The Orbital Mechanics Podcast

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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Episode 360: Thrust but Verify


Spaceflight News

— OFT-2 (spacenews.com) (spacenews.com) (americaspace.com)

— Debris shedding after booster sep T+3:00 (twitter.com/elizabethtinkg) (youtu.be)

— Two RCS thrusters and two OMAC thrusters shut down during the flight (twitter.com/lorengrush)

— Test Fest

— ABL Space fires upper stage engine (spacenews.com)

— Gilmour Space fires Phoenix engine (youtube.com)

— Relativity Space fires upper stage engines (youtube.com)

— ISRO fires human-rated solids for Gaganyaan (isro.gov.in)

Short & Sweet

— Voyager 1 returning bad telemetry (cnet.com)

— NASA investigates spacesuit water leaks (space.com) (spacenews.com)

— End to InSight mission… is in sight (spacenews.com) (spaceflightnow.com)

— Ingenuity back in action (mars.nasa.gov)

Questions, Comments, Corrections

— twitter.com/LauraForczyk: X-Bow is pronounced Crossbow. That threw me off at first, too.

— From the intro: Tim Dodd tours Starbase (youtube.com)

This Week in Spaceflight History

— 24 May, 2000. First launch of Atlas III (en.wikipedia.org) (spaceflightnow.com)

— Engine contracts announced in 1996 (ARCHIVE: ilslaunch.com)

— A list of Atlas family specs (braeunig.us)

— A lovely history of Atlas by Scott Manley (youtube.com)

— Next week (5/31 - 6/6) in 1996: Domestically repurposed


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