The Orbital Mechanics Podcast show

The Orbital Mechanics Podcast

Summary: Every week we cover the latest spaceflight news, discuss past, current and future exploration efforts, and take a look at upcoming events. Tune in to hear about how humans get to space, how they stay in space and how unmanned craft reach farther and farther into the universe around us.

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  • Artist: David Fourman, Ben Etherington, and Dennis Just
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 Episode 419: Last Episode Was A Teapot | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:12

NASA's sharing knowledge to enhance LEO commercial activities. Also, two floundering GEO satellites and China's push to the Moon's surface.

 Episode 418: Denial Test | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:54:46

Centaur gets some post-mishap modifications. Also, China is building a VLEO constellation, LandSpace gets to orbit on methane, and Janus gets nixed.

 Episode 417: Mind the Launch Gap | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:48:45

Ariane 5 completes a long career! Also, space drugs, a burst habitat, and new Starlink noise.

 Episode 416: Tenacious Dream Chaser | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:30

Ingenuity has been out of communication for two months! Also, a delay for Vega C, Virgin Galactic goes to work, Euclid + Dream Chaser prep for flight

 Episode 415: Unsupported Separation Type | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:52:28

SpaceX decides to burn instead of flip during Starship separation. Also, a methalox test fire, anti-ASAT troubles, and another OTV failure.

 Episode 414: Fire Tornado | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:55:03

A sixth, and not final, iROSA has been installed on ISS! Also, a commercial engine for a commercial station, and a regression to suborbital launches.

 Episode 413: Glob | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:42:36

The next Russian lunar lander is heading out later this year. Also, Firefly and York acquisitions, and a huge Egyptian LIDAR tracking station.

 Episode 412: Rocket Suture-y | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:34

Starliner encounters two last-minute issues. Also, UAE's asteroid mission, a commercial deep-space radar, and DPRK's most recent launch failure.

 Episode 411: Cliff Confusion | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:39:36

HAKUTO-R's failure analysis is in, and simpler than we'd hoped. Also, the sale of Virgin Orbit, and a hot parasol from ESA.

 Episode 410: Sneeze Maneuver | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:56:11

Blue Origin submits their own HLS lander and wins a NextSTEP contract! Also, a CAPSTONE nav demo, a Flashlight sneeze, and an RST part.

 Episode 409: Carry a Big Stick | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:57

China's spaceplane made good practice for a private tracking company. Also, Pu-238 production and ULA testing.

 Episode 408: Swedish Yeetfall | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:50:33

A suborbital launch went off course and landed across borders. Also, a suborbital success, a suborbital failure, and new New Horizons science.

 Episode 407: Trenchless | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:42:31

Musk doubles down on the trench-free lifestyle. Also, Hakuto-R, a China-lead moonbase cooperative, and a ride for Griffin.

 Episode 406: SpaceXcavator | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:51

Starship's first flight rates 25 out of 33, a real naked rebar kind of launch! Also, a Swede on Axiom and a reflown engine on Electron.

 Episode 405: Niobium's Neat | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:34

SpaceX reduces their niobium consumption, Relativity increases their engine count, and the coolest use of niobium ever.


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