Tianwen-1

Tianwen-1 / Huoxing-1
satellite

Tianwen-1 lander
Tianwen-1 orbiterTianwen-1 lander

This page contains philatelic information on the Tianwen-1 / Huoxing-1 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.

The rover on Tianwen-1 is named Zhurong.

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)
Tianwen-1 / Huoxing-1
(China/PRC)
Tianwen-1 / Huoxing-1
(China/PRC)
Tianwen-1 / Huoxing-1
(China/PRC)


Below is a list of Tianwen-1 / Huoxing-1 satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Tianwen-1 / Huoxing-1 (China/PRC)
China (People's Republic)4008_ms8 (Mi4358_ms8)On 8 labels and in (center) margin of MS8 (8x 4008 + 8 labels)2020Tianwen-1 launch
China (People's Republic)4759 (Mi5241)From MS12 (4759a (12x 4759))2020Tianwen-1
China (People's Republic)4759 fdc1Stamp and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
China (People's Republic)4759 fdc2Stamp and (multi-color printed) cachet (different) on FDC, also back
China (People's Republic)4759 fdc3Stamp on FDC, also back
China (People's Republic)4759 folderFDC folder inside, also outside
China (People's Republic)4759 maxiMaxicard
China (People's Republic)3429 ms (Mi? ms)On 8 labels and in (center) margin of MS8 (8x unknown + 8 labels)2021Tianwen-1 launch through Mars landing, and Zhurong rover on the Martian surface
GermanyNone(Biberpost) private post2011Tianwen-1 lander and rover
Hong Kong2171 (Mi2477)From MS25 (2171a (25x 2171))2020Tianwen-1 (with lander attached)
Hong KongUnknown ms (BL408, Mi2551-2552)MS2 (a-b), also annotated2022Tianwen-1, Tianwan-1 lander
MadagascarUnknown a (Mi none)From MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]2021Tianwen-1 launch
MadagascarUnknown b (Mi none)Tianwen-1 (with lander attached)
MadagascarUnknown d (Mi none)Tianwen-1 lander
MongoliaUnknown ss (BL?)2023Tianwan-1 and "Zhurong rover"
United Nations (Vienna)696a (Mi1155)On stamps and in (upper) margin of MS10 (696a (10x 696))2022Tianwen-1 launch (in upper margin); pre-selected landing area on Mars for Tianwen-1 lander (in stamp)
United Nations (Vienna)697a (Mi1156)On stamps and in (upper) margin of MS10 (697a (10x 697))Landing platform for Zhurong rover (in upper margin); Zhurong rover (in stamp)
United Nations (Vienna)698 (BL66)SS1Landing platform for Zhurong rover


Below is a list of Tianwen-1 / Huoxing-1 satellite launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Tianwen-1 / Huoxing-1 (China/PRC)
Tianwen-1 / Huoxing-1 (pre-launch events)
China (People's Republic)2019-11-14?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverTianwen-1 Mars lander hovering and obstacle avoidance test
China (People's Republic)2020-05-22Wenchang, Hainan province(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover, and backTianwen-1 pre-launch: event?
2020-07-23: Tianwen-1 / Huoxing-1
China (People's Republic)2020-07-23Jainying, Jiangsu(Pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on coverTianwen-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2020-07-23?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverTianwen-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2020-07-23?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverTianwen-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2020-07-23Wenchang, Hainan province(Tianjin Space Post Office) cachet on cover, also backTianwen-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2020-07-23Wenchang, Hainan province(Wenchang Space Post Office) cachet on postcard, also backTianwen-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2020-07-23Wenchang, Hainan province(Multi-color printed and black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTianwen-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2020-07-23Wenchang, Hainan province(Red pictorial) meter and (multi-color printed and black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverTianwen-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2020-07-23Xi An(Pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on coverTianwen-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2020-07-23Wenchang, Hainan province(Wenchang Space Post Office) cachet on cover, also backTianwen-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2020-07-23Wenchang, Hainan province(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverTianwen-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2020-07-23Wenchang, Hainan province(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverTianwen-1 launch
United States2020-07-23Ft. Irwin CA(Red Eagle) cachet on coverTianwen-1 launch
United States2020-07-23Pasadena CA(Red Eagle) cachet on coverTianwen-1 launch
Tianwen-1 / Huoxing-1 (events)
United States2020-10-09Ft. Irwin CA(Red Eagle) cachet on coverTianwen-1 "course trajectory maneuver"
China (People's Republic)2020-10-10?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverTianwen-1 course trajectory maneuver
China (People's Republic)2020-10-10?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverTianwen-1 course trajectory maneuver
China (People's Republic)2020-10-10?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverTianwen-1 course trajectory maneuver
China (People's Republic)2020-10-29?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverTianwen-1 course trajectory maneuver
Germany2021-02-10CNSA(Pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on cover"Tianwen-1 enters Mars orbit" (in German text)
United States2021-02-10Ft. Irwin CA(Red Eagle) cachet on coverTianwen-1 "arrives in Mars orbit"
United States2021-02-24Ft. Irwin CA(Red Eagle) cachet on coverTianwen-1 "spacecraft enters Mars parking orbit"
Germany2021-05-15CNSA(Pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on cover"Tianwen-1 successfully landed on Mars"
China (People's Republic)2021-05-15?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverTianwen-1 lander/rover lands on Mars
China (People's Republic)2021-05-22?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverZhurong rover ready to deploy to the Martian surface
China (People's Republic)2021-05-22?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on cover, also backZhurong rover deployed to the Martian surface
China (People's Republic)2021-05-22?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on cover, also backZhurong rover deployed to the Martian surface
China (People's Republic)2022-05-06?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverZhurong rover prepared for the coming Martian winter



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