See the launch here

Two ArduSat (Arduino based Nanosatellite run by Nanosatisfi) Carrying ISO’s Ground-Control: An Opera in Space Recordings Launched Into Space on 4th August 2013.

GROUND-CONTROL: AN OPERA IN SPACE first performed by the International Space Orchestra (ISO) in September 2011 in front of the World Largest Windtunnel in NASA Ames Research Center, was Recorded at Skywalker Ranch, George Lucas’ Studio. The two ArduSat carrying ISO’s recordings were launched aboard the H-II transfer vehicle, HTV-4, also known as Kounotori-4.

Time and Date of Launch: August 4, 2013 (Around 4:48am, Japan Standard Time, JST) Transfer Vehicle: “KOUNOTORI-4″ (HTV-4)
Launch Vehicle: H-IIB No.4
Launch Site: Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Centre
Audio Broadcast Method: Morse Code and Radio Waves

See the launch here

The broadcast of Ground-Control: An Opera in Space (27min) will be released by radio waves and morse code. One ArduSat will be broadcasting the voice, the other one the musical part, just like a real ’space’ orchestra. The International Space Station (ISS) launching of the two ArduSat will not be immediate after the rocket launch. It will depend on the ISS schedule. The broadcast will be radio waves and morse code. Time and Dates will be confirmed soon on and on this website.

‘Music washes from the soul the dust of everyday life. Much as science washes away the fallacies of how the world was formed and sustains itself… Good luck in your cosmic endeavours and may you truly make the music of the spheres.’

John W Boyd Senior Advisor to the Center Director of NASA Ames, the Senior Advisor for History and the Center Ombuds, letter to Nelly Ben Hayoun, August 13th, 2012

PHOTO: The International Space Orchestra logo etched on ArduSat before launch June 2013, photo by Nanosatisfi. © Nanosatisfi

See teaser on the International Space Orchestra Vimeo

Copyright 2013 Nelly Ben Hayoun
ISO logo designed by David Benqué
ISO website designed by Studio Myers

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