Westar-1/2/3 type

WEstern union STAR
(Westar) series satellites

Westar-4/5/6 type
Westar-1/2/3 typeWestar-4/5/6 type

This page contains philatelic information on the WEstern union STAR (Westar) 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.

Note that Westar-1/2/3 type and Palapa-A1/A2 type and Anik-A1/A2 type are essentially identical.

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)
Westar Westar Westar
Westar (on other than Westar launch covers)


Below is a list of WEstern union STAR (Westar) series satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
WEstern union STAR (Westar)
Ascension Island456 (Mi477)CD3411988Westar-6 recovery by STS-51A/Discovery on 14 November 1984 (based on this photo; see also information associated with this photo; see also Congo (DR) Unknown i 2002 and Benin Unknown b 2003)
BeninUnknown b (Mi?)One of MS6 (a-f)2003Westar-6 recovery by STS-51A/Discovery on 14 November 1984 (based on this photo; see also information assocaited with this photo; see also Congo (DR) Unknown_i 2002 and Ascension 456)
Central African Republic761 (Mi1165A)
i761 (Mi1165B)

Imperforate
1985"Westar-6" recovered (by Space Shuttle astronaut on manipulator arm; see this photo)
Central African Republic761a (BL347A)
i761a (BL347B)
On stamp of SS1 (761)
On stamp of imperforate SS1 (i761)
Congo (Democratic Republic)Unknown i (Mi?)One of MS9 (a-i)2002Westar-6 recovery by STS-51A/Discovery on 14 November 1984 (based on this photo; see also information associated with this photo); see also Ascension 456 and Benin Unknown b 2003
Germany (Berlin)9N376 fdc (Mi507 fdc)(Brown and blue printed) cachet on FDC1975Westar-1/2/3 type (or Anik-A1/A2 type, or Palapa-A1/A2 type)1
Madagascar (Malagasy Republic)1540f (Mi2516)One of MS6 (1540 (a-f)) (Mi2511-2516)2000Westar-6 recovered (by Space Shuttle astronaut)
Osetia (North)Local_fOne of local post MS6 (a-f)1997Westar-6 recovered (by Space Shuttle astronaut)
Osetia (North)Local_fdcMS6 on FDC
Qatar467 (Mi674)1988Westar-1/2/3 type (or Anik-A1/A2 type, or Palapa-A1/A2 type)1
Qatar469 (Mi676)
Sierra Leone1074h (Mi1264)One of MS9 (1074 (a-f)) (Mi1257-1265)1989Either Westar-6 or Palapa-B2 (based on "STS-10, 1984" (in text, probably referring to 10th Shuttle launch, STS-11)
Sierra Leone1074h specimenOne of MS9 (1074 specimen (a-f)), overprinted "specimen"
United Nations256-257 fdc (Mi279-280 fdc)(Orbit Covers) cachet on FDC1975"Westar"-1/2/3 type
United StatesNone(Midwest Postage Stamp and Coin Show Station) cancel on cover1974"Westar"-1/2/3 type
United States1530 fdc (Mi1137 fdc)(ArtCraft) cachet on FDC1975Westar-1/2/3 type
United States1536 fdc (Mi1143 fdc)(ArtCraft) cachet on FDC
United States1575 (Mi1184)One of block of 4 (1575a (1572-1575)) (Mi1182-1185)1975Westar-1/2/3 type
United States1575 fdc1Stamp on FDC (Fleetwood cachet)
United States1575 fdc2Stamp on FDC (ArtCraft cachet, large-font cancel)
United States1575 fdc3Stamp on FDC (ArtCraft cachet, small-font cancel)
United States1575 fdc4Stamp on FDC (Artmaster cachet)
United States1575 fdc5Stamp and (Space Voyage) cachet on FDC
United States1575a fdc1One of four stamps on FDC (ArtCraft cachet)
United States1575a fdc2One of four stamps on FDC (Fleetwood cachet), also back
United States1575a fdc3One of four stamps on FDC (? cachet)
United StatesSP372(USPS) souvenir page (1575a)
United StatesCP56(USPS) commemorative panel (1575a)
United States1575 cover (Mi1185 cover)Stamp on cover (Midwest Postage Stamp and Coin Show Station pictorial cancel)1975Westar-1/2/3 type

1The Westar-1/2/3 type and Palapa-A1/A2 type and Anik-A1/A2 type are essentially identical.


Below is a list of WEstern union STAR (Westar) series satellite launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
WEstern union STAR (Westar)
1974-04-13: Westar-1
United States1974-04-13Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverWestar-1 launch
United States1974-04-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Postal Progress Series) cachet on coverWestar-1 launch
United States1974-04-13Vernon NJ(Westar Earth Station) cachet (return address) on coverWestar-1 launch
United States1974-04-13Greenbelt MD(GSFC STDN blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverWestar-1 launch
United States1974-04-13Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Whitney magenta) cachet on coverWestar-1 launch
United States1974-04-13Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Whitney magenta and black) cachet on coverWestar-1 launch
United States1974-04-13Patrick AFB, FL(Whitney magenta and black) cachet (and signatures) on coverWestar-1 launch
United States1974-04-13Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverWestar-1 launch
United States1974-04-13Cape Canaveral FL(Sarzin?) cachet on (airmail) coverWestar-1 launch
United States1974-04-13Cape Canaveral FL(InterSpace Cover) cachet on coverWestar-1 launch
United States1974-04-13Kennedy Space Center FL(R. DuBeau red rubber-stamp and black typed) cachet on coverWestar-1 launch
United States1974-04-13Vernon NJ(Blue rubber-stamp) cachet (return address) on coverWestar-1 launch
United States1974-04-15Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverWestar-1 launch
1974-10-10: Westar-2
United States1974-10-10Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on coverWestar-2 launch
United States1974-10-10Satellite Beach FL(Whitney purple and blue) cachet on coverWestar-2 launch
United States1974-10-10Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Whitney purple and blue) cachet on coverWestar-2 launch
United States1974-10-10Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Whitney purple) cachet on coverWestar-2 launch
United States1974-10-10Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverWestar-2 launch
United States1974-10-10Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial-like) cachet on coverWestar-2 launch
United States1974-10-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverWestar-2 launch
1979-08-09: Westar-3
United States1979-08-09Cape Canaveral FL(Zaso silk/IASP no.22) cachet on coverWestar-3 launch
United States1979-08-09Patrick AFB, FL(Whitney black and magenta) cachet on coverWestar-3 launch
United States1979-08-09Greenbelt MD(GSFC STDN blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverWestar-3 launch
1982-02-26: Westar-4
United States1982-02-25Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet (and signature) on coverWestar-4 launch
United States1982-02-25Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Whitney blue) cachet on coverWestar-4 launch
United States1982-02-25Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Whitney blue) cachet on coverWestar-4 launch
United States1982-02-25Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverWestar-4 launch
United States1982-02-25Greenbelt MD(NASA GSFC blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverWestar-4 launch
1982-06-09: Westar-5
United States1982-06-08Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet (and signature) on coverWestar-5 launch
United States1982-06-08Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverWestar-5 launch
United States1982-06-08Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverWestar-5 launch
United States1982-06-08Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney orange) cachet on coverWestar-5 launch
United States1982-06-08Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney gold) cachet on (airmail) coverWestar-5 launch
United States1982-06-08Greenbelt MD(NASA GSFC blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverWestar-5 launch
1984-02-03: Westar-6 deployed (and Palapa-B2 and SPAS-1A from STS-11 (41B))
Ascension Island1984-02-03Ascension(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Downey CA(Pictorial) cancel and (RSDSC) cachet on cover, also insert and insert backSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Kennedy Space Center FL(RSDSC red rubber-stamp) cachet (and signature) on (airmail) coverSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Kennedy Space Center FL(Zaso silk/IASP no.70) cachet on coverSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Cape Canaveral FL(Whitney magenta and blue) cachet on coverSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Greenbelt MD(GSFC Shuttle Tracking Team blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Boulder CO(NOAA SEL black rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Houston TX(Black and blue rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Houston TX(Ranski) cachet on coverSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Kennedy Space Center FL(Ranski) cachet on coverSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Cape Canaveral FL(Ranski) cachet on coverSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Satellite Beach FL(Ranski) cachet on coverSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Kennedy Space Center FL(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Washington DC(Black printed and black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Washington DC(Black printed and black stickers) cachet on coverSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Washington DC(Black printed and black stickers) cachet on (airmail) coverSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Washington DC(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Washington DC(Black printed) cachet on coverSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Marshall Space Flight Center AL(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Marshall Space Flight Center AL(Magenta rubber-stamp) cachet on (airmail) coverSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Houston TX(Johnson Space Center Stamp Club) cachet on coverSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Houston TX(Black printed and black typed) cachet on coverSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Houston TX(NASA photo and mission patch) cachet on coverSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03Houston TX(Zaso silk/IASP no.71) cachet on cover"Rehearsal for Solar Max [SMM] repair"
United States1984-02-03
1984-02-03
Houston TX
Kennedy Space Center FL
(Blue and red printed) cachet on coverSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
United States1984-02-03
1984-02-05
Kennedy Space Center FL
Houston TX
(Blue mission patch and green rubber-stamp) cachet on postcardSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
(possible) attempt to initiate the planned SPAS-1A program of experiments
United States1984-02-03
1984-02-06
Kennedy Space Center FL
Houston TX
(Green and red printed) cachet on coverSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
Palapa-B2 deployed
United States1984-02-03
1984-02-11
Kennedy Space Center FL
Kennedy Space Center FL
(Green and red rubber-stamp) cachet on cover, also backSTS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed
STS-41B landing
United States1984-02-06Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet (different) on coverPalapa-B2 deployed
United States1984-02-06Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 deployed
United States1984-02-06
1984-02-07
Houston TX, Nassau Bay Branch
Houston TX
(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 deployed
first flight of the MMU
United States1984-02-06
1984-02-07
Houston TX, Nassau Bay Branch
Houston TX
(Black and magenta rubber-stamp) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 deployed
first flight of the MMU
United States1984-02-06
1984-11-12
Houston TX
Houston TX
(SCCS) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 deployed
Palapa-B2 recovered
United States1984-02-07Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on cover"First Flight - Manned Maneuvering Unit"
United States1984-02-11Greenbelt MD(GSFC Shuttle Tracking Team blue rubber-stamp) cachet on coverSTS-41B landing
United States1984-02-13Marshall Space Flight Center AL(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover(possible that the date '13' is an error, and should have been '3') (if that is the case, then this cover is for STS-41B launch; Westar-6 deployed)
1984-11-08: Westar-6 recovered (and Anik-D2 and Leasat-F2 and Palapa-B2 recovered by STS-19 (51A))
Ascension Island1984-11-08Ascension(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSTS-51A launch
United States1984-11-08Houston TX(Dark green printed) cachet on coverSTS-51A launch
United States1984-11-08Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverSTS-51A launch
United States1984-11-08Kennedy Space Center FL(Zaso silk/IASP no.86) cachet on coverSTS-51A launch
United States1984-11-08Kennedy Space Center FL(Quadracolor?) cachet on coverSTS-51A launch
United States1984-11-08Kennedy Space Center FL(Quadracolor?) cachet (different) on coverSTS-51A launch
United States1984-11-08
1983-10-22
Kennedy Space Center FL
Dearborn Heights MI
(Ranski) cachet on coverSTS-51A launch
Motopex Station pictorial cancel
United States1984-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverAnik-D2 (Telesat-8) deployed
United States1984-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverAnik-D2 ("Telesat-H" / Telesat-8) deployed
United States1984-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Centennial) cachet on coverAnik-D2 ("Telesat-H" / Telesat-8) deployed
United States1984-11-09Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet on coverAnik-D2 ("Telesat-H" / Telesat-8) deployed
United States1984-11-09Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverAnik-D2 ("Telesat-H" / Telesat-8) deployed
United States1984-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Quadracolor?) cachet on coverAnik-D2 (Telesat-8) deployed
United States1984-11-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Ranski black printed and purple rubber-stamp) cachet on coverAnik-D2 (Telesat-8) deployed
United States1984-11-10Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on coverLeasat-F2 (Syncom-4-1) deployed
United States1984-11-10Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverLeasat-F2 (Syncom-4-1) deployed
United States1984-11-10Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club) cachet on coverLeasat-F2 (Syncom-4-1) deployed
United States1984-11-10Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverLeasat-F2 (Syncom-4-1) deployed
United States1984-11-10Cape Canaveral FL(Ranski black printed and red rubber-stamp) cachet on coverLeasat-F2 (Syncom-4-1) deployed
United States1984-11-12Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 recovered
United States1984-11-12Kennedy Space Center FL(Mission patch) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 recovered
United States1984-11-12Houston TX(Zaso silk/IASP no.87) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 recovered
United States1984-11-12Cape Canaveral FL(Centennial) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 recovered
United States1984-11-12Houston TX(SCCS) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 recovered
United States1984-11-12Houston TX(Space Voyage) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 recovered
United States1984-11-12Cape Canaveral FL(Ranski black printed and cyan and tan rubber-stamp) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 recovered
United States1984-11-12
1984-02-06
Houston TX
Houston TX
(SCCS) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 recovered
Palapa-B2 deployed
United States1984-11-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Quadracolor?) cachet on coverPalapa-B2 recovered
United States1984-11-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club/mission patch) cachet on coverWestar-6 recovered
United States1984-11-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Quadracolor?) cachet on coverWestar-6 recovered
United States1984-11-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Quadracolor?) cachet (different) on coverWestar-6 recovered, as seen here and here
United States1984-11-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Quadracolor?) cachet (different) on coverWestar-6 recovered
United States1984-11-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Quadracolor?) cachet (different) on coverWestar-6 recovered
United States1984-11-14Houston TX(Black printed) cachet on coverWestar-6 recovered
United States1984-11-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Ranski) cachet on coverWestar-6 recovered
United States1984-11-15Kennedy Space Center FL(Quadracolor?) cachet on coverPost-retrieval photographs of the captured Palapa-B2 and Westar-6 satellites stowed in Discovery's cargo bay
United States1984-11-16Kennedy Space Center FL(Zaso silk/IASP no.89) cachet on coverSTS-51A landing
United States1984-11-16Kennedy Space Center FL(Quadracolor?) cachet on coverSTS-51A landing
Westar (on other than Westar launch covers)
Items depicting Westar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type)1 are not listed again on the Palapa and Anik pages
United States1975-09-25Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on Intelsat-4A-1 launch cover"Westar"
United States1975-09-25Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on Intelsat-4A-1 launch (airmail) coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type)1
United States1975-11-19Orlando FL, Kennedy Space Center Branch(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on Explorer-55 launch coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type depicted with a rocket)2
United States1976-02-19Merritt Island FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on Marisat-1 launch coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type)1
United States1976-02-19Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on Marisat-1 launch cover
United States1976-05-13Orlando FL, Kennedy Space Center Branch(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on Comstar-1 launch coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type)1
United States1976-05-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on Comstar-1 launch cover
United States1976-05-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on Comstar-1 launch (airmail) cover
United States1976-05-13Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers, no logo) cachet on Comstar-1 launch cover
United States1976-06-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on Marisat-2 launch coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type)1
United States1976-06-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on Marisat-2 launch (airmail) cover
United States1976-07-22Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on Comstar-2 launch coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type)1
United States1976-07-22Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on Comstar-2 launch cover
United States1976-09-11Vandenberg AFB, CA(DuBeau? purple rubber-stamp) cachet on DMSP-5D1-F1 launch coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type depicted with a rocket)2
United States1976-09-11Vandenberg AFB, CA(DuBeau? purple rubber-stamp) cachet on DMSP-5D1-F1 launch (airmail) cover
United States1976-09-11Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(DuBeau? purple rubber-stamp) cachet on DMSP-5D1-F1 launch cover
United States1976-10-14Orlando FL, Kennedy Space Center Branch(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on Marisat-3 launch coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type)1
United States1976-10-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on Marisat-3 launch (airmail) cover
United States1977-03-10Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on Palapa-A2 launch coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type depicted with a rocket)2
United States1977-03-10Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet (and signatures) on Palapa-A2 launch cover
United States1977-04-20Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on ESA-GEOS-1 launch coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type depicted with a rocket)2
United States1977-04-20Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on ESA-GEOS-1 launch (airmail) cover
United States1977-05-12Lompoc CA, Vandenberg AFB(Vandy?/DuBeau? cyan rubber-stamp) cachet on DSCS-2-7/8 launch coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type)1
United States1977-06-16Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on GOES-2 launch (airmail) coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type depicted with a rocket)2
United States1977-07-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on GMS-1 launch (airmail) coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type depicted with a rocket)2
United States1977-08-25Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on SIRIO-1 launch (airmail) coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type depicted with a rocket)2
United States1977-09-13Orlando FL, Kennedy Space Center Branch(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on OTS-1 launch [failed] coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type depicted with a rocket)2
United States1977-09-13Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on OTS-1 launch [failed] (airmail) cover
United States1977-11-22Cape Canaveral FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on Meteosat-1 launch (airmail) coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type depicted with a rocket)2
United States1978-01-26Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on Explorer-57 launch (airmail) coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type depicted with a rocket)2
United States1978-04-07Cape Canaveral FLHavekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on BSE launch coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type depicted with a rocket)2
United States1978-05-11Cape Canaveral FL(Orbit Covers) cachet on OTS-2 launch coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type depicted with a rocket)2
United States1978-05-11Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on OTS-2 launch coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type depicted with a rocket)2
United States1978-06-16Orlando FL, Kennedy Space Center Branch(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on GOES-3 launch coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type depicted with a rocket)2
United States1978-06-16Orlando FL, Kennedy Space Center Branch(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet (and signature) on GOES-3 launch cover
United States1978-06-16Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on GOES-3 launch (airmail) cover
United States1978-06-29Orlando FL, Kennedy Space Center Branch(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on Comstar-3 launch coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type)1
United States1978-07-14Cape Canaveral FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on ESA-GEOS-2 launch coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type depicted with a rocket)2
United States1978-07-14Orlando FL, Kennedy Space Center Branch(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet (and signature) on ESA-GEOS-2 launch cover
United States1978-07-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on ESA-GEOS-2 launch (airmail) cover
United States1978-11-20Orlando FL, Kennedy Space Center Branch(Havekotte purple and red rubber-stamp) cachet on NATO-3C launch coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type depicted with a rocket)2
United States1978-11-20Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on NATO-3C launch cover
United States1978-11-20Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on NATO-3C launch (airmail) cover
United States1979-01-30Orlando FL, Kennedy Space Center Branch(Havekotte blue and black rubber-stamp) cachet on SCATHA launch coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type depicted with a rocket)2
United States1980-01-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte red and blue and purple rubber-stamp) cachet on FltSatCom-3 launch coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type)1
United States1980-01-17Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte red and blue and purple rubber-stamp) cachet on FltSatCom-3 launch (airmail) cover
United States1980-02-14Merritt Island FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on SMM [rocket] launch coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type depicted with a rocket)2
United States1980-02-14Kennedy Space Center FL(Havekotte blue and red rubber-stamp) cachet on SMM [rocket] launch (airmail) cover
United States1981-02-21Cape Canaveral FL (hand cancel)(Havekotte blue and green and orange and magenta rubber-stamp) cachet on Comstar-4 launch coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type)1
United States1981-02-21Cape Canaveral FL (machine cancel)(Havekotte blue and green and brown and magenta rubber-stamp) cachet on Comstar-4 launch cover
United States1983-05-19Cape Canaveral FL(Havekotte orange-brown and black and green rubber-stamp) cachet on Intelsat-5-6 launch coverWestar-1/2/3 type (or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type)1

1The Westar-1/2/3 type and Palapa-A1/A2 type and Anik-A1/A2 type are essentially identical.
2The rocket in this cachet is based on a Whitney-design cachet as found on covers such as this GOES-1_cover; the comsat design is similar to that of the Westar-1/2/3 type or Palapa-A1/A2 type or Anik-A1/A2 type satellites, all of which are essentially identical.


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