Raduga-Gran

Raduga
series
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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)
Adzharia RepublicLocal1Cuba 2501 overprinted on 4x Russia 45203 (Mi4497), from strip of 5, also partial overprint template1994/5?Raduga-Gran type (or Gorizont-1/33 type)
Adzharia RepublicLocal2Cuba 2501 overprinted on 4x Russia 57333 (Mi5904), from strip of 5, also partial overprint template
Adzharia RepublicLocal3Cuba 2501 overprinted on 4x Russia 5984 (Mi6177), from strip of 5, also partial overprint template
Adzharia RepublicLocal4Cuba 2501 overprinted on 4x Russia 6067A (Mi252), from strip of 5, also partial overprint template
Buriatia RepublicLocalRussia 5987 (Mi6180) overprinted1 with various satellites1995Raduga-Gran type (or Gorizont-1/33 type)
Cambodia832+label (Mi910+label)On label with "beam" extending into stamp1983Raduga-Gran type (or Gorizont-1/33 type)
Cuba2501 (Mi2650)1982Raduga-Gran type (or Gorizont-1/33 type)
Cuba2565 (Mi2714)1983Raduga-Gran type (or Gorizont-1/33 type)
Cuba2623 (Mi2772)1983Raduga-Gran type (or Gorizont-1/33 type)
Cuba3007 (Mi3163)1988Raduga-Gran type (or Gorizont-1/33 type)
Djibouti505a (BL11A)
i505a (BL11B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (505)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i505)
1979Raduga-Gran type (or Gorizont-1/33 type)
Guinea Republic1030a (BL257A)
i1030a (BL257B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (1030)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1030)
1987Raduga-Gran type (or Gorizont-1/33 type)
Guinea Republic1056a (BL283A)
i1056a (BL283B)
In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (1056)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1056)
1987Raduga-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)
Korea (North)2610 (Mi2784)
i2610

Imperforate
1986Raduga-Gran type (or Gorizont-1/33 type)
Korea (North)3168b (Mi3372)One of MS6 (3168 (3364-3367+3368a-b)) (Mi3367-3372)1992Raduga-Gran type (or Gorizont-1/33 type)
Korea (North)3607a (Mi3908-3909)In (right) margin of MS4 (2x (3607-3608))1997Raduga-Gran type (or Gorizont-1/33 type)
Korea (North)4111a (BL483)In (upper-left) margin of MS6 (4111 (4106-4111 + 3 labels))2001Raduga-Gran type (or Gorizont-1/33 type)
Korea (South)None(Multi-color printed) cachet on postal card2016Raduga-Gran type (or Gorizont-1/33 type)
Laos508 (Mi697)1983Raduga-Gran type (or Gorizont-1/33 type)
Mongolia1369 (BL98)In (upper) margin of SS11983Raduga-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)
Poland2829 fdcSS1 and (pictorial) cancel on FDC
Russia (USSR)None(Multi-color printed) cachet on stamped envelope1987Raduga-Gran type (or Gorizont-1/33 type)
Russia (USSR)5987 (Mi6180)1991Raduga-Gran type (or Gorizont-1/33 type)
Russia7934 (Mi2583)From MS8 (7934a (8x 7934))2018Raduga-Gran type (or Gorizont-1/33 type)
Russia7934 fdcStamp on FDC
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)
1999-02-27: Raduga-1-4
United States1999-02-27Cape Canaveral FL(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverRaduga-1-4 launch
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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