Dawn

Dawn
spacecraft


This page contains philatelic information on the Dawn spacecraft. Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes 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.

Dawn is also known as Discovery-9, one of the NASA Discovery-series satellites.

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 Dawn spacecraft postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Dawn
BequiaMi1102-1105_ms4MS4 (Mi1102-1105)2016"Dawn spacecraft, September 2007" (in lower-left margin), and "Vesta-Ceres asteroid belt study" (in lower-right margin)
BequiaBL140SS1"Dawn launch September 27, 2007" (on stamp), and "Vesta-Ceres asteroid belt study" (in upper-left margin)
Central African RepublicMi3802-3805_ms4In (upper-center) margin of MS4 (Mi3802-3805)2012
Central African RepublicMi3807-3810_ms4In (upper-center) margin of MS4 (Mi3807-3810)
Central African RepublicMi3812-3815_ms4In (upper-center) margin of MS4 (Mi3812-3815)
Central African RepublicMi3817-3820_ms4In (upper-center) margin of MS4 (Mi3817-3820)
Central African RepublicMi3817-3120_ms4 fdcMS4 on FDC
Central African RepublicMi3827-3830_ms4In (upper-center) margin of MS4 (Mi3827-3830)
Central African RepublicMi3832-3835_ms4In (upper-center) margin of MS4 (Mi3832-3835)
Central African RepublicMi3837-3840_ms4In (upper-center) margin of MS4 (Mi3837-3840)
Central African RepublicMi3842-3845_ms4In (upper-center) margin of MS4 (Mi3842-3845)
Central African RepublicMi3847-3850_ms4In (upper-center) margin of MS4 (Mi3847-3850)
Central African RepublicMi3852-3855_ms4In (upper-center) margin of MS4 (Mi3852-3855)
Central African RepublicMi3852-3155_ms4 fdcMS4 on FDC
Congo RepublicUnknown ms (Mi none)MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]2015"Dawn"
Congo RepublicUnknown ss (BL none)SS1 [known illegal issue]
Congo RepublicUnknown ss (BL none)SS1 (different) [known illegal issue]
Guinea RepublicB41a (BL330A, Mi1252A)In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (B41)1989(early-design) Dawn (which went to both "Vesta" and Ceres)
Guinea Republic2227 (Mi4053A)
i2227 (Mi4053B)

Imperforate
2003"sonde Ceres-Vesta" (which were the destination asteroids for Dawn)
Guinea Republic2227a (BL817A)
i2227a (BL817B)
On stamp of SS1 (2227)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i2227)
Guinea Republic2227a fdcSS1 on FDC
Guinea Republic2227b (BL none)
i2227b
MS4 (4x 2227)
Imperforate MS4 (4x i2227)
Guinea Republic2227b fdcMS4 on FDC
Hungary4370g (Mi5806)One of MS8 (4370 (a-h)) (Mi5800-5807), also UV-light image2015
Hungary4370 fdcMS8 on FDC
Mozambique1846d (Mi3267)One of MS6 (1846 (a-f)) (Mi3264-3269)2009Dawn (new and old configurations)
Mozambique1846 fdcMS6 on FDC
RwandaUnknown ms (Mi none)In (lower) margin of MS10 (a-j) [known illegal issue]2010
Uruguay2593 (BL135)In (lower-left) margin of MS3 (2593 (a-c))2017"Dawn" (in text only)
Uruguay2593 fdcMS3 on FDC


Below is a list of Dawn spacecraft launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
2007-09-27: Dawn
French Guiana2007-09-27Kourou(KPS) cachet on coverDawn launch
United States2007-09-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Lollini) cachet on coverDawn launch
United States2007-09-27Pasadena CA(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverDawn launch
United States2007-09-27Cape Canaveral FL(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverDawn launch
Dawn (events)
United States2011-07-15Pasadena CA(Lollini) cachet on coverorbit at Vesta
United States2011-07-16Pasadena CA(RES&C) cachet on coverorbit at Vesta
United States2015-03-06Cape Canaveral FL(Thrifty) cachet on cover"entered into orbit around Ceres"
United States2015-03-06GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover"arrival at Ceres"
United States2015-03-06Cape Canaveral FL(FM) cachet on coverarrival at Ceres
United States2015-04-23Pasadena CA(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover"first science orbit"
United States2015-05-09Pasadena CA(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover"first Ceres science phase"
United States2015-06-06GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover"start survey mapping mission"
United States2015-06-06Pasadena CA(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on cover"start survey mapping mission"
United States2015-08-18Pasadena CA(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover"began ... high-altitude mapping orbit"
United States2015-08-18Huntsville AL(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover"began ... high-altitude mapping orbit"
United States2015-08-18GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover"HAMO mapping orbit"
United States2015-12-15Pasadena CA(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover"reached ... low altitude mapping orbit"
United States2015-12-15GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover"reached ... low altitude mapping orbit"
United States2017-04-29Pasadena CA(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover"Dawn views Ceres as opposition"
United States2018-10-31GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverEnd of mission



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