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Thursday, April 16, 2015

France & India 2015 Joint Issue - Megha-Tropiques and Saral Satellites




COUNTRY: FRANCE
ISSUE DATE: 13 April 2015
NOMINAL VALUE: 0.76 €, 1.20 
CIRCULATION: 1 200 000 (each)
STAMP DESIGN: Samantha Sahkha (Saral) 
© CNES, ill. Olivier Sattler, 2010
David Ducross(Megha-Tropiques)
© CNES
ENGRAVER: -
POSTMARK DESIGN: David Ducross
STAMP SIZE: 40.85 mm x 30 mm
SOUVENIR SHEET SIZE: 210 mm x 100 mm
PERFORATIONS: -
PAPER: FSC Mixed Paper mini 70%
PRINTING PROCESS: -
phil@poste PRODUCT No.: 1115007 (Megha-Tropiques), 1115008


Megha-Tropiques is a satellite mission to study the water cycle in the tropical atmosphere in the context of climate change. A collaborative effort between Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and French Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), Megha-Tropiques was successfully deployed into orbit by a PSLV rocket in October 2011.




Megha-Tropiques was initially scrapped in 2003, but later revived in 2004 after India increased its contribution and overall costs were lowered. With the progress made by GEWEX (Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment), Megha-Tropiques is designed to understand tropical meteorological and climatic processes, by obtaining reliable statistics on the water and energy budget of the tropical atmosphere.



SARAL or Satellite with ARgos and ALtiKa is a child of the same cooperatin between ISRO and CNES




The ISRO built satellite with payloads modules (ALTIKA altimeter), DORIS, Laser Retro-reflector Array (LRA) and ARGOS-3 (Advanced Research and Global Observation Satellite) data collection system provided by CNES was launched by Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket into the Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO). ISRO is responsible for the platform, launch, and operations of the spacecraft. 





Timbre Emission commune France / Inde - Satellite Saral


SINGLE MINT STAMP
PRICE: 0.76€



Timbre Emission commune France / Inde - Satellite Megha-Tropiques

SINGLE MINT STAMP
PRICE: 1.20€

Souvenir Sheet





POSTMARK






Stamp images thanks to La Poste


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