ASTP tracking and satellite stations

Spanish rubber stamp cachets from 70's and 80's were created by Jose Manuel Grandela, who was a NASA employee in Spanish tracking stations in Madrid (Fresnedillas and Robledo de Chavela). As astrocollector, he produced hundreds of different RSC covers from Apollo to STS.

NASCOM and STDN
NASCOM and STDN

Goddard Space Flight Center

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GSFC
GSFC

Goddard Space Flight Center

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GSFC-NOCC
GSFC-NOCC

Network Operations Control Center

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Greenbelt, MD
Greenbelt, MD

last day of ASTP slogan postmark

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Goldstone STDN station
Goldstone STDN station

facsimile of William Edeline - station director

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Goldstone STDN station
Goldstone STDN station

facsimile of William Edeline - station director black ASTP cachet

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Goldstone DSS-14
Goldstone DSS-14

signed by Earl Jackson - DSS-13 director

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Goldstone DSS-14
Goldstone DSS-14

signed by Thomas Potter - DSS-11/12 director

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Goldstone DSS-14
Goldstone DSS-14

facsimile of Charles Koscielski - DSS-14 director

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Waimea, HI
Waimea, HI

Jul 15, 1975

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Waimea, HI
Waimea, HI

Jul 24, 1975

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Wallops Flight Center
Wallops Flight Center
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Pulantat Earth Station
Pulantat Earth Station

Agana, Guam

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Dandan, Guam
Dandan, Guam
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Rosman STADAN station, NC
Rosman STADAN station, NC
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Rosman STADAN station, NC
Rosman STADAN station, NC

facsimile of James Jackson - station director uncommon black ASTP cachet

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Merritt Island
Merritt Island

Telemetry tracking station

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Canton Island, HI
Canton Island, HI
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Fairbanks, Alaska
Fairbanks, Alaska
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Alberta, Canada
Alberta, Canada
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St. John's, Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland

15 Jul, 1975

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St. John's, Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland

17 Jul, 1975

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Winkfield, England
Winkfield, England
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London, England
London, England
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London, England
London, England
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Madrid STDN
Madrid STDN
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Madrid STDN
Madrid STDN
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Madrid STDN
Madrid STDN
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Madrid STDN
Madrid STDN

non-typical cancellation of Jul 15, 1975

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Madrid STDN
Madrid STDN
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Madrid STDN
Madrid STDN
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Madrid STDN
Madrid STDN
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Madrid DSS-61
Madrid DSS-61
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Madrid DSS-62
Madrid DSS-62
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Madrid DSS-63
Madrid DSS-63
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Madrid DSS-63
Madrid DSS-63

non-typical cancellation of Jul 15, 1975

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Buitrago Earth station
Buitrago Earth station
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Canary Islands, Spain
Canary Islands, Spain

non-operational from February 1975, just before ASTP

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Canberra, Australia
Canberra, Australia

Jul 15, 1975

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Canberra, Australia
Canberra, Australia

Jul 24, 1975

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Orroral, Australia
Orroral, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
Sydney, Australia

15 Jul, 1975

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Sydney, Australia
Sydney, Australia

interesting cover, late postmark of Jul 31 - due to postal strike

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Santiago, Chilie
Santiago, Chilie
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Santiago, Chilie
Santiago, Chilie
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Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
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Tananarive, Madagascar
Tananarive, Madagascar

due to revolution, non-operational from Feb 1975

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Balcarce, Argentina
Balcarce, Argentina
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Ascension
Ascension
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Ascention
Ascention
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St. George's, Bermuda
St. George's, Bermuda

Cooper's island, that hosted NASA tracking station is part of St. Georges Parish of Bermuda.

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Devonshire, Bermuda
Devonshire, Bermuda

although NASA temporary tracking facility located on Cooper's island, this cover has been postmarked in Devonshire, some 15 km away

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Bogota, Colombia
Bogota, Colombia
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Quito, Equador
Quito, Equador
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Quito, Equador
Quito, Equador
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Hong Kong
Hong Kong
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Yamaguchi, Japan
Yamaguchi, Japan

Jul 18, 1975

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Ibaraki, Japan
Ibaraki, Japan
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Ibaraki, Japan
Ibaraki, Japan
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
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New Zeland
New Zeland
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Seychelles
Seychelles
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Seychelles
Seychelles
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Singapore
Singapore
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Sriracha, Thailand
Sriracha, Thailand
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Kourou, French Guyana
Kourou, French Guyana
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While looking for ASTP tracking station covers I used the Goddard center report of NASA communications network. I realized that some very unusual places used to serve the needs of NASA space program - like Pakistan and Zambia. I don't know their role in ASTP, but got these covers, though not directly ASTP related.

Karachi, Pakistan
Karachi, Pakistan
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Karachi, Pakistan
Karachi, Pakistan
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Kabwe, Zambia
Kabwe, Zambia
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Kabwe, Zambia
Kabwe, Zambia
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Chingola, Zambia
Chingola, Zambia
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Chingola, Zambia
Chingola, Zambia
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Taipei Earth Station
Taipei Earth Station
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