SpaceX RECOVERY SHIP COVER & POSTMARK VARIETIES

SpaceX CRS-6 Onwards

Ship or Station Description Covers
CRS-6 - 14 April 2015 to 21 May 2015
NRC Quest Main Recovery Ship N
Go Quest Booster Recovery Droneshipi - Failure N
Launch Cape Canaveral Y
Splashdown Long Beach Y
Splashdown San Diego Y
CRS-7 - 28 June 2015 to Destroyed on Launch
NRC Quest Main Recovery Ship N
Go Quest Booster Recovery Droneshipi - Cancelled N
Launch Cape Canaveral Y
Failure Cape Canaveral Y
CRS-8 - 8 April 2016 to May 11 2016
NRC Quest Main Recovery Ship N
Of Course I Still Love You Booster Recovery Droneshipi - Successful N
Launch Cape Canaveral Y
Splashdown Hawthorne Y
Splashdown Long Beach Y
Splashdown San Diego Y
CRS-9 - 18 July 2016 to 26 August 2016
NRC Quest Main Recovery Shipii N
Launch Cape Canaveral Y
Splashdown Long Beach Y
CRS-10 - 19 February 2017 to 19 March 2017
NRC Quest Main Recovery Shipii N
Launch Cape Canaveral Y
Splashdown Long Beach Y
Splashdown San Diego Y
CRS-11 - 3 June 2017 to 3 July 2017
NRC Quest Main Recovery Shipii N
Launch Cape Canaveral Y
Splashdown Long Beach Y
CRS-12 - 14 August 2017 to 17 September 2017
NRC Quest Main Recovery Shipii N
Launch Cape Canaveral Y
Splashdown Long Beach Y
CRS-13 - 15 December 2017 to 13 January 2018
NRC Quest Main Recovery Shipii N
Launch Cape Canaveral Y
Splashdown Long Beach Y
CRS-14 - 2 April 2018 to 5 May 2018
NRC Quest Main Recovery Shipv N
Launch Cape Canaveral Y
Splashdown Long Beach Y
Splashdown San Diego Y
Splashdown San Diego (different cachet) Y
CRS-15 - 29 June 2018 to 3 August 2018
NRC Quest Main Recovery Shipiii N
Launch Cape Canaveral Y
Launch Cape Canaveral (different cachet) Y
Splashdown Long Beach Y
Splashdown San Diego Y
CRS-16 - 5 December 2018 to 14 January 2019
NRC Quest Main Recovery Shipiv N
Launch Cape Canaveral Y
Booster Retrieval Cape Canaveral Y
Splashdown Long Beach Y
Splashdown San Diego Y
CRS-17 - 4 May 2019 to 3 June 2019
NRC Quest Main Recovery Ship N
Of Course I Still Love You Booster Recovery Droneshipia - Successful N
Launch Cape Canaveral Y
Booster Retrieval Cape Canaveral Y
Splashdown Long Beach Y
Splashdown San Diego Y
CRS-18 - 25 July 2019 to 27 August 2019
NRC Quest Main Recovery Shipii N
Launch Cape Canaveral Y
Splashdown Long Beach Y
Splashdown San Diego Y
CRS-19 - 5 December 2019 to 7 January 2020
NRC Quest Main Recovery Ship N
Of Course I Still Love You Booster Recovery Droneshipib - Successful N
Launch Cape Canaveral Y
Splashdown San Diego - Incorrect Date Y
Splashdown San Diego - Correct Date Y
CRS-20 - 7 March 2020 to 7 April 2020
NRC Quest Main Recovery Shipii N
Launch Cape Canaveral (EST) Y
Launch Cape Canaveral (UTC) Y
Booster Retrieval Cape Canaveral Y
Splashdown Long Beach Y
CRS-21 - 6 December 2020 to 14 January 2021
GO Navigator Main Recovery Ship N
Of Course I Still Love You Booster Recovery Droneshipib - Successful N
Launch Kennedy Space Center Y
Splashdown Houston (UTC) Y
Splashdown Tampa (EST) Y
CRS-22 - 3 June 2021 to 10 July 2021
GO Navigator Main Recovery Ship N
Of Course I Still Love You Booster Recovery Droneshipic - Successful N
Launch Kennedy Space Center Y
Splashdown Delay Houston - 6 July 2021 Y
Splashdown Houston Y
Splashdown Panama City Downtown Y
Splashdown Tallahassee -  Red Postmark Y
Splashdown Tallahassee -  Black Postmark Y
CRS-23 - 29 August 2021 to 30 September (EST) 1 October 2021 (UTC)
GO Searcher Main Recovery Ship N
A Shortfall of Gravitas Booster Recovery Droneshipid - Successful N
Launch Kennedy Space Center Y
Launch Kennedy Space Center - A different cachet Y
Splashdown Houston Y
Splashdown Cape Canaveral - Closest City Y
Splashdown Cape Canaveral - A different cachet & postmark Y
CRS-24 - 21 December 2021 to 24 January 2022
GO Searcher Main Recovery Ship N
Just Read the Instructions Booster Recovery Droneshipie - Successful N
Launch Kennedy Space Center Y
Splashdown Cape Canaveral Y
Splashdown Houston Y
Splashdown Kennedy Space Center Y
Splashdown Panama City Downtown Y
Splashdown Downtown Panama City Y
Splashdown Downtown Panama City - Mission Emblem Y

 

Notes General:
i ) Droneship Tug was the Elsbeth III ia) Hollywood ib) Hawk ic) Mr. Jonah id) Finn Falgout ie) Doug
ii) First stage booster landed back at Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral
iii) No recovery of first stage booster attempted
iv) First stage booster planned to land at Cape Canaveral but anomaly caused a water splashdown
v) Planned splashdown in the ocean

Notes Other:
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