CSM lecturer and researcher Nelly Ben Hayoun, embarked on a new venture with her project The International Space Orchestra.

On 04 August 2013 they launched two Nanosatellites (ArduSat), carrying recordings of Ground-Control: An Opera in Space.

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.

‘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.

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. More information about the start of the broadcasting and about the project can be found on Nelly  Ben Hayoun’s website.