Chalet

Chalet / Vortex-series
satellites


This page contains philatelic information on Chalet / Vortex-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.

Some of the later Chalet / Vortex series were also named Mercury.

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)
Chalet / Vortex
(USAF)
Chalet / Vortex
(USAF)
Chalet / Vortex
(USAF)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Chalet / Vortex (USAF)
No (non-launch cover) postal items found


Below is a list of Chalet / Vortex-series satellite launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Chalet / Vortex (USAF)
1978-06-10: Chalet-8 / Vortex-8
United States1978-06-12Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet on coverChalet-8 launch ("Program 647")
United States1978-06-12Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet (and signature) on coverChalet-8 launch ("Program 647")
United States1978-06-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverChalet-8 launch (but "DSP" depicted)
1979-10-01: Chalet-9 / Vortex-9
United States1979-10-01Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverChalet-9 launch (but "DSP" depicted) ("Code [project] 647")
1981-10-31: Chalet-10 / Vortex-10 / Mercury-10
United States1981-10-31Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Whitney black and purple) cachet on coverChalet-10 launch
United States1981-10-31Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Whitney black and purple) cachet on coverChalet-10 launch
United States1981-10-31Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverChalet-10 launch (but "DSP" depicted) ("Code [project] 647")
1984-01-21: Chalet-11 / Vortex-11 / Mercury-11
United States1984-01-21Patrick AFB, FL(Whitney blue and black) cachet on (airmail) coverChalet-11 launch ("classified payload")


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