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 374: Something Launches Soon

Spaceflight News

— Starship prep, Falcon repairs ( ( (

Short & Sweet

— Intelsat loses control of satellite (

— Starship HLS demo will keep it simple (

— Starliner CFT delay (

This Week in Spaceflight History

— Sept 3, 2002: Discovery of Earth-orbiting asteroid J002E3 ( ( (  (PDF:

— Next week (9/6 - 9/12) in 1982: Second of three outcomes: shot before leaving Independence, successfully forded the river, died of dysentery.


 2022-08-31  42m