Orion

Artemis-Orion
[un-manned only]
program spacecraft


This page contains philatelic information on the Artemis-Orion [un-manned only] program spacecraft. Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the spacecraft 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)
Artemis-Orion
[un-manned only]
Artemis-Orion
[un-manned only]
Artemis-Orion
[un-manned only]


Below is a list of Artemis-Orion [un-manned only] program spacecraft postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Artemis-Orion [un-manned only]
Central African RepublicUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2021Artemus-1 Orion
Central African RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
ChadUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2021Artemus-1 Orion
ChadUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
GermanyNone(Biberpost) private post2022Orion capsule
GermanyNone(Biberpost) private postOrion capsule recovery
MongoliaUnknown (Mi?)2023Artemis-"Orion"
Netherlands1568 personalizedPersonalized postage (1568 stamp base from 2018)2022Artemis-Orion launch rocket


Below is a list of Artemis-Orion [un-manned only] program spacecraft launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Artemis-Orion (precursors)
United States2014-12-05Kennedy Space Center FL(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverNASA-Orion launch; "first un-manned test flight"
United States2019-07-02Kennedy Space Center FL(Ranski) cachet on coverNASA-Orion Ascent Abort-2 mission to test the Orion spacecraft's abort system; Cape Canaveral launch; reached 13 km
Artemis-Orion (pre-launch events)
United States2022-03-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverArtemis-1 un-manned Orion capsule "first rollout"
United States2022-03-17Kennedy Space Center FL(SAS) cachet on coverArtemis-1 un-manned Orion capsule "rollout"
2022-11-16: Artemis-1 Orion [un-manned only] (and 10 cubesats)
Bermuda2022-11-16St. George's(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverArtemis-1 un-manned Orion capsule launch
United States2022-11-16Kennedy Space Center FL(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverArtemis-1 un-manned Orion capsule launch
United States2022-11-16Houston TX(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverArtemis-1 un-manned Orion capsule launch
United States2022-11-16Kennedy Space Center FL (black hand cancel)(Ranski) cachet on cover, also backArtemis-1 un-manned Orion capsule launch
United States2022-11-16Kennedy Space Center FL (black hand cancel)(Ranski) cachet (different) on cover, also backArtemis-1 un-manned Orion capsule launch
United States2022-11-16Kennedy Space Center FL (red hand cancel)(Ranski) cachet (different) on cover, also backArtemis-1 un-manned Orion capsule launch
United States2022-11-16Kennedy Space Center FL(CEC/FM,AFDCS) cachet on coverArtemis-1 un-manned Orion capsule launch
United States2022-11-16Kennedy Space Center FL(CEC/FM,AFDCS) cachet (different) on coverArtemis-1 un-manned Orion capsule launch
United States2022-11-16Kennedy Space Center FL (red hand cancel)(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverArtemis-1 un-manned Orion capsule launch
United States2022-11-16Washington DC(Photo/sticker) cachet on coverArtemis-1 un-manned Orion capsule launch
United States2022-11-16Washington DC(Photo/sticker) cachet (different) on coverArtemis-1 un-manned Orion capsule launch
United States2022-11-16St. Petersburg FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverArtemis-1 un-manned Orion capsule launch
United States2022-11-16Houston TX(Red Eagle) cachet on coverArtemis-1 un-manned Orion capsule launch
United States2022-11-16Houston TX(Red Eagle) cachet (different) on coverArtemis-1 un-manned Orion capsule launch
United States2022-11-16White Sands NM(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverArtemis-1 un-manned Orion capsule launch
United States2022-11-16Kennedy Space Center FL (black hand cancel)(Pete Sarmiento) cachet on coverArtemis-1 un-manned Orion capsule launch
United States2022-11-16Kennedy Space Center FL (red hand cancel)(Pete Sarmiento) cachet (different) on coverArtemis-1 un-manned Orion capsule launch; (also BioSentinel and others, in text)
United States2022-11-16
2022-12-11
Kennedy Space Center FL
San Diego CA
(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverArtemis-1 un-manned Orion capsule launch
Artemis-1 splashdown/recovery
United States2022-11-16
2022-12-11
Washington DC
Washington DC
(Photo/sticker) cachet on coverArtemis-1 un-manned Orion capsule launch
Artemis-1 splashdown/recovery
Artemis-1 Orion (events)
United States2022-11-21Houston TX(JM) cachet on cover"Orion is in orbit around the Moon"
United States2022-11-21Houston TX(Lollini) cachet on cover"Humanities [sic] return to the Moon"
United States2022-11-25Ft. Irwin CA(Red Eagle) cachet on cover"Artemis-1 Orion distant retrograde insertion"
United States2022-11-28Houston TX(Red Eagle) cachet on cover"Orion sets human-rated distance record"
United States2022-12-01Ft. Irwin CA(Red Eagle) cachet on cover"Orion distant retrograde orbit departure burn"
United States2022-12-11San Diego CA(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverArtemis-1 splashdown/"recovery"
United States2022-12-11USS Portland(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover"Artemis-1 prime recovery ship"
United States2022-12-11USS Portland(Black printed) cachet on coverArtemis-1 prime recovery ship
United States2022-12-11San Diego CA(Lollini) cachet on cover"Artemis-1 recovery"
United States2022-12-12Pacific Beach CA(JM) cachet on coverArtemis-1 "backup recovery ship"
United States2022-12-30Kennedy Space Center FL(Red Eagle) cachet on cover"Artemis-1 Orion spacecraft returns to Kennedy Space Center"


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