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

GSFC
GSFC

Goddard Space Flight Center

GSFC-NOCC
GSFC-NOCC

Network Operations Control Center

Greenbelt, MD
Greenbelt, MD

last day of ASTP slogan postmark

Goldstone STDN station
Goldstone STDN station

facsimile of William Edeline - station director

Goldstone STDN station
Goldstone STDN station

facsimile of William Edeline - station director black ASTP cachet

Goldstone DSS-14
Goldstone DSS-14

signed by Earl Jackson - DSS-13 director

Goldstone DSS-14
Goldstone DSS-14

signed by Thomas Potter - DSS-11/12 director

Goldstone DSS-14
Goldstone DSS-14

facsimile of Charles Koscielski - DSS-14 director

Waimea, HI
Waimea, HI

Jul 15, 1975

Waimea, HI
Waimea, HI

Jul 24, 1975

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

Agana, Guam

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

facsimile of James Jackson - station director uncommon black ASTP cachet

Merritt Island
Merritt Island

Telemetry tracking station

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

15 Jul, 1975

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

17 Jul, 1975

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

non-typical cancellation of Jul 15, 1975

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

non-typical cancellation of Jul 15, 1975

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

non-operational from February 1975, just before ASTP

Canberra, Australia
Canberra, Australia

Jul 15, 1975

Canberra, Australia
Canberra, Australia

Jul 24, 1975

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

15 Jul, 1975

Sydney, Australia
Sydney, Australia

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

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

due to revolution, non-operational from Feb 1975

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

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

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

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

Jul 18, 1975

Ibaraki, Japan
Ibaraki, Japan
Ibaraki, Japan
Ibaraki, Japan
Johannesburg, South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
New Zeland
New Zeland
Seychelles
Seychelles
Seychelles
Seychelles
Singapore
Singapore
Sriracha, Thailand
Sriracha, Thailand
Kourou, French Guyana
Kourou, French Guyana

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
Karachi, Pakistan
Karachi, Pakistan
Kabwe, Zambia
Kabwe, Zambia
Kabwe, Zambia
Kabwe, Zambia
Chingola, Zambia
Chingola, Zambia
Chingola, Zambia
Chingola, Zambia