ADEOS / Midori MOS-2 / Momo-2

ADEOS, MOS,
and JERS series
(and other Japanese
environmental-observing satellites)

JERS / Fuyo
ADEOSMOS-2JERS

This page contains philatelic information on the ADvanced Earth Observing Satellite (ADEOS) series, the Marine Observation Satellite (MOS) series, and the Japanese Environmental Remote Sensing (JERS) satellite (and other Japanese environmental-observing satellites). Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the satellites featured are given when available. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.

Launch information
(found elsewhere)
Launch covers
(including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers)
(farther below)
Other postal items
(stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.)
(immediately below)
ADEOS / Midori
(Japan)
ADEOS / Midori
(Japan)
ADEOS / Midori
(Japan)
MOS / Momo
(Japan)
MOS / Momo
(Japan)
MOS / Momo
(Japan)
JERS / Fuyo
(Japan)
JERS / Fuyo
(Japan)
JERS / Fuyo
(Japan)
ALOS / Daichi
(Japan)
ALOS / Daichi
(Japan)
ALOS / Daichi
(Japan)
GOSAT / Ibuki
(Japan)
GOSAT / Ibuki
(Japan)
GOSAT / Ibuki
(Japan)


Below is a list of ADEOS, MOS, and JERS (and other Japanese environmental-observing satellite) postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
ADvanced Earth Observing Satellite (ADEOS) / Midori (Japan)
Japan2134 (Mi2107)One of pair (2135a (2134-2135))1992ADEOS-1
Japan2134 mihonOne of pair (2135a mihon (2134-2135)) overprinted "mihon"
Japan2135a fdc1One of pair and (pictorial) cancel on (airmail) FDC
Japan2135a fdc2One of pair and (pictorial) cancel on FDC
JapanNonePhonecard1992"ADEOS"
Japan2937a fdc (Mi3898-3899 fdc)(?) cachet on FDC2005
Malagasy Republic1050 (Mi1350A)
i1050 (Mi1350B)
One of MS6 (1050a (1045-1050)) (Mi1345A-1350A)
One of imperforate MS6 (i1050a (i1045-i1050)) (Mi1345B-1350B)
1992"ADEOS"-1
Malagasy Republic1050b (BL181A)
i1050b (BL181B)
On stamp of SS1 (1050)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i1050)
Sri Lanka1005 (Mi960)1991ADEOS-1
Marine Observation Satellite (MOS) / Momo (Japan)
JapanNonePhonecard1992MOS-1a / "Momo-1"
Maldive Islands1576 (Mi1596)1991MOS-1a / "Momo-1"
Micronesia295a (Mi628)One of MS9 (295 (a-i)) (Mi628-636)1998MOS-1
Pakistan1023 (Mi?)From MS20 (1023a (20x 1023)), also annotated2003MOS
Pakistan1023 fdcStamp and cachet (annotated) on FDC, also back
Pakistan1023 leafletLeaflet, also back
SomaliaUnknown b (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2002"MOS"
SomaliaUnknown imperf (Mi?)From imperforate MS4 (4x 'b')
SomaliaUnknown dsDeluxe sheet
SomaliaUnknown ss (BL?)On stamp of SS1
United StatesNone(Green and yellow and black printed) cachet on cover1977MOS-1
Japanese Environmental Remote Sensing (JERS) / Fuyo (Japan)
JapanNonePhonecard1992"JERS-1"
Niger843A (Mi1142A)
i843A (Mi1142B)

Imperforate
1991"[J]ERS-1"
Niger843Ab (BL77A)
i843Ab (BL77B)
On stamp of SS1 (843A)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i843A)
Niger843A-843B+843F_ms3
i843A-i843B+i843F_ms3
On one of MS3 (843A-843B+843F)
On one of imperforate MS3 (i843A-i843B+i843F)
Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) / Daichi (Japan)
Iran2874a (Mi?)One of strip of 4 (2874 (a-d))2003ALOS
Iran2874 fdcStrip of 4 stamps and (multi-color printed) cachet (design like stamps) on FDC
Iran2874a-d fdcBlock of four stamps and (multi-color printed) cachet (design like stamps) on FDC
GOSAT / Ibuki (Japan)
Central African RepublicMi3817One of MS4 (Mi3817-3820)2012"GOSAT"-1
Central African RepublicMi3817-3120_ms4 fdcMS4 on FDC
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ms (BL?)
Unknown ims
In (lower-right) margin of MS9 (a-i)
In (lower-right) margin of imperforate MS9 (a-i)
2006(possible) early-design GOSAT-1
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ms fdc
Unknown ims fdc
MS9 on FDC
Imperforate MS9 on FDC
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)2013GOSAT-1 (but "ESTCube-1" in text)


Below is a list of ADEOS, MOS, and JERS (and other Japanese environmental-observing satellite) launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
ADvanced Earth Observing Satellite (ADEOS) / Midori (Japan)
1996-08-17: ADEOS-1 / Midori-1 (and OSCAR-29)
United States1996-08-16Pasadena CA(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverADEOS-1 launch
Japan1996-08-17Tanegashima(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverADEOS-1 launch
Japan1996-08-17Minamitane(Watanabe) cachet on coverADEOS-1 launch
Japan1996-08-17Tsukubagakuen(Watanabe) cachet on coverADEOS-1 launch
2002-12-14: ADEOS-2 / Midori-2 (and others)
United States2002-12-13Pasadena CA(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverADEOS-2 launch
Japan2002-12-14Minamitane(Watanabe) cachet on coverADEOS-2 launch
Japan2002-12-14Tsukubagakuen(Watanabe) cachet on coverADEOS-2 launch
Marine Observation Satellite (MOS) / Momo (Japan)
1987-02-19: MOS-1a / Momo-1a
Japan1987-02-19Tanegashima(Space Voyage red and green) cachet on coverMOS-1a launch
Japan1987-02-19Tsukubagakuen(Space Voyage orange and black) cachet on coverMOS-1a launch
Japan1987-02-19Tsukubagukuen(Watanabe) cachet on coverMOS-1a launch
Japan1987-02-19Minamitane(Watanabe) cachet on coverMOS-1a launch
1990-02-07: MOS-1b / Momo-1b (and OSCAR-20 and DEBUT)
Japan1990-02-07Minamitane(Watanabe) cachet on coverMOS-1b launch
Japan1990-02-07Tsukubagakuen(Watanabe) cachet on coverMOS-1b launch
Japan1990-02-07Minamitane(Watanabe) cachet on coverMOS-1b launch (but DEBUT depicted)
Japan1990-02-07Tanegashima(Space Voyage orange and purple) cachet on coverMOS-1b launch
Japan1990-02-07Katsuura(Space Voyage orange and green) cachet on coverMOS-1b launch
1992-02-11: JERS / Fuyo (Japan)
Japan1992-02-11Minamitane(Watanabe) cachet on cover, also insertJERS-1 launch
Japan1992-02-11Tsukubagakuen(Watanabe) cachet on cover, also insertJERS-1 launch
Japan1992-02-11Tanegashima(Space Voyage orange and gray-green and pink) cachet on coverJERS-1 launch
Japan1992-02-11Tsukubagakuen(Space Voyage orange and brown and pink) cachet on coverJERS-1 launch
Japan1992-02-11Katsuura(Space Voyage orange and green and pink) cachet on coverJERS-1 launch
Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) / Daichi (Japan)
2006-01-24: ALOS-1 / Daichi-1
No launch cover images available yet
2014-05-24: ALOS-2 / Daichi-2 (and others)
No launch cover images available yet
GOSAT / Ibuki (Japan)
2009-01-23: GOSAT-1 / Ibuki-1 (and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2018-10-29: GOSAT-2 / Ibuki-2 (and OSCAR-101 and KhalifaSat and others)
No launch cover images available yet


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