LAGEOS

LAser GEOdynamics Satellite (LAGEOS)
series and
LAser RElativity Satellite (LARES)
series

LAGEOS (patch)
LAGEOSLAGEOS-2 (patch)

This page contains philatelic information on the LAser GEOdynamics Satellite (LAGEOS) and LAser RElativity Satellite (LARES) 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)
LAGEOS LAGEOS LAGEOS
LARES LARES LARES


Below is a list of LAser GEOdynamics Satellite (LAGEOS) series postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
LAser GEOdynamics Satellite (LAGEOS)
SpainNone(Orange and blue and black printed) cachet on cover1984"LAGEOS" (in text only)
LAser RElativity Satellite (LARES)
BeninUnknown b (Mi none)
Unknown ib
One of MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2014LARES launch (also launch date in text)
BeninUnknown b proof
Unknown ib proof
One of MS4 proof (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 proof (a-d)
Ivory CoastUnknown c (Mi none)
Unknown ic
One of MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2012"Lasar Reflectivity Satellite" (LARES)
Ivory CoastUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
Ivory CoastUnknown a-d fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Ivory CoastUnknown ms proofSigned-proof MS4 (a-d)
MaliUnknown b (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2015"LARES"


Below is a list of LAser GEOdynamics Satellite (LAGEOS) series launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
LAser GEOdynamics Satellite (LAGEOS)
1976-05-04: LAGEOS-1
United States1976-05-04Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverLAGEOS-1 launch
United States1976-05-04Vandenberg AFB, CA(Centennial) cachet on coverLAGEOS-1 launch
United States1976-05-04Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverLAGEOS-1 launch
United States1976-05-04Greenbelt MD(GSFC STDN blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverLAGEOS-1 launch
United States1976-05-04Vandenberg AFB, CA(NASA KSC-WLOD magenta and black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverLAGEOS-1 launch
United States1976-05-04Vandenberg AFB, CA(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverLAGEOS-1 launch
1992-10-22: LAGEOS-2 (from STS-52)
United States1992-10-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-52 launch
United States1992-10-22Sunspot NM(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-52 launch
United States1992-10-22
1992-11-01
Kennedy Space Center FL (machine cancel)
Kennedy Space Center FL (hand cancel)
(Mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-52 launch
STS-52 landing
United States1992-10-23Houston TX(Blue rubber-stamp and black typed) cachet on coverLAGEOS-2 deployed
United States1992-10-23Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverLAGEOS-2 deployed; (also "LAGEOS-1" in text)
United States1992-10-23Houston TX(Red and cyan printed) cachet on coverLAGEOS-2 deployed
United States1992-10-24Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on cover"Space Vision System (SVS) experiment"
United States1992-11-01Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-52 landing
LAser RElativity Satellite (LARES)
2012-02-13: LARES-1 (and OSCAR-72 and others)
No launch cover images available yet


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