KPC3427-3434: Science and Technology that Lead Korea

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(News from 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost) On 27 December 2019 KoreaPost issued a sheet containing eight stamp designs showing examples of results of Korean science and technology, such as a vaccine, a chip wafer (to make DRAM modules), a satellite and an LPG supertanker.

KoreaPost released the stamps in a commemorative (souvenir) stamp sheet of 16 (2x(2×4)) stamps of 380 won each, printed by Southern Colour Print for POSA:

Stamp sheet for series KPC3427-3434.

Stamps

The details of the stamp as listed at the time of this publication:

한국을 이끈 과학기술

우표번호3427
종수8
발행량752,000
디자인통일벼
인쇄 및 색수평판/4도
전지구성(4 × 2) × 2
디자이너박은경
발행일2019. 12. 27.
액면가격380원
우표크기35mm×35mm
인면35mm×35mm
천공13¼ x 13¼
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(사우슨컬러프린트)

 

한국을 이끈 과학기술

우표번호3428
종수8
발행량752,000
디자인일관제철기술
인쇄 및 색수평판/4도
전지구성(4 × 2) × 2
디자이너박은경
발행일2019. 12. 27.
액면가격380원
우표크기35mm×35mm
인면35mm×35mm
천공13¼ x 13¼
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(사우슨컬러프린트)

 

한국을 이끈 과학기술

우표번호3429
종수8
발행량752,000
디자인선박설계건조기술
인쇄 및 색수평판/4도
전지구성(4 × 2) × 2
디자이너박은경
발행일2019. 12. 27.
액면가격380원
우표크기35mm×35mm
인면35mm×35mm
천공13¼ x 13¼
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(사우슨컬러프린트)

 

한국을 이끈 과학기술

우표번호3430
종수8
발행량752,000
디자인DRAM 메모리 반도체
인쇄 및 색수평판/4도
전지구성(4 × 2) × 2
디자이너박은경
발행일2019. 12. 27.
액면가격380원
우표크기35mm×35mm
인면35mm×35mm
천공13¼ x 13¼
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(사우슨컬러프린트)

 

한국을 이끈 과학기술

우표번호3431
종수8
발행량752,000
디자인한탄바이러스 백신
인쇄 및 색수평판/4도
전지구성(4 × 2) × 2
디자이너박은경
발행일2019. 12. 27.
액면가격380원
우표크기35mm×35mm
인면35mm×35mm
천공13¼ x 13¼
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(사우슨컬러프린트)

 

한국을 이끈 과학기술

우표번호3432
종수8
발행량752,000
디자인우리별 인공위성
인쇄 및 색수평판/4도
전지구성(4 × 2) × 2
디자이너박은경
발행일2019. 12. 27.
액면가격380원
우표크기35mm×35mm
인면35mm×35mm
천공13¼ x 13¼
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(사우슨컬러프린트)

 

한국을 이끈 과학기술

 

우표번호3433
종수8
발행량752,000
디자인한국표준형 원전설계기술
인쇄 및 색수평판/4도
전지구성(4 × 2) × 2
디자이너박은경
발행일2019. 12. 27.
액면가격380원
우표크기35mm×35mm
인면35mm×35mm
천공13¼ x 13¼
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(사우슨컬러프린트)

 

한국을 이끈 과학기술

우표번호3434
종수8
발행량752,000
디자인리튬이온전지
인쇄 및 색수평판/4도
전지구성(4 × 2) × 2
디자이너박은경
발행일2019. 12. 27.
액면가격380원
우표크기35mm×35mm
인면35mm×35mm
천공13¼ x 13¼
용지평판원지
인쇄처POSA(사우슨컬러프린트)

FDC Cancellation

The FDC cancellation for this issue:

FDC Cancellation for KPC3427-3434

FDCs

The FDCs for this issue are available through the ePost website:

FDCs for KPC3427-3434

KoreaPost released this text with this new issue:

Korean science and technology have uplifted the status of the nation with world-leading innovations and economic growth that have led to enriching the standard of living. Korea Post has published eight commemorative stamps with the theme `Science and Technology that Lead Korea` to provide the opportunity to celebrate the monumental accomplishments of the country`s most distinguished scientific achievements.

Research activities officially began with the organized governmental support in the forms of the department overseeing the science and technology development, as well as the research and development institutions, starting in the 1960s. In the 1970s, the structure of the National Science and Technology Development Agency solidified, which enabled the country to solve the food shortages. After many years of research by the Rural Development Administration, Tongil rice was developed in 1971, which achieved the goal of providing a self-sufficient, primary food source. In addition, the completion of the Pohang No. 1 blast furnace in the steel sector led the nation`s first integrated steelworks to establish the foundation for Korea to become a manufacturing powerhouse.

The governments promotion policy of the heavy chemical industry fueled the exponential growth of the shipbuilding industry. In November 1974, Hyundai Heavy Industries successfully delivered the 260,000-ton tanker, Atlantic Baron, to Ribanos, Greece, which in turn became a springboard for Korea to become a new shipbuilding powerhouse. The 1980s was a time when research activities became more active nationwide, and the technology development system was expanded. As a latecomer to the semiconductor industry, Korea was able to develop 4MB DRAM not long after the industry leaders, and the subsequent development of 16MB and 64MB DRAMs placed the country as the leader among the worlds most prominent semiconductor players.

It had also taken the world out of the horror of the pandemic hemorrhagic fever. The cause of hemorrhagic fever, which had been unknown for decades, was discovered by Dr. Ho Wang Lee in 1976, from the striped field mouse found on the Hantaan river banks. Dr. Lee successfully separated the bacteria causing the disease and was able to develop the worlds first vaccine against hemorrhagic fever, the Hantaan virus vaccine.

In the 1990s, the goal of developing cutting-edge technology resulted in a range of activities, such as the G7 Project and other national strategic initiatives. KAIST conducted research to secure its satellite technology with government funding which began in 1990, and in June of 1992, KAIST succeeded in launching Koreas first satellite, KITSAT-1. From that moment on, KAIST successfully launched two other satellites, KITSAT-2 and KITSAT-3, a dramatic turnaround that raises the technology level to 90% of that of the developed countries. In 1994, the Korean standard nuclear power plant design technology specific to the characteristics of the seashore, geology, and industrial standards were developed, and this internalized safe and secure operational technology. This led to the independence of nuclear power plant technology and the export of such technology. Within two years of the R&D, LG Chem introduced the mass-production manufacturing technology of the rechargeable lithium battery in 1998, contributing to Koreas competitiveness in the global automotive battery market.

South Korea has risen to be part of the top ten economies in the world based on the development of science and technology in the face of desolate land and resource constraints. We hope our commemorative stamps will let you take a moment to thank the men and women of the science and technology field who continue to make it all possible.

New issue leaflet

KoreaPost released this new issue leaflet for the stamp issue:

KPC3427-3434 New Issue Leaflet

All relevant text and images in page copyright: 우정사업본부 / KoreaPost

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