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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It's the second half of our Réaltra spotlight! We talk to John E about the VIKI camera, systems engineering and even a bit of Irish history.
Ben gets upset about slander, and Starliner heads back to the garage. Also, Astro-1 restoration, and xEVA/xEMU, GSLV failures.
Learn with us from Réaltra's CCO about a burgeoning space industry, COTS and custom system design, ESA contracts and more!
Nauka docked to ISS and was so happy it decided to do a dance! Also, a Rocket Lab launch and Inmarsat plans.
Nauka is in space! Arecibo should be replaced! Also, a new Falcon Heavy customer, Chinese fairing recovery, and Rocket Lab failure conclusions.
Hubble is back up and running, but how many extra lives has it left? Also, Astranis, Beresheet-2, lotsa Raptors, and a new Ariane-6 kick stage!
Learn with us about how the California Cybersecurity Institute is making students and organizations more security-conscious!
Transporter-2 had absolutely no Doves onboard, but that won't stop us talking about it. Also, IROSA, Starship Booster and carbon nozzle extensions.
Rocket Lab is sending Photon to Mars! Also, Tianhe is occupied, Hubble is stuck, and NEO Surveyor is progressing.
Yet another mission to Venus was selected this week! Also, a commercial deep-space antenna, Terran R, and HLS money.
The next two Discovery missions are headed to Venus! Also, be sure to support a new book rejuvenating Katherine Johnson's mathematical work.
Megaconstellation coverage marches ever forward, and New Frontiers 5 marches in place. Also, Ingenuity, new lunar rovers, and Tianzhou-2!
The intrepid Chinese rover is now doing its thing. Also, a bit of info on Electron, Crew-3's superlative personnel, and SpaceShipTwo!
Rocket Lab lost a second stage, but had a successful recovery experiment. Starship/Super Heavy may launch this year. Also, Chinese wheels on Mars!
STMD awards, NIAC awards, SBIR awards! Also SN15 failed to explode just before or at any point after landing, Starliner OFT-2 and Firefly funding.