Raduga-Gran

Raduga
series
satellites

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This page contains philatelic information on the Raduga-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.

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)
Raduga
(Russia/USSR)
Raduga
(Russia/USSR)
Raduga
(Russia/USSR)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Raduga (Russia/USSR)
Buriatia RepublicLocalRussia 5987 (Mi6180) overprinted1 with various satellites1995Raduga-Gran type (or Gorizont-1/33 type)
Kabardino-BalkariaLocalRussia 5987 (Mi6180) overprinted11994Raduga-Gran type (or Gorizont-1/33 type)
KazakhstanLocalRussia 5987 (Mi6180) overprinted11992Raduga-Gran type (or Gorizont-1/33 type)
Nagorno-KarabakhLocal1Russia 5987 (Mi6180) overprinted1 in red1993Raduga-Gran type (or Gorizont-1/33 type)
Nagorno-KarabakhLocal2Russia 5987 (Mi6180) overprinted1 in red and green
Poland2829 (BL105)On stamp of SS11987Raduga-Gran type (or Gorizont-1/33 type)
Russia (USSR)5987 (Mi6180)1991Raduga-Gran type (or Gorizont-1/33 type)
Sacha53-62?
Locals 1
Locals 2
Locals 3
Russia 5987 (Mi6180) overprinted1 in various ways199?Raduga-Gran type (or Gorizont-1/33 type)
SmolenskLocal (150 val)In center of Russia 5987 (Mi6180) overprinted1, from overprinted1 block of 41994Raduga-Gran type (or Gorizont-1/33 type)
SmolenskLocal (250 val)
SmolenskLocal (400 val)
SmolenskLocal (600 val)
UkraineLocalRussia 5987 (Mi6180) overprinted11992Raduga-Gran type (or Gorizont-1/33 type)

1The definitive stamp, Russia 5987 (Mi6180), was overprinted by several republics after the breakup of the Soviet Union (USSR) in 1991.


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Raduga (Russia/USSR)
2007-12-09: Raduga-1M-1
United States2007-12-08Colorado Springs CO, Peterson AFB(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverRaduga-1M-1 launch
Russia2007-12-09Baikonur(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverRaduga-1M-1 launch
Russia2007-12-09Polevaya(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverRaduga-1M-1 launch (but Raduga-Gran depicted)


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