CanX-1

CanX and
BRITE series
satellites

UniBRITE / CanX-3A
CanX-1UniBRITE / CanX-3A

This page contains philatelic information on the Canadian Advanced Nanospace eXperiments (CanX) series and the BRIght-star Target Explorer (BRITE) series 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.

The BRITE series, also known as the CanX-3 series, is a subset of the CanX series.

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)
CanX (except CanX-3)
(Canada)
CanX (except CanX-3)
(Canada)
CanX (except CanX-3)
(Canada)
BRITE / CanX-3
(Canada)
BRITE / CanX-3
(Canada)
BRITE / CanX-3
(Canada)


Below is a list of CanX and BRITE series satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
CanX (except CanX-3) (Canada)
No postal items found
BRITE / CanX-3 (Canada)
Austria2211 (Mi2814)2009"BRITE-Austria" (CanX-3B / TUGSat-1)
AustriaNone(Pictorial) cancel2009"BRITE-Austria" (CanX-3B / TUGSat-1)
Poland4023 (BL200)SS1 (Mi4539)2011"BRITE-PL" / "Lem" (CanX-3C)
Poland4023 fdcSS1 and (pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Poland4088 (BL217)SS1 (Mi4621)2013"BRITE-PL"2 / "Heweliusz" (CanX-3D)
Poland4088 fdcSS1 and (pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)2013"TUGSat-1" (BRITE-Austria / CanX-3B)


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
CanX (except CanX-3) (Canada)
2003-06-30: CanX-1 (and OSCAR-55 and OSCAR-57 and others)
Russia2003-06-30Mirny Archangelsk Oblast(Black printed) cachet on coverCanX-1 launch
2008-04-28: CanX-2 and CanX-6 (and CartoSat-2A and OSCAR-64/65/66 and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2014-06-30: CanX-4 and CanX-5 (and SPOT-7 and AiSat-1 and VELOX-1 and VELOX-P3)
No launch cover images available yet
2016-09-26: CanX-7 (and SCATSAT and others)
No launch cover images available yet
BRITE / CanX-3 (Canada)
2013-02-25: CanX-3A and CanX-3B (and SARAL and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2013-11-21: CanX-3C (DubaiSat-2 and OSCAR-73/74 and OSCAR-76 and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2014-08-19: CanX-3D (and GF-2 and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2014-06-19: CanX-3E and CanX-3F (and OSCAR-79/80 and others)
No launch cover images available yet


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