Stamping the Earth from Space

  • Renato Dicati

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
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    Pages 27-57
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    Pages 59-122
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    Pages 123-151
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    Pages 207-263
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    Pages 265-292
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    Pages 293-359
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    Pages 383-411
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 413-429

About this book


This unique book presents a historical and philatelic survey of Earth exploration from space. It covers all areas of research in which artificial satellites have contributed in designing a new image of our planet and its environment: the atmosphere and ionosphere, the magnetic field, radiation belts and the magnetosphere, weather, remote sensing, mapping of the surface, observation of the oceans and marine environments, geodesy, and the study of life and ecological systems. Stamping the Earth from Space presents the results obtained with the thousands of satellites launched by the two former superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States, and also those of the many missions carried out by the ESA, individual European countries, Japan, China, India, and the many emerging space nations. Beautifully illustrated, it contains almost 1100 color reproductions of philatelic items. In addition to topical stamps and thematic postal documents, the book provides an extensive review of  astrophilatelic items. The most important space missions are documented through event covers and cards canceled at launch sites, tracking stations, research laboratories, and mission control facilities.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Renato Dicati
    • 1
  1. 1.Unione Stampa Filatelica ItalianaMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20755-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20756-8
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