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 397: Loss of Cool | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:46

New photos of a leaking Soyuz, and LauncherOne's failure mode are decidedly un-cool. Also, H3's abort, SPX oil rigs, ESCAPADE, and a space tug.

 Episode 396: Valentine Breakup | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:59

A Russian satellite broke up just ahead of the hallmark holiday. Also, Super Heavy, Progress MS-21, Camden, and Kuiper!

 Episode 395: Salvage Mode | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:44:43

ISRO published a detailed overview of their SSLV failure investigation. Also, NASA's Artemis I software, Peregrine's landing site, and Mars samples!

 Episode 394: Partial Barber Pole | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:48:55

As chemical rockets near their theoretical limits, NASA decides to just rocket harder. Also, Starship's WDR, Lucy's new target and JunoCam's anomaly.

 Episode 393: Sequential Signal Loss | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:39:12

ABL released their initial DEMO-1 failure analysis, explaining nine simultaneous engine shutdowns. Also, ISS scientists, JUICE, Lucy, and ClearSpace!

 Episode 392: Virgin Suborbital | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:53:53

Spaceflight News— Soyuz MS-22 rescue ( (— Virgin Orbit failure ( ( ( — Virgin Galactic recently restructured their leadership ( — Virgin Orbit is suffering financial woes (— ABL RS1 failure ( ( (HT Sam: (HT Sam: ( & Sweet— Soyuz-OneWeb hostage negotiations underway (— JWST Killing It ( (HT DeltaV:— Starship approaches a launch date? ( Week in Spaceflight History— January 22, 1968: Launch of Apollo 5 ( ( ( (PDF HT Mike Stewart: — Destin of Smarter Every Day interviewed a U.S. Space and Rocket Center Docent and Apollo engineer ( ( — LEM study guides are a great resource for finding answers to systems questions. ( (— Next week (1/24 - 1/30) in 1985. From Lunar Orion to Listening Orion.

 Episode 391: Galloping Gertie | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:38:52

A moon mission mélange! Also, Wenchang expansion and Impulse Space on Transporter-9.

 Episode 390: Baby, It’s Coolant Outside | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:50

A Soyuz wet the bed, and is now at risk of overheating! Also, Lockheed Martin and Zhuque-2 have both burst their own bubble.

 Episode 389: The Emperor's New Alpaca | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:33

HLS2 bids are in! Also, a new sea-launched rocket and a future rocket-launched Tim!

 Episode 388: NASA Cuts Carbs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:52:44

Artemis is officially homeward-bound! Also, Phantom Space ridesharing, Bluewalker full deployment, and iROSA installation.

 Episode 387: Big Bird and Friends | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:34

An Artemis I update and a history investigation. Also, China's solar project, Canada's solar project, and Gaganyaan's parachute test.

 Episode 386: DOWNLINK--Margaret Weitekamp, Smithsonian National Air And Space Museum | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:48:05

The book Space Craze illustrates humanity's fascination with space, and how science fiction has impacted the way we go there.

 Episode 385: PSLV: Pumpkin Spice Latte Vehicle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:40:45

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.

 Episode 384: Spaceplane, Spaceplane, Fire | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:19

Rocket Lab's latest catch attempt was aborted. Also, China's spaceplane, POLARIS' spaceplane, and an expensive fire alarm.

 Episode 383: Begging for Rides and Ropes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:12:22

VirtualAGC has now archived every LM AGC build that went to the moon! Also, SLS, Spyche, Polaris Dawn and JPSS-2 schedules.


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