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 218: Low-flying Starlink | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:53

Orion successfully abort, three Starlinks don't wake up, Exomars and DSCOVR get a little crash-y.

 Episode 217: Ms. Tree Snags the Fly! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:20

Falcon Heavy had a TVC failure that resulted in the loss of another center core, but they finally caught a fairing. Also, Mars 2020 needs your help!

 Episode 216: Look to Windward | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:50:22

While we wait out a slow news week, we look to the future and summarize upcoming non-Earth science missions.

 Episode 215: Shibboleth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:44:10

Are you ready to visit the asteroid belt's metallic tooth? We sure are!

 Episode 214: Spitzering Nails | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:31

Spitzer is being retired at long last. Also, a commercial ISS, an HP3 troubleshooting idea, and a launch from sea.

 Episode 213: DOWNLINK--Laura Forczyk answers employment questions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:28

We're welcoming back Laura Forczyk and answering common career questions from Reddit!

 Episode 212: Cosmic Choo-Choo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:44:28

60 Starlink satellites down, thousands to go. Also, Hayabusa2 aborts a deployment, students reach space, and OSIRIS-REx needs your help!

 Episode 211: Making a Mark | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:39

Photos of a Spaceship being constructed in Florida emerged, as did a Beresheet-shaped splat on the Moon.

 Episode 210: Free Two-Day to Luna | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:27

Old news about a parachute failure, and new predictions about a feather on the Moon.

 Episode 209: DATA RELAY--Brazil Space | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:12:48

Brazil has a long history of reaching out of our atmosphere. Today we talk about the triumphs, failures, and even a conspiracy theory of Brazilian Space.

 Episode 208: MagneNOmeter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:06

We're excited about Europa Clipper, even though one of its instruments just got a downgrade.

 Episode 207: DOWNLINK--Keri Bean | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:45

Keri Bean not only worked on Opportunity during its operation, but was on the recovery team that tried to save it.

 Episode 206: Lithobrake Backup | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:37

Beresheet, after becoming the first commercial vehicle to orbit the moon, suffered a chain of failures that resulted in its gasification.

 Episode 205: DOWNLINK--SEDS UCF IREC III | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:04:31

As the UCF Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition team works their way up the technology tree, they've now developed a hybrid rocket engine.

 Episode 204: Space Skull | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:50

It takes twelve working hours to prep an EMU for a spacewalk.


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