "tropical storm" (in this case a hurricane) over the western Atlantic
United States1974-08-14Cape Canaveral FL(MoF no.18) cachet on Explorer-6 anniversary cover, also insert and insert back"First televised image of Earth from a satellite - August 14, 1959" (in cachet text); "Seven days after launch, Explorer-6 gave man his first crude view of the Earth from a satellite. From an altitude of 19,000 miles, a photo cell on the spinning Explorer scanned a 20,000-square-mile crescent of the north-central Pacific Ocean" (in insert front text).
French Guiana1985-05-07Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on Telecom-1B launch coverGreen monochrome full-disk image
French Guiana1988-07-21Kourou(Aérospatiale Philatélie) cachet on Insat-1C and Eutelsat-1-F5 launch coverFull-disk true-color image
United States1989-05-05Houston TX(NASA photo) cachet on STS-30R and Magellan deployment cover(possible) image of thunderstorm tops as part of the MLE3 experiment conducted by this mission
French Guiana1991-04-04Kourou(MBB-ERNO Philatelie) cachet on Anik-E2 launch coverFull-disk true-color2 image
China (People's Republic)1994-04-02Mian Ning, Sichuan(Printed and black and red rubber-stamp) cachets on FY-2A accident/explosion coverFull-disk true-color image; see all items with this image
United States1994-04-13Cape Canaveral FL(Space Systems/Loral) cachet on GOES-8 launch coverFull-disk images from SMS-1/2 and GOES-1/2/3
United States1997-10-15Kennedy Space Center FL(Hobby Link) cachet on Cassini-Huygens launch coverFull-disk true-color2 image
United States1997-10-15
2017-09-15
Kennedy Space Center FL
Pasadena CA
(Printed) cachet on Cassini-Huygens launch and event coverFull-disk image
French Guiana2002-08-28Kourou(ESA) cachet on Eutelsat-12-West-A (Atlantic Bird-1) launch cover(partial) Full-disk visible image
Russia2003-12-10Polevaya(Printed) cachet on Kosmos-2402/2403/2404 (GLONASS-83/84/M2) coverTrue-color image
China (People's Republic)2004-10-19?(Printed) cachet on FY-2C launch coverFull-disk true-color2 image
China (People's Republic)2004-10-19?(Printed) cachet (different) on FY-2C launch coverdeep Southern Hemisphere low pressure system (clockwise rotation) seen from low-Earth orbit (not from FY-2C)
China (People's Republic)2004-10-19?(Printed) cachet on FY-2C launch cover (different cancel)deep Southern Hemisphere low pressure system (clockwise rotation) seen from low-Earth orbit (not from FY-2C)
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?Cancel and (printed) cachet (different) on Chang'e-1 launch coverFull-disk true-color image
United States2007-11-13GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Printed) cachet on SELENE / Kaguya event cover(actual) Earthrise as seen from Moon orbit
United States2007-11-13GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Printed) cachet (different) on SELENE / Kaguya event cover(actual) Earthset (not Earthrise) as seen from Moon orbit
United States2008-04-05Pasadena CA(Printed) cachet on SELENE / Kaguya event cover(actual) "Earthrise by HDTV"
United States2009-02-06Vandenberg AFB, CA(Mission 57) cachet on NOAA-19 launch cover back, also frontFalse-color infrared image with tropical and subtropical convection (in the warm colors)
United States2009-03-24Cape Canaveral FL(Mission 57) cachet on GPS-2RM-7 launch coverFull-disk true-color image (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico); see all items with this image
United States2009-06-27Cape Canaveral FL(Mission 57) cachet on GOES-14 launch cover, also backcolor-enhanced infrared image, and (partial) Full-disk true-color2 image
United States2010-03-04Cape Canaveral FL(Mission 57) cachet on GOES-15 launch cover, also back(partial) Full-disk true-color2 image; also separate image of hurricane
French Guiana2011-05-20Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on Insat-4G (GSat-8) launch covervisible image from Envisat in 2008 of a nearly cloud-free France; the long thin white cloud across France is cirrus associated with the jet stream.
United States2011-10-24Sagamore MA(Coverscape) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover65th anniv. launch of V-2 upper atmospheric and photographic mission; carried a motion picture camera that photographed Earth for the first time from a high altitude (around 100 km) [not a satellite image]
China (People's Republic)2012-01-13?(Printed) cachet on FY-2F launch coverlower clouds (water droplets) in bluish tones, higher clouds (ice crystals) in magenta tones, neither in greenish tones.
Blue Marble (2001)12 (MODIS full-disk composite true-color image of the Earth)
United States2012-05-22Cape Canaveral FL(R. Carter) cachet on Dragon-C2 launch coverBlue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image
United States2017-04-22Pasadena CA(JPL printed) cachet on Cassini-Huygens coverBlue Marble (2001) western-hemisphere12 image
Images of Earth's surface
United States1979-06-27Vandenberg AFB, CA(Zaso silk/IASP no.18) cachet on NOAA-6 launch coverFalse-color infrared image of southeastern US and the Gulf Stream and the Gulf of Mexico loop current
French Guiana2011-04-22Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on New Dawn and YahSat-1 launch cover"Satellite view of Earth - 2007 Greek fires (Envisat satellite)"
French Guiana2011-08-06Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on BSat-3C and Astra-1N launch coverImage of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico taken by "Satellite [EOS] Aqua"
French Guiana2011-09-21Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on Arabsat-5C and SES-2 launch cover, also backImage of Nile delta from EOS-Terra
French Guiana2012-05-15Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on JCSat-13 and Vinasat-2 launch cover"Éruption de l'Etna, 2002, satellite [EOS] Terra"
French Guiana2012-07-05Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on MSG-3 and EchoStar-17 launch coverCleveland volcano (2006) from the ISS
United States2012-07-23Sagamore Beach MA(Coverscape) cachet on Landsat-7 anniversary coverManicouagan (incorrectly spelled "Manicougan") crater (Québec)
French Guiana2013-07-25Kourou(Historiaphil) cachet on Inmarsat-4A-F4 / Alphasat and Insat-3D launch covernighttime visible image of western Europe (showing city lights)
Remote-sensing instruments
United States1960-11-23Port Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on TIROS-2 launch cover"two television cameras and infra-red sensors"
United States1960-11-23Port Canaveral FL(Goldcraft Cachets) cachet on TIROS-2 launch cover"TV camera"
Austria1965-04-01Gmond, Niederosterreich 1(Blue printed) cachet on TIROS-1 anniversary postcard"2 television cameras"
United States1966-02-28Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on ESSA-2 launch cover"automatic cameras"
United States1966-05-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on Nimbus-2 launch cover, also insert"TV cameras"
United States1967-01-26Vandenberg AFB, CA(Sarzin) cachet on ESSA-4 launch cover"2 (television) cameras"
United States1967-11-06Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on ATS-3 launch cover"Spin Scan Cloud Cover Camera"
United States1968-08-16Vandenberg AFB, CA(SpaceCraft/Swanson) insert from ESSA-7 launch cover, also front"contains an array of atmospheric radiation sensors to gather information for research on the Earth's heat balance"
United States1969-02-26Kennedy Space Center FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on ESSA-9 launch cover, also insert1 or insert1 variation (slightly different line lengths) and insert2 and insert2 back"two (television) camera system"; "Two identical 1-inch Advanced Vidicon Camera System (AVCS, incorrectly given as AVCA) cameras" and "radiometer systems" (in insert2 back text)
United States1969-02-26Patrick AFB, FL (hand cancel)(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on ESSA-9 launch cover, also insert1 or insert1 variation (slightly different line lengths) and insert2 and insert2 back
United States1969-02-26Patrick AFB, FL (machine cancel)(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on ESSA-9 launch cover, also insert1 or insert1 variation (slightly different line lengths) and insert2 and insert2 back
United States1969-02-26Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on ESSA-9 launch cover, also insert1 or insert1 variation (slightly different line lengths) and insert2 and insert2 back
United States1969-02-26Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on ESSA-9 launch cover, also insert1 or insert1 variation (slightly different line lengths) and insert2 and insert2 back
United States1969-02-26Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on ESSA-9 launch cover"two cloud-seeing camera systems"
United States1970-12-11Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Space Voyage) insert from NOAA-1 and CEP-1 launch cover, also front"Two Advanced Videocon Camera Systems (AVCS)" and "Two Scanning Radiometers"; also, the radiometers "provide night weather observation" (on cover front)
United States1970-12-11Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Solar Covers no.7) insert from NOAA-1 and CEP-1 launch cover"contains four camera systems". They include "two for global picture coverage ... [the] Advanced Vidicon Camera Systems (AVCS)"
United States1971-10-21Vandenberg AFB, CA(Orbit Covers) cachet on ITOS-B [failed] launch coverseveral instruments (in text)
United States1971-10-21Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Space Voyage) insert from ITOS-B [failed] launch cover, also front"The satellite would have carried four television cameras to photograph clouds during daylight hours, [and] two scanning radiometers providing nighttime and daylight pictures" and "a flat plate radiometer to measure the heat absorbed by the Earth and radiated back into the atmosphere"
United States1971-10-21Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Solar Covers no.25) insert from ITOS-B [failed] launch on cover, also front"The instrumentation of the ITOS includes scanning radiometer systems designed to provide data in both visible and infrared channels". "The scanning radiometer also was to measure surface temperatures in cloud-free areas".
United States1972-10-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(Orbit Covers) cachet on NOAA-2 and OSCAR-6 launch cover"heat sensing infrared instruments"
United States1972-10-15Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Polar Covers) cachet on NOAA-2 and OSCAR-6 launch cover, also back and insert and insert backVery High Resolution Radiometer (VHRR), Vertical Temperature Profile Radiometer (VTPR), Scanning Radiometer
United States1972-10-15Lompoc CA(Polar Covers) cachet on NOAA-2 and OSCAR-6 launch cover, also back and insert and insert back
United States1972-10-15Vandenberg AFB(Riser/Andromeda/Cygnus Cover no.38) insert from NOAA-2 and OSCAR-6 launch (airmail) cover, also front"scanning radiometer" and "sensor to obtain vertical temperature profile soundings"
Australia1972-12-12Woomera SA(WRE) cachet on Nimbus-5 launch coverseveral instruments (in text)
United States1973-07-16Vandenberg AFB, CA(Orbit Covers) cachet on ITOS-E [failed] launch coverremote sensing instruments (Scanning Radiometer (SR), Very High Resolution Radiometer (VHRR), Vertical Temperature Profile Radiometer (VTPR))
United States1973-11-06Vandenberg AFB, CA(Orbit Covers) cachet on NOAA-3 launch coverremote sensing instruments (Scanning Radiometer (SR), Very High Resolution Radiometer (VHRR), Vertical Temperature Profile Radiometer (VTPR))
United States1975-06-12Vandenberg AFB, CA(Orbit Covers) cachet on Nimbus-6 launch coverVarious remote sensing instruments
United States1975-11-19Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet on Explorer-55 (AE-E) launch coverBackscatter UltraViolet (BUV) sensor
United States1976-07-29Vandenberg AFB, CA(Orbit Covers) cachet on NOAA-5 launch coverremote sensing instruments (Scanning Radiometer (SR), Very High Resolution Radiometer (VHRR), Vertical Temperature Profile Radiometer (VTPR))
United States1978-04-18GSFC, MD(GSFC Project Manager) cachet on Landsat-3 event cover(possible) Landsat-3 instruments declared operational after their testing period: MultiSpectral Scanner (MSS), Return Beam Vidicon (RBV)
United States1978-10-13Vandenberg AFB, CA(RCA) cachet on TIROS-N launch coverseveral satellite instruments
United States1978-10-13Vandenberg AFB, CA(Association philatélique du CNES) cachet on TIROS-N launch cover, also backseveral satellite instruments (on back)
United States1981-05-22Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage) cachet on GOES-5 launch cover"Visible Infrared Spin-Scan Radiometric Atmospheric Sounder" (VISSR/VAS)
United States1981-05-22Greenbelt MD(Space Voyage) cachet on GOES-5 launch cover
United States1981-05-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on GOES-5 launch cover
United States1993-04-08Titusville FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club circular logo/mission patch) insert from STS-56 and SPARTAN-201-F1 deployment cover, also cover front"Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultra Violet (SSBOV) experiment" (mis-spelled from "SSBUV")
United States1993-04-09Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(Printed) cachet on STS-56 and SPARTAN-201-F1 deployment cover"Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultra Violet" (SSBUV) "experiment"
United States1997-08-01Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Printed) cachet on SeaWiFS/SeaStar / OrbView-2 launch coverSea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS)
United States1999-12-18Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on EOS-Terra launch coverAdvanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection (ASTER), Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR), Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), Measurements Of Pollution In The Troposphere (MOPITT), Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES)
United States1999-12-18Pasadena CA(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on EOS-Terra launch cover
United States2004-07-15Pasadena CA(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on EOS-Aura launch coverTropospheric Emissions Spectrometer (TES), Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS)
United States2006-04-28Vandenberg AFB, CA(Printed) cachet on CloudSat and CALIPSO launch cover"imaging infrared radiometer" and "cloud profiling radar" and "lidar"
United States2007-09-18Colorado Springs CO, Peterson AFB(Printed) cachet on ZY-1-02B launch cover"three primary imaging cameras"
United States2009-06-27Cape Canaveral FL(Mission 57) back of GOES-14 launch cover, also front"GOES Imager"; "GOES Sounder"
United States2011-10-28Vandenberg AFB, CA(Mission 57) back of S-NPP launch cover, also frontvarious instruments including microwave sounders, radiometers, an IR sounder and an ozone profiler
Symbolic scanning or imaging1
United States1961-01-31Lompoc CA(Printed) cachet on SAMOS-2 launch coversymbolic imaging
United States1962-06-19Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft) insert from TIROS-5 launch cover, also frontsymbolic imaging
United States1962-06-19Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft) insert from TIROS-5 launch cover, also front (with signature)
United States1962-09-18Cape Canaveral FL(Zaso) cachet on TIROS-6 launch coversymbolic imaging
United States1965-01-22Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) insert or corrected insert (text updated from original) or corrected insert (updated, with slightly different line lengths) from TIROS-9 launch cover, also frontsymbolic scanning
United States1965-01-22Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) insert or corrected insert (text updated from original) or corrected insert (slightly different line lengths from TIROS-9 launch cover, also front
United States1965-01-22Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) insert or corrected insert (text updated from original) or corrected insert (slightly different line lengths from TIROS-9 launch cover, also front (missing '9' error)
United States1965-01-22Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) insert or corrected insert (text updated from original) or corrected insert (slightly different line lengths from TIROS-9 launch cover, also front
United States1965-07-02Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on TIROS-10 launch cover, also insert or insert variation (slightly different line lengths)symbolic scanning
United States1965-07-02Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet (and signature) on TIROS-10 launch cover, also insert or insert variation (slightly different line lengths)
United States1965-07-02Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on TIROS-10 launch cover, also insert or insert variation (slightly different line lengths)
United States1966-02-03Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) insert or insert variation (slightly different line lengths) from ESSA-1 launch cover, also frontsymbolic scanning
United States1966-02-03Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) insert or insert variation (slightly different line lengths) from ESSA-1 launch cover, also front
United States1966-05-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(Astro Covers, no logo) cachet on Nimbus-2 launch coversymbolic scanning
United States1967-11-10Lompoc CA(Orbit Covers) cachet on ESSA-6 launch coversymbolic scanning
United States1968-08-10Patrick AFB, FL (hand cancel)(SpaceCraft/Swanson) insert and insert variation (slightly different line lengths) from ATS-4 launch cover, also frontsymbolic imaging
United States1968-08-10Patrick AFB, FL (machine cancel)(SpaceCraft/Swanson) insert and insert variation (slightly different line lengths) from ATS-4 launch cover, also front
United States1968-08-11Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) insert and insert variation (slightly different line lengths) from ATS-4 launch cover, also front
United States1969-02-26Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on ESSA-9 launch coversymbolic scanning
United States1969-04-14Vandenberg AFB, CA(Orbit Covers) cachet on Nimbus-3 and SECOR-13 launch coversymbolic scanning
United States1970-01-23Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Riser/Andromeda Cover no.2) cachet on TIROS-M launch (airmail) cover, also back, also insertsymbolic scanning
United States1970-04-08Vandenberg AFB, CA(Orbit Covers) cachet on Nimbus-4 and Topo-1 launch coversymbolic scanning
United States1970-09-01Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on Canyon-3 launch cover"scanning device", symbolic scanning
United States1972-07-23Vandenberg AFB, CA(Riser/Andromeda/Cygnus Cover no.27) cachet on Landsat-1 launch (airmail) cover, also insertsymbolic imaging
United States1972-10-15Vandenberg AFB(Riser/Andromeda/Cygnus Cover no.38) cachet on NOAA-2 and OSCAR-6 launch (airmail) cover, also insertsymbolic scanning (in cachet and insert)
United States1973-06-02WSMR, NM(Szostek green printed/WSMR Cover no.11) cachet on (sub-orbital) rocket launch cover, also backsymbolic imaging of Earth from Skylab
United States1973-07-16Vandenberg AFB, CA(Orbit Covers) cachet on ITOS-E [failed] launch coversymbolic scanning
United States1973-07-16Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet on ITOS-E [failed] launch coversymbolic scanning
United States1973-11-06Vandenberg AFB, CA(Orbit Covers) cachet on NOAA-3 launch coversymbolic scanning
United States1975-01-22Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet on Landsat-2 launch coversymbolic imaging
United States1976-07-29Vandenberg AFB, CA(Orbit Covers) cachet on NOAA-5 launch coversymbolic scanning
United States1978-06-16Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on GOES-3 launch coversymbolic imaging
French Guiana1986-02-21Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on (Swedish) Viking launch coversymbolic imaging
Romania1990-04-01BotosaniCancel and (printed) cachet on TIROS-1 anniversary coversymbolic imaging
French Guiana1992-07-09Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatelie) cachet on Insat-2A launch coversymbolic imaging
United States1993-04-09Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(Printed) cachet on STS-56 and SPARTAN-201-F1 deployment coversymbolic scanning by Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet (SSBUV) experiment
French Guiana1993-05-11Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on Astra-1C and OSCAR-24 launch coversymbolic scanning
United States1999-04-15Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Landsat patch) cachet on Landsat-7 launch coversymbolic scanning
United States1999-12-18Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on EOS-Terra launch coversymbolic scanning
United States1999-12-18Pasadena CA(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on EOS-Terra launch cover
United States2004-07-15Pasadena CA(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on EOS-Aura launch coversymbolic scanning
United States2004-07-15Vandenberg AFB, Lompoc CA(Printed) cachet on EOS-Aura launch coversymbolic scanning
China (People's Republic)2004-10-19?(Printed) cachet on FY-2C launch coversymbolic scanning
China (People's Republic)2007-09-19?(Printed) cachet (different) on ZY-1-02B launch coversymbolic imaging
China (People's Republic)2008-12-23?(Printed) cachet on FY-2E launch coversymbolic scanning
United States2016-01-17Hawthorne CA(Printed) cachet on Jason-3 launch coversymbolic scanning

1Symbolic "scanning" is used when the view appears to be a swath of the Earth; symbolic "imaging" is used when the view appears to be a single snapshot of the Earth.
2Even though these full-disk images appear to be true-color, the instruments on Meteosat and GOES can only provide false-color images.
3The Mesoscale Lightning Experiment (MLE) was designed to obtain nighttime images of lightning in an attempt to better understand the effects of lightning discharges on each other, on nearby storm systems, on storm microbursts and wind patterns, and other interrelationships over an extremely large geographical area. The MLE employed payload bay color video cameras and a 35 mm handheld still picture camera to observe lightning discharges at night from active storms.


The table below is a summary and cross-reference of images of Earth (for which two or more items are found in the stamp and launch tables above)

Image of EarthPostal items
Full-disk true-color image, 1997 (including Hurricane Linda just off the SW coast of Mexico) Chad Unknown a 2013
Chad Unknown ss 2013
China (People's Republic) Postcard 2003
Colombia 1250
Cook Islands KM1648 reverse 2012
Dominican Republic 1586b
France None 2015
Gabon Unknown d 2018
Mali Unknown ms 2015
United States 2009-03-24 (GPS-2RM-7 launch cover)
Visible image of Hurricane Elena, from Space Shuttle Discovery on 1 Sep 1985 China (People's Republic) None (cover) 2011
United States None (cover) 1985
Full-disk true-color image Bahrain 406
China (People's Republic) 1994-04-02 (FY-2A accident/explosion cover)


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