Jason-1

Jason-series
satellites

Jason patch
Jason-1Jason patch

This page contains philatelic information on the Jason-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.

Jason-2 is also known as Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM).

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)
Jason
(USA-France)
Jason
(USA-France)
Jason
(USA-France)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Jason (USA-France)
Israel1817 (BL84)In (upper-left) margin of MS3 (1817 (a-c))2010Jason-2
Israel1817 fdcMS3 on FDC
MalawiUnknown ms (Mi?)
Unknown ims
In (lower) margin of MS4 (a-d)
In (lower) margin of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2012"Jason"
MalawiUnknown ms fdc
Unknown ims fdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 and cachet on FDC
Mozambique1628 (BL155A)
i1628 (BL155B)
In (lower-left) margin of SS1
In (lower-left) margin of imperforate SS1
2002Jason-1
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown ims fdc (Mi? fdc)Cachet on FDC2006Jason-2
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsUnknown fdc (Mi? fdc)Cachet on FDC
St. Vincent3826d (Mi7072)
i3826d
One of MS4 (3826 (a-d)) (Mi7069-7072)
One of imperforate MS4 (i3826 (a-d))
2012"Jason"
St. Vincent3826 fdc
i3826 fdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
St. Vincent3826 proofSigned-proof MS4 (a-d)
United StatesNone(WSE2000) postcard, also back2000"Jason-1"
United StatesNonePostcard200?"Jason-1"


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Jason (USA-France)
2001-12-07: Jason-1 (and TIMED)
United States2001-12-07Vandenberg AFB, Lompoc CA(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverJason-1 launch
United States2001-12-07Pasadena CA(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverJason-1 launch
2008-06-20: Jason-2 / OSTM
French Guiana2008-06-20Kourou(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverJason-2 launch
United States2008-06-20Vandenberg AFB, CA(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverJason-2 launch
United States2008-06-20Pasadena CA(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverJason-2 launch
United States2008-06-20Vandenberg AFB, CA(Mission 57) cachet on cover, also backJason-2 launch
United States2008-06-20Pasadena CA(JPL Stamp Club) cachet on coverJason-2 launch
United States2008-06-20Vandenberg AFB, CA(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverJason-2 launch
2016-01-17: Jason-3
United States2016-01-17Pasadena CA(Lollini) cachet on coverJason-3 launch
United States2016-01-17Vandenberg AFB, CA(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverJason-3 launch
United States2016-01-17Hawthorne CA(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverJason-3 launch (also "Jason-1" and "Jason-2" in text)
United States2016-01-19Corsicana TX(Danny Lee) cachet on coverJason-3 launch
2020-11-21: Jason-CS1 (Sentinel-6A)
United States2020-11-17Vandenberg AFB, CA(Red Eagle) cachet on coverJason-CS1 (Sentinel-6A) pre-launch "test firing"
Finland2020-11-21Kerava(SVP) cachet on coverJason-CS1 (Sentinel-6A) launch


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