CS-1

Sakura / CS
series


This page contains philatelic information on Sakura / CS (Communications Satellite) series. 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)
Sakura / CS
(Japan)
Sakura / CS
(Japan)
Sakura / CS
(Japan)


Below is a list of Sakura / CS-series postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Sakura / Communications Satellite (CS) (Japan)
Central African Republic1107b (BL_A580A)
i1107b (BL_A580B)
In (upper-left) margin of SS1 (1107)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i1107)
1996"Sakura-3b" (CS-3b)
Japan1385 fdc (Mi1406 fdc)(JPS) cachet on FDC1979CS-1/2 type
Japan1550-1551 fdc (Mi? fdc)(JPS) cachet on FDC1983CS-1/2 type
Japan2425 (Mi2253)1994
Japan2425 specimenOverprinted "specimen"
Libya1306d (Mi1662)One of MS6 (1306 (a-f)) (Mi1659-1664)1986CS-1/2 type
Philippines2008 (Mi1955)1989CS-3a
SpainNone(Orange and blue and black printed) cachet on cover1984"CS" (in text only)
ZaireMi1242A-1243A ms2
Mi1242B-1243B ms2
In (upper-right) margin of MS2 (Mi1242A-1243A)
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate MS2 (Mi1242B-1243B)
1996"Sakura-3b" (CS-3b)


Below is a list of Sakura / CS-series launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Sakura / Communications Satellite (CS) (Japan)
1977-12-15: Sakura-1 / CS-1
United States1977-12-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverCS-1 launch
United States1977-12-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage blue and brown) cachet on coverCS-1 launch
United States1977-12-14Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage blue and brown) cachet on coverCS-1 launch
United States1977-12-14Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers, no logo) cachet on coverCS-1 launch (but Explorer-38/49 type depicted)
United States1977-12-14Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS ser.77/19) cachet on cover, also backCS-1 launch
Japan
United States
1977-12-14
1977-02-23
Cape Canaveral FL
Tsukubagakuen (scenic cancel)
(Space Voyage green and brown) cachet on coverCS-1 launch
ETS-2 launch
1983-08-05: Sakura-2b / CS-2b
Japan1983-07-06Tanegashima(Space Voyage cyan and purple and blue) cachet on coverCS-2b launch
Japan1983-07-06Tsukubagakuen(Space Voyage, unusual) cachet on coverCS-2b launch
1988-02-19: Sakura-3a / CS-3a
Japan1988-02-19Tsukubagakuen(Space Voyage blue and brown) cachet on coverCS-3a launch
United States1988-02-19Greenbelt MD(Space Voyage blue and grey-green) cachet on coverCS-3a launch


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