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 382: DOWNLINK--Joel C. Sercel PhD, CEO of TransAstra | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:48:04

TransAstra is developing asteroid-spotting software and hardware, as well as solar-powered engines and mining equipment.

 Episode 381: Spin-stabilized PR | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:34

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.

 Episode 380: DOWNLINK--Alex Doknjas and Biarki Weeks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:42:43

Student cubesat programs are becoming more common, but no less impressive! Learn with us about delicate solar panels and LASER SPHERES!

 Episode 379: Ramming Speed! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:56:44

DART DID THE THING! Also, ViaSat-3 tests a thing, Hubble might get the thing done to it, and Firefly also does the thing.

 Episode 378: Next Gen Turkey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:49:24

Rocket Lab revealed some Neutron plans! Also, USSF out of GEO, Superheavy static fire, Spinlaunch $++ and ESA $?

 Episode 377: DOWNLINK--Araz Feyzi, Kayhan Space | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:29

Kayhan Space is automating satellite collision avoidance. Come learn with us about Kessler syndrome, debris detection, and robots steering spaceships!

 Episode 376: Masten? Suits us! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:22

Artemis-I remains on the pad! Also, Artemis-III suits, Astrobotic's Masten bid, and CAPSTONE's safe mode.

 Episode 375: DOWNLINK--Jason Armstrong, Chris Craddock, Addie Dove | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:36:47

RocketStar is carrying suborbital payloads on a test flight. Come learn with us about aerospikes, regolith simulation, and embedded security.

 Episode 374: Something Launches Soon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:42:59

Booster 7, Starship 24 work through static fire campaigns. Also deadly space weather, an HLS skeleton, and Starliner 2023.

 Episode 373: DOWNLINK--Chris Carella and Mahadevan Krishnan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:34:43

Benchmark Space Systems is developing a variety of propulsion technologies, and grouping them together to form hybrid systems.

 Episode 372: Failure of a Logic | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:18

A quick look forward to Artemis I, a space squall, a domestic retro-retrofit, and a an upper stage failure.

 Episode 371: NIMBY | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:43

Astra redirects its focus to Rocket 4. Also, Russia spies on a satellite, Russia clarifies its ISS exit timeline, and a possible Chinese spaceplane.

 Episode 370: OneViaEutelTelesat | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:30

A new Mars Sample Return architecture has been proposed! Also, a multi-orbit merger, bankruptcy for a favorite, data from OSIRIS-REx, an SLS contract.

 Episode 369: DOWNLINK--R. Matt Villarreal, Infinite Composites | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:27:41

COPVs are old news. Learn with us about how Infinite Composites is making linerless composite pressure vessels!

 Episode 368: We're JWST getting started | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:49:37

It's a test fest for ABL, RFA, Superheavy and Vega C. JWST saw, Rogozin calls "scene," and a new robotic arm at ISS.


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