Sri Lanka 1999 Space and Telecommunications. Arthur C Clarke

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue date: 19th February 1999
  • two values in a se-tenant pair
  • Designed by: W Rohana
  • Printed by: SPM (Security Printers Malaysia)
  • Print process: lithography
  • stamp format height 40mm x width 30mm (pair width 60mm)
  • Perforations: 12 x 12


R3.50 ~ Arthur C Clarke as young man, and diagram of geostationery postioning for artificial satellites of Earth
R3.50 ~ Sir Arthur C Clarke as old man, communications satellite, geostationery diagram

  • designs also include rocketry, spacecraft, and representation of human multidirectional communication
  • Notes: Arthur C Clarke proposed the theoretical possibility of stationing satellites in 'fixed' geostationery positions, the key

to their effective use for telecommunications, in 1945 (diagrams on stamps). The science fiction author lived in Sri Lanka in later life

R3.50 x 2