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 233: IAC DC, 2019 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:43

Bit of a weird show this week! No news, tired hosts. We talk about our favorite things from this year’s International Astronautical Congress, and we promise more information later.

 Episode 232: Full Panic Ensued | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:40:41

Commercial Crew has fallen behind, but SpaceX is rushing to get Crew Dragon out the door.

 Episode 231: Fewer gyros, more problems | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:13

DSCOVR's safehold seems to be connected to a gryo, but there's a fix coming down the line.

  Episode 230: Starship InSight | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:44

Starship, headed to Mars one day, got shown off to the public. Insight, already on Mars, learned some interesting things about the magnetosphere.

 Episode 229: Somewhat Rectilinear | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:01

NASA wants to put a cubesat in a near-rectilinear halo orbit. Also, lots of updates on private space launch facilities.

 Episode 228: Fired up | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:55

H-IIB had a literal fire lit under its butt, and more info about Bigelow's expandable space stations.

 Episode 227: Successful Orbiter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:52

Chandrayaan-2's lander made it to the surface a little sooner than planned. Also, more Hayabusa2 news and WFIRST inches towards reality.

 Episode 226: Duricrust | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:38

Insight is slowly getting closer to a successful mole deployment, and Starhopper showed off its stuff!

 Episode 225: DATA RELAY--Hot Structures | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:52:42

Why have a structure with a heat shield on top, when you could just make a structure that does both jobs?

 Episode 224: Downward Vector | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:19

Linkspace successfully hovers, Exomars struggles with parachutes, and Vector Launch closes its doors.

 Episode 223: DOWNLINK--Ella Atkins | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:;10:37

Ella Atkins is an aerospace engineering professor who has a rich history studying and designing automated systems in space and in the air.

 Episode 222: Heat Sunk | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:46

A GOES malfunction has now been explained. We're gearing up to hear more about Starship. OneWeb is opening its doors, and EDRS is performing well.

 Episode 221: Soul Source | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:57

Northrop Grumman got a sole source contract to build a habitat module for the lunar gateway station.

 Episode 220: DOWNLINK--Ron Burkey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:11:47

The Apollo Guidance Computer is famous, but the code it ran likely would have slipped into the fog of history if it wasn't for Ron Burkey's archives.

 Episode 219: Future Imperfect | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:21

India's headed to the Moon, though their launch was delayed after we recorded this episode.


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