Morelos-1

Morelos-series
(and other Mexican
communications satellites)

Morelos-1
Morelos-1Solidaridad-1

This page contains philatelic information on Morelos-series (and other Mexican communications 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.

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)
Morelos
(Mexico)
Morelos
(Mexico)
Morelos
(Mexico)
Solidaridad
(Mexico)
Solidaridad
(Mexico)
Solidaridad
(Mexico)
SatMex
(Mexico)
SatMex
(Mexico)
SatMex
(Mexico)
MexSat
(Mexico)
MexSat
(Mexico)
MexSat
(Mexico)


Below is a list of Morelos (and other Mexican communications satellite) postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Morelos (Mexico)
Mexico1388a (Mi1933-1935)Strip of 3 (1386-1388 + 2 labels) from MS15 (1388b (5x 1388a))1985"Morelos-1 communications satellite deployment [from STS-25]" (in Spanish text); (the FDC cancel date is also the deployment date); (shown with Space Shuttle)
Mexico1388a fdcStrip of 3 + 2 labels and (pictorial) cancel on FDC (blank/no cachet)
Mexico1386+label fdc1Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (yellow and brown and black textured) cachet on FDC
Mexico1386+label fdc2Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (black printed) cachet on FDC
Mexico1386+label fdc3Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (brown printed) cachet on FDC
Mexico1387 fdc1Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (green and yellow-brown and black textured) cachet on FDC
Mexico1387 fdc2Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (black printed) cachet on FDC
Mexico1387 fdc3Stamp and (pictorial) cancel and (blue printed) cachet on FDC
Mexico1388 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (brown textured and black printed) cachet on FDC
Mexico1388+label fdc1Stamp and label and (pictorial) cancel and (green and yellow-brown textured and black printed) cachet on FDC
Mexico1388+label fdc2Stamp and label and (pictorial) cancel and (black printed) cachet on FDC
Mexico1388+label fdc3Stamp and label and (pictorial) cancel and (black printed) cachet (different) on FDC
Mexico1389 (BL29)SS1
Mexico1389 fdc1SS1 and (pictorial) cancel and (green and yellow and black textured) cachet on FDC
Mexico1389 fdc2SS1 and (pictorial) cancel on FDC (blank/no cachet)
Mexico1420 fdc (Mi1966 fdc)(Pictorial) cancel on FDC (Filapot cachet)1985Morelos-2 deployment (from STS-31)
Mexico1421 (Mi1967)"Sistema satélites Morelos" and deployment of Morelos-2 (from STS-31)
Mexico1421-1422 fdc (Mi1967-1968 fdc)One of two stamps and (pictorial) cancel on FDCMorelos-2 deployment (from STS-31)
Mexico1423 (BL32)Imperforate SS1"Morelos-2 communications satellite deployment [from STS-31]" (in Spanish text)
Mexico1423 fdc1Imperforate SS1 and (pictorial) cancel and (?) cachet on FDC
Mexico1423 fdc2Imperforate SS1 and (pictorial) cancel on FDC (Filapot cachet)
Mexico1420-1423 cancel(Pictorial) cancel from Ciudad Juarez, used in 1420-1423 FDCMorelos-2 deployment (from STS-31)
Mexico2697 (Mi3589)2010"Morelos-2" (but ATS-1/3 type depicted)
Mexico2697 fdcStamp on FDC
Mexico2706 (Mi3601)One of pair (2707a (2706-2707)) (Mi3601-3602)2010Morelos-1 (shown with Space Shuttle)
Mexico2707a fdcOne of pair of stamps and (red pictorial) cancel and (brown-grey printed) cachet on FDC
Mexico3195 (Mi4216)202035th anniv. Morelos-2 deployment from Space Shuttle
Mexico3195 fdcStamp and (red pictorial) cancel and (Correos de México) cachet on FDC
Mexico3195 scSouvenir card
Solidaridad (Mexico)
Mexico1694 (Mi2218)1991Solidaridad-1/2 type
Mexico1695f-g (Mi2233+2222)Two of MS21 (1695 (a-u)) (Mi2219-2239)
Mexico1723 (Mi2276)1992Solidaridad-1/2 type
Mexico1842 (Mi2372)1993(two) "Solidaridad"-1/2 type(s)
Mexico2196e (Mi2911)From MS5 (2196 (a-e)) (BL60)2000Solidaridad-1/2 type
Mexico2697 (Mi3589)2010"Solidaridad-2" (but only one antenna is visible)
Mexico2697 fdcStamp on FDC
SatMex (Mexico)
BurundiBL423A
BL423B
In (upper-right) margin of SS1
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
2014SatMex-7 / "Eutelsat-115-West-B"
Congo (Democratic Republic)BL588In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (Mi2141)2014"SatMex-8"
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)1415ij fdc (Mi none fdc)(?) cachet on FDC1999SatMex-5 / Eutelsat-115-West-A
Mexico2117 (Mi2765)1999"SatMex-5" launch
Mexico2348 (Mi3051)2004SatMex-6 / Eutelsat-113-West-A
Mexico2348 fdcStamp and (Mexico Post) cachet on FDC
Mexico2535 (Mi3313)2006SatMex-6 / Eutelsat-113-West-A
Mexico2535 fdcStamp and (Mexico Post) cachet on FDC
Mexico2697 (Mi3589)2010"SatMex-6"
Mexico2697 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel on FDC
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)2013"SatMex-8"
Mali1074 (Mi2477-2480)
i1074
In (upper-right) margin of MS4 (1074 (a-d))
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate MS4 (i1074 (a-d))
2000SatMex-5 / Eutelsat-115-West-A
Mexico3022 (Mi4006)2016SatMex-7 / Eutelsat-115-West-B
Mexico3022 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (Mexico Post) cachet on FDC
MexSat (Mexico)
ChadMi2581+2583+2585_ms3In (upper-left) margin of MS3 (a-c)2012"MexSat-3"; also (possible) MexSat-3 (in FDC cachet)
ChadMi2581+2583+2585_ms3 fdcMS3 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
FranceNone1+label1On label with (Historiaphil) private post stamp2012MexSat-3 launch (with launch date)
FranceNone2+label2On label (different) with (Historiaphil) private post stamp (different)
FranceNone6+label2On label (same) 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)
FranceNone5+label5On label (different) with (Historiaphil) private post stamp (different)
Mexico2932 (Mi3910)Also detail2015MexSat-3
Mexico2932 fdcStamp and (red pictorial) cancel (design like stamp) and (multi color printed) cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
Mexico2985 (Mi3958)2015MexSat-3
Mexico2985 fdcStamp and (grey printed) cachet (design like stamp) on FDC


Below is a list of Morelos (and other Mexican communications satellite) launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Morelos (Mexico)
1985-06-17: Morelos-1 (and SPARTAN-101 and Telstar-3D and Arabsat-1B from STS-25 (51G))
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Green and yellow and black printed) cachet on coverSTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(RSDSC) cachet on cover, also insert and insert backSTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet (different) on coverSTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-06-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Ranski) cachet on coverSTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
United States1985-06-17
1984-04-06
Kennedy Space Center FL (hand cancel)
Kennedy Space Center FL (machine cancel)
(Purple and brown rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) cover, also backSTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
STS-41C launch
United States1985-06-17
1985-11-27
Houston TX
Houston TX
(SCCS) cachet on coverSTS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
Aussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
United States1985-06-18Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverArabsat-1B deployed
United States1985-06-18Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet on coverArabsat-1B deployed
United States1985-06-18Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet (and signature) on coverArabsat-1B deployed
United States1985-06-18Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverArabsat-1B deployed
United States1985-06-18Kennedy Space Center FL(Quadracolor?) cachet on coverArabsat-1B deployed
United States1985-06-19Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverTelstar-3D1 deployed
United States1985-06-19Houston TX(Cyan and black printed) cachet on coverTelstar-3D1 deployed
United States1985-06-19Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverTelstar-3D3 deployed
United States1985-06-19Houston TX, Nassau Bay Branch(AT&T) cachet on coverTelstar-3D1 deployed
United States1985-06-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverTelstar-3D1 deployed
United States1985-06-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Ranski) cachet on coverTelstar-3D3 deployed
United States1985-06-20Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverSPARTAN-101 deployed
United States1985-06-20
1985-06-22
Houston TX
Houston TX
(SCCS) cachet on coverSPARTAN-101 deployed
SPARTAN-101 recovered
United States1985-06-20
1985-06-22
Cape Canaveral FL
Cape Canaveral FL
(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSPARTAN-101 deployed
SPARTAN-101 recovered
United States1985-06-24Edwards CA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-51G landing
United States1985-06-24Edwards CA(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-51G landing
United States1985-06-24Edwards AFB, CA(Ranski) cachet on coverSTS-51G landing
1985-11-26: Morelos-2 (and Aussat-A2 and Satcom-Ku2 and OEX-Target from STS-31 (61B))
United States1985-11-26Greenbelt MD(Greenbelt STDN Station black rubber-stamp) cachet (and signatures) on coverSTS-61B launch
United States1985-11-26Kennedy Space Center FL(Orange and green rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-61B launch
United States1985-11-26Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-61B launch
United States1985-11-26Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-61B launch
Australia1985-11-27Tharwa ACT(Green printed) cachet on coverSTS-61B launch
United States1985-11-27Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet (different) on coverAussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
United States1985-11-27Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverAussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
United States1985-11-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverAussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
United States1985-11-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet (different) on coverAussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
United States1985-11-27Houston TX(Mission patch) cachet on coverAussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
United States1985-11-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverAussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
United States1985-11-27
1985-06-17
Houston TX
Houston TX
(SCCS) cachet on coverAussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
STS-51G launch; Morelos-1 deployed
Australia1985-11-28French's Forest NSW(Purple rubber-stamp and black printed) cachet on coverAussat-A2 deployed; Morelos-2 deployed
United States1985-11-28Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSatcom-Ku2 deployed
United States1985-11-28Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSatcom-Ku2 deployed
United States1985-11-28Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet (and signature) on coverSatcom-Ku2 deployed
United States1985-11-28Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSatcom-Ku2 deployed
United States1985-12-03Edwards AFB, CA(SSC) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-61B landing
United States1985-12-03Edwards AFB, CA(Mission patch) cachet (and signature) on coverSTS-61B landing
United States1985-12-03Edwards CA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-61B landing
Solidaridad (Mexico)
1993-11-20: Solidaridad-1 (and Meteosat-6)
French Guiana1993-11-19Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverSolidaridad-1 launch
French Guiana1993-11-19Kourou(Lollini, numbered) cachet (and signature) on coverSolidaridad-1 launch
French Guiana1993-11-19Kourou(Lollini) cachet (different) on coverSolidaridad-1 launch
French Guiana1993-11-19Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverSolidaridad-1 launch
French Guiana1993-11-19Kourou(KPS) cachet on coverSolidaridad-1 launch
French Guiana1993-11-19Kourou(Europa FDC Service?) cachet on coverSolidaridad-1 launch
1994-10-08: Solidaridad-2 (and Thaicom-2)
French Guiana1994-10-07Kourou(Red and black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSolidaridad-2 launch
French Guiana1994-10-07Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverSolidaridad-2 launch
SatMex (Mexico)
1998-12-06: SatMex-5
French Guiana1998-12-05Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverSatMex-5 launch
French Guiana1998-12-05Kourou(C.E. SEP Section Philatélie) cachet on coverSatMex-5 launch
French Guiana1998-12-05Kourou(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverSatMex-5 launch
French Guiana1998-12-05Kourou(Conseil de l'Europe?) cachet on coverSatMex-5 launch
2006-05-27: SatMex-6 (and Thaicom-5)
French Guiana2006-05-27Kourou (red cancel)(Lollini) cachet on coverSatMex-6 launch
French Guiana2006-05-27Kourou (black cancel)(Lollini) cachet (slightly different) on coverSatMex-6 launch
French Guiana2006-05-27Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on coverSatMex-6 launch
Gabon2006-05-28Libreville(Lollini) cachet on coverSatMex-6 launch
MexSat (Mexico)
2015-05-15: MexSat-1 [failed]
No launch cover images available yet
2015-10-02: MexSat-2
United States2015-10-02Kennedy Space Center FL(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverMexSat-2 (Morelos-3) launch
2012-12-19: MexSat-3 (and Skynet-5D)
French Guiana2012-12-19Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on coverMexSat-3 launch
French Guiana2012-12-19Kourou (pictorial cancel)(Historiaphil) cachet on coverMexSat-3 launch
French Guiana2012-12-19Kourou (text cancel)(Historiaphil) cachet on coverMexSat-3 launch

1There is disagreement among various sources on whether this should be called Telstar-3D or Telstar-3B! See Boeing's Telstar-3 - AT&T's Advanced New Communications Satellite.


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