Thuraya-1

Thuraya
and
YahSat
series

YahSat-1A
Thuraya-1YahSat-1A

This page contains philatelic information on Thuraya and YahSat (al YAH 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)
Thuraya
(UAE)
Thuraya
(UAE)
Thuraya
(UAE)
YahSat
(UAE)
YahSat
(UAE)
YahSat
(UAE)


Below is a list of Thuraya and YahSat series postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Thuraya (UAE)
Guinea RepublicBL840A
BL840B
In (upper-left) margin of SS1
In (upper-left) margin of imperforate SS1
2003"Thuraya-1"
Guinea RepublicBL840A fdcSS1 on FDC
United Arab Emirates725 (Mi699)2002"Thuraya"
United Arab Emirates726 (Mi700)
al YAH SATellite (YahSat) (UAE)
ChadBL568A
BL568B
In (upper-right) margin of SS1
In (upper-right) margin of imperforate SS1
2012"YahSat-Y1B"
Congo (Democratic Republic)BL586In (upper-right) margin of SS1 (Mi2140)2014"YahSat-1B"
United Arab Emirates1086 (Mi?)From MS20 (1086a (20x 1086))2013"YahSat"
United Arab Emirates1086 fdcStamp and (Emirates Post) cachet on FDC, also back


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

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Thuraya (UAE)
2003-06-10: Thuraya-2
Russia2003-06-11Moscow(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverThuraya-2 launch
al YAH SATellite (YahSat) (UAE)
2011-04-22: YahSat-1A (and Intelsat-28)
French Guiana2011-04-22Kourou(Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS) cachet on coverYahSat-1A launch
French Guiana2011-04-22Kourou(Lollini) cachet (and signature) on coverYahSat-1A launch
French Guiana2011-04-22Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverYahSat-1A launch
French Guiana2011-04-22Kourou (text cancel)(Historiaphil) cachet on coverYahSat-1A launch
French Guiana2011-04-22Kourou (pictorial cancel)(Historiaphil) cachet on coverYahSat-1A launch
French Guiana2011-04-22Kourou(Lollini) cachet on coverYahSat-1A launch
France2011-04-23Paris(Lollini) cachet on coverYahSat-1A launch
Gabon2011-04-23Libreville(Lollini) cachet on coverYahSat-1A launch


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