Hispasat-1A

Hispasat-series
(and other Spanish
communications satellites)

Amazonas-1
Hispasat-1AAmazonas-1

This page contains philatelic information on Hispasat (HISPAnic SATellite) (and other Spanish communications satellites) series. 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)
Hispasat
(Spain)
Hispasat
(Spain)
Hispasat
(Spain)
SpainSat
(Spain)
SpainSat
(Spain)
SpainSat
(Spain)
Amazonas
(Spain)
Amazonas
(Spain)
Amazonas
(Spain)
Amazonas (on other than Amazonas launch covers)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Hispasat (Spain)
Burkina Faso1025a (BL_F149A)
i1025a (BL_F149B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (1025)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1025)
1995Hispasat-1A/1B (but "Telecom-2" in text)
Central African Republic1033a (BL558A)
i1033a (BL558B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1, gold foil
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1, gold foil
1994"Hispasat"-1A/1B type
Chile1043 fdc (Mi1549 fdc)(Multi-color printed) cachet on FDC1993Hispasat-1A/1B type (body, antennas and solar panel flap, but the rest of the solar panel design is from Olympus)
Congo (Republic)995 (BL102A)
i995 (BL102B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
1992"Hispasat"-1A/1B type
Congo1036 (BL116A)
i1036 (BL116B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (1030)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1030)
1993"Hispasat"-1A/1B type
FranceNone1+label1On label with (Historiaphil) private post stamp2015"Intelsat-34" (Hispasat-55W-2) launch (with launch date)
Guinea RepublicBL418A
BL418B
In (upper-right) margin of SS1, gold foil
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1, gold foil
1992"Hispasat"-1A/1B type
Guinea RepublicBL702A
BL702B
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
2002"Hispasat"-1A/1B type
Guinea RepublicBL703A
BL703B
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1, also margin rotated 90 deg
Hispasat-1C/1D type
GuyanaBL207A
BL207B
In (upper-right) margin of SS1, gold foil
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1, gold foil
1992"Hispasat"-1A/1B type
MaliBL_IIA
BL_IIB
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
1996Hispasat-1A/1B type
MaliBL_VA
BL_VB
In (upper-right) margin of SS1
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
"Hispasat"-1A/1B type
Mauritania669 (BL72A)
i669 (BL72B)
In (upper) margin of SS1
In (upper) margin of imperforate SS1
1990"Hispasat"-1A/1B type
Niger818F (BL54A)In (upper-left) margin of SS11990"Hispasat"-1A/1B type
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ms fdc (Mi? fdc)In (multi-color printed) cachet of MS4 FDC2005Hispasat-1C/1D type (this margin detail image from Guinea BL703a shows a bigger and more complete version of the same satellite)
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown fdc (Mi? fdc)In (multi-color printed) cachet of 4-stamp FDC
Spain2624 (Mi2939)1990Hispasat-1A/1B type
Spain2624 fdcStamp on FDC (FNMT cachet)
Spain2710 maxi (Mi3114 maxi)Cachet (only) on maxicard1993Hispasat-1A/1B type
SpainNonePostcard back, also front~2000"Model of Hispasat [1A/1B] satellite" (in Spanish text)
SpainNoneATM stamp2001"Hispasat-1C" (except the small antennas and hardware on the front of the body match the design of Hispasat-1A/1B)
ZaireMi1173A-1176A_ms4
Mi1173B-1176B_ms4
In (lower-left) margin of MS4 (Mi1173A-1176A)
In (lower-left) margin of imperforate MS4 (Mi1173B-1176B)
1996"Hispasat"-1A/1B type
SpainSat (Spain)
No (non-launch cover) postal items found
Amazonas (Spain)
Congo (Democratic Republic)BL583In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (Mi2141)2014"Amazonas-4A"
FranceNone1+label1On label with (Historiaphil) private post stamp2012Amazonas-3 launch (with launch date)
FranceNone2+label2On label (different) with (Historiaphil) private post stamp (different)
FranceNone3+label3On label (different) with (Historiaphil) private post stamp (different)
FranceNone4+label4On label (different) with (Historiaphil) private post stamp (different)
Guinea RepublicMi4178A
Mi4178B
From MS8 (8x Mi4178A)
Imperforate
2005Amazonas-1 (or HellasSat-2) (not "Direct TV-4S" (DirecTV-4S) as in text)
Guinea RepublicBL882A
BL882B
On stamp of SS1 (Mi4178A)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (Mi4178B)
Guinea RepublicBL889A
BL889B
One of MS2 (Mi4178A-4179A)
One of imperforate MS2 (Mi4178B-4179B)
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown (Mi?)One of MS3 (a-c)2004Amazonas-1 (or HellasSat-2)
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ms fdcMS3 and cachet (design like stamp 'c') on FDC
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown proofSigned proof (3 stamps)
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ms (Mi?)MS9 (a-i), which contains three of the same stamps as MS3
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ms fdcMS9 on FDC


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Hispasat (Spain)
1992-09-10: Hispasat-1A (and Satcom-C3)
France1991-09-09Paris Victor Hugo(Lollini) cachet on coverHispasat-1A launch
French Guiana1992-09-10Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverHispasat-1A launch
French Guiana1991-09-10Kourou(KPS) cachet on cardHispasat-1A launch
1993-07-22: Hispasat-1B (and Insat-2B)
French Guiana1993-07-22Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverHispasat-1B launch
French Guiana1993-07-22Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverHispasat-1B launch (but "TDF" depicted)
French Guiana1993-07-22Kourou(KPS?) cachets on coverHispasat-1B launch
French Guiana1993-07-22Kourou(KPS?) cachet on cardHispasat-1B launch
2010-12-29: Hispasat-1E (and Koreasat-6)
French Guiana2010-12-29Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on coverHispasat-1E launch
2015-08-20: Hispasat-55W-2 / Intelsat-34 (and Eutelsat-8-West-B)
French Guiana2015-08-20Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. Safran Héraklès) cachet on coverHispasat-55W-2 (Intelsat-34) launch
French Guiana2015-08-20Kourou (text cancel)(Historiaphil) private post stamp and (Historialphil) cachet on coverHispasat-55W-2 (Intelsat-34) launch
French Guiana2015-08-20Kourou (pictorial cancel)(Historialphil) cachet on coverHispasat-55W-2 (Intelsat-34) launch
2018-03-06: Hispasat-30W-6
United States2018-03-06Cape Canaveral FL(Red Eagle) cachet on coverHispasat-30W-6 launch
SpainSat (Spain)
2006-03-11: SpainSat-1 (and HotBird-7A)
French Guiana2006-03-11Kourou(Lollini) cachet (and signature) on coverSpainSat-1 launch
French Guiana2006-03-11Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on coverSpainSat-1 launch
Amazonas (Spain)
2004-08-05: Amazonas-1
Russia2004-08-05Baikonur(EADS-Astrium?) cachet on coverAmazonas-1 launch
Russia2004-08-05Polevaya(EADS-Astrium?) cachet (different) on coverAmazonas-1 launch
2009-10-01: Amazonas-2 (and Comsat-Bw-1)
France2009-10-01Paris(Lollini) cachet on coverAmazonas-2 launch
French Guiana2009-10-01Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverAmazonas-2 launch
French Guiana2009-10-01Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverAmazonas-2 launch
French Guiana2009-10-01Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different, and signature) on coverAmazonas-2 launch
French Guiana2009-10-01Kourou(KPS) cachet on coverAmazonas-2 launch
French Guiana2009-10-01Kourou(Philatélie Arianespace) cachet on coverAmazonas-2 launch
French Guiana2009-10-01Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on coverAmazonas-2 launch
Gabon2009-10-01Libreville(Lollini) cachet on coverAmazonas-2 launch
2013-02-07: Amazonas-3 (and Azerspace-Africasat-1a)
France2013-02-07Paris(Lollini) cachet on coverAmazonas-3 launch
French Guiana2013-02-07Kourou(Philatélie Arianespace) cachet on coverAmazonas-3 launch
French Guiana2013-02-07Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverAmazonas-3 launch
French Guiana2013-02-07Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverAmazonas-3 launch
French Guiana2013-02-07Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on coverAmazonas-3 launch
French Guiana2013-02-07Kourou (pictorial cancel)(Historiaphil) cachet on coverAmazonas-3 launch
French Guiana2013-02-07Kourou (text cancel)(Historiaphil) cachet on coverAmazonas-3 launch
2014-03-22: Amazonas-4A (and Astra-5B)
France2014-03-22Paris(Lollini) cachet on coverAmazonas-4A launch
French Guiana2014-03-22Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverAmazonas-4A launch
French Guiana2014-03-22Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverAmazonas-4A launch
French Guiana2014-03-22Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverAmazonas-4A launch
French Guiana2014-03-22Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on coverAmazonas-4A launch
French Guiana2014-03-22Kourou(Historiaphil) cachet on coverAmazonas-4A launch
Amazonas (on other than Amazonas launch covers)
French Guiana2007-05-04Kourou(Lollini) cachet on Astra-1L and Galaxy-17 launch coverAmazonas-1 (upper-left)
French Guiana2007-05-04Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on Astra-1L and Galaxy-17 launch coverAmazonas-1 (lower-right)


Back to Communications satellites.
Back to Un-Manned Satellite Philately.



Copyright © 2018-2021, Colorado State University. All rights reserved.
This Website created and maintained by Don Hillger and Garry Toth.
Updated: 2021-08-11