The Orbital Mechanics Podcast

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Episode 379: Ramming Speed!


Spaceflight News

— DART (spacenews.com) (planetary.org) (nasaspaceflight.com) (twitter.com/nasa) (twitter.com/LICIACube) (twitter.com/SenBillNelson) (researchgate.net)

— Transformational Solar Array experiment (PDF: ntrs.nasa.gov)

Short & Sweet

— Testing begins for first ViaSat-3 (spacenews.com)

— Hubble may get a roboost (spacenews.com)

— Firefly reaches orbit (spacenews.com) (youtube.com)

This Week in Spaceflight History

— Oct 6, 1990. Launch of Ulysses spacecraft (esa.int) (PDF: adsabs.harvard.edu) (en.wikipedia.org)

— The Nutation Damper System was well described in a paper (nasa.gov)

— Next week (10/11 - 10/17) in 1968: Phoenix Rising


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