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 337: Oh, Craptor… | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:57:05

SpaceX faces a bottleneck that might be the end of the company as we know it. Also, Neutron (2050), space tourists, SLS contract, and ISS not-debris.

 Episode 336: Bad Vibrations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:59

JWST has been delayed, hopefully for the last time. Also, JAXA recruiting, Hubble fixes, and Rocket Lab's new radio.

 Episode 335: DOWNLINK--Matthew Kuhns, Masten Space Systems | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:21

Can you really spray an aluminum landing pad on the moon while you're landing? Come learn with us about the FAST landing pad concept!

 Episode 334: Dizzy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:11

SpinLaunch performed some eye-catching (and eye-watering) tests this week. Also, Virgin Orbit in Japan, and a South Korean reusable vehicle.

 Episode 333: #1 Concern | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:54:58

The HLS lawsuit wrapped up (almost) on time, and Blue Origin didn't win. Also, a Dragon swap, a mysterious bit of debris, and Chinese sample return.

 Episode 332: Boo Origin and Spider Webbs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:38

Recorded on the spookiest day of the year. Blue's CLD space station, JWST on track for launch, Russia's down for Dragon, and Hubble trouble.

 Episode 331: DOWNLINK--The High Frontier: The Untold Story of Gerard K. O'Neill | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:12:17

Will and Dylan talk about their documentary about O'Neill the physicist, conceptual pioneer, and champion of liberty and equality.

 Episode 330: We Got Some Lucy Splainin' To Do | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:03

Lucy is off to the Jovian Trojians! Also, follow-up on Rocket 3.3's failure, a Brazilian solid motor, VG postponement, and China's solar observatory.

 Episode 329: DOWNLINK--Kevin Rice | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:51:18

Kevin Rice kept Lockheed Martin and JPL on budget and on schedule for over 40 years. Learn with us about contracts, money management and more!

 Episode 328: Employee-Rich Combustion | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:49:06

Blue Origin's PR team had a pretty crummy week. So did the Shiyan-10 team. SLS' launch schedule isn't looking too hot.

 Episode 327: DOWNLINK--Othniel C. Mbamalu, Advanced Rockets Corp. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:29:48

ARC is designing air-breathing hybrid rockets. Come learn with us from their CEO and Founder about an engine that might actually make it to orbit!

 Episode 326: Martian Alps | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:24

Perseverance has collected a second sample and moved on to a new site. Also, Shenzhou-12, Vande Hei's long haul, and five Artemis study contracts.

 Episode 325: Wandering Fragment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:56:04

Senators, satellites, and spacecraft (oh my!) A potential NASA budget, a Starlink correction, nuclear sats, a JWST launch delay, and smoke in Zvezda.

 Episode 324: Fireflyn’t | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:56:02

Long-running show favorite, Firefly, performed their first launch this week! We're looking forward to digging into failure analysis in the future.

 Episode 323: Per Latus Ad Astra | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:55

Rocket3 fails successfully, not with a bang but with a bonk. Also, 7gb of paperwork, Starlink lasers, and satellite capture from Astroscale!


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