Centennial Covers cachet

(un-manned satellite and other selected)
covers with

"Centennial Covers"
(and Centennial-like)
cachets

Centennial-like cachet
Centennial CoversCentennial-like

This page contains (un-manned satellite and other selected) covers with "Centennial Covers" (and Centennial-like) cachets, mostly on un-manned satellite (or scientific rocket or balloon) launch covers. These covers were produced by the late Edward Hacker of Huntsville AL. Centennial sold its remaining cover collection in 1984, but continued to produce covers for Space Shuttle events.

The covers found in this page are primarily for un-manned satellite (or scientific rocket or balloon) launches or events. Covers for manned and other missions are included if they contain an element of interest to the authors.

Most of the postal items listed below are also found in other pages of the Un-manned Satellite Philately website. However, below are also a few not found elsewhere in the website because they are not of direct interest to the authors. They are nevertheless included here to make this list of named covers more complete. Such items are highlighted in blue.

The "Centennial-like" section contains covers that have cachets with elements (usually, depictions of rockets or satellites) found in true Centennial cachets, but which lack the descriptive text always found in them, or include such text in a style unknown for them.

Readers who know of additional information or images are invited to contact the authors using the e-mail addresses found at the link at the bottom of this page.

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)
Centennial Covers cachets Centennial Covers cachets
Centennial-like cachets
Summary (of Centennial (and Centennial-like) Covers with generic cachets with multiple satellites depicted)


Below is a list of Centennial Covers cachets on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Centennial Covers cachets (on (non-launch cover) postal items)
United States1193 fdc1 (Mi822 fdc1)(Centennial) cachet on FDC1962"Project Mercury"
United States1193 fdc2 (Mi822 fdc2)(Centennial) cachet (and signature) on FDC
United States1193 fdc3 (Mi822 fdc3)(Centennial) cachet (different) on FDC (Cape Canaveral FL cancel)
United States1193 fdc4 (Mi822 fdc4)(Centennial) cachet on FDC (Huntsville AL cancel)
United States1193 cover (Mi822 cover)(Centennial) cachet on cover1962"President Kennedy and Vice-President Johnson visit the Marshall Space Flight Center"
United States1332b fdc (Mi930-931 fdc)(Centennial) cachet on FDC1967"United States conquest of space"
United StatesC76 fdc1 (Mi990 fdc1)(Centennial yellow earth) cachet on FDC1969Earthrise image (in stamp); (but Relay, Vanguard-2, Pioneer-3/4 type, Explorer-1, and TIROS/ESSA type depicted in the cachet)
United StatesC76 fdc2 (Mi990 fdc2)(Centennial) cachet on FDCEarthrise image (in stamp); "First man on the Moon - Apollo-11"
United States1556 fdc
1557 fdc
(Centennial) cachet on dual-cancel FDC1975
1975
"Pioneer-11" and "Mariner-10"
United States1557 fdc1 (Mi1170 fdc1)(Centennial green) cachet on FDC1975"Mariner-10"
United States1557 fdc2 (Mi1170 fdc2)(Centennial red) cachet on FDC (small-font cancel)
United States1557 fdc3 (Mi1170 fdc3)(Centennial red) cachet on FDC (large-font cancel)
United States1557 fdc4 (Mi1170 fdc4)(Centennial black) cachet on FDC (also Mariner-10 event cover)
United States1570a fdc (Mi1179-1180 fdc)(Centennial) cachet on FDC1975Apollo image (for one of two stamps)
United States1684 cover (Mi? cover)(Centennial) cachet on cover1977"first day Space Shuttle emblem pictorial cancel"
United States2573 fdc (Mi2188 fdc)(Centennial) cachet on FDC (also Pioneer-11 launch cover)1991"Pioneer-11"


Below is a list of Centennial Covers cachets on launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Centennial Covers cachets (mostly on un-manned satellite (or scientific rocket or balloon) launch covers)
United States1962-05-24Port Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet (and signature) on coverMercury-MA-7 launch
United States1962-08-27Port Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverMariner-2 launch
United States1962-08-27Port Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover; (also USA 2569 fdc)
United States1962-08-27
1962-12-14
Port Canaveral FL
Cape Canaveral FL
(Centennial) cachet on coverMariner-2 launch
Mariner-2 flyby of Venus
United States1962-08-27
1962-12-14
Port Canaveral FL
Cape Canaveral FL
(Centennial) cachet (and signature) on cover
United States1962-09-18Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverTIROS-6 launch
United States1962-10-18Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverRanger-5 launch
United States1962-10-28Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverExplorer-15 (EPE-C) launch
United States1962-10-31Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverANNA-2 launch
United States1962-11-16Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSaturn-1 rocket launch (test mission)
United States1962-12-14Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverRelay-1 launch
United States1963-02-14Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial dark-blue earth) cachet on coverSyncom-1 launch (but Relay, Vanguard-2, Pioneer-3/4 type, Explorer-1, and TIROS/ESSA type depicted)
United States1963-02-14Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial dark-blue earth) cachet on cover
United States1963-04-03Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverExplorer-17 (AE-A) launch
United States1963-04-03Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1963-05-07Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial green and black) cachet on coverTelstar-2 launch; also "Telstar-1"
United States1963-05-07Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial green and black) cachet on cover
United States1963-05-07Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial black) cachet on cover
United States1966-03-16Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverGATV-8 launch
United States1963-06-19Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverTIROS-7 launch
United States1963-06-19Satellite Beach FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1963-07-26Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSyncom-2 launch
United States1963-09-18Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverThor-DSV-2 rocket launch
United States1963-09-28Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverTransit-5B-1 and Transit-5E-1 launch
United States1963-10-17Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverUS-ERS-12 and Vela-1/2 launch
United States1963-10-17Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet (different) on cover
United States1963-11-27Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverExplorer-18 (IMP-A/IMP-1) launch
United States1963-11-27Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1963-11-27Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSurveyor Pre-Model rocket test launch
United States1963-12-21Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverTIROS-8 launch
United States1963-12-21Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1964-01-21Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial yellow earth) cachet on coverRelay-2 launch (but Relay, Vanguard-2, Pioneer-3/4 type, Explorer-1, and TIROS/ESSA type depicted)
United States1964-01-21Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial yellow earth) cachet on cover
United States1964-01-29Satellite Beach FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSaturn-SA-5 launch
United States1964-01-29Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1964-01-30Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverRanger-6 launch
United States1964-01-30Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1964-03-13Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverBlue Scout rocket launch
United States1964-03-19Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial black rocket, type-1) cachet on coverExplorer-S66 launch [failed] (but Pioneer-3/4 type, Pioneer-5/Explorer-61, and Vanguard-2 depicted)
United States1964-03-19Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial black rocket, type-1) cachet on cover
United States1964-04-10Wallops Island VA(Centennial) cachet on coverScout mission: RAM-B3 rocket launch
United States1964-04-14Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverAtlas-D rocket launch
United States1964-05-28Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSaturn-SA-6 launch
United States1964-06-30Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverAtlas-Centaur rocket launch [failed]
United States1964-07-17Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverUS-ERS-13 and Vela-3/4 launch
United States1964-07-17Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1964-07-28Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverRanger-7 launch
United States1964-07-28Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial, with sticker) cachet on cover
United States1964-08-19Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial black earth) cachet on coverSyncom-3 launch (but Relay, Vanguard-2, Pioneer-3/4 type, Explorer-1, and TIROS/ESSA type depicted)
United States1964-09-01Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial red rocket, type-1) cachet on coverTranstage-1 launch (but Pioneer-3/4 type, Pioneer-5/Explorer-61, and Vanguard-2 depicted)
United States1964-09-05Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverOGO-1 launch
United States1964-09-05Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1964-09-18Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSaturn-SA-7 launch
United States1964-10-04Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on cover, also (hand-written) insertExplorer-21 (IMP-B/IMP-2) launch
United States1964-10-28Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverThor-SLV-2 Project ASSET rocket launch
United States1964-11-28Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverMariner-4 launch
United States1964-12-10Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverTranstage-2 launch
United States1964-12-21Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial red earth) cachet on coverExplorer-26 (EPE-D) launch (but Relay, Vanguard-2, Pioneer-3/4 type, Explorer-1, and TIROS/ESSA type depicted)
United States1964-12-21Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial red earth) cachet on cover
United States1965-01-22Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverTIROS-9 launch
United States1965-01-22Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1965-02-03Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverOSO-2 launch
United States1965-02-03Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1965-02-11Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverLES-1 launch
United States1965-02-11Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1965-02-16Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverPegasus-1 launch
United States1965-02-17Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverRanger-8 launch
United States1965-03-23Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverGemini-3 launch
United States1965-04-06Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial grey earth) cachet on coverEarly Bird (Intelsat-1) launch (but Relay, Vanguard-2, Pioneer-3/4 type, Explorer-1, and TIROS/ESSA type depicted)
United States1965-04-29Wallops Island VA(Centennial) cachet on coverExplorer-27 (BE-C) launch
United States1965-05-25Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverPegasus-2 launch
United States1965-05-25Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1965-06-03Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverGemini-4 launch
United States1965-06-18Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverTranstage-5 launch
United States1965-07-20Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverUS-ERS-17 and Vela-5/6 launch
United States1965-07-20Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1965-07-30Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverPegasus-3 launch
United States1965-07-30Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1965-08-11Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSurveyor-SD2 launch
United States1965-08-21Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverGemini-5 launch ("Rendezvous Evaluation Pod" (REP))
United States1965-10-15Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverOV2-1 and LCS-2 launch [failed]
United States1965-10-15Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1965-10-25Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverGATV-6 launch
United States1965-11-06Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverExplorer-29 (GEOS-1) launch
United States1965-11-06Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1965-11-19Wallops Island VA(Centennial black rocket, type-1) cachet on coverExplorer-30 (SolRad-8) launch (but Pioneer-3/4 type, Pioneer-5/Explorer-61, and Vanguard-2 depicted)
United States1965-12-04Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverGemini-7 launch
United States1965-12-16Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverPioneer-6 launch
United States1965-12-16Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1965-12-21Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverLES-3/4 and OV2-3 and OSCAR-4 launch
United States1965-12-21Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1966-02-03Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverESSA-1 launch
United States1966-02-03Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1966-02-26Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSaturn-1B (Apollo-Saturn AS-201) rocket launch
United States1966-02-28Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverESSA-2 launch
United States1966-02-28Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1966-04-08Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverOAO-1 launch
United States1966-04-08Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial and black rubber-stamp) cachets on coverOAO-1 launch (not "Explorer-31", as in rubber-stamp cachet)
United States1966-04-08Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverSurveyor-SD3 launch
United States1966-04-08Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1966-05-17Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverGATV-9 launch [failed]
United States1966-05-25Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverExplorer-32 (AE-B) launch
United States1966-05-25Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1966-05-30Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSurveyor-1 launch
United States1966-06-01Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverATDA launch
United States1966-06-01Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1966-06-07Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverOGO-3 launch
United States1966-06-07Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1966-06-10Wallops Island VA(Centennial) cachet on coverOV3-4 launch
United States1966-06-16Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet (and black rubber-stamp note) on coverIDCSP-1/7 and GGTS-1 launch
United States1966-06-16Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet (and black typed note) on cover
United States1966-06-16Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1966-07-01Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverExplorer-33 (IMP-D/AIMP-1) launch
United States1966-07-05Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverApollo-Saturn AS-203 launch
United States1966-07-05Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1966-07-18Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverGATV-10 and Gemini-10 separate launches
United States1966-07-18Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1966-07-18Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial?) cachet (different) on cover
United States1966-07-18Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial?) cachet on cover
United States1966-08-10Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverLunar Orbiter-1 launch
United States1966-08-17Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial black rocket, type-1) cachet on coverPioneer-7 launch (but Pioneer-3/4 type, Pioneer-5/Explorer-61, and Vanguard-2 depicted)
United States1966-08-17Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial grey rocket, type-1) cachet on cover
United States1966-08-25Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverApollo-Saturn AS-202 (Apollo-3) rocket launch
United States1966-08-26Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverIDCSP-8/14 and GGTS-2 launch [failed]
United States1966-08-26Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1966-09-20Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSurveyor-2 launch
United States1966-10-26Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSurveyor-SD4 launch
United States1966-10-27Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-2-1 launch [partial failure]
United States1966-11-03Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverOV4-3, OV4-1R, OV4-1T, and OV1-6 launch
United States1966-11-07Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverLunar Orbiter-2 launch
United States1966-11-07Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1966-11-11Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverGATV-12 (and Gemini-12) launch
United States1966-11-11Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1966-11-11Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet (different) on cover
United States1966-12-07Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverATS-1 launch
United States1966-12-14Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverBiosatellite-1 launch
United States1967-01-11Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-2-2 launch
United States1967-01-18Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverIDCSP-8/15 launch
United States1967-01-18Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1967-01-24Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverSix Nike-Tomahawk rocket launches
United States1967-01-24Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1967-02-05Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverLunar Orbiter-3 launch
United States1967-03-08Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverOSO-3 launch
United States1967-03-23Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-2-3 launch
United States1967-03-23Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1967-03-31Wallops Island VA(Centennial) cachet on coverNike-Tomahawk rocket launch
United States1967-04-06Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverATS-2 launch
United States1967-04-17Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverSurveyor-3 launch
United States1967-04-17Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1967-04-20Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverESSA-5 launch
United States1967-04-28Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverOV5-1/3 and US-ERS-18 and Vela-7/8 launch
United States1967-04-28Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1967-05-05Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverAriel-3 launch
United States1967-05-05Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverLunar Orbiter-4 launch
United States1967-05-24Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverExplorer-34 (IMP-F/IMP-4) launch
United States1967-05-29Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverESRO-2A launch [failed]
United States1967-07-01Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial orange rocket, type-1) cachet on coverIDCSP-16/19 and DODGE and LES-5 launch (but Pioneer-3/4 type, Pioneer-5/Explorer-61, and Vanguard-2 depicted)
United States1967-07-14Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSurveyor-4 launch
United States1967-07-19Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverExplorer-35 (IMP-E/AIMP-2) launch
United States1967-07-19Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1967-07-19Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet (slightly different) on cover
United States1967-07-28Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverOGO-4 launch
United States1967-08-01Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverLunar Orbiter-5 launch
United States1967-09-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverBiosatellite-2 launch
United States1967-09-07Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1967-09-08Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1967-09-08Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1967-09-28Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-2-4 launch
United States1967-10-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial black Orbiting Observatories and black text) cachet on coverOSO-4 launch (but OAO-2, OSO-1/6 type, and OGO-1/6 type depicted)
United States1967-10-18Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial black Orbiting Observatories and black text) cachet on cover
United States1967-10-19Wallops Island VA(Centennial) cachet on coverScout mission: RAM-C1 rocket launch
United States1967-11-05Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial red earth) cachet on coverATS-3 launch (but Relay, Vanguard-2, Pioneer-3/4 type, Explorer-1, and TIROS/ESSA type depicted)
United States1967-11-06Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial red earth) cachet on cover
United States1967-11-06Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial red earth) cachet on cover
United States1967-11-07Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverSurveyor-6 launch
United States1967-11-07Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1967-11-09Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSurveyor-6 lunar landing
United States1967-11-09Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverApollo-4 launch (test and photographic mission7)
United States1967-11-10Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverESSA-6 launch
United States1967-12-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverPioneer-8 and TETR-1 launch
United States1967-12-13Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1968-01-07Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSurveyor-7 launch
United States1968-01-09Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSurveyor-7 lunar landing
United States1968-01-11Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial brown rocket, type-2 and black text) cachet on coverExplorer-36 (but GEOS-2) launch (but Transit-2A, Pioneer-5/Explorer-61, TIROS/ESSA type, and Vanguard-2 depicted)
United States1968-01-31Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on cover10th anniv. Explorer-1 launch
United States1968-03-04Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial yellow Orbiting Observatories and black text) cachet on coverOGO-5 launch (but OAO-2, OSO-1/6 type, and OGO-1/6 type depicted)
United States1968-03-05Wallops Island VA(Centennial) cachet on coverExplorer-37 (SolRad-9) launch
United States1968-04-04Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverApollo-4 rocket launch (test for various mission systems)
United States1968-05-16Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverESRO-2B launch
United States1968-06-13Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial) cachet on coverIDCSP-20/27 launch
United States1968-06-13Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1968-07-04Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverExplorer-38 (RAE-1) launch
United States1968-08-06Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverCanyon-1 launch ("secret spy-in-sky satellite")
United States1968-08-06Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet (different) on coverCanyon-1 launch
United States1968-08-08Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverExplorer-39 (ADE-C) and Explorer-40 (Injun-5) launch
United States1968-08-11Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverATS-4 launch [partial failure]
United States1968-08-16Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverESSA-7 launch
United States1968-08-16Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial black rocket, type-1) cachet on coverOV5-8 and LCS-3 and SECOR-11/12 and Orbiscal-1 and Gridsphere-1/2 and Rigidsphere and Mylar Balloon and 3 others launch [failed] (but Pioneer-3/4 type, Pioneer-5/Explorer-61, and Vanguard-2 depicted)
United States1968-09-19Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-1 launch [failed] (not "four military research spacecraft...including Lincoln Experimental Satellite" for LES-6 and OV2-5 and OV5-2/4 as in cachet)3
United States1968-09-26Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverLES-6 and OV2-5 and OV5-2/4 launch (not "Atlantic-3" / Intelsat-3-1 [failed], as in cachet)3
United States1968-11-08Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial black and blue) cachet on coverPioneer-9 and TETR-2 launch
United States1968-11-08Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial black) cachet on cover
United States1968-11-08Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet (different) on cover
United States1968-12-07Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial red Orbiting Observatories and black text) cachet on coverOAO-2 launch (also OSO-1/6 type and OGO-1/6 type depicted)
United States1968-12-07Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial red Orbiting Observatories and black text) cachet on coverOAO-2 launch (also OSO-1/6 type and OGO-1/6 type depicted)
United States1968-12-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverESSA-8 launch
United States1968-12-19Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-2 launch
United States1969-01-22Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverOSO-5 launch
United States1969-01-29Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverISIS-1 launch
United States1969-02-06Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-3 launch
United States1969-02-06Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet (different) on cover
United States1969-02-09Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverTACOMSAT-1 (spelled "TACCOMSAT") launch
United States1969-02-25Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverMariner-6 launch
United States1969-02-26Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverESSA-9 launch
United States1969-03-27Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverMariner-7 launch
United States1969-03-27Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet (different) on cover
United States1969-03-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial red-orange rocket, type-1 and blue text) cachet on coverMariner-7 launch (but Pioneer-3/4 type, Pioneer-5/Explorer-61, and Vanguard-2 depicted)
United States1969-04-13Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial brown rocket, type-2 and black text) cachet on coverNimbus-3 and SECOR-13 launch (but Transit-2A, Pioneer-5/Explorer-61, TIROS/ESSA type, and Vanguard-2 depicted)
United States1969-05-22Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-4 launch
United States1969-05-22Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet (different) on cover
United States1969-05-22Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial red rocket, type-1) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-4 launch (but Pioneer-3/4 type, Pioneer-5/Explorer-61, and Vanguard-2 depicted)
United States1969-05-22Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial red rocket, type-1 and magenta rubber-stamp) cachet on Intelsat-3-4 launch cover
United States1969-05-23Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverOV5-5/6/9 and Vela-9/10 launch
United States1969-06-05Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverOGO-6 launch
United States1969-06-21Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial red rocket, type-1) cachet on coverExplorer-41 (IMP-G/IMP-5) launch (but Pioneer-3/4 type, Pioneer-5/Explorer-61, and Vanguard-2 depicted)
United States1969-06-29Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverBiosatellite-3 launch
United States1969-07-26Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-5 launch [partial failure]
United States1969-07-29Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverMariner-6 approaches Mars
United States1969-08-05Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverMariner-7 "Mars flyby"
United States1969-08-09Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverOSO-6 and PAC-1 launch
United States1969-08-12Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverATS-5 launch
United States1969-08-28Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial yellow earth) cachet on coverPioneer-E and TETR-3 launch [failed] (but Relay, Vanguard-2, Pioneer-3/4 type, Explorer-1, and TIROS/ESSA type depicted)
United States1969-10-01Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Centennial) cachet on coverESRO-1B launch
United States1969-11-07Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Centennial) cachet on coverAzur launch
United States1969-11-07Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Centennial) cachet (and signature) on cover
United States1969-11-20Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSurveyor-3 Apollo-12 astronaut encounter
United States1969-11-22Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSkynet-1A launch
United States1970-01-15Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-6 launch
United States1970-01-22
1970-01-23
Vandenberg AFB, CA
Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB
(Centennial) cachet on coverTIROS-M and OSCAR-5 launch
United States1970-01-23Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1970-02-03Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Centennial) cachet on coverSERT-2 launch
United States1970-03-07Wallops Island VA(Centennial) cachet on coverTwenty-five sounding rockets of various types
United States1970-03-21Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverNATO-2A launch ("NATO-1" in text)
United States1970-04-08Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Centennial) cachet on coverNimbus-4 and TOPO-1 launch
United States1970-04-08Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverVela-11/12 launch
United States1970-04-22Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-7 launch
United States1970-06-19Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverRhyolite-1 launch ("secret spy satellite")
United States1970-07-24Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-8 launch
United States1970-08-19Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSkynet-1B launch
United States1970-09-30Wallops Island VA(Centennial) cachet on coverScout mission: RAM-C rocket launch
United States1970-10-09Wallops Island VA(Centennial) cachet on coverCastor rocket launch
United States1970-11-06Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverDSP-1 launch ("secret" and "spy satellite")
United States1970-11-09Wallops Island VA(Centennial) cachet on coverOFO-1 and RM-1 launch
United States1970-11-30Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverOAO-B launch [failed]
United States1970-11-30Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial yellow earth) cachet on coverOAO-B launch [failed] (but Relay, Vanguard-2, Pioneer-3/4 type, Explorer-1, TIROS/ESSA type depicted)
United States1970-12-11Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Centennial) cachet on coverNOAA-1 and CEP-1 launch
United States1971-01-26Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-2 launch
United States1971-02-03Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial grey earth) cachet on coverNATO-2B launch ("NATO-B" in text) (but Relay, Vanguard-2, Pioneer-3/4 type, Explorer-1, and TIROS/ESSA type depicted)
United States1971-03-13Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverExplorer-43 (IMP-H/IMP-6) launch
United States1971-03-31Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Centennial) cachet on coverISIS-2 launch
United States1971-05-05Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverDSP-2 launch ("secret spy satellite")
United States1971-05-08Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverMariner-8 launch [failed]
United States1971-07-09Wallops Island VA(Centennial) cachet on coverExplorer-44 (SolRad-10) launch
United States1971-07-20Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on cover2nd anniv. Apollo-11 Moonwalk
United States1971-08-16Wallops Island VA(Centennial) cachet on cover, also insertÉole launch
United States1971-09-10Huntsville AL(Centennial) cachet on coverStratoscope-II balloon launch
United States1971-09-21Wallops Island VA(Centennial) cachet on coverScout rocket launch
United States1971-09-21Wallops Island VA(Centennial) cachet (and "cancel delayed" rubber-stamp) on cover
United States1971-09-29Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial brown image and black text) cachet on coverOSO-7 and TETR-4 launch
United States1971-09-29Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial brown image and black text) cachet on cover
United States1971-09-29Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial black image and black text) cachet on cover
United States1971-09-29Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial blue) cachet on cover
United States1971-09-29Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial blue) cachet on cover
United States1971-10-21Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Centennial) cachet on coverITOS-B launch [failed]
United States1971-11-03Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverDSCS-2-1/2 launch
United States1971-11-03Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial and black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
United States1971-11-03Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial blue) cachet on cover
United States1971-11-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverMariner-9 entry into Mars orbit
United States1971-11-13Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1971-12-05Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverCanyon-4 launch [failed] ("secret spy satellite")
United States1971-12-06Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1971-12-06Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial and black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
United States1971-12-11Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Centennial) cachet on coverAriel-4 launch
United States1971-12-11Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Centennial) cachet (and signature) on cover
United States1971-12-20Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-3 launch
United States1971-12-20Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1972-01-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-4 launch
United States1972-01-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial and black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
United States1972-01-31Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Centennial grey rocket, type-2 and red text) cachet on coverHEOS-2 launch (but Transit-2A, Pioneer-5/Explorer-61, TIROS/ESSA type, and Vanguard-2 depicted)
United States1972-02-16Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Centennial) cachet on coverJumpseat-2 launch [failed] ("secret satellite")
United States1972-03-01Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverDSP-3 launch
United States1972-03-03Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverPioneer-10 launch
United States1972-03-03Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet (and signature) on cover
United States1972-03-11Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Centennial) cachet on coverESRO-TD1A launch
United States1972-03-20Wallops Island VA(Centennial) cachet on coverThirty rocketsonde meteorological rockets launched
United States1972-03-24Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Centennial black rocket, type-1) cachet on coverDSAP-5B-F2 / DMSP-5B-F2 launch ("secret satellite") (but Pioneer-3/4 type, Pioneer-5/Explorer-61, and Vanguard-2 depicted)
United States1972-05-20Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverKH8-35 launch [failed] ("secret satellite")
United States1972-05-25Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverKH4B-17 launch ("secret satellite")
United States1972-05-25Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet (no rocket image) on cover
United States1972-06-13Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-5 launch
United States1972-06-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1972-07-23Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverLandsat-1 launch
United States1972-07-07Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverKH9-3 and P11-4425 launch ("secret spy satellite")
United States1972-08-21Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverOAO-3 launch
United States1972-09-01Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverKH8-36 launch
United States1972-09-22Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverExplorer-47 (IMP-I/IMP-7) launch
United States1972-09-25Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1972-10-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverNOAA-2 and OSCAR-6 launch
United States1972-11-09Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverAnik-A1 launch
United States1972-11-21Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverESRO-4 launch
United States1972-12-10Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverNimbus-5 launch
United States1972-12-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on cover"Apollo-17 first EVA"
United States1972-12-17Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on cover"Apollo-17 spacewalk"
United States1972-12-16Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverAeros-1 launch
United States1973-01-09Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSkylab-2 pre-launch: "preliminary roll out"
United States1973-01-24Huntsville AL(Centennial) cachet on cover, and insertSkylab-2 pre-launch: "Conrad and Weitz" (part of the Skylab-2 crew) and backup astronauts "practice 'space walks'"
United States1973-03-06Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverRhyolite-2 launch
United States1973-04-05Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverPioneer-11 launch
United States1973-04-06Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1973-04-06
1991-10-01
Cape Canaveral FL
Long Beach CA
(Centennial) cachet on coverPioneer-11 launch
USA 2573 FDC
United States1973-04-16Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSkylab-1 pre-launch: "rollout"
United States1973-05-14Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSkylab-1 launch
United States1973-05-25Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSkylab-2 launch
United States1973-07-28Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on cover, and insertSkylab-3 launch and docking
United States1973-07-28Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSkylab-3 launch
United States1973-08-06Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial red rocket, type-1) cachet cachet on coverSkylab-3 EVA by Astronauts Garriott and Lousma (but Pioneer-3/4 type, Pioneer-5/Explorer-61, and Vanguard-2 depicted)
United States1973-08-06Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on cover, and insertSkylab-3 EVA by astronauts Garriot and Lousma "to install a new sun-shield on the damaged space laboratory"
United States1973-08-24Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-7 launch
United States1973-08-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1973-08-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial and black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
United States1973-09-25Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSkylab-3 splashdown/recovery
United States1973-10-26Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverExplorer-50 (IMP-J/IMP-8) launch
United States1973-10-26Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial and black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
United States1973-10-26Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1973-10-26Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial and black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
United States1973-11-16Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSkylab-4 launch, "rendezvous and docking"
United States1973-11-16Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1973-12-03Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverPioneer-10 flyby of Jupiter
United States1973-12-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverExplorer-51 (AE-C) launch
United States1973-12-25Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSkylab-4 "Christmas space walk"
United States1974-02-05Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverMariner-10 flyby of Venus
United States1974-02-08Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSkylab-4 splashdown/recovery
United States1974-02-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverViking-DS launch
United States1974-02-11Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1974-03-08Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverX-4 / Miranda launch
United States1974-03-29Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverMariner-10 close-up of Mercury
United States1974-04-13Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverWestar-1 launch
United States1974-05-14Houston TX (small font)(Centennial) cachet on cover1st anniv. Skylab-1 launch
United States1974-05-14Houston TX (large font)(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1974-05-14Houston TX (large font)(Centennial) cachet (different) on cover
United States1974-05-14Houston TX (large font)(Centennial) cachet (different) on cover
United States1974-05-30Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverATS-6 launch
United States1974-05-30Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1974-06-03Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverExplorer-52 (Hawkeye / Injun-6) launch
United States1974-07-16Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverAeros-2 launch
United States1974-08-30Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverANS launch
United States1974-10-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverWestar-2 launch
United States1974-11-15Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverNOAA-4 and Intasat and OSCAR-7 launch
United States1974-11-21Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-8 launch
United States1974-11-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1974-11-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial and black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
United States1974-11-22Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSkynet-2B launch
United States1974-12-03Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverPioneer-11 first Jupiter flyby
United States1974-12-10Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverHelios-1 launch
United States1974-12-18Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSymphonie-1 launch
United States1974-12-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial and black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
United States1974-12-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial and black rubber-stamp) cachet (and signature) on cover
United States1974-12-19Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial red rocket, type-1) cachet on coverSymphonie-1 launch (but Pioneer-3/4 type, Pioneer-5/Explorer-61, and Vanguard-2 depicted)
United States1975-01-22Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverLandsat-2 launch
United States1975-02-06Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial tan image and black text) cachet on coverSMS-2 launch
United States1975-02-06Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial red image and black text) cachet on cover
United States1975-02-20Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-6 launch [failed]
United States1975-02-21Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial and black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover
United States1975-03-16Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverMariner-10 third encounter of Mercury
United States1975-03-16
1976-04-04
Cape Canaveral FL
Pasadena CA
(Centennial) cachet on coverMariner-10 third encounter of Mercury
USA 1557 FDC
United States1975-04-09Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverGEOS-3 launch
United States1975-05-07Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverAnik-A3 launch
United States1975-05-08Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1975-05-20Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverDSCS-2-5/6 launch
United States1975-05-20Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1975-05-22Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-1 launch
United States1975-06-12Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverNimbus-6 launch
United States1975-06-18Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverCanyon-6 launch ("supersecret spy satellite")
United States1975-06-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1975-06-21Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverOSO-8 launch
United States1975-06-21Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial yellow earth) cachet on coverOSO-8 launch (but Relay, Vanguard-2, Pioneer-3/4 type, Explorer-1, and TIROS/ESSA type depicted)
United States1975-08-08Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverCOS-B launch
United States1975-08-20Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverViking-1 launch
United States1975-08-20Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1975-08-26Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSymphonie-2 launch
United States1975-08-26Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1975-09-09Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverViking-2 launch
United States1975-09-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1975-09-25Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4A-1 launch
United States1975-09-25Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1975-10-06Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverExplorer-54 (AE-D) launch
United States1975-10-16Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverGOES-1 launch
United States1975-10-16Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1975-11-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverExplorer-55 (AE-E) launch
United States1975-11-19Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1975-12-05Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverDAD launch [failed]
United States1976-01-15Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverHelios-2 launch
United States1976-01-15Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1976-01-17Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverCTS launch
United States1976-01-17Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet (and signatures) on cover
United States1976-01-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverCTS launch
United States1976-01-29Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4A-2 launch
United States1976-01-29Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1976-02-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverMarisat-1 launch
United States1976-04-22Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverNATO-3A launch
United States1976-04-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1976-05-04Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverLAGEOS-1 launch
United States1976-05-13Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverComstar-1 launch
United States1976-05-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1976-05-21Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on coverNASA-Beechcraft 1st KSC landing
United States1976-06-09Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverMarisat-2 launch
United States1976-07-08Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on coverPalapa-A1 launch
United States1976-07-08Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on cover
United States1976-07-20Hampton-Newport News VA(Centennial) cachet on coverViking-1 landing on Mars
United States1976-07-20
1978-07-20
Marshall Space Flight Center AL
Hampton VA
(Centennial) cachet on coverViking-1 landing on Mars
USA 1759 FDC
United States1976-07-20
1978-07-20
Hampton-Newport News VA
Hampton VA
(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1976-07-20
1978-07-20
Kennedy Space Center FL
Hampton VA
(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1976-07-29Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverNOAA-5 launch
United States1976-08-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverViking-2 enters Mars orbit
United States1976-09-03Pasadena CA(Centennial) cachet on coverViking-2 landing on Mars
United States1976-09-03Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1976-09-03Marshall Space Flight Center AL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1976-09-03
1978-07-20
Pasadena CA
Hampton VA
(Centennial) cachet on coverViking-2 landing on Mars
USA 1759 FDC
United States1976-09-03
1978-07-20
Cape Canaveral FL
Hampton VA
(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1976-09-03
1978-07-20
Marshall Space Flight Center AL
Hampton VA
(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1976-09-03
1978-07-20
Hampton-Newport News VA
Hampton VA
(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1976-09-11Greenbelt MD(Centennial) cachet on cover"Viking-1 orbiter leaves [its position above] the robot lander" (to begin its orbital walk)
United States1976-10-05Alamagordo NM(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on coverSpace Hall of Fame
United States1976-10-14Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverMarisat-3 launch
United States1976-10-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1977-01-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverNATO-3B launch
United States1977-01-27Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1977-02-18Edwards CA(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on coverOV-101 1st un-manned captive flight
United States1977-02-25Edwards CA(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on coverOV-101 3rd un-manned captive flight
United States1977-02-28Edwards CA(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on coverOV-101 4th un-manned captive flight
United States1977-03-10Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on coverPalapa-A2 launch
United States1977-03-10Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on cover
United States1977-04-20Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverESA-GEOS-1 launch ("ESRO-GEOS" in text)
United States1977-04-20Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1977-05-12Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverDSCS-2-7/8 launch
United States1977-05-26Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4A-4 launch
United States1977-05-26Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1977-06-28Edwards CA(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on coverOV-101 2nd manned captive flight
United States1977-07-14Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverGMS-1 launch
United States1977-07-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1977-07-18MSFC, AL(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on cover1st SRB static firing
United States1977-07-26Edwards CA(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on coverOV-101 3rd manned captive flight
United States1977-08-12Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on coverHEAO-1 launch
United States1977-08-12Marshall Space Flight Center AL(Centennial, same but no logo) cachet on cover
United States1977-08-13Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverVoyager-2 pre-launch: mated to rocket and rollout
United States1977-08-20Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverVoyager-2 launch
United States1977-08-25Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSIRIO-1 launch
United States1977-08-31Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverVoyager-1 pre-launch: mated to rocket and rollout
United States1977-09-05Pasadena CA(Centennial) cachet on coverVoyager-1 launch
United States1977-09-05Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1977-09-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial brown image and black text) cachet on coverOTS-1 launch [failed]
United States1977-09-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial blue image and black text) cachet on cover
United States1977-09-13Edwards CA(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on cover2nd flight Shuttle Enterprise
United States1977-09-23Edwards CA(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on cover3rd flight Shuttle Enterprise
United States1977-09-29Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4A-5 launch [failed]
United States1977-09-29Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1977-10-12Edwards CA(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on cover4th Enterprise manned free flight
United States1977-10-22Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverExplorer-56 (ISEE-1) and ISEE-2 launch
United States1977-11-22Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverMeteosat-1 launch
United States1977-12-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverRhyolite-3 launch
United States1977-12-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverCS-1 launch
United States1978-01-06Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4A-3 launch
United States1978-01-26Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverExplorer-57 (IUE) launch
United States1978-02-09Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverFltSatCom-1 launch
United States1978-03-05Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverLandsat-3 and OSCAR-8 and PIX-1 launch
United States1978-03-10Edwards CA(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on coverOV-101 ferry flight
United States1978-03-13MSFC, AL(Centennial Covers, no logo) cachet on coverOV-101 arrives at MSFC
United States1978-03-25Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverDSCS-2-9/10 launch [failed]
United States1978-03-31Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-4A-6 launch
United States1978-04-19MSFC, AL(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on coverShuttle external tank inserted in test stand
United States1978-04-23MSFC, AL(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on coverOV-101 mated to external tank
United States1978-04-26Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverExplorer-58 (HCMM) launch
United States1978-05-11Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverOTS-2 launch
United States1978-05-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1978-05-20Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverPioneer-12 launch
United States1978-05-30MSFC, AL(Centennial Covers) cachet on coverSpace Shuttle vibration test
United States1978-06-16Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverGOES-3 launch
United States1978-06-26Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverSeaSat launch
United States1978-06-29Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverComstar-3 launch
United States1978-07-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverESA-GEOS-2 launch
United States1978-07-14Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1978-08-08Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverPioneer-13 launch
United States1978-08-12Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverExplorer-59 (ISEE-3 / ICE) launch
United States1978-10-13Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverTIROS-N launch
United States1978-11-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverHEAO-2 launch
United States1978-10-20MSFC, AL(Centennial Covers) cachet on coverSpace Shuttle vibration test, 2nd phase
United States1978-12-04Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverPioneer-12 into Venus orbit
United States1978-12-09Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverPioneer-13 multiprobe landing
United States1978-12-15Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverAnik-B1 launch
United States1979-01-30MSFC, AL(Centennial Covers) cachet on coverSpace Shuttle vibration test, 3rd phase
United States1979-03-05Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverVoyager-1 closest approach to Jupiter
United States1979-03-24Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on coverShuttle Columbia arrives at KSC
United States1979-07-09Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverVoyager-2 closest approach to Jupiter
United States1979-09-20Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverHEAO-3 launch
United States1980-10-30Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverFltSatCom-4 launch
United States1980-11-15Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSBS-1 launch
United States1980-11-24Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet (and signature) on coverSTS-1 pre-launch: "roll-over"
United States1980-12-06Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-5-2 launch
United States1981-02-21Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverComstar-4 launch
United States1981-05-22Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverGOES-5 launch
United States1981-08-06Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverFltSatCom-5 launch [partial failure]
United States1981-08-31Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on coverSTS-2 pre-launch: "rollout"
United States1981-09-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSBS-2 launch
United States1981-09-24Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1981-10-31Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on coverSTS-2 pre-launch: "final countdown begins"
United States1981-11-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on coverSTS-2 launch
United States1981-11-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on coverSTS-2 "first test of the remote manipulator" (this mission carried the OSTA4-1 science payload5, which included the SIR-A Earth-mapping radar)
United States1981-11-14Edwards CA(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on coverSTS-2 landing (this mission carried the OSTA4-1 science payload5, which included the SIR-A Earth-mapping radar)
United States1981-11-25Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on coverSTS-2 arrives at KSC from Edwards AFB
United States1982-01-15Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSatcom-4 launch
United States1982-02-25Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverWestar-4 launch
United States1982-03-04Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-5-4 launch
United States1982-02-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on STS-3 pre-launch coverSTS-3 pre-launch: "rollout"
United States1982-03-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on STS-3 pre-launch coverSTS-3 pre-launch: "final countdown begins"
United States1982-03-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on STS-3 launch coverSTS-3 launch
United States1982-04-10Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverInsat-1A launch
United States1982-08-26Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverAnik-D1 launch
United States1982-09-21Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-5 pre-launch: "rollout" (during this mission SBS-3 and Anik-C3 (Telesat-6) were deployed)
United States1982-09-28Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-5-5 launch
United States1982-10-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSBS-3 and Anik-C3 loaded aboard Columbia (STS-5)
United States1982-10-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSatcom-5 launch (but Satcom-1/2/3/3R/4 type depicted)
United States1982-10-27Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on cover
United States1982-11-07Houston TX(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-5 pre-launch: final countdown begins (during this mission SBS-3 and Anik-C3 (Telesat-6) were deployed)
United States1982-11-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-5 launch and SBS-3 deployed
United States1982-11-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet (and signature) on cover
United States1982-11-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverAnik-C3 (Telesat-6) deployed (by STS-5)
United States1982-11-15Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-5 spacewalk canceled (during this mission SBS-3 and Anik-C3 (Telesat-6) were deployed)
United States1982-11-16Edwards CA(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-5 landing (during this mission SBS-3 and Anik-C3 (Telesat-6) were deployed)
United States1982-11-22Edwards CA(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-5 leaves for KSC (during this mission SBS-3 and Anik-C3 (Telesat-6) were deployed)
United States1982-11-30Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-6 pre-launch: "rollout"
United States1982-12-18Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-6 pre-launch: "flight readiness firing"
United States1983-01-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-6 pre-launch: "countdown simulation"
United States1983-04-04Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverTDRS-1 deployed [partial failure] (by STS-6)
United States1983-04-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-6 spacewalk (during this mission TDRS-1 was deployed)
United States1983-04-09Edwards CA(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-6 landing
United States1983-06-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverAnik-C2 deployed (by STS-7)
United States1983-06-19Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverPalapa-B1 deployed (by STS-7)
United States1983-06-24Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-7 landing (during this mission, Anik-C2, Palapa-B1, and SPAS-1 were deployed)
United States1984-02-03Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverWestar-6 deployed (by STS-11 (41B))
United States1984-02-06Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 deployed (by STS-11 (41B))
United States1984-04-06Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-13 (41C) launch (during this mission LDEF was deployed, and SMM was repaired)
United States1984-04-13Edwards AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-13 (41C) landing (during this mission LDEF was deployed, and SMM was repaired)
United States1984-06-09Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverIntelsat-5-9 launch [failed]
United States1984-08-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-16 (41D) pre-launch: "second rollout" (during this mission SBS-4, Leasat-F1, and Telstar-3C were deployed)
United States1984-08-30Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSBS-4 deployed (by STS-16 (41D))
United States1984-08-31Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverLeasat-F1 (Syncom-4-2) deployed (by STS-16 (41D))
United States1984-09-01Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverTelstar-3C deployed (by STS-16 (41D))
United States1984-09-21Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-17 (41G) pre-launch: "rollout" (during this mission ERBS was deployed)
United States1984-10-05Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverERBS deployed (by STS-17 (41G))
United States1984-10-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on cover"first American woman to walk in space" (by STS-17 (41G); during this mission ERBS was deployed)
United States1984-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverAnik-D2 ("Telesat-H" / Telesat-8) deployed (by STS-19 (51A))
United States1984-11-10Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverLeasat-F2 (Syncom-4-1) deployed (by STS-19 (51A)
United States1984-11-12Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 recovered (by STS-19 (51A))
United States1984-11-13Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverNATO-3D launch
United States1985-01-25Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverMagnum-1 deployed (by STS-20 (51C)); ("secret military spy satellite")
United States1985-01-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-20 (51C) landing (during this mission Magnum-1 was deployed); ("secret mission")
United States1985-04-12Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-23 (51D) launch and Anik-C1 ("Telesat-I" / Telesat-9) deployed
United States1985-04-12Edwards CA(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on coverAtlantis leaves California
United States1985-04-13Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial Covers, with logo) cachet on coverAtlantis arrives in Florida
United States1985-04-13Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverLeasat-F3 (Syncom-4-3) deployed (by STS-23 (51D))
United States1985-04-29Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on cover"Spacelab-3" activated (by STS-24 (51B); during this mission NUSat was deployed, but GLOMR deployment failed)
United States1985-04-29Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet (different) on cover
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-25 (51G) launch and Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet (different) on cover
United States1985-06-18Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverArabsat-1B deployed (by STS-25 (51G))
United States1985-06-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverTelstar-3D6 deployed (by STS-25 (51G))
United States1985-06-24Edwards CA(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-25 (51G) landing (during this mission, Morelos-1, Arabsat-1B, and Telstar-3D6 were deployed, and SPARTAN-101 was deployed and retrieved)
United States1985-07-29Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-26 (51F) launch (during this mission PDP was deployed)
United States1985-08-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-27 (51I) launch and Aussat-A1 deployed; ASC-1 deployed
United States1985-08-27Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet (different) on cover
United States1985-08-29Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverLeasat-F4 (Syncom-4-4) deployed (by STS-27 (51I))
United States1985-08-30Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-28 (51J) pre-launch: "rollout" (during this mission DSCS-3-B4/B5 were deployed ("secret military mission")
United States1985-08-31Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-27 (51I) first EVA (Leasat-F3 (Syncom-4-3) recovered)
United States1985-09-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-28 (51J) pre-launch: "flight readiness test" (during this mission DSCS-3-B4/B5 were deployed ("secret military mission")
United States1985-10-30Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-30 (61A) launch (during this mission GLOMR-1 was deployed)
United States1985-11-06Edwards AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-30 (61A) landing (during this mission GLOMR-1 was deployed)
United States1985-11-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-31 (61B) launch and Aussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
United States1985-11-28Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSatcom-Ku2 deployed (by STS-31 (61B))
United States1986-01-12Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-32 (61C) launch and Satcom-Ku1 deployed
Summary: This list includes about 470 covers produced from 1962 thru 1986 (24 years)
Centennial-like cachets (mostly on un-manned satellite (or scientific rocket or balloon) launch covers)
United States1965-10-25Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverGATV-6 launch
United States1966-06-01Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverATDA launch (the Gemini-9A launch was postponed for two days, until 3 Jun)
United States1966-06-03Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverGemini-9A launch
United States1967-04-28Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverOV5-1/3 and US-ERS-18 and Vela-7/8 launch
United States1967-12-13Cape Canaveral FL (hand and machine cancels)(Centennial-like) cachet on coverPioneer-8 and TETR-1 launch
United States1967-12-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet on cover
United States1968-01-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverSurveyor-7 launch
United States1968-01-07Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on cover
United States1968-03-04Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverOGO-5 launch
United States1968-03-04Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on cover
United States1968-08-10Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverATS-4 launch [partial failure]
United States1968-08-11Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on cover
United States1968-08-11Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on cover
United States1968-11-08Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverPioneer-9 and TETR-2 launch
United States1968-12-21Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverApollo-8 launch
United States1969-01-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like red rocket, type-2 and black typed) cachet on coverOSO-5 launch (but Transit-2A, Pioneer-5/Explorer-61, TIROS/ESSA type, and Vanguard-2 depicted)
United States1969-02-06Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-3 launch
United States1969-02-09Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverTACOMSAT-1 launch
United States1969-02-25Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverMariner-6 launch
United States1969-02-25Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet (slightly different) on cover
United States1969-02-25Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on cover
United States1969-02-26Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial-like) cachet on coverESSA-9 launch
United States1969-02-26Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on cover
United States1969-03-27Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial-like) cachet on coverMariner-7 launch
United States1969-03-27Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on cover
United States1969-05-22Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-4 launch
United States1969-05-22Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on cover
United States1969-05-22Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like red rocket, type-2) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-4 launch (but Transit-2A, Pioneer-5/Explorer-61, TIROS/ESSA type, and Vanguard-2 depicted)
United States1969-05-23Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Centennial-like) cachet on coverOV5-5/6/9 and Vela-9/10 launch
United States1969-05-23Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial-like) cachet (slightly different) on cover
United States1969-05-23Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on cover
United States1969-05-23Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Centennial-like) cachet (slightly different) on cover
United States1969-07-26Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-5 launch [partial failure]
United States1969-08-09Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like orange earth) cachet on coverOSO-6 and PAC-1 launch (but Relay, Vanguard-2, Pioneer-3/4 type, Explorer-1, and TIROS/ESSA type depicted)
United States1969-08-27Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like yellow earth) cachet on coverPioneer-E and TETR-3 launch [failed] (but Relay, Vanguard-2, Pioneer-3/4 type, Explorer-1, and TIROS/ESSA type depicted)
United States1969-08-27Cape Canaveral FLCentennial-like) cachet on coverPioneer-E and TETR-3 launch [failed]
United States1969-08-28Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverPioneer-E and TETR-3 launch [failed]
United States1969-08-28Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like red rocket, type-2) cachet on coverPioneer-E and TETR-3 launch [failed] (but Transit-2A, Pioneer-5/Explorer-61, TIROS/ESSA type, and Vanguard-2 depicted)
United States1970-03-21Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverNATO-2A launch ("NATO-1" in text)
United States1970-04-22Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverIntelsat-3-7 launch
United States1970-11-30Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverOAO-B launch [failed]
United States1971-05-08Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverMariner-8 launch [failed]
United States1972-12-11Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverApollo-17 LEM lunar landing
United States1972-12-14Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverApollo-17 LEM takeoff from the Moon
United States1972-12-19Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on coverApollo-17 splashdown/recovery
United States1973-03-06Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverRhyolite-2 launch
United States1973-07-28Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverSkylab-3 launch
United States1973-08-24Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-7 launch
United States1973-10-26Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverExplorer-50 (IMP-J/IMP-8) launch
United States1973-10-26Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on cover
United States1973-12-14Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverDSCS-2-3/4 launch
United States1973-12-14Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on cover
United States1974-02-08Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverSkylab-4 splashdown/recovery
United States1974-05-30Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverATS-6 launch
United States1974-05-30Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on cover
United States1974-10-10Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverWestar-2 launch
United States1974-12-19Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverSymphonie-1 launch
United States1975-02-06Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverSMS-2 launch
United States1975-02-06Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on cover
United States1975-05-22Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverIntelsat-4-1 launch
United States1975-05-22Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on cover
United States1975-06-21Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverOSO-8 launch
United States1978-05-11Kenndy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverOTS-2 launch
United States1978-07-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverESA-GEOS-2 launch
United States1978-11-13Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverHEAO-2 launch
United States1978-11-13Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on cover
United States1978-11-20Orlando FL, Kennedy Space Center Branch(Centennial-like) cachet on coverNATO-3C launch
United States1978-11-20Orlando FL, Kennedy Space Center Branch(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on cover
United States1981-05-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverGOES-5 launch
United States1981-08-06Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverFltSatCom-5 launch [partial failure]
United States1981-08-06Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on cover
United States1981-08-06Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like yellow earth) cachet on cover
United States1981-11-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverSTS-2 launch; mission included the OSTA4-1 science payload5, which included the SIR-A radar
United States1981-11-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on cover
United States1981-12-15Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverIntelsat-5-3 launch
United States1981-12-15Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on cover
United States1982-04-10Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverInsat-1A launch
United States1982-04-10Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on cover
United States1982-04-10Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on cover
United States1982-11-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverSTS-5 launch; SBS-3 deployed
United States1983-04-04Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverSTS-6 launch and TDRS-1 deployed [partial failure]
United States1983-04-04Kennedy Space Center FL(Colonial Cachet and Centennial-like) cachet on cover
United States1983-06-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverSTS-7 launch and Anik-C2 deployed
United States1983-06-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on cover
United States1983-06-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on cover
United States1983-06-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on cover
United States1983-08-30Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like red rocket, type-1 and blue printed and blue hand-printed) cachet on coverSTS-8 launch (but Pioneer-3/4 type, Pioneer-5/Explorer-61, and Vanguard-2 depicted)
United States1983-08-30Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on coverSTS-8 launch
United States1983-08-30Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on cover
United States1983-11-28Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverSTS-9 launch
United States1983-11-28Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on cover
United States1984-08-30Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverSTS-41D launch and SBS-4 deployed
United States1984-08-30Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial-like) cachet (different) on cover

1Pioneer-5 and Explorer-6 were similar "paddlewheel" satellites. It is believed that Explorer-6 contained two short antennas on its "top", whereas Pioneer-5 contained only a single short antenna. When there are no antennas on top, the distinction is unclear, but of the two, Pioneer-5 is assumed.
3The Centennial [Covers] cachets for launches of Intelsat-3-1 on 1968-09-19 and LES-6 and OV2-5 and OV5-2/4 on 1968-09-26 were inadvertently swapped.
4OSTA: Office of Space and Terrestrial Applications
5Payloads, as opposed to satellites, are neither deployed from, nor recovered to, the Space Shuttle cargo bay.
6There is disagreement among various sources on whether this should be called Telstar-3D or Telstar-3B! See Boeing's Telstar-3 - AT&T's Advanced New Communications Satellite.
7To demonstrate the structural and thermal integrity of the space vehicle and to verify adequacy of the Block II heatshield design for entry at lunar return conditions; also, a 70 mm still camera photographed Earth's surface every 10.6 seconds, taking 715 good-quality high-resolution pictures.


Below is a Summary of Centennial (and Centennial-like) Covers with generic cachets with multiple satellites depicted, from the stamp and launch tables above.

Generic TypeCachet Description [span of years]Cachet Image Color(s)Satellites DepictedFDC(s) and Launch Cover(s)
Type-1Rocket (in center)
[1964-1972]
black
grey
orange
red
Pioneer-3/4 type
Pioneer-5/Explorer-61
Vanguard-2
Explorer-S66 (machine cancel)
Explorer-S66 (hand cancel)
Explorer-30
Pioneer-7 (black cachet)
Pioneer-7 (grey cachet)
IDCSP-16/19 (+ others)
OV5-8 (+ others)
Explorer-41
DSAP-5B-F2 / DMSP-5B-F2
Transtage-1
STS-8 and Insat-1B (and blue printed and blue hand-printed)
Skylab-3
Mariner-7
Intelsat-3-4 (hand cancel)
Intelsat-3-4 (machine cancel)
Symphonie-1
Type-2Rocket (at left)
[1968-1972]
brown
grey
red
Transit-2A
Pioneer-5/Explorer-61
TIROS/ESSA type
Vanguard-2
Explorer-36 (GEOS-2)
OSO-5 (and black typed)
Nimbus-3 and SECOR-13
HEOS-2
Intelsat-3-4
Pioneer-E and TETR-3
Type-'3'Earth / globe (in center)
[1963-1971]
black
dark-blue
grey
orange
red
yellow
Relay
Vanguard-2
Pioneer-3/4 type
Explorer-1
TIROS/ESSA type
USA C76 fdc
Syncom-1
Syncom-1
Syncom-3
Relay-2
Relay-2
Explorer-26 (hand cancel)
Explorer-26 (machine cancel)
ATS-3 (KSC cancel)
ATS-3 (CC hand cancel)
ATS-3 (CC machine cancel)
Pioneer-E and TETR-3
NATO-2B
Intelsat-1
OSO-6 and PAC-1
OSO-8
FltSatCom-5
Type-'4'"Orbiting Observatories" (at top)
[1967-1968]
black
red
yellow
OAO-2
OSO-1/6 type
OGO-1/6 type
OSO-4 (KSC cancel)
OSO-4 (CC cancel)
OGO-5
OAO-2
OAO-2

1Pioneer-5 and Explorer-6 were similar "paddlewheel" satellites. It is believed that Explorer-6 contained two short antennas on its "top", whereas Pioneer-5 contained only a single short antenna. When there are no antennas on top, the distinction is unclear, but of the two, Pioneer-5 is assumed.


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