Anik-A Anik-C/D type

Anik / Telesat
series
(and other Canadian
communications satellites)

CTS Nimiq-1/2 type
Anik-AAnik-C/D typeCTS / HermesNimiq-1/2 type

This page contains philatelic information on the Anik / Telesat series (and other Canadian communications 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.

Note that Anik-A1/A2 type and Palapa-A1/A2 type and Westar-1/2/3 type are essentially identical.

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)
Anik / Telesat
(Canada)
Anik / Telesat
(Canada)
Anik / Telesat
(Canada)
Anik (on other than Anik launch covers)
CTS / Hermes
(Canada-USA)
CTS / Hermes
(Canada-USA)
CTS / Hermes
(Canada-USA)
Nimiq
(Canada)
Nimiq
(Canada)
Nimiq
(Canada)


Below is a list of Anik / Telesat-series (and other Canadian communications satellite) postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Anik / Telesat (Canada)
Bolivia585a (BL71)In (lower-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (585)1976"Anik-2" (Anik-A2)
Burkina Faso1026 (BL150)
i1026
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
1995"Anik-2" (Anik-E2)
Cambodia873 (Mi951)1988Anik-E
CanadaNone(Magenta pictorial) meter1974Anik-A
Canada1441 (Mi1323)One of pair (1442a (1441-1442)) (Mi1323-1324), or ten of MS20 (1442b (10x (1441-1442)))1992Anik-E1/E2 (and "Anik-A1" in text on FDC back)
Canada1442a fdcOne of pair and (Canada Post Corp.) cachet on FDC, also back
Canada1831c (Mi1822)One of MS4 (1831 (a-d)) (BL49, Mi1820-1823)2000Anik-A (in yellow)
Canada1831 fdcMS4 on FDC, also back
Central African Republic1103a (BL_B578A)
i1103a (BL_B578B)
In (upper) margin of SS1
In (upper) margin of imperforate SS1
1996"Anik-2" (Anik-E2)
Guinea Republic2255 (BL830)
i2255
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
2003"Anik-F2"
Guinea Republic2255 fdcSS1 on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL886A-887A fdc(Multi-color printed) cachet on FDC2005Anik-F2 (at left in cachet)
Guinea RepublicBL889A
BL889B
In (upper) margin of MS2 (Mi4178A-4179A)
In (upper) margin of imperforate MS2 (Mi4178B-4179B)
Anik-F2
Guinea RepublicBL1158In (upper) margin of SS1 (Mi4644)2007Anik-E2R (formerly "Galaxy-3R")
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)1173S (BL252A)
i1173S (BL252B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1, gold foil
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1, gold foil
1994"Anik-E2"
Qatar467 (Mi674)1988Anik-A1/A2 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type, or Westar-1/2/3 type)1
Qatar469 (Mi676)
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)2013"Anik-G1"
United StatesNone(RCA) cachet on cover1978[#4] (probable) Anik-B1
United States2544 programFDOI program inside, also front1995"STS-7 ... deployed two communications satellites" (Anik-C2 and Palapa-B1)
United StatesNone(Career Awareness Day Station) cancel on cover1999(three) Anik-E1/E2 type(s)
UruguayC422 (BL29)In (right) margin of MS3 (C422 (a-c))1976"Anik-1" (i.e. Anik-A1)1
UruguayC423 (BL30)In (left) margin of MS3 (C423 (a-c))
CTS / Hermes (Canada-USA)
Canada1831c (Mi1822)One of MS4 (1831 (a-d)) (BL49, Mi1820-1823)2000CTS (in green)
Canada1831 fdcMS4 on FDC, also back
Nimiq (Canada)
Canada1834b (Mi1815)One of MS4 (1834 (a-d)) (BL50, Mi1814-1815+1864-1865)2000Nimiq-1/2 type
Canada1834 fdcMS4 on FDC, also back
Guinea RepublicMi4182A
Mi4182B
From MS8 (8x Mi4182A)
From imperforate MS8 (8x Mi4182B)
2005"Nimiq-1"
Guinea RepublicBL886A
BL886B
On stamp of SS1 (Mi4182A)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (Mi4182B)
Guinea RepublicBL886A-887A fdc
BL886B-887B fdc
One of two SS1 on FDC
One of two imperforate SS1 on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL891A
BL891B
One of two stamps on MS2 (Mi4182A-4183A)
One of two stamps on imperforate MS2 (Mi4182B-4183B)

1The Anik-A1/A2 type and Palapa-A1/A2 type and Westar-1/2/3 type are essentially identical.


Below is a list of Anik / Telesat-series (and other Canadian communications satellite) launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Anik / Telesat (Canada)
1972-11-10: Anik-A1
United States1972-11-09Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin) cachet on coverAnik-A1 launch
United States1972-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Riser/Andromeda/Cygnus Cover no.39) cachet on (airmail) cover, also insert1, or also insert2Anik-A1 launch (mis-spelled "Telsat-1" in text)
United States1972-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(R. DuBeau magenta and grey rubber-stamp) cachet on coverAnik-A1 launch
United States1972-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(R. DuBeau magenta and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverAnik-A1 launch
United States1972-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on cover, also insertAnik-A1 launch ("Telesat-A" in text)
United States1972-11-09Satellite Beach FL(Space Voyage) cachet on cover, also insertAnik-A1 launch ("Telesat-A" in text)
United States1972-11-09Cape Canaveral FL(InterSpace Cover) cachet on cover, also insertAnik-A1 launch ("Telesat-A" in text)
United States1972-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Black rubber-stamp, based on a Sokalsky design) cachet on coverAnik-A1 launch
United States1972-11-09Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverAnik-A1 launch
United States1972-11-09Cape Canaveral FL(Space City Cover Society) cachet on coverAnik-A1 launch
United States1972-11-09Cape Canaveral FL(Swanson/DuBeau? black and magenta rubber-stamp) cachet on coverAnik-A1 launch
United States1972-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Swanson blue rubber-stamp) cachet (and signature) on coverAnik-A1 launch
United States1972-11-09Patrick AFB, FL (hand cancel)(Whitney magenta and black) cachet on coverAnik-A1 launch
United States1972-11-09Patrick AFB, FL (machine cancel)(Whitney magenta and black) cachet on coverAnik-A1 launch
United States1972-11-09Satellite Beach FL(Whitney magenta and black) cachet on coverAnik-A1 launch
United States1972-11-09Cape Canaveral FL(Solar Covers no.46) cachet on cover, also insertAnik-A1 launch; (also "a second Anik [Anik-A2] will be launched in April 1973", in insert text)
United States1972-11-09Patrick AFB, FL(Solar Covers no.46) cachet on cover, also insertAnik-A1 launch; (also "a second Anik [Anik-A2] will be launched in April 1973", in insert text)
United States1972-11-10Kennedy Space Center FL(Solar Covers no.46) cachet on cover, also insertAnik-A1 launch; (also "a second Anik [Anik-A2] will be launched in April 1973", in insert text)
United States1972-11-10Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Whitney magenta and black) cachet on coverAnik-A1 launch
United States1972-11-10Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Whitney magenta and black) cachet on (airmail) coverAnik-A1 launch
United States1972-11-10Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverAnik-A1 launch (but Intelsat-4 depicted)
1973-04-19: Anik-A2
United States1973-04-20Patrick AFB, FL(Riser/Andromeda/Cygnus Cover no.46) cachet on (airmail) cover, also insertAnik-A2 launch (mis-spelled "Telsat-B" in text)
United States1973-04-20Patrick AFB, FL(Riser/Andromeda/Cygnus Cover no.46) cachet (and signatures) on (airmail) cover, also insertAnik-A2 launch (mis-spelled "Telsat-B" in text)
United States1973-04-20Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage) cachet on cover, also insertAnik-A2 launch ("Telesat-B" in text on cover; also "Anik-1" in text on insert)
United States1973-04-20Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on cover, also insertAnik-A2 launch ("Telesat-B" in text; also "Anik-1" in text on insert)
United States1973-04-20Cape Canaveral FL(InterSpace Cover) cachet on cover, also insertAnik-A2 launch ("Telesat-B" in text; also "Anik-1" in text on insert)
United States1973-04-20Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet on coverAnik-A2 launch ("Telesat-B" in text)
United States1973-04-20Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet (with logo and signature) on coverAnik-A2 launch ("Telesat-B" in text)
United States1973-04-20Kennedy Space Center FL(Carlos Altgelt red rubber-stamp) cachet on cover, also cachet detailAnik-A2 launch; (but tiny Intelsat-2 depicted)
United States1973-04-20Kennedy Space Center FL(black and magenta rubber-stamp) cachet on coverAnik-A2 launch
United States1973-04-20Satellite Beach FL(Whitney green and blue) cachet on coverAnik-A2 launch ("Telesat-B" in text)
United States1973-04-20Patrick AFB, FL(Whitney green and blue) cachet on coverAnik-A2 launch ("Telesat-B" in text)
United States1973-04-20Cape Canaveral FL(Swanson/DuBeau? green rubber-stamp) cachet on coverAnik-A2 launch
United States1973-04-21Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney green and blue) cachet on coverAnik-A2 launch ("Telesat-B" in text)
United States1973-04-21Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverAnik-A2 launch (but Intelsat-4 depicted)
United States1973-04-21Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverAnik-A2 launch (but Intelsat-4 depicted)
United States1973-04-21Greenbelt MD(GSFC STDN black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverAnik-A2 launch ("Telesat-B" in text)
United States1973-04-21Cape Canaveral FL(Space City Cover Society) cachet on coverAnik-A2 launch ("Telesat-B" in text)
1975-05-07: Anik-A3
[Explorer-53 launched separately on same day from the San Marco platform]
United States1975-05-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverAnik-A3 launch
United States1975-05-07Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverAnik-A3 launch
United States1975-05-07Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet on coverAnik-A3 launch
United States1975-05-07Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet (and signature) on coverAnik-A3 launch
United States1975-05-07Cape Canaveral FL(Space City Cover Society) cachet on coverAnik-A3 launch
United States1975-05-07Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Whitney magenta) cachet on coverAnik-A3 launch ("Telesat-C" in text)
United States1975-05-07Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Whitney magenta) cachet on coverAnik-A3 launch ("Telesat-C" in text)
United States1975-05-07Patrick AFB, FL(Whitney magenta and black) cachet on coverAnik-A3 launch ("Telesat-C" in text)
United States1975-05-07Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverAnik-A3 launch
United States1975-05-08Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverAnik-A3 launch
1978-12-15: Anik-B1
United States1978-12-15GSFC, MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverAnik-B1 launch; "Telesat-D"
United States1978-12-15Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverAnik-B1 launch; "Anik-4"
United States1978-12-15Kennedy Space Center FL(RCA) cachet on coverAnik-B1 launch; "Telesat"
United States1978-12-15Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverAnik-B1 launch; "Telesat-D"
United States1978-12-15Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverAnik-B1 launch; "Telesat-D"
United States1978-12-15Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverAnik-B1 launch
United States1978-12-15Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS ser.78/19) cachet (and signature) on cover, also backAnik-B1 launch; "Telesat"
United States1978-12-15Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney red) cachet on (airmail) coverAnik-B1 launch; "Telesat-D"
1985-03-05: Anik-C1 (and TDRS-2 from STS-51E) [canceled]
TDRS-2 and Anik-C1 were originally to be deployed by STS-51E in March 1985, but that mission had to be canceled just before its launch when problems with TDRS-2 were discovered. TDRS-2 was transferred to STS-51L, and Anik-C1 was transferred to STS-51D
United States1985-03-05Kennedy Space Center FL(Ranski) cachet on coverTDRS-2 and Anik-C1 removed and re-assigned
1985-04-12: Anik-C1 (and Leasat-F3 from STS-23 (51D))
United States1985-04-12Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-51D launch; Anik-C1 ("Telesat-I" / Telesat-9) deployed
United States1985-04-12Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-51D launch; Anik-C1 ("Telesat-I" / Telesat-9) deployed
United States1985-04-12Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverSTS-51D launch; Anik-C1 ("Telesat-I" / Telesat-9) deployed
United States1985-04-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Magenta and yellow-orange rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-51D launch; Anik-C1 ("Telesat"-9) deployed
United States1985-04-12Las Cruces NM(Magenta rubber-stamp) cachet (and signature) on coverSTS-51D launch; Anik-C1 (Telesat-9) deployed (but TDRS depicted)
United States1985-04-12Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney black and purple) cachet on coverSTS-51D launch; Anik-C1 (Telesat-9) deployed
United States1985-04-12Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-51D launch; Anik-C1 (Telesat-9) deployed
United States1985-04-12Houston TX, Nassau Bay Branch(Yellow and black printed/sticker) cachet on coverSTS-51D launch; Anik-C1 (Telesat-9) deployed
United States1985-04-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Quadracolor?) cachet on coverSTS-51D launch; Anik-C1 (Telesat-9) deployed (but "Leasat / Syncom-IV" in text)
United States1985-04-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Quadracolor?) cachet (different) on coverSTS-51D launch; Anik-C1 (Telesat-9) deployed (but "Syncom-IV / Leasat" in text)
United States1985-04-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Ranski) cachet on coverSTS-51D launch; Anik-C1 (Telesat-9) deployed
United States
Canada
1985-04-12
1976-06-18
Houston TX
Montréal CA
(First Rank/Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-51D launch; Anik-C1 ("Telesat-I" / Telesat-9) deployed
Canada 681 FDC
United States1985-04-12
1984-10-05
Houston TX
Kennedy Space Center FL
(First Rank/Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-51D launch; Anik-C1 (Telesat-9) deployed
STS-41G launch; ERBS deployed
United States1985-04-13Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverLeasat-F3 (Syncom-4-3) deployed
United States1985-04-13Houston TX(Red and black printed) cachet on coverLeasat-F3 (Syncom-4-3) deployed
United States1985-04-13Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverLeasat-F3 (Syncom-4-3) deployed
United States1985-04-13Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverLeasat-F3 (Syncom-4-3) deployed
United States1985-04-13Cape Canaveral FL(Yellow and black printed/sticker) cachet on coverLeasat-F3 (Syncom-4-3) deployed
United States1985-04-16Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet on cover(First) Leasat-F3 (Syncom-4-3) switch-on attempt (on April 16); second switch-on attempt (on April 17 in cachet text)
United States1985-04-16Kennedy Space Center FL(Zaso silk/IASP no.94) cachet on cover(First) Leasat-F3 (Syncom-4-3) switch-on attempt
United States1985-04-17Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on cover(Second) Leasat-F3 (Syncom-4-3) switch-on attempt
United States1985-04-17Cape Canaveral FL(Black-on-yellow sticker) cachet on cover(Second) Leasat-F3 (Syncom-4-3) switch-on attempt
United States1985-04-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on cover(Second) Leasat-F3 (Syncom-4-3) switch-on attempt
United States1985-04-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Zaso silk/IASP no.96) cachet on coverSTS-51D landing
United States1985-04-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Ranski) cachet on coverSTS-51D landing
1983-06-18: Anik-C2 (and Palapa-B1 and SPAS-1 from STS-7)
Chile1983-06-18Santiago(Space Voyage red and purple and pink) cachet on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
Spain1983-06-18Madrid(Green printed) cachet on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage orange and purple and tan) cachet on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18Greenbelt MD(Space Voyage red and black and pink) cachet on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18Greenbelt MD(Greenbelt STDN Station black rubber-stamp) cachet (and signature) on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18Greenbelt MD(GSFC Shuttle Tracking Team blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18Moffett Field CA(NASA Ames Research Center) cachet on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18Moffett Field CA(NASA Ames Research Center) cachet on (airmail) coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Red and purple rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Red and purple rubber-stamp and black typed) cachet (and signatures) on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18Houston TX(Multi-color printed and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18Kennedy Space Center FL(MBB/ERNO) cachet on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Blue mission patch) cachet on postal cardSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18Houston TX(Boudwin black and green rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18Houston TX(Boudwin black and purple rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Ranski) cachet on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18Cape Canaveral FL(Ranski) cachet on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18Satellite Beach FL(Ranski) cachet on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
United States1983-06-18
1981-09-13
Kennedy Space Center FL
Dearborn Heights MI
(Ranski) cachet on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
Farmpex Station pictorial cancel
United States1983-06-18
1983-06-24
Kennedy Space Center FL
Edwards AFB, CA
(RSDSC) cachet on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
STS-7 landing
United States1983-06-18
1983-06-24
Kennedy Space Center FL
Edwards AFB, CA
(RSDSC) cachet (and signatures) on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
STS-7 landing
United States1983-06-18
1983-06-24
Kennedy Space Center FL
Edwards AFB, CA
(RSDSC red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
STS-7 landing
United States1983-06-18
1983-10-08
Detroit MI
Dearborn Heights MI
(Sally Ride Paper Doll) cachet on coverSTS-7 launch; Anik-C2 (Telesat-7) deployed
Wolvpex Station pictorial cancel
United States1983-06-19Cape Canaveral FL(Zaso silk/IASP no.58) cachet on coverPalapa-B1 deployed; ("Amik-C" mis-spelled in text)
United States1983-06-19Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverPalapa-B1 deployed
United States1983-06-19Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Whitney purple) cachet on postal cardPalapa-B1 deployed
United States1983-06-19Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Whitney purple) cachet on (airmail) coverPalapa-B1 deployed
United States1983-06-19Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverPalapa-B1 deployed
United States1983-06-19Houston TX(NASA photo) cachet on coverPalapa-B1 deployed
United States1983-06-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverPalapa-B1 deployed
United States1983-06-20Marshall Space Flight Center AL(Ranski) cachet on cover"STS-7 3rd day in flight" (unknown event)
United States1983-06-22Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSPAS-1 deployed to free flight (and later recovered and stowed back in the payload bay)
United States1983-06-22Houston TX(Zaso silk/IASP no.59) cachet on coverSPAS-1 deployed to free flight (and later recovered and stowed back in the payload bay)
United States1983-06-22Kennedy Space Center FL(KSC Philatelic Society) cachet on coverSPAS-1 deployed to free flight (and later recovered and stowed back in the payload bay)
United States1983-06-22
1981-05-21
Houston TX
Kennedy Space Center FL
(First Rank/Space Voyage) cachet on coverSPAS-1 deployed to free flight (and later recovered and stowed back in the payload bay)
USA 1914 FDC
United States1983-06-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-7 landing
United States1983-06-24Greenbelt MD(GSFC Shuttle Tracking Team blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-7 landing
United States1983-06-24Edwards AFB Station, CA(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-7 landing
1982-11-11: Anik-C3 (and SBS-3 from STS-5)
United States1982-09-21Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-5 rollout
United States1982-10-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSBS-3 and Anik-C3 loaded aboard Columbia ("Anic-C1" incorrectly in text)
United States1982-11-07Houston TX(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-5 final countdown begins
United States1982-11-11Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-5 launch; SBS-3 deployed
United States1982-11-11Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-5 launch; SBS-3 deployed
United States1982-11-11Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverSTS-5 launch; SBS-3 deployed
United States1982-11-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-5 launch; SBS-3 deployed
United States1982-11-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet (and signature) on coverSTS-5 launch; SBS-3 deployed
United States1982-11-11Greenbelt MD(Greenbelt STDN Station black rubber-stamp) cachet (and signature) on coverSTS-5 launch; SBS-3 deployed
United States1982-11-11Greenbelt MD(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-5 launch; SBS-3 deployed
United States1982-11-11Mountain View CA(NASA Ames Research Center) cachet on (airmail) coverSTS-5 launch; SBS-3 deployed
United States1982-11-11Boulder CO(NOAA-SEL black rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverSTS-5 launch; SBS-3 deployed
United States1982-11-11Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-5 launch; SBS-3 deployed
United States1982-11-11Houston TX(Boudwin blue rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverSTS-5 launch; SBS-3 deployed
United States1982-11-11White Sands Missile Range NM(Green rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-5 launch; SBS-3 deployed
United States1982-11-11Air Force Postal Service(Purple and black rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverSTS-5 launch; SBS-3 deployed
United States1982-11-11Satellite Beach FL(Ranski) cachet on coverSTS-5 launch; SBS-3 deployed
United States1982-11-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Stellar Quest no.11) cachet on coverSTS-5 launch; SBS-3 deployed (the text "payload of 2 satellites was placed in orbit" refers to the deployment of both SBS-3 and Anik-C3 (Telesat-6) during this mission)
United States1982-11-11
1982-11-12
Kennedy Space Center FL
Houston TX
(Telesat Canada) cachet on coverSTS-5 launch; SBS-3 deployed
Anik-C3 (Telesat-6) deployed
United States1982-11-12Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverAnik-C3 (Telesat-6) deployed
United States1982-11-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverAnik-C3 (Telesat-6) deployed
United States1982-11-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverAnik-C3 (Telesat-6) deployed
United States1982-11-12Houston TX(Green printed) cachet on coverAnik-C3 (Telesat-6) deployed
United States1982-11-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Ranski) cachet on coverAnik-C3 (Telesat-6) deployed
United States1982-11-12Marshall Space Flight Center AL(Ranski) cachet on coverAnik-C3 (Telesat-6) deployed
United States1982-11-15Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-5 spacewalk canceled
United States1982-11-16Houston TX(Zaso silk/IASP no.51) cachet on coverSTS-5 landing
United States1982-11-16Edwards CA(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-5 landing
United States1982-11-16Greenbelt MD(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-5 landing
United States1982-11-22Edwards CA(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-5 leaves for KSC
1982-08-26: Anik-D1
United States1982-08-26Greenbelt MD(GSFC STDN blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverAnik-D1 launch
United States1982-08-26Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverAnik-D1 launch
United States1982-08-26Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet on coverAnik-D1 launch; also "Anik-A and B series"
United States1982-08-26Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet (and signature) on coverAnik-D1 launch; also "Anik-A and B series"
United States1982-08-26Patrick AFB, FL(Whitney black) cachet (and signature) on coverAnik-D1 launch
1984-11-08: Anik-D2 (and Leasat-F2 and Westar-6 recovered and Palapa-B2 recovered by STS-19 (51A))
Ascension Island1984-11-08Ascension(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-51A launch
United States1984-11-08Houston TX(Dark green printed) cachet on coverSTS-51A launch
United States1984-11-08Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverSTS-51A launch
United States1984-11-08Kennedy Space Center FL(Zaso silk/IASP no.86) cachet on coverSTS-51A launch
United States1984-11-08Kennedy Space Center FL(Quadracolor?) cachet on coverSTS-51A launch
United States1984-11-08Kennedy Space Center FL(Quadracolor?) cachet (different) on coverSTS-51A launch
United States1984-11-08
1983-10-22
Kennedy Space Center FL
Dearborn Heights MI
(Ranski) cachet on coverSTS-51A launch
Motopex Station pictorial cancel
United States1984-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverAnik-D2 (Telesat-8) deployed
United States1984-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverAnik-D2 ("Telesat-H" / Telesat-8) deployed
United States1984-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverAnik-D2 ("Telesat-H" / Telesat-8) deployed
United States1984-11-09Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet on coverAnik-D2 ("Telesat-H" / Telesat-8) deployed
United States1984-11-09Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverAnik-D2 ("Telesat-H" / Telesat-8) deployed
United States1984-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Quadracolor?) cachet on coverAnik-D2 (Telesat-8) deployed
United States1984-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Ranski black printed and purple rubber-stamp) cachet on coverAnik-D2 (Telesat-8) deployed
United States1984-11-10Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverLeasat-F2 (Syncom-4-1) deployed
United States1984-11-10Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverLeasat-F2 (Syncom-4-1) deployed
United States1984-11-10Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverLeasat-F2 (Syncom-4-1) deployed
United States1984-11-10Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverLeasat-F2 (Syncom-4-1) deployed
United States1984-11-10Cape Canaveral FL(Ranski black printed and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverLeasat-F2 (Syncom-4-1) deployed
United States1984-11-12Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 recovered
United States1984-11-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 recovered
United States1984-11-12Houston TX(Zaso silk/IASP no.87) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 recovered
United States1984-11-12Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 recovered
United States1984-11-12Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 recovered
United States1984-11-12Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 recovered
United States1984-11-12Cape Canaveral FL(Ranski black printed and cyan and tan rubber-stamp) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 recovered
United States1984-11-12
1984-02-06
Houston TX
Houston TX
(SCCS) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 recovered
Palapa-B2 deployed
United States1984-11-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Quadracolor?) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 recovered
United States1984-11-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club/mission patch) cachet on coverWestar-6 recovered
United States1984-11-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Quadracolor?) cachet on coverWestar-6 recovered
United States1984-11-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Quadracolor?) cachet (different) on coverWestar-6 recovered, as seen here and here
United States1984-11-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Quadracolor?) cachet (different) on coverWestar-6 recovered
United States1984-11-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Quadracolor?) cachet (different) on coverWestar-6 recovered
United States1984-11-14Houston TX(Black printed) cachet on coverWestar-6 recovered
United States1984-11-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Ranski) cachet on coverWestar-6 recovered
United States1984-11-15Kennedy Space Center FL(Quadracolor?) cachet on coverPost-retrieval photographs of the captured Palapa-B2 and Westar-6 satellites stowed in Discovery's cargo bay
United States1984-11-16Kennedy Space Center FL(Zaso silk/IASP no.89) cachet on coverSTS-51A landing
United States1984-11-16Kennedy Space Center FL(Quadracolor?) cachet on coverSTS-51A landing
1991-09-26: Anik-E1
France1991-09-26Paris Victor Hugo(Lollini) cachet on coverAnik-E1 launch
French Guiana1991-09-26Kourou(Picture/photo) cachet on coverAnik-E1 launch
French Guiana1991-09-26Kourou(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverAnik-E1 launch
French Guiana1991-09-26Kourou(KPS) cachet on coverAnik-E1 launch
French Guiana1991-09-26Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverAnik-E1 launch
French Guiana1991-09-26Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverAnik-E1 launch
Gabon1991-09-26Libreville(Lollini) cachet on coverAnik-E1 launch
1991-04-04: Anik-E2
France1991-04-04Toulouse(Centre spatial de Toulouse) cachet on coverAnik-E2 launch
French Guiana1991-04-04Kourou(MBB-ERNO Philatelie) cachet on coverAnik-E2 launch (but "Anik-E1" in text)
French Guiana1991-04-04Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverAnik-E2 launch
France1991-04-05Paris 15 Alleray(Lollini) cachet on coverAnik-E2 launch
1995-12-14: Anik-E2R / formerly Galaxy-3R
United States1995-12-14Cape Canaveral FL(Carsten Fuchs/Ken Havekotte) cachet on coverAnik-E2R (formerly Galaxy-3R) launch
2000-11-21: Anik-F1
French Guiana2000-11-21Kourou(Conseil de l'Europe?) cachet on coverAnik-F1 launch
French Guiana2000-11-21Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SNECMA) cachet on coverAnik-F1 launch
2004-07-18: Anik-F2
French Guiana2004-07-17Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on coverAnik-F2 launch
French Guiana2004-07-17Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverAnik-F2 launch
Anik (on other than Anik launch covers)
See Westar1 (on other than Westar launch covers)
1976-01-17: CTS / Hermes (Canada-USA)
United States1976-01-17Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverCTS launch
United States1976-01-17Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet (and signatures) on coverCTS launch
United States1976-01-17Patrick AFB, FL(Whitney purple) cachet on coverCTS launch
United States1976-01-17Patrick AFB, FL(Whitney purple and black) cachet on cover, also backCTS launch
United States1976-01-17Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney purple, no date/time group) cachet on coverCTS launch
United States1976-01-17Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverCTS launch
United States1976-01-17Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage blue and red) cachet on coverCTS launch
United States1976-01-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage green and red) cachet on coverCTS launch
United States1976-01-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverCTS launch ("CTS" in text only)
United States1976-01-19Kennedy Space Center FL(SPCS) cachet on coverCTS launch
United States1976-01-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte blue rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverCTS launch
Nimiq (Canada)
2009-09-17: Nimiq-5
Russia2009-09-17Baikonur(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverNimiq-5 launch

1The Anik-A1/A2 type and Palapa-A1/A2 type and Westar-1/2/3 type are essentially identical.


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