Reusrs-O1

Resurs
(and other Russian
environmental-observing satellites)

Sich-1
Resurs-O1 (Russia)Sich-1 (Russia-Ukraine)

This page contains philatelic information on the Resurs (and other Russian environmental-observing 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.

Early Okean spacecraft also had Kosmos designations, but since all of them had environmental observing as their primary mission, philatelic items referring to them are shown in this page only.

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)
Resurs
(Russia/USSR)
Resurs
(Russia/USSR)
Resurs
(Russia/USSR)
Okean
(Russia/USSR)
Okean
(Russia/USSR)
Okean
(Russia/USSR)
Sich
(Russia-Ukraine)
Sich
(Russia-Ukraine)
Sich
(Russia-Ukraine)
Almaz2
(Russia/USSR)
Almaz2
(Russia/USSR)
Almaz2
(Russia/USSR)


Below is a list of Resurs (and other Russian environmental-observing satellite) postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Resurs (Russia/USSR)
MaliUnknown ms (Mi none)In (upper-left) margin of MS3 (a-c) [known illegal issue]2013"Resurs-DK1"
MaliUnknown ms (Mi none)In (right) margin of MS3 (a-c) [known illegal issue]"Resurs-P"
Russia (USSR)None(Multi-color printed) cachet on stamped envelope, also back1991"Resurs-F"-1
Russia (USSR)None(Multi-color printed) and black overprinted) cachet on 1991 stamped envelope1992"Resurs-F"-1
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)2013"Resurs-P1"
Okean (Russia/USSR)
MaliUnknown ms (Mi none)
Unknown ims
In (lower-left) margin of MS3 (a-c) [known illegal issue]
In (lower-left) margin of imperforate MS3 (a-c)
2013"Okean-O"
MaliUnknown fdc
Unknown ifdc
MS3 on FDC
Imperforate MS3 on FDC
Russia (USSR)5496 (Mi5646)One of pair (5497a (5496-5497)) (Mi5646-5647), also detail1986Okean
Russia (USSR)5497b (BL none)MS8 (4x (5496-5497))
Russia (USSR)NonePostal card1987Okean
Russia (USSR)NonePostal card (with different cancel)1987Okean
United Nations550-551 fdc (Mi575-576 fdc)(UNPA) cachet on FDC1989Okean
United Nations
UN (Geneva)
UN (Vienna)
550-551 fdc
176-177 fdc
91-92 fdc
(UNPA) cachet on FDC1989Okean
United Nations (Geneva)176-177 fdc (Mi176-177 fdc)(UNPA) cachet on FDC1989Okean
United Nations (Vienna)91-92 fdc (Mi92-93 fdc)(UNPA) cachet on FDC1989Okean
Sich (Russia-Ukraine)
Ukraine240 (Mi177)1996"Sich-1"
Ukraine240 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel on FDC
Ukraine542 fdc (Mi632 fdc)(Multi-color printed) cachet on FDC2004Sich-1
UkraineKM2045 hryvni (copper-nickel coin)2004Sich1
UkraineNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover2014Sich-1
Almaz2 (Russia/USSR)
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)1415c (Mi none)
i1415c
One of MS9 (1415 (a-i))
One of imperforate MS9 (i1415 (a-i))
1999Almaz
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)1415cd (BL none)On stamp of SS1 (1415c)

1Sich was an Earth-orbiting environmental-observing satellite. One side of the coin shows the satellite above the lunar surface, but that is incorrect. Sich (bogus) was never anywhere near the Moon.
2Later Almaz reconnaissance satellites only, not earlier Almaz space stations.


Below is a list of Resurs (and other Russian environmental-observing satellite) launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Resurs (Russia/USSR)
1992-11-15: Resurs-5002
Russia1992-11-16Plesetsk(Multi-color printed and round black rubber-stamp) cachets on coverResurs-500 launch
Russia1992-11-16Plesetsk(Multi-color printed) cachet (with type-1 overprint) on coverResurs-500 launch
Russia1992-11-16Plesetsk(Multi-color printed) cachet (with type-2 overprint) on coverResurs-500 launch
Resurs-5002 (events)
United States1992-11-23Seattle WA(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverResurs-500 capsule recovered and brought to the deck of the recovery ship Marshal Krylov
Resurs-5002 (anniversaries)
United States2017-11-24Seattle WA(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover25th anniv. Resurs-500 capsule's arrival in Seattle
1998-07-10: Resurs-O1-4 (and OSCAR-31 / TMSat-1 and OSCAR-32 / TechSat-1b and others)
Russia1998-07-10Baikonur(Blue printed) cachet on coverResurs-O1-4 launch
Okean (Russia/USSR)
No launch cover images available yet
Sich (Russia-Ukraine)
No launch cover images available yet
Almaz1 (Russia/USSR)
No launch cover images available yet

1Later Almaz reconnaissance satellites only, not earlier Almaz space stations.
2Space Flight "Europe-America 500" was a 1992 goodwill mission between Russia and the US in which a Resurs-500 capsule was launched from Plesetsk, orbited Earth for 7 days, splashed down in the Pacific off the coast of Washington state and was picked up by the Russian missile-tracking ship Marshal Krylov which brought it to Seattle, where it was placed on permanent display at the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field


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