Date of issue: Jun 21, 2000.-
6 Values perforate
Kind: Sheetlet ( x values illustrated )
Printing method: offset
Width (millimeters): 162
Height (millimeters): 122
Informations : ESSA: 15 Dec. 1968. 1st Weather Satellite NASA linked to 50 countries of the W.M.O.
Echo: 12 August 1960. 1st telecommunications satellite, reflection of radio waves off the surface of a huge (40m diameter) inflatable metallic balloon.
Topex Poseidon: 10 August 1992. 1st European satellite to study oceans, launched from Kourou on Ariane rocket, flight number V52.
Diademe: 8 Feb. 1967. 1st French satellite for geological study, with onboard laser reflectors. Launched from Hammaguir (Sahara) by a Diamant rocket.
Early Bird: 6 April 1965. 1st business communications satellite, located between Europe and USA in geostationary orbit.
Molniya: 22 August 1964 1st Soviet telecommunication satellite, highly eccentric orbital path which alternately covers high and low orbits.
On the frame of sheetlet 1: To understand our universe and to seek out new worlds we must continually use bigger telescopes and radio telescopes, it’s easy to imagine a space observatory with a 25m telescope and a 300m radio antenna. Here it is: a huge space station entirely built in orbit.
Values informations :
10100 DOM 1 1.65$ ESSA 8
10100 DOM 2 1.65$ Echo 1
10100 DOM 3 1.65$ Topex Poseidon
10100 DOM 4 1.65$ Diademe
10100 DOM 5 1.65$ Early Bird
10100 DOM 6 1.65$ Molniya
Yvert : 2601/2606
Michel : 2896/2901
Scott : 2238
Stamp Designer : Bernard Lollini
Space Revue: 06 - 2001
Keyword(s) : Deep space, LOLLINI (design), Satellite.Last modified: 07/29/2008 @ 14h46
Space chapter :
MILLENNIUM - 20th CENTURY
10100 DOM 1/6 C
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