Megha-Tropiques

Megha-Tropiques
and SARAL

SARAL
Megha-Tropiques (India-France)SARAL (India-France)

This page contains philatelic information on the Megha-Tropiques and SARAL (Satellite with ARgos and ALtika [altimeter]). 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)
Megha-Tropiques
(India-France)
Megha-Tropiques
(India-France)
Megha-Tropiques
(India-France)
SARAL
(India-France)
SARAL
(India-France)
SARAL
(India-France)


Below is a list of Megha-Tropiques and SARAL postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Megha-Tropiques (India-France)
France4799 (Mi6119)Joint issue with India 27252015"Megha-Tropiques"; also, the FDC folder specifies that "Megha-Tropiques" is "a tropical atmosphere observation satellite"
France4798-4799 proofProof (4798-4799)
France
India
4798-4799 folder1Folder (4798-4799 and India 2725-2726)
France
India
4798-4799 folder2FDC folder inside (4798-4799 and India 2725-2726), (one of two cancels depicts the satellite); also front
India2725 (Mi2870)Joint issue with France 47992015Megha-Tropiques"; also, p1 of the brochure specifies that "Megha-Tropiques" is "an Indo-French joint satellite mission ... for studying the water cycle and energy exchanges in the tropics"
India2725-2726 fdc1One of two stamps on FDC
India2725-2726 fdc2One of two stamps on FDC (different)
India2726a (BL128)MS2 (2726 (a-b))
India2726a fdc1MS2 on FDC (Lucknow cancel)
India2726a fdc2MS2 on FDC (Amritsar cancel)
India2726a fdc3MS2 on FDC (Kolkata cancel)
India2726a fdc4MS2 on FDC on brochure (Kolkata cancel)
India2725-2726 brochure1Brochure, including page1 and page2
India2725-2726 brochure2FDC brochure, including page1 and page2
India
France
2725-2726 folder1Folder (2725-2726 and France 4798-4799)
India
France
2725-2726 folder2FDC folder inside (2725-2726 and France 4798-4799), (one of two cancels depicts the satellite); also front
SARAL (India-France)
France4798 (Mi6118)Joint issue with India 27262015"SARAL"; also, the FDC folder specifies that SARAL is "an oceanography and localisation satellite" ("localisation" refers to its Argos capability)
France4798-4799 proofProof (4798-4799)
France
India
4798-4799 folder1Folder (4798-4799 and India 2725-2726)
France
India
4798-4799 folder2FDC folder inside (4798-4799 and India 2725-2726), (both cancels depict the satellite); also front
India2726 (Mi2871)From MS45 (2726b (45x 2726)); joint issue with France 47982015"SARAL"; also, p2 of the brochure specifies that SARAL is "a joint Indo-French satellite ... for "oceanographic studies"; it is equipped with "Argos and ALTIKA"
India2725-2726 fdc1One of two stamps and (pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
India2725-2726 fdc2One of two stamps and (pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet (similar, including the depiction from the brochure) on FDC
India2726a (BL128)MS2 (2726 (a-b))
India2726a fdc1MS2 and (Lucknow pictorial) cancel on FDC
India2726a fdc2MS2 and (Amritsar pictorial) cancel on FDC
India2726a fdc3MS2 and (Kolkata pictorial) cancel on FDC
India2726a fdc4MS2 and (Kolkata pictorial) cancel on FDC on brochure
India2725-2726 brochure1Brochure, including page1 and page2
India2725-2726 brochure2FDC brochure, including page1 and page2
India
France
2725-2726 folder1Folder (2725-2726 and France 4798-4799)
India
France
2725-2726 folder2FDC folder inside (2725-2726 and France 4798-4799), (both cancels depict the satellite); also front


Below is a list of Megha-Tropiques and SARAL launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
2011-10-12: Megha-Tropiques (and others)
No launch cover images available yet
2013-02-25: SARAL (and CanX-3A/3B and others)
No launch cover images available yet


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