Fragile Oasis

Connecting Space and Earth: Learn. Act. Make a Difference.
Projects: Research

Project Calliope

Project Calliope is a home-built satellite that converts the ionosphere (where auroras occur) into sound so we can hear on Earth just how active space is.

Project Calliope is a home-built satellite that converts the ionosphere (where auroras occur) into sound so we can hear on Earth just how active space is. The data will be sent down as MIDI data via amateur ham radio for anyone to hear, and we'll make it available to musicians as royalty-free MIDI tracks to use, reuse and remix into cool music. I like the idea of flying something in space whose purpose is to make music until it dies -- music from science.