STARSHINE-1

STARSHINE
series
satellites


This page contains philatelic information on the STARSHINE (Student Tracked Atmospheric Research Satellite for Heuristic International Networking Equipment) 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)
STARSHINE STARSHINE STARSHINE
STARSHINE (on other than STARSHINE launch covers)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
STARSHINE (Student Tracked Atmospheric Research Satellite for Heuristic International Networking Equipment)
GermanyNone(Green rubber-stamp) cachet on cover, also detail with arrow to Shuttle1999"STARSHINE[-1] overpass" mission patch
MaliUnknown a (Mi none)One of MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]2018STARSHINE-1 (implied for "STS-96 / May 1999" launch)
MaliUnknown ms fdc
Unknown ims fdc
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
STARSHINE (Student Tracked Atmospheric Research Satellite for Heuristic International Networking Equipment)
1999-05-27: STARSHINE-1 (deployed by STS-96)
United States1999-05-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-96 launch
United States1999-05-27Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet (and medallion) on coverSTS-96 launch
United States1999-05-27Orlando FL(Checklist and green rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-96 launch
Russia1999-05-29Korolev-9, Moscow Oblast(Blue printed) cachet on coverSTS-96 docking with the ISS
United States1999-05-29GSFC, Greenbelt MD(GSFC Shuttle Tracking Team blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-96 docking with the ISS
United States1999-06-04Nassau Bay Branch, Houston TX(NASA photo) cachet on coverSTS-96 un-docking from the ISS (the cachet features an unrelated SPAS-1 photo of STS-7/Challenger with Earth in the background)
United States1999-06-05Houston TX(ISS pictorial) cancel and (Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTARSHINE deployment
United States1999-06-06Kennedy Space Center FL(NASA photo) cachet on coverSTS-96 landing
United States1999-06-06Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-96 landing
2001-12-05: STARSHINE-2 (deployed by STS-108)
United States2001-12-05Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on cover, also insertSTS-108 launch
United States2001-12-16Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTARSHINE-2 deployed
2001-09-29: STARSHINE-3 / OSCAR-43 (and OSCAR-44 / PCSat-1 and OSCAR-45 / SAPPHIRE and PICOSat)
United States2001-09-29Kodiak AK(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverSTARSHINE-3 launch
STARSHINE (on other than STARSHINE launch covers)
United States1999-07-27Houston TX(Magenta rubber-stamp) cachet on STS-93 landing coverSTARSHINE[-1] overpass" mission patch


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