Commemorative 180 Completion of Meteorological Satellite Ground Station Commemorative Issue (1981)

Stamp SN B180
Stamp Name Commemorative 180 Completion of Meteorological Satellite Ground Station Commemorative Issue (1981)
Stamp Cat Standard Commemorative Stamps
Stamp Cat Aviation, Weather, Activities
Issue date 1981-01-28
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 30x40或40x30
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.
Drawer
Designer Lee Kuang-chi
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 10×10<br>
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Locally-made mat finished, <br>watermarked stamp paper <br>with gum<br>
Back
Perforation 13 1/2

Description

   This set of two stamps was issued on January 28, 1981 to mark the beginning of the operation of the meteorological satellite ground station in Taipei. The 2.00 stamp depicts the TIROS-N, a U.S. third generation polar-orbiting satellite, operating in a near-polar circular sun-synchronous orbit. The 10.00 stamp features a front view of the Central Weather Bureau Building. To the left of the building is the auto-tracking antenna with a radome installed on the tower. Above the building is drawn the geostationary meteorological satellite.