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U.S. Air and Space Stamp Gallery

Space Stamps – Satellites


Satellite launch, Celebrate the Century (the 1950s), 1999, Scott 3187d, Engraving and lithography
Satellite launch, Celebrate the Century (the 1950s), 1999, Scott 3187d, Engraving and lithography
Satellite launch,
1999, Scott 3187d,
Engraving and lithography

Among the more enduring daily benefits of the space age are the Earth-orbiting artificial satellites used for communications, collection of weather and climate information, and more. The first satellite to appear on a U.S. postage stamp was Echo 1, launched in August 1960. Echo 1, a large metallized balloon, inflated to 100 feet in diameter and passively reflected radio signals. Perhaps the most popular satellite stamp subject is the Hubble Space Telescope, a joint project of NASA and the European Space Agency launched in 1990.


Echo 1 communications satellite, 1960, Scott 1173, Engraving
Echo 1 communications satellite, 1960, Scott 1173, Engraving
Echo 1 communications
satellite, 1960, Scott 1173,
Engraving
Transmission of Mailgrams by satellite, 200 Years of Postal Service, 1975, Scott 1575, Gravure
Transmission of Mailgrams by satellite, 200 Years of Postal Service, 1975, Scott 1575, Gravure
Transmission of Mailgrams,
1975, Scott 1575,
Gravure
Landsat orbiting the Earth, Space Exploration, 1991, Scott 2570, Gravure
Landsat orbiting the Earth, Space Exploration, 1991, Scott 2570, Gravure
Landsat orbiting the
Earth, 1991, Scott 2570,
Gravure
Satellite launch, Celebrate the Century (the 1950s), 1999, Scott 3187d, Engraving and lithography
Satellite launch, Celebrate the Century (the 1950s), 1999, Scott 3187d, Engraving and lithography
Satellite launch,
1999, Scott 3187d,
Engraving and lithography