Montserrat 2008 Explorer 1 (1958), first US Space Satellite

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue date: 31st January 2008
  • four values in a sheetlet and one value in a miniature sheet
  • Designed from photographs
  • Printed by: Cardon, Taiwan
  • stamp format height 42mm x width 28½mm (sheetlet stamps)
  • sheetlet format height 100mm x width 130mm. Miniature sheet height 70mm x width 100mm
  • Perforations: 13.25 x 13.25

$3.55 ~ Explorer 1 atop Juno 1 booster rocket (Juno 1 was a modified Jupiter rocket)
$3.55 ~ Dr James Van Allen of Iowa University, responsible for the experiment which confirmed previously theorised radiation belts surrounding the Earth
$3.55 ~ Explorer 1 and Juno in Earth orbit
$3.55 ~ holding up a model of the spacecraft at a Washington DC news conference after confirmation of entry in to orbit
Miniature sheet $7 ~ Explorer 1 and Juno 1


EC$3.55 x 4 designs

Miniature sheet[edit]