EROS-A1

EROS
(and other Israeli
environmental-observing satellites)

Ofeq-1
EROS-A1 (Israel)Ofeq-1 (Israel)

This page contains philatelic information on the EROS (and other Israeli environmental-observing 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)
EROS
(Israel)
EROS
(Israel)
EROS
(Israel)
Ofeq1
(Israel)
Ofeq1
(Israel)
Ofeq1
(Israel)
VENuS
(Israel-France)
VENuS
(Israel-France)
VENuS
(Israel-France)
OptSat-30002
(Israel-Italy)
OptSat-30002
(Israel-Italy)
OptSat-30002
(Israel-Italy)


Below is a list of EROS (and other Israeli environmental-observing satellite) postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
EROS (Israel)
IsraelKM37310 new sheqalim (gold coin)2003EROS-A/B type (or Ofeq 3-7 / Ofeq-9 type)
Ofeq1 (Israel)
Guyana3504f (Mi6969)
i3504f
One of MS6 (3504 (a-f)) (Mi6964-6969)
One of imperforate MS6 (i3504 (a-f))
2000"Offeq-1"
Guyana3504 fdcMS6 on FDC
IsraelNoneMedallion1988"Offeq-1"
Israel1294+tab (Mi1409+tab)Stamp and tab1996"Ofeq-3" (same design as EROS-A/B)
Israel1294+tab fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (Israel Post) cachet on FDC
Israel1294+tab maxiMaxicard
IsraelKM3711 new sheqel (silver coin)2003Ofeq-1/2 type
IsraelKM37310 new sheqalim (gold coin)Ofeq 3-7 / Ofeq-9 type (or EROS-A/B type)
IsraelMi2758+tabStamp and tab, from strip of 3 (Mi2756-2759), or from MS9 (3x (Mi2756-2759))2021"TechSAR"-1/2 type (Ofeq-8/10 type)
IsraelMi2756-2758 strip3 fdcOne of strip of 3 on FDC (Israel Post cachet)
VENuS (Israel-France)
IsraelMi2756+tabStamp and tab, from strip of 3 (Mi2756-2759), or from MS9 (3x (Mi2756-2759))2021"VENuS"
IsraelMi2756-2758 strip3 fdcOne of strip of 3 and (pictorial) cancel and (Israel Post) cachet on FDC
OptSat-30002 / like EROS-C (Israel-Italy)
IsraelMi2757+tabStamp and tab, from strip of 3 (Mi2756-2759), or from MS9 (3x (Mi2756-2759))2021"OptSat-3000"2 (like EROS-C)
IsraelMi2756-2758 strip3 fdcOne of strip of 3 on FDC (Israel Post cachet)

1Ofeq military/reconnaissance satellites are included here because of the similarity of several Ofeqs (Ofeq-3 through Ofeq-7 and Ofeq-9) to EROS-A/B.
2The OptSat-3000 military/reconnaissance satellite is included here because of its similarity to EROS-C. OptSat-3000 is correctly identified and depicted in the stamp Israel Mi2757, but the satellite also matches the environmental-observing satellite EROS-C. However, the EROS-C project was eventually canceled and the satellite was never launched.


Below is a list of EROS (and other Israeli environmental-observing satellite) launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
EROS (Israel)
No launch cover images available yet
Ofeq1 (Israel)
No launch cover images available yet
2017-08-02: VENuS (and OptSat-30002)
French Guiana2017-08-02Kourou(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverVENuS launch
2017-08-02: OptSat-30002 / like EROS-C (and VENuS)
French Guiana2017-08-02Kourou(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverOptsat-30002 launch

1Ofeq military/reconnaissance satellites are included here because of the similarity of several Ofeqs (Ofeq-3 through Ofeq-7 and Ofeq-9) to EROS-A/B.
2The OptSat-3000 military/reconnaissance satellite is included here because of its similarity to EROS-C. OptSat-3000 is correctly identified and depicted in the stamp Israel Mi2757, but the satellite also matches the environmental-observing satellite EROS-C. However, the EROS-C project was eventually canceled and the satellite was never launched.


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