C1996a C1996b

IssueThe 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005
First Day3 October 2005
Value80 yen x 2, se-tenant pair
Quantity6,500,000 sets
Designs C1996a MTSAT-1R (Himawari 6)
C1996b H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 7
Size28.0 x 35.6 mm, vertical
PrintingOffset in 6 colours
Sheet10 stamps (2 x 5)
PhotographerShirai Toshio (photographer)
DesignerKanematsu Fumiaki (stamp designer)
PrintingCartor Security Printing

The data are based on the Publicity of Japan Post.

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[Note on Stamps]
The 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005, Fukuoka, was held in Japan for six days from 16 to 21st October under the main theme, "Space for the Inspiration of Mankind." The stamps depict the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 7 (H-IIA F7) and the latest Multi-Functional Transport satellite (MTSAT-1R), which is iknown by the nickname, "Himawari (sunflower) 6."