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Dataset of Post Stamps on Rocket and Satellite (1957-1959)

LIU Chuang1
1 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences


Published:Jun. 2014

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Key Words:

rocket,satellites,post stamps,dataset,IGY,1957-1959,Acta Geographica Sinica


The task on rocket and satellite was one of the major tasks of International Geophysical Year (IGY). The first of Russia satellite named Sputnik 1 was successful launched on 4 October 1957, which is recognized as a milestone for a new era – a space age. Besides the satellites of Sputnik 1, 2 and 3, Luna 1, 2 and 3 from Russia, the Explorer 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, Vanguard 1,2 , 3, Pioneer 1,2,3, 4, Discoverer 1, 2, 5, 6,7,8 and Score from USA were successful launched from 1957-1959 in IGY (The Rocket and Satellite task was extended for implementation for one more year in 1959 than that of tasks else from 1957-1958). For celebrating and commemorating the great achievements in human history, 23 countries in the world issued post stamps during IGY, the first three years of the space era. The collection of post stamps consisted of 349 pieces from 23 countries are archived in LIN Chao Geomuseum (, The dataset consisted of 349 .jpg files for all of archived stamps and one table file which is the list of the collections. The code, image, date issued, country issued, contributor and descriptions are listed at the table items.Browse

Foundation Item:

National Natural Science Foundation of China (41371117)

Data Citation:

LIU Chuang. Dataset of Post Stamps on Rocket and Satellite (1957-1959)[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2014.

LIU Chuang. Dataset of post stamps on rocket and satellite (1957-1959). Acta Geographica Sinica, 2014, 69(Suppl.): 128-135.

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ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 SatellitePostStamps1957-1959CN.pdf 2057.94KB
2 SatellitePostStamps1957-1959EN.pdf 2004.96KB
3 SatelliteStampsCollection1957_1959.rar 47089.10KB