Title: Satellite Communication Earth Station
Has No Title
Stamp Serial#
692 
KPC#
C-428 
MICHEL#
719 
StanGib#
863 
Scott#
709 
Date of Issue
06/02/1970 
Quantity
2,000,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
Map, Radar, and Satellite 
Designer
Kang Choon-whan 
Image Area
49mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
55 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The International Telecommunications Satellite Consortium(INTELSAT) was established on 20 August, 1964 when the representatives of eleven countries gathered in Washington and signed the agreement establishing interim arrangements for a global commercial communications satellite system (the Inter-Governmental Agreement) together with the Special Agreement. These agreements were opened for signature on the same day.

The Republic of Korea entered into the membership of the INTELSAT on 24 February, 1967 as the 56th member country. The Ministry of Communications of the Republic of Korea launched construction project of the Earth Station in Kum San, Korea to be incorporated in the INTELSAT system in May 1969. The project was financed in the amount of 1.8 billion jointly by the Ministry of Communications, Export-Import Bank and the Philco-Ford Corporation of the United States, who has become the Constructor of the Earth Station. The project will be successfully completed on 2 June, 1970. The Kum San Earth Station will be linked with the INTELSAT III (F4) in synchronous equatorial orbit over the Pacific Ocean to communicate directly with U.S. and the countries in South East Area. Through these direct connections all areas of the world can be communicated.

Television programme will also be exchanged with those countries within the coverage of the INTELSATI II. The Kum San Earth Station will provide expanded telecommunication services to all areas of the world and which will contribute to all aspects of the international activities.

This postage stamp is issued by the Ministry of Communications in recognition of the significance of the Kum San Earth Station.