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Alouette II - 5 cents 1966 - Canadian stamp

Alouette II 1966 - Canadian stamp

Specifications

  • Quantity: 26 370 000
  • Issue date: January 5, 1966
  • Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
  • Perforation: 12
  • Scott: #445

Alouette II - 5 cents 1966 prices and values

The value of a Alouette II - 5 cents 1966 stamp depends on several factors such as quality and wear, supply and demand, rarity, finish and more. Values in the section are based on the market, trends, auctions and recognized books, publications and catalogs. This section also includes information on errors and varieties and characteristics.

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Alouette II - 5 cents 1966 $0.02 $0.04 $0.07 $1.00
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Alouette II - 5 cents 1966 $0.03 $0.05 $0.09
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Alouette II - 5 cents 1966 $0.05 $0.10 $0.18

Description

Alouette II, the focus of the design used on this stamp, was Canada's newest satellite in 1966. It was launched from a site in California, and was designed to augment and extend the work of the first Canadian satellite, Alouette I, which was launched on September 29th, 1962. Alouette II has been substantially modified to provide added reliability and for adaption to a new orbit. While Alouette I followed a circular orbit, the path of Alouette II is elliptical, and is substantially higher at certain points that its predecessor. The Canadian satellites had 4 primary purposes; to measure the hour-to-hour electron densities of the ionosphere directly below the satellites, to determine the electron densities at the height of the satellites, to listen to the very-low-frequency noise in the frequency range of 1 to 10 kc/s and to measure primary cosmic ray particles outside the earth's atmosphere, including electrons, protons and alpha particles. An additional experiment has been designed by the United States National Aeronautical and Space Administration for Alouette II. It involves an electron probe to determine the temperature of electrons in the vicinity of the orbiting satellite. Alouette II's two antennas have been developed to do these particular jobs. One measures 240 feet from tip to tip, the other 75 feet.

This stamp also have a hidden date on it.

Canadian stamp - 1966 - Hidden date

Creators

Designed by Harvey Thomas Prosser
Picture engraved by Yves Baril
Lettering engraved by Donald J. Mitchell

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The values on this page are in Canadian dollars (CAD).