November 27, a postcard with a commemorative stamp dedicated to Plesetsk Cosmodrome was put into circulation in the "Space Exploration" series

Plesetsk State Test Cosmodrome is one of the world's largest spaceports. It is used for the majority of advanced launch vehicles built with modern hardware components made in Russia, and supporting the Russian orbital constellation.

The spaceport’s history started on 11 January 1957 following the USSR Government decree on setting up a military installation under the code mane “Angara”. At the beginning of the 1960s the Plesetsk launch complexes began to be used for space-vehicle launching.

The first space-vehicle was launched from Plesetsk on 17 March 1966. In accordance with the RF President’s decree № 2077 dated 11 November 1994, Plesetsk became a state test cosmodrome of the Russian Ministry of Defence. Today Plesetsk forms a part of the Russian Space Forces and has extensive testing facilities to ensure successful firing of small and medium-lift launch vehicles into space.

The postcard with a commemorative stamp has a symbolic image of a rocket launched into space; the main image features the Angara-A5 rocket launch from Plesetsk.

In addition to the postcard, JSC Marka is to produce a special cancellation postmark for Moscow and Mirny, Arkhangelsk Oblast.

Design: А. Drobyshev (stamp), А. Kradyshev (illustration).
Circulation: 20 thousand.

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