The Orbital Mechanics Podcast

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Episode 368: We're JWST getting started


Spaceflight News

— ABL static fire (spacenews.com)

— Rocket Factory Augsburg static fire (rfa.space)

— Superheavy FOOMPF (arstechnica.com) (spacenews.com)

— Post-fire images/video show apparent sheet metal blow-outs (twitter.com/NASASpaceflight)

— New, possibly replacement, engines arrived at the pad (twitter.com/NicAnsuini)

— Going forward, SPX won’t be doing simultaneous spin-starts (twitter.com/elonmusk)

— Ariane 6 ground support equipment (esa.int) (spacedaily.com)

Short & Sweet

— New robotic arm for ISS (spacenews.com)

— Rogozin moves on (spacenews.com) (spacenews.com) (meduza.io)

— CAPSTONE completes second TCM (advancedspace.com)

Questions, Comments, Corrections

— Dennis: Parmitano’s leak was caused by tap water (youtube.com)

— From the intro: JWST beauty shots (flickr.com) (PDF HT MMC: stsci.edu) (HT MMC: youtube.com/jwstobserver)

This Week in Spaceflight History

— 24 July, 1992. Launch of the Geotail spacecraft (PDF: agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com VIA ​​wiley.com) (jaxa.jp) (eoportal.org)

— The unusual HEO orbit used is viewable on SatelliteXplorer (HT SciKyle: geoxc-apps.bd.esri.com)

— Next week (7/26 - 8/1) in 1961: Twelve Prime


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