APPLE

Ariane Passenger PayLoad Experiment
(APPLE) satellite


This page contains philatelic information on the Ariane Passenger PayLoad Experiment (APPLE) satellite. Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the satellites featured are given when available. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.

Launch information
(found elsewhere)
Launch covers
(including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers)
(farther below)
Other postal items
(stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.)
(immediately below)
APPLE
(ISRO)
APPLE
(ISRO)
APPLE
(ISRO)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Ariane Passenger PayLoad Experiment (APPLE) (ISRO)
FranceC51 cover (Mi2157 cover)(ESA) cachet on cover1982"APPLE"
India963 (Mi912)1982"APPLE"; (also 1st anniv. APPLE launch)
India963 fdcStamp and (text) cancel and (Indian Posts and Telegraphs) cachet on FDC, also back


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Ariane Passenger PayLoad Experiment (APPLE) (ISRO)
1981-06-19: APPLE (Meteosat-2 and CAT-3)
France1981-06-19Paris(Club Philatélique ESA) cachet on coverAPPLE launch
French Guiana1981-06-19Kourou(Club Philatélique ESA) cachet on coverAPPLE launch
French Guiana1981-06-19Kourou(Club Philatélique ESA/Lollini) cachet on coverAPPLE launch
French Guiana1981-06-19Kourou(Club Philatélique ESA/Lollini) cachet (different) on coverAPPLE launch
French Guiana1981-06-19Kourou(ESA rubber-stamp) cachet on coverAPPLE launch
French Guiana1981-06-19Kourou(CNES Philatelic Association) cachet on coverAPPLE launch
French Guiana1981-06-19Kourou(ESTEC) cachet on coverAPPLE launch
French Guiana1981-06-19Kourou(Aérospatiale) cachet on coverAPPLE launch
French Guiana1981-06-19Kourou(CNES Philatelic Association) cachet on coverAPPLE launch
French Guiana1981-06-19Kourou(Club Philatélique ESA/Lollini) cachet on coverAPPLE launch
French Guiana1981-06-19Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet (and signature) on coverAPPLE launch
French Guiana1981-06-19Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet (different, and signature) on coverAPPLE launch
French Guiana1981-06-19Kourou(India Post) cachet on coverAPPLE launch
Germany (West)1981-06-19Bremen(ERNO) cachet on coverAPPLE launch
Germany (West)1981-06-19Darmstadt(Club Philatélique ESA/Lollini) cachet on coverAPPLE launch
India1981-06-19Bangalore(Pictorial) cancel and (ISRO/Club Philatélique ESA/Lollini sticker) cachet on cover, also backAPPLE launch
South Africa1981-06-19Pretoria(Club Philatélique ESA/Lollini) cachet on coverAPPLE launch
United States1981-06-19Greenbelt MD(GFSC NASCOM Network) cachet on coverAPPLE launch


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