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.


Episode 367: Going Ballistic

Spaceflight News

— CAPSTONE’s gone. And now it’s back! ( ( ( (

— AS published a Ballistic Lunar Transfer cheat-sheet (PDF: VIA

— TCM-1C may not be necessary ( (

Short & Sweet

— Minotaur II explodes ( (

— X-37B beats own record on orbit (

— Starship 24 readies for flight ( ( ( (

This Week in Spaceflight History

— 16th July, 2013: Luca Parmitano’s leaky suit on EVA-23 (PDF: (PDF: (

— The water separator drum holes were blocked with mineral deposits ( (PDF:

— Airlock Cooling Loop Recovery ion beds were implicated (PDF:

— EMU was developed with on-orbit rescue in mind. (PDF:

— Next week (7/19 - 7/25) in 1992: Electro-coccyx.


 2022-07-13  44m