Tacomat

TActical COMmunications SATellite
(Tacomsat)


This page contains philatelic information on the TActical COMmunications SATellite (Tacomsat) 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.

The single Tacomsat, also known as Tacsat, should not be confused with the later TacSat series.

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)
Tacomsat
(USAF)
Tacomsat
(USAF)
Tacomsat
(USAF)
Tacomsat (on other than Tacomsat launch covers)


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

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
TActical COMmunications SATellite (Tacomsat)
Burkina Faso1171 (BL202)SS12000"Tacsat" (Tacomsat)


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
1969-02-09: TActical COMmunications SATellite (Tacomsat)
United States1969-02-09Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverTacomsat-1 (spelled "Taccomsat") launch
United States1969-02-09Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverTacomsat-1 (spelled "Taccomsat") launch
United States1969-02-09Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on cover, also insertTacomsat-1 launch
United States1969-02-09Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) cachet on cover, also insertTacomsat-1 launch
United States1969-02-09Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverTacomsat-1 (spelled "Taccomsat") launch
United States1969-02-09Patrick AFB, FL(Whitney magenta and green) cachet on coverTacomsat-1 launch
United States1969-02-09Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney magenta and green) cachet on coverTacomsat-1 launch
United States1969-02-09Cape Canaveral FL(C. Swanson blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTacomsat-1 launch
Tacomsat (on other than Tacomsat launch covers)
United States1969-07-25Patrick AFB, FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) insert from Intelsat-3-5 launch cover, also front"Tacsat-1"
United States1969-07-26Cape Canaveral FL(SpaceCraft/Swanson) insert from Intelsat-3-5 launch cover, also front


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