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4c Communications for Peace - Echo I satellite stamp

1960-12-15

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

This Echo I Communications for Peace stamp commemorates the world’s first communications satellite, Echo I, which was placed into orbit on August 12, 1960. It was a balloon satellite, a reflector which allowed for signals to bounce off of its surface and return back to Earth. The stamp features an image of radio waves connecting Echo I and the Earth.

Scott Catalogue USA: 1173
mint; perf 11 x 10.5

Museum ID: 1980.2493.5366

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  • Title: 4c Communications for Peace - Echo I satellite stamp
  • Date Created: 1960-12-15
  • Subject Keywords: satellite, stamp
  • External Link: Speed Mail
  • Medium: paper; ink (deep violet); adhesive / engraving

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