Singer Sona Mohapatra was recently invited to Paris to be part of  the launch of an Indian satellite from the European space launcher, Arianespace. Sona will represent India at the event as a youth influencer and talk about the importance and relevance of space and science in our daily lives.

Some Takeaways:

  • The European space launcher, Arianespace will launch the ISRO satellite GSAT-30 on January 16, 2020. Arianespace is the European launch service provider headquarters in France.
  • The US-based Television presenter Sarah Cruddas and Athena Brensberger will also join singer Sona Mohapatra.
  • Sona Mohapatra is a BTech graduate in Instrumentation and Electronics.

First, the singer had denied the offer as she felt that there are many more Indian experts in the area of Space exploration and research. Sona accepted the offer the second time when the organisers requested her again. The US-based Television presenter Sarah Cruddas and Athena Brensberger will also join Sona at the event.

The singer reacted to the news saying, “My childhood fascination for space is well known in my close circles. My father has a profound connection with the stars, being a Navigation Specialist and instructor on Astro and Radar Navigation in the Indian Navy. He used to sit us, three sisters, down in the lawn and make us stare into the sky and do a Star Quiz. While I went on to other fields of study and studied to be an engineer, I eventually found my calling in music,” Mid-day quoted.

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About The Launch

The European space launcher, Arianespace will launch the ISRO satellite GSAT-30 on January 16, 2020.

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Sona Shares Her Excitement

She tweeted through her Twitter handle “It was an extreme surprise being invited by Ariane space to be part of their launch event in Paris. Who wouldn’t be excited to witness, talk & sing about a rocket going to space to launch an Indian satellite but I did ask – Why Me? ”

She further tweeted, “I’ll provide a general picture to people outside the scientific community of India, the youth.
I am at the event to provide a perspective, that of a musician, who has a BG in science (I hold a BTech-I&E) & will relay back the experience, wonder of seeing a rocket go to space!!”

She also tweeted “This launch will put into orbit an ISRO GSAT-30, a heavy communication satellite that will provide critical communications links for India. I’m excited & honoured to share the podium with amazing professionals from around the world such as Astro Athens & Sarah Cruddas!”

About Sona Mohapatra

Born in Odisha, Sona Mohapatra is an Indian singer, music composer, and lyricist.  Sona is a BTech graduate in Instrumentation and Electronics from the college of engineering and technology, Bhubneshwar. She also obtained her MBA from Symbiosis centre of management and HRD, Pune. Sona released her debut album titled ‘Sona’ in 2007 on Sony Records.

(Pic credit: The Indian Express)

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