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.
NG Cygnus made it to Station despite a stuck solar array. Also, X-37B returned, Long March-5 program modifications, and a tropical storm for Artemis.
Rocket Lab's latest catch attempt was aborted. Also, China's spaceplane, POLARIS' spaceplane, and an expensive fire alarm.
VirtualAGC has now archived every LM AGC build that went to the moon! Also, SLS, Spyche, Polaris Dawn and JPSS-2 schedules.
TransAstra is developing asteroid-spotting software and hardware, as well as solar-powered engines and mining equipment.
Here you have launch issues three ways, and a duo of rocket appearances. Also, Lucy flyby, TESS safe mode, and China's new solar observatory.
Student cubesat programs are becoming more common, but no less impressive! Learn with us about delicate solar panels and LASER SPHERES!
DART DID THE THING! Also, ViaSat-3 tests a thing, Hubble might get the thing done to it, and Firefly also does the thing.
Rocket Lab revealed some Neutron plans! Also, USSF out of GEO, Superheavy static fire, Spinlaunch $++ and ESA $?
Kayhan Space is automating satellite collision avoidance. Come learn with us about Kessler syndrome, debris detection, and robots steering spaceships!
Artemis-I remains on the pad! Also, Artemis-III suits, Astrobotic's Masten bid, and CAPSTONE's safe mode.
RocketStar is carrying suborbital payloads on a test flight. Come learn with us about aerospikes, regolith simulation, and embedded security.
Booster 7, Starship 24 work through static fire campaigns. Also deadly space weather, an HLS skeleton, and Starliner 2023.
Benchmark Space Systems is developing a variety of propulsion technologies, and grouping them together to form hybrid systems.
A quick look forward to Artemis I, a space squall, a domestic retro-retrofit, and a an upper stage failure.
Astra redirects its focus to Rocket 4. Also, Russia spies on a satellite, Russia clarifies its ISS exit timeline, and a possible Chinese spaceplane.