Chandrayaan-1

Chandrayaan
series
satellites


This page contains philatelic information on the Chandrayaan satellite. 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.

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)
Chandrayaan
(India/ISRO)
Chandrayaan
(India/ISRO)
Chandrayaan
(India/ISRO)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Chandrayaan (India/ISRO)
DjiboutiUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2023"Chandrayaan-3"
DjiboutiUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
GermanyNone(Biberpost) private post2019"Chandrayaan-2"
GermanyNone(Biberpost) private post2023Chandrayaan-3
Guinea RepublicMi7627A
Mi7627B
One of MS6 (Mi7627A-7632A)
One of imperforate MS6 (Mi7627B-7632B)
2010"Chandrayaan-1"
Guinea RepublicMi7627A-7632A fdcMS6 on FDC
IndiaNone(Pictorial) cancel and (Schoolpex 2009) cachet on cover2009Chandrayaan-1 launch rocket, and the fairing that enclosed the satellite (in cachet); "Best wishes from Chandrayaan team - M. Annadurai" (hand-written - Annadurai is the Chandrayaan project manager); the cancel text refers implicitly to the crash-landing of Chandrayaan-1's Moon Impact Probe on the lunar surface on 14 November 2008
IndiaNone(Pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on cover, also back and glow under UV light2019"Chandrayaan-2"; Vikram lander and the Pragyan lunar rover (depicted in the cancel)
IndiaNone(India Post) cachet on cover, also back2023"Chandrayaan-3"
IndiaNone(India Post) cachet (different) on cover, also back"Chandrayaan-3"
IndiaNone(India Post) cachet on postcard back, also front"Chandrayaan-3"
IndiaNone(India Post) cachet on postcard back (different)"Chandrayaan-3"
IndiaNone(India Post) cachets on set of 5 postcard backs and one (common) front"Chandrayaan-3"
St. Thomas and Prince Islands1963c (Mi3910)From MS4 (1963 (a-d)) (Mi3908-3911)2009"Chandrayaan-1"
St. Thomas and Prince Islands1963d (Mi3911)"Chandrayaan-1" launch
St. Thomas and Prince Islands2120 (BL692, Mi4072)
i2120
In (left) margin of SS1
In (left) margin of imperforate SS1
2009"Chandrayaan-1" launch
St. Thomas and Prince Islands2120 fdcSS1 on FDC
TogoUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2019"Chandrayaan-2", "Vikram" orbiter, and "rover"
TogoUnknown ss (BL?)SS1


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Chandrayaan (India/ISRO)
2008-10-22: Chandrayaan-1
No launch cover images available yet
2019-07-22: Chandrayaan-2
No launch cover images available yet
Chandrayaan-2 (events)
United States2019-09-02Washington DC(Red Eagle) cachet on coverChandrayaan-2 lander separation
India2019-09-07Ahmedabad(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverChandrayaan-2 Moon landing
India2019-09-07Ahmedabad(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverChandrayaan-2 Moon landing
United States2019-09-07Washington DC(Red Eagle) cachet on coverChandrayaan-2 Moon landing
United States2019-09-14Pasadena CA(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover"DSS-63 attempts to contact Chandrayaan-2's crashed Vikram lander"
United States2019-10-14Pasadena CA(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover"Chandrayaan-2 Vikram lander suspected crash location imaged by LRO spacecraft"
2023-07-14: Chandrayaan-3
Australia2023-07-14Sydney NSW(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover, also backChandrayaan-3 launch
India
Germany
2023-07-14Satish Dahwan(Biberpost) stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (ISRO) cachet on coverChandrayaan-3 launch
United States2023-07-14Pasadena CA(Red Eagle) cachet on coverChandrayaan-3 launch
Chandrayaan-3 (events)
United States2023-07-31Ft. Irwin CA(Red Eagle) cachet on cover"Chandrayaan-3 lunar spacecraft trans-lunar injection burn"
United States2023-08-06Ft. Irwin CA(Red Eagle) cachet on cover"Chandrayaan-3 enters lunar orbit"
United States2023-08-21Ft. Irwin CA(Red Eagle) cachet on cover"Chandrayaan-3 lunar lander splits from propulsion module" (cancel day hand-corrected from 21 to 17")
India2023-08-23ISRO P.O.(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover, also backChandrayaan-3 Moon landing
India2023-08-23Mumbai(Pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on coverChandrayaan-3 Moon landing
India2023-08-23Mumbai(Pictorial) cancel on postal cardChandrayaan-3 Moon landing
India2023-08-23Bengaluru(Pictorial) cancel (different) and (black printed) cachet on postal cardChandrayaan-3 Moon landing
India2023-08-23Mumbai(Pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on coverChandrayaan-3 Moon landing
India2023-08-23Bengaluru(Pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on cover, also backChandrayaan-3 Moon landing
India2023-08-23Bengaluru(Pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet (different) on cover, also backChandrayaan-3 Moon landing
India
Germany
2023-08-23?(Biberpost) stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on coverChandrayaan-3 launch
India2023-08-23ISRO P.O.(Pictorial) cancel on postal cardChandrayaan-3 Moon landing
United States2023-08-23Ft. Irwin CA(Red Eagle) cachet on cover"Chandrayaan-3 Moon landing"
United States2023-08-23Pasadena CA(Red Eagle) cachet (different) on cover"Chandrayaan-3 Moon landing"
India2023-08-24Mumbai(Pictorial) cancel on postal cardChandrayaan-3 rover deployment
India2023-08-24Mumbai(Pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on coverChandrayaan-3 rover deployment
United States2023-08-24Pasadena CA(Red Eagle) cachet on cover"Chandrayaan-3 'Prayan' rover rolls onto lunar surface"
United States2023-08-30Ft. Irwin CA(Red Eagle) cachet on cover"Chandrayaan-3 'Prayan' rover photographs mothership lander"
United States2023-09-02Ft. Irwin CA(Red Eagle) cachet on cover"Chandrayaan-3 'Prayan' lander and rover set into sleep mode"


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