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 373: DOWNLINK--Chris Carella and Mahadevan Krishnan

Spaceflight News

— Artemis III landing site candidates released ( (

— Artemis I rolled out August 16 (

— Russian spacewalk cut short ( (

Short & Sweet

— Northrop Grumman to start astronaut training program (

— Starship gets commercial satellite customer (

— Spaceplane buddies (

Questions, Comments, Correction Burns

— Masten bankruptcy bids… whole or piecemeal? (

— Espen Urkedal via email: SLS FTS batteries?

Interview - Chris Carella, Benchmark Space Systems and Mahadevan Krishnan, AASC



This Week in Spaceflight History

— 29th August 2001, Maiden launch of H-IIA ( (PDF: 

— Two payloads were onboard: VEP-2 and LRE ( (

— Next week (8/30 - 9/5) in 2002. That’s no moon. That’s some of Huntington Beach’s finest work.


 2022-08-24  1h34m