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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Orion successfully abort, three Starlinks don't wake up, Exomars and DSCOVR get a little crash-y.
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!
While we wait out a slow news week, we look to the future and summarize upcoming non-Earth science missions.
Are you ready to visit the asteroid belt's metallic tooth? We sure are!
Spitzer is being retired at long last. Also, a commercial ISS, an HP3 troubleshooting idea, and a launch from sea.
We're welcoming back Laura Forczyk and answering common career questions from Reddit!
60 Starlink satellites down, thousands to go. Also, Hayabusa2 aborts a deployment, students reach space, and OSIRIS-REx needs your help!
Photos of a Spaceship being constructed in Florida emerged, as did a Beresheet-shaped splat on the Moon.
Old news about a parachute failure, and new predictions about a feather on the Moon.
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.
We're excited about Europa Clipper, even though one of its instruments just got a downgrade.
Keri Bean not only worked on Opportunity during its operation, but was on the recovery team that tried to save it.
Beresheet, after becoming the first commercial vehicle to orbit the moon, suffered a chain of failures that resulted in its gasification.
As the UCF Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition team works their way up the technology tree, they've now developed a hybrid rocket engine.
It takes twelve working hours to prep an EMU for a spacewalk.