Foton

Foton
series
satellites


This page contains philatelic information on the Foton 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)
Foton
(Russia)
Foton
(Russia)
Foton
(Russia)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Foton (Russia)
BeninUnknown b (Mi none)One of MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]2017"Photon-3" (Foton-M3) (also launch date)
BeninUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
BeninUnknown fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Grenada Carriacou2205a (Mi3191)One of MS6 (2205 (a-f)) (Mi3191-3196)2000"Foton" (but Planet-A / Suisei depicted)
Grenada Carriacou2206a (Mi3197)One of MS6 (2206 (a-f)) (Mi3197-3202)"Foton"
Grenada Carriacou2206a essayOne of MS6 (2206 essay (a-f))
MaliUnknown d (Mi none)One of MS4 (a-b) [known illegal issue]2018"Photon" (Foton-M1/M2/M3 type)
MaliUnknown ms fdc
Unknown ims fdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Foton (Russia)
1994-10-11: Foton-9
Russia1994-10-11Plesetsk(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover, also insertFoton-9 launch
2005-05-31: Foton-M2
Russia2005-05-31Polevaya(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverFoton-M2 launch
2007-09-14: Foton-M3
Russia2007-09-14Polevaya(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverFoton-M3 launch
Russia2007-09-14Baikonur(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverFoton-M3 launch
Russia2007-09-14Baikonur(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverFoton-M3 launch
Russia2007-09-14Korolev 8, Moscow Oblast(Lollini) cachet on coverFoton-M3 launch
Russia2007-09-26Baikonur(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverFoton-M3 capsule landing


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