Pemanent Pictorial Cancellations (3) – Inaugural Cover – Sriharikota Range – Andhra Pradesh
A Permanent Pictorial Cancellation on Sriharikota Range, Andhra Pradesh was Inaugurated on 20 April 1976. An inaugural Cover with the Pictorial Cancellation at Sriharikota (Pin 524124) is shown . The Illustration on cover shows “ARYABHATA” – India’s First Sattelite. This is Third out of 10 Pictorial Cancellations available in Andhra Pradesh.
Sriharikota is a barrier island off the coast of the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. Sriharikota separates the Pulicat Lake from the Bay of Bengal. It houses India’s only satellite launch centre in the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (also known as SHAR) and is used by the Indian Space Research Organisation to launch satellites using multi-stage rockets such as the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle and the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle. The cancellation depicts radar. This cancellation is no longer available at Sriharikota Range S. O
Date Of cancellation:- 20.04.1976.