16 March 2015

New Stamp on Communication Satellite



Date of Issue : 23 March 2015

Monaco Post is to celebrate a special event in history of the country – a launching of the other satellite with a special stamp. The item depicts the satellite itself. The stamp has been already designed and is to be put into circulation on the 23d of March.

A communications satellite or comsat is an artificial satellite sent to space for the purpose of telecommunications. This type of satellite will soon be launched into the Principality of Monaco’s 52°E orbital position. The satellite will cover an area extending from China to the Ocean and as far as Siberia, encompassing 3 billion people.

New stamps from Monaco issued on 5th March 2015



An Italian racing driver born in 1956 in Milan, Michele Alboreto competed in 194 Formula 1 Grand Prix races between 1981 and 1994. In 1985, with Ferrari, he finished second in the world behind Alain Prost. In 1995, he switched to sports prototypes. He was killed in 2001 on the German Lausitz circuit while training for the Le Mans 24 Hours race. Michele Alboreto has remained in the hearts of his fellow Italians as a fiery, talented driver.




Born in London in 1929, Graham Hill won the Formula 1 World Championship title in 1962 and 1968. Having also won the Indianapolis 500 in 1966 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1972, he is the only driver in history to win the Triple Crown of Motorsport. For many years, he held the record for the number of Monaco Grand Prix victories (five). His record was broken in 1993 by Ayrton Senna, who, in a twist of fate, defeated Hill’s son, Damon, in the race. Graham Hill died in 1975 at the controls of his private aeroplane.



MILANO 2015 will take place in Milan from 1st May to 31st October 2015. The exhibition’s theme is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, and it is the first Universal Exposition to focus on food security and food diversity. Monaco’s involvement was confirmed in 2011 by H.S.H. Prince Albert II. Built by Italian architect Enrico Pollini, the Monaco Pavilion will highlight the Principality’s international humanitarian efforts and techniques for a healthy diet.

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