JCSat-1

JCSat
series

JCSat-3/4 type
JCSat-1JCSat-3/4 type

This page contains philatelic information on JCSat (Japanese Communications SATellite) 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)
JCSat
(Japan)
JCSat
(Japan)
JCSat
(Japan)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Japanese Communications SATellite (JCSat) (Japan)
BurundiBL425A
BL425B
In (upper-right) margin of SS1
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
2014"JCSat-9"
Congo (Democratic Republic)BL584In (upper-right) margin of SS12014JCSat-14 (but "NigComSat-1", in text)
FranceNone1+label1On label with (Historiaphil) private post stamp2012JCSat-13 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)


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Japanese Communications SATellite (JCSat) (Japan)
1989-03-06: JCSat-1 (and Meteosat-4)
French Guiana1989-03-06Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverJCSat-1 launch
French Guiana1989-03-06Kourou(Aérospatiale Philatélie) cachet on coverJCSat-1 launch
French Guiana1989-03-06Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverJCSat-1 launch
French Guiana1989-03-06Kourou(CPK) cachet on coverJCSat-1 launch
French Guiana1989-03-06Kourou(Red and black rubber-stamp) cachets on coverJCSat-1 launch
French Guiana1989-03-06Kourou(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverJCSat-1 launch
French Guiana1989-03-06Kourou(Purple and black rubber-stamp) cachets on coverJCSat-1 launch
French Guiana1989-03-06Kourou(Cyan printed) cachet on coverJCSat-1 launch
French Guiana1989-03-06Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverJCSat-1 launch
French Guiana1989-03-06Kourou(CPK?) cachet on cardJCSat-1 launch
1990-01-01: JCSat-2 (and Skynet-4A)
United States1989-12-31Cape Canaveral FL(Mission patch) cachet on coverJCSat-2 launch
United States1989-12-31Kennedy Space Center FL(British Aerospace) cachet on (airmail) coverJCSat-2 launch
United States1989-12-31Cape Canaveral FL(Cyan printed and magenta rubber-stamp) cachet on coverJCSat-2 launch
1997-12-02: JCSat-5 (and Equator-S)
French Guiana1997-12-02Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverJCSat-5 launch (but A-1 launch depicted)
French Guiana1997-12-02Kourou(MPE) cachet on coverJCSat-5 launch
French Guiana1997-12-02Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverJCSat-5 launch
Gabon1997-12-02Libreville(Lollini) cachet on coverJCSat-5 launch
Germany1997-12-02Essen(MPE) cachet (different) on coverJCSat-5 launch
2002-03-29: JCSat-8 (and Astra-3A)
French Guiana2002-03-28Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SNECMA) cachet on coverJCSat-8 launch
2006-08-11: JCSat-10 (and Syracuse-3B)
French Guiana2006-08-11Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on coverJCSat-10 launch
2009-08-21: JCSat-12 (and Optus-D3)
French Guiana2009-08-21Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on coverJCSat-12 launch
French Guiana2009-08-21Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverJCSat-12 launch
French Guiana2009-08-21Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverJCSat-12 launch
Gabon2009-08-22Libreville(Lollini) cachet on coverJCSat-12 launch
2011-08-06: JCSat-110R / BSat-3C (and Astra-1N)
French Guiana2011-08-06Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on coverJCSat-110R launch
2012-05-15: JCSat-13 (and Vinasat-2)
French Guiana2012-05-15Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on coverJCSat-13 launch
French Guiana2012-05-15Kourou (text cancel)(Historiaphil) cachet on coverJCSat-13 launch
French Guiana2012-05-15Kourou (pictorial cancel)(Historiaphil) cachet on coverVinasat-2 launch
2016-05-06: JCSat-14
United States2016-05-06Cape Canaveral FL(Printed) cachet on coverJCSat-14 launch
2016-12-21: JCSat-15 (and StarOne-D1)
French Guiana2016-12-21Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverJCSat-15 launch
French Guiana2016-12-21Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different, and signature) on coverJCSat-15 launch
French Guiana2016-12-21Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. Safran Héraklès) cachet on coverJCSat-15 launch
Gabon2016-12-22Libreville(Lollini) cachet on coverJCSat-15 launch
2020-02-18: JCSat-17 (and Geo-Kompsat-2B)
French Guiana2020-02-18Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverJCSat-17 launch
French Guiana2020-02-18Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverJCSat-17 launch
French Guiana2020-02-18Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different on coverJCSat-17 launch
French Guiana2020-02-18Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverJCSat-17 launch
Gabon2020-02-18Libreville(Lollini) cachet on coverJCSat-17 launch
France2020-02-20Paris(Lollini) cachet on coverJCSat-17 launch
2019-12-16: JCSat-18 / Kacific-1
United States2019-12-16Cape Canaveral FL(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverJCSat-18 / Kacific-1 launch
United States2019-12-16Cape Canaveral FL(Mission 57) cachet on cover, also backJCSat-18 / Kacific-1 launch


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