Solar Orbiter

Solar Orbiter
satellite

Solar Orbiter (patch)
Solar OrbiterSolar Orbiter (patch)

This page contains philatelic information on the Solar Orbiter satellite. 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)
Solar Orbiter
(ESA/NASA)
Solar Orbiter
(ESA/NASA)
Solar Orbiter
(ESA/NASA)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Solar Orbiter (ESA/NASA)
BurundiMi3481A
Mi3481B
One of MS2 (BL498A (Mi3480A-3481A)), or one of MS2 (BL499A (Mi3480A-3481A))
One of imperforate MS2 (BL498B (Mi3480B-3481B)), or one of imperforate MS2 (BL499B (Mi3480B-3481B))
2014"Solar Orbiter"
BurundiBL501A
BL501B
On stamp of SS1 (Mi3481A)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (Mi3481B)
ChadUnknown d (Mi?)
Unknown id
One of MS4 (a-d)
One of imperforate MS4 (a-d)
2013"Solar Orbiter"
ChadUnknown d proofOne of MS4 proof (a-d)
ChadUnknown fdc1
Unknown ifdc1
MS4 on FDC
Imperforate MS4 on FDC
ChadUnknown fdc2One of four stamps on FDC
FranceNone(Lettre-verte) personalized postage2020?"Solar Orbiter"
Guinea RepublicBL1116A
BL1116B
In (upper-left) margin of MS2 (Mi4539A-4540A)
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate MS2 (Mi4539B-4540B)
2006"Solar Orbiter"
RwandaUnknown d (Mi none)One of MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]2012"Solar Orbiter"
United States5605 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Alpine) cachet on FDC, also back2021"Solar Orbiter 2020"


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
2020-02-10: Solar Orbiter (ESA/NASA)
United States2019-11-01Kennedy Space Center FL(Red Eagle) cachet on cover"Solar Orbiter arrival at KSC"
United States2020-02-09Cape Canaveral FL(Mission 57) cachet on cover, also backSolar Orbiter launch
United States2020-02-09Laurel MD(Lollini) cachet on coverSolar Orbiter launch
United States2020-02-09Cape Canaveral FL(Ranski) cachet on coverSolar Orbiter launch
United States2020-02-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Ranski) cachet on coverSolar Orbiter launch
United States2020-02-09Cape Canaveral FL(Red Eagle) cachet on coverSolar Orbiter launch
United States2020-02-09Pasadena CA(Red Eagle) cachet on coverSolar Orbiter launch
French Guiana2020-02-10Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverSolar Orbiter launch
Solar Orbiter (events)
United States2020-12-27Pasadena CA(Red Eagle) cachet on coverSolar Orbiter "spacecraft first Venus flyby"


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