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Comstar
series
satellites


This page contains philatelic information on Comstar (COMmunications STAR) 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.

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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Comstar
Libya1306e (Mi1663)One of MS6 (1306 (a-f)) (Mi1659-1664)1986


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Comstar
1976-05-13: Comstar-1
United States1976-05-13Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage magenta and blue) cachet on coverComstar-1 launch
United States1976-05-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage purple and green) cachet on coverComstar-1 launch
United States1976-05-13Patrick AFB, FL(Whitney purple) cachet on (airmail) coverComstar-1 launch
United States1976-05-13Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers, no logo) cachet on coverComstar-1 launch (but Westar-1/2/3 type or similar depicted)
United States1976-05-13Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverComstar-1 launch
United States1976-05-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverComstar-1 launch
United States1976-05-13Orlando FL, Kennedy Space Center Branch(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverComstar-1 launch (but Westar-1/2/3 type or similar depicted)
United States1976-05-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverComstar-1 launch (but Westar-1/2/3 type or similar depicted)
United States1976-05-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverComstar-1 launch (but Westar-1/2/3 type or similar depicted)
United States1976-05-13Greenbelt MD(GSFC STDN blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverComstar-1 launch
United States1976-05-13Greenbelt MD(GSFC STDN blue rubber-stamp) cachet (and bicentennial logo) on coverComstar-1 launch
United States1976-05-14
1975-05-17
Greenbelt MD
Prince Georges MD
(GSFC STDN blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverComstar-1 launch
1976-07-22: Comstar-2
United States1976-07-22Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage cyan and purple) cachet on coverComstar-2 launch
United States1976-07-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage cyan and brown) cachet on coverComstar-2 launch
United States1976-07-22Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS ser.76/12) cachet (and signature) on cover, also backComstar-2 launch
United States1976-07-22Patrick AFB, FL(Whitney black) cachet on coverComstar-2 launch
United States1976-07-22Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney black) cachet on (airmail) coverComstar-2 launch
United States1976-07-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverComstar-2 launch (but Westar-1/2/3 type or similar depicted)
United States1976-07-22Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverComstar-2 launch (but Westar-1/2/3 type or similar depicted)
United States1976-07-23Greenbelt MD(GSFC STDN blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverComstar-2 launch
1978-06-29: Comstar-3
United States1978-06-29Patrick AFB, FL(Whitney blue and purple) cachet on cover, also backComstar-3 launch
United States1978-06-29Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney blue) cachet on (airmail) coverComstar-3 launch
United States1978-06-29Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverComstar-3 launch
United States1978-06-29Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverComstar-3 launch
United States1978-06-29Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet (and signature) on coverComstar-3 launch
United States1978-06-29Orlando FL, Kennedy Space Center Branch(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverComstar-3 launch (but Westar-1/2/3 type or similar depicted)
United States1978-06-29Kennedy Space Center FL(Hand-printed) cachet on coverComstar-3 launch
1981-02-21: Comstar-4
United States1981-02-21Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney cyan) cachet on coverComstar-4 launch
United States1981-02-21Satellite Beach FL(Whitney blue and purple) cachet (and signature) on (airmail) coverComstar-4 launch
United States1981-02-21Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverComstar-4 launch
United States1981-02-21Greenbelt MD(GSFC STDN blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverComstar-4 launch
United States1981-02-21Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Havekotte blue and green and orange and magenta rubber-stamp) cachet on coverComstar-4 launch (but Westar-1/2/3 type or similar depicted)
United States1981-02-21Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Havekotte blue and green and brown and magenta rubber-stamp) cachet on coverComstar-4 launch (but Westar-1/2/3 type or similar depicted)
United States1981-02-21Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage orange and brown and black) cachet on coverComstar-4 launch
United States1981-02-21Greenbelt MD(Space Voyage orange and brown and black) cachet on coverComstar-4 launch
United States1981-02-23Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage red and blue) cachet on coverComstar-4 launch
United States1981-02-23Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet (and signature) on coverComstar-4 launch


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