03 September 2021

Special Offer on Space Covers

We have teamed up with Buckingham Covers to offer you some special space covers etc. Check out the covers and special offers now before they are all sold out.


01 September 2021

Mission Patches - SpaceX 2

 Mission Space Patches for 

SpaceX Cargo Dragon CRS-23 / SPX-23. NASA, SpaceX and USSF SLD45 1ROPS

(Thanks to Nicholas Steggall)








NASA Crew Dragon Crew 4 - SpaceX Crew Dragon Inspiration4 mission - USSF SLD 1ROPS and SpaceX Starship Booster 4 First Stacking




























Mission Patches - SpaceX

 Mission Patches for 

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch 123 - Transporter 2 Spaceflight - Tiger 2 and USSF SLD 1ROPS 


(Thanks to Nicholas Steggall)





























30 August 2021

New Stamp issue - Congo Republic

60th anniversary of the first human flight in space


60th anniversary of the first human flight in space. Sheetlet of 4 stamps and souvenir sheet with portraits of the cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin and Vostok 1.


Date of issue: 12 April 2021





Stamp image courtesy of espacelollini


26 August 2021

New Stamp issue - Burundi

60th anniversary of the first human flight in space

Date of issue: 12 April 2021





Stamp image courtesy of espacelollini

New Stamp issue - Burkina Faso

50th anniversary of Soyuz 11 flight - Georgi Dobrovolski, Viktor Patsayev, Vladislav Volkov


Date of issue: 9 January 2021





Stamp image courtesy of espacelollini






25 August 2021

New Stamp issue - Burkina Faso

60th anniversary of first man in space - Yuri Gagarin


Date of issue: 9 January 2021












Stamp image courtesy of espacelollini







24 August 2021

New Stamp issue - Bulgaria

First Man in Space 60th Anniversary - Yuri Gagarin


Date of issue: 11 June 2021




US Astronaut Birth Centenary John Glenn


Date of issue: 16 April 2021














23 August 2021

New ASSS Facebook Group

 New ASSS Facebook Group


You can now  join the ASSS group! This is a a place where we can chat about the society, promote it, discuss new and old philatelic material, articles and anything else we fancy! 


Click the Link


https://www.facebook.com/groups/364455518511045




Objection to Scotland rocket site dismissed

 

Objection to Scotland rocket site dismissed


A submission from a landowner who objected to the establishment of a rocket launch site in the Sutherland (Scotland) Highlands & Islands failed, and permission has now been given for the site’s spaceport development to go ahead.

Scotland’s Court of Session in Edinburgh, in a judicial review, denied the application by billionaire landowner (and Scotland’s largest landowner) Anders Holch Povlsen to halt the development on environmental grounds and that the relevant local authority had not followed the correct procedures in considering the impact the spaceport could have.

The court said that Povlsen’s action failed with the judge in the case, Lord Doherty saying: “I am not persuaded that the respondent did not apply the correct test. In my opinion there is nothing in the appropriate assessment which suggests the existence of any such error, and there is nothing in the report of handling which causes me to conclude that the report led the respondent into any such error.”

A spokesman for Highlands & Islands Enterprise welcomed the decision, commenting: “Naturally, we are delighted with this outcome, which brings the prospect of small satellites being launched from Scotland in the near future a step closer to reality. Space Hub Sutherland is a significant project that will provide high quality local jobs and create vital infrastructure to support the growth of the UK space sector in Scotland.”

Chris Larmour, CEO of Orbex, the Scottish rocket company that will be launching from the site, said: “This is extremely positive news for a wide variety of communities and businesses and paves the way for the Pathfinder launch of small satellites from Sutherland Spaceport in Scotland. We’re especially pleased for the crofters of the Melness Crofters Estate, who will be able to protect and develop their community with modern jobs. Sutherland is still the only UK spaceport with planning permission and now, with this ruling, the countdown to space launch from the UK can begin.”





New Stamp issue - Benin

60th anniversary of the first Human space flight Portraits of the cosmonaut and Korolev rocket and Vostok


Date of issue: 12 April 2021




Stamp image courtesy of  espacelollini



22 August 2021

New look Website

 

New look Website


Our new look website is up and running, take a look and let us now what you think.






This is a view of all our Orbit Magazines from issue 1-129






New Stamp issue - Chad

Landing of the Perseverance Rover on Mars


Date of issue: 14 March 2021





Although this edition is authorized by the Postal Administration of Chad, it was not sold in Chad, only distributed to the novelty trade by the Philatelic Agency of Chad.








20 August 2021

New Stamp issue - Chad

60th Anniversary of the Vostok 1 and the First Man in Space


Date of issue: 14 April 2021



Although this edition is authorized by the Postal Administration of Chad, it was not sold in Chad, only distributed to the novelty trade by the Philatelic Agency of Chad.







19 August 2021

New Stamp issue - Bulgaria

First Man in Space 60th Anniversary - Yuri Gagarin


Date of issue: 11June 2021




US Astronaut Birth Centenary John Glenn


Date of issue: 16 April 2021









18 August 2021

New Stamp issues - Belgium

Great Women of Belgian Comic Strips (Spacesuit)


Date of issue: 25 January 2021



Landmarks (Moon)


Date of issue: 15 March 2021









New Stamp issue - Belarus

30th Anniversary RCC - Regional Communication Cooperation


Date of issue: 2 March 2021




Happy Postcrossing (Stars, Moon, Earth)

Date of issue: 10 July 2021








New Stamp issue - Azerbaijan

30th Anniversary RCC - Regional Communication Cooperation


Date of issue: 1 July 2021