Ayame-1

Ayame / ECS
series


This page contains philatelic information on Ayame / ECS (Experimental Communications Satellite) series. 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.

the Japanese Ayame/ECS (Experimental Communications satellite) is not to be confused with ESA Eutelsat-1/ECS (European Communications Satellite).

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)
Ayame / ECS
(Japan)
Ayame / ECS
(Japan)
Ayame / ECS
(Japan)


Below is a list of Ayame / ECS-series postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Ayame / Experimental Communications Satellite (ECS) (Japan)
No (non-launch cover) postal items found


Below is a list of Ayame / ECS-series launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Ayame / Experimental Communications Satellite (ECS) (Japan)
1979-02-06: Ayame-1 / ECS-A [partial failure]
Japan1979-02-06Tanegashima(Zaso silk) cachet on coverAyame-1 launch [partial failure]
Japan1979-02-06Tanegashima(JPS Space Stamp Club) cachet on coverAyame-1 launch [partial failure]
Japan1979-02-06Tanegashima(Space Voyage) cachet on coverAyame-1 launch [partial failure]
1980-02-22: Ayame-2 / ECS-B
Japan1980-02-22
1980-02-22
Tanegashima (scenic cancel)
Minamitane (text cancel)
(Zaso silk) cachet on coverAyame-2 launch
Japan1980-02-22
1980-02-22
Tanegashima (scenic cancel)
Minamitane (text cancel)
(Space Voyage) cachet on coverAyame-2 launch
Japan1980-02-22
1980-02-22
Minamitane (text cancel)
Tanegashima (scenic cancel)
(Watanabe/NASDA no.1) cachet on cover, also insertAyame-2 launch


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