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Satellite Earth Station

Other than being a transportation hub, Singapore aspires to be a communication hub too.  Satellites are a key feature in the transportation of information and ideas.

A satellite-earth station enables the earth station to receive and transmit signals to the satellites that orbit above Singapore.  In this way international telephone calls, ‘live’ TV coverage of overseas events, etc. are made available to consumers.

There are several satellite earth stations in Singapore.  The first one was opened in 1971 on Sentosa Island.  Besides being featured on a stamp, the Sentosa satellite earth station was also featured on the $1 currency note issued in 1987.

The above 4-part stamp is quite possibly the rarest and most valuable stamp featured in this book.

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Written by victorkoo

8 April, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Posted in Philatelic Book

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