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(Selected)
Flock
constellation
satellites


This page contains (selected) philatelic information on Flock constellation 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.

Planet Labs has flown three generations of optical instruments aboard Flock satellites: Planet Scope 0 (PS0), Planet Scope 1 (PS1), and Planet Scope 2 (PS2). The satellites provide imagery with a resolution of 3-5 m and operate in a relatively short-lived 400 km orbit with an inclination of 52. More information can be found here.

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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(Planet Labs)
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(Planet Labs)
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(Planet Labs)


Below is a list of Flock constellation satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Flock constellation (Planet Labs)
FranceNone(Lettre-verte) personalized postage, from booklet of 10 (10x single)2020Flock-4v-1/26 and many other small satellites were carried into orbit in the "S.S.M.S." (Small Spacecraft Mission Service) dispenser in the "Vega VV-16" flight from Kourou on 2 September 2020


Below is a list of (Selected) Flock constellation satellite launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
(Selected) Flock constellation (Planet Labs)
Items in this table are arranged chronologically, rather than by satellite number
2013-04-21 (launched to ISS) [with Cygnus-MS-A1]
2013-? (deployed from ISS): Dove-1 (and others)
United States2013-04-21Wallops Island VA(T. Chamberlin) cachet on coverCygnus-MS-A1 launch (with Dove-1 and others)
United States2013-04-21Wallops Island VA(Orbital ATK) cachet on (airmail) coverCygnus-MS-A1 launch (with Dove-1 and others)
2013-11-21: Dove-3/4 (DubaiSat-2 and OSCAR-73/74 and OSCAR-76 and CanX-3C and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2014-01-09 (launched to ISS) [with Cygnus-CRS-1]
2014-? (deployed from ISS): Flock-1-1/28 (and OSCAR-78 and others)
United States2014-01-09Wallops Island VA(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverCygnus-CRS-1 launch (with Flock-1-1/28 and others)
Russia2014-01-12Moscow(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverCygnus-CRS-1 docking with the ISS (with Flock-1-1/28 and others)
2014-06-19: Flock-1c-1/11 (and CanX-3E/3F and OSCAR-79/80 and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2014-07-13 (launched to ISS) [with Cygnus-CRS-2]
2014-? (deployed from ISS): Flock-1b-1/28 (and TechEdSat-4 and others)
United States2014-07-13Wallops Island VA(T. Chamberlin) cachet on coverCygnus-CRS-2 launch (with Flock-1b-1/28 and others)
United States2014-07-13Wallops Island VA(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverCygnus-CRS-2 launch (with Flock-1b-1/28 and others)
2014-10-26 [with Cygnus-CRS-3]: Flock-1d-1/26 (and others) [failed]
No launch cover images available yet
2015-01-10 (launched to ISS) [with Dragon-CRS-5]
2015-? (deployed from ISS): Flock-1d'-1/14 (and others)
United States2015-01-10Kennedy Space Center FL(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverDragon-CRS-5 launch (with Flock-1d'-1/14 and others)
United States2015-01-10Houston TX(ISS Mission Control Station) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on coverDragon-CRS-5 launch (with Flock-1d'-1/14 and others)
United States2015-01-10Houston TX(ISS Mission Control Station) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverDragon-CRS-5 launch (with Flock-1d'-1/14 and others)
2015-04-14 (launched to ISS) [with Dragon-CRS-6]
2015-? (deployed from ISS): Flock-1e-1/14 (and others)
United States2015-04-14Houston TX(ISS Mission Control Station) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on coverDragon-CRS-6 launch (with Flock-1e-1/14 and others)
2015-06-28 [with Dragon-CRS-7]: Flock-1f-1/8 (and others) [failed]
No launch cover images available yet
2015-08-18 (launched to ISS) [with HTV-5]
2015-? (deployed from ISS): Flock-2b-1/14 (and others)
United States2015-08-18Corsicana TX(Danny Lee) cachet on coverHTV-5 launch (with Flock-2b-1/14 and others)
2015-12-06 (launched to ISS) [with Cygnus-CRS-4]
2016-? (deployed from ISS): Flock-2e1-1/12 (and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2016-03-23 (launched to ISS) [with Cygnus-CRS-6]
2016-? (deployed from ISS): Flock-2e'-1/20 (and Lemur-2-5/13 and 1 other)
No launch cover images available yet
2017-02-15: Flock-3p-1/88 (and CartoSat-2D and OSCAR-88 and Lemur-2-22/29 and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2017-10-31: Flock-3m-1/4 (and SkySat-8/13)
United States2017-10-31Vandenberg AFB, CA(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverFlock-3m-1/4 launch
2018-01-12: Flock-3p'-1/4 (and CartoSat-2F and OSCAR-92 and Lemur-2-68/71 and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2018-01-21: Dove Pioneer (Flock-type) (and Lemur-2-72/73 and others)
United States2018-01-20Huntington Beach CA(Lollini) cachet on coverDove Pioneer launch
United States2018-01-20Huntington Beach CA(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverDove Pioneer launch
2018-12-03: Flock-3s-1/2/3 (and OSCAR-95/96/97 and FalconSat-6 and STPSat-5 and SkySat-14/15 and ORS-7A/7B and others)
United States2018-12-03Vandenberg AFB, CA(Lollini) cachet on coverFlock-3s-1/2/3 launch
2020-10-28: Flock-4e-1/9 (and CE-Sat-2B)
United States2020-10-28Long Beach CA(Lollini) cachet on coverFlock-4e-1/9 launch
2022-01-13: Flock-4x-1/44 (and USA-320/323 and others)
United States2022-01-13Cape Canaveral FL(Ranski) cachet on cover, also backFlock-4x-1/44 launch


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