Kompsat-1

Kompsat / Arirang
series satellites

Kompsat-2
Kompsat-1Kompsat-2

This page contains philatelic information on the Kompsat / Arirang 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.

The polar-orbiting Kompsat / Arirang series should not be confused with the geostationary Geo-Kompsat / Cheollian series.

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)
Kompsat / Arirang
(South Korea)
Kompsat / Arirang
(South Korea)
Kompsat / Arirang
(South Korea)


Below is a list of Kompsat / Arirang series satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Kompsat / Arirang (South Korea)
The polar-orbiting Kompsat / Arirang series should not be confused with the geostationary Geo-Kompsat / Cheollian series.
Belarus693 (Mi764)From booklet pane of 6 (693a (3x (692-693) + 2 labels)) with booklet front, or from MS7 (693b (7x 693 + label)) (Mi763-764)2009Kompsat-2
Korea (South)None(Multi-color printed) cachet on postal card2001(possible) Kompsat-1
Korea (South)NoneOne of Christmas seal MS102008Kompsat-2
Korea (South)None(Pictorial) cancel on postal card2016Kompsat-2
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)1415a (Mi none)
i1415a
One of MS9 (1415 (a-i))
One of imperforate MS9 (i1415 (a-i))
1999Kompsat-1
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)1415ab (BL none)On stamp of SS1 (1415a)
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)1416i (Mi none)
i1416i
One of MS9 (1416 (a-i + 3 labels))
One of imperforate MS9 (i1416 (a-i + 3 labels))
1999Kompsat-1
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)1416ij (BL none)
i1416ij
On stamp of SS1 (1416i)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i1416i)
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)1416a-1416i fdcOne of nine stamps on FDC
NigerUnknown (Mi?)In (upper) margin of MS4 (a-d)2000Kompsat-1
St. Thomas and Prince Islands2170 (Mi4204-4208)In (upper-center) margin of MS5 (a-e)2009Kompsat-2 (not "Mugunghwa-5" as in text)
St. Thomas and Prince Islands2170 fdcMS5 and (multi-color printed) cachet (same design as margin) on FDC
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)2013"Kompsat-2"
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)"Kompsat-3"
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)"Kompsat-5"
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)"Kompsat-5"
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)"Kompsat-5"
Uzbekistan793 (BL78)SS12015Kompsat-2


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Kompsat / Arirang (South Korea)
1999-12-21: Kompsat-1 / Arirang-1
No launch cover images available yet
Kompsat-1 / Arirang-1 (events)
United States2007-12-30Colorado Springs CO, Peterson AFB(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover"contact lost"
2006-07-28: Kompsat-2 / Arirang-2
United States2006-07-28Colorado Springs CO, Peterson AFB(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverKompsat-2 launch
2012-05-17: Kompsat-3 / Arirang-3 (and GCOM-W and Japan-SDS-4 and Horyu-2)
No launch cover images available yet


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