Russia issues stamp to honor GLONASS

July 5, 2016  - By
A Russian stamp honoring GLONASS was issued July 5.

A Russian stamp honoring GLONASS was issued July 5.

A new Russian Federation postage stamp features the GLONASS-­K satellite and graphic icons representing the main application areas of the satellite navigation system’s services. The stamp and first-day cover were officially issued on July 5.

First-day postmarks honoring GLONASS are also available for Moscow and the city of Zheleznogorsk, Krasnodar Krai.

The full orbital constellation of GLONASS consists of 24 satellites, operating in three orbital planes, with eight evenly spaced satellites on each.

First-day cover honoring the GLONASS constellation.

First-day cover honoring the GLONASS constellation.

Design: A. Povarikhin.
Face value: 19 RUB.
Size of stamp: 36.5×29 mm, size of sheet: 100×150 mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 8 (2×4) stamps. Circulation: 280,000 stamps (35,000 sheets).

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