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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 45m. Bisher sind 282 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts

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Episode 278: DOWNLINK--Panagiotis Tsiotras

Dr. Tsiotras is a professor of aerospace engineering at Georgia Tech. We talked to him about attitude control theory and his 5-DOF software testbed.



Episode 277: Little Nub

Bishop is almost ready for space, and Dynetics showed off their HLS mockup! Also, Venus and Moon sample returns, and Artemis III landing site.



Episode 276: DOWNLINK--Baratunde Cola

Bara Cola was working on thermal management solutions for computer processors when he hit upon an idea that is now taking the space world by storm.



Episode 275: First Light Flight

Rocket Lab demos their on orbit capabilities with Photon. Also, lots of records for SpaceX, both orbital and hopping, and China's secret spaceplane.



Episode 274: DOWNLINK--Peter Beck

Peter Beck wanted to work for a space company, but no one was doing what he hoped. In 2006, he founded Rocket Lab, and now they're headed to Venus.



Episode 273: Jupiter via SLS?

Europa Clipper might need modifications to fly on SLS, but they're keeping options open. Also GPIM, HLS mockups and Falcon9 reuse.


 2020-08-26  44m

Episode 272: DOWNLINK--Caty Pilachowski

We talk about WIYN, terrestrial telescope design, including mirror manufacturing, temperature control, mounts, and instrument interfaces.


 2020-08-19  1h52m

Episode 271: The Dominator

Episode 271: The Dominator


 2020-08-05  38m

Episode 270: A Little to The Left

Progress had a small snag while docking. Also, Astra preparing for launch, LauncherOne recovering from a failure and Starliner trying to get to work.


 2020-07-29  31m

Episode 269: DOWNLINK--Kathryn Crowe

Learn about integration engineering and putting people on the moon from the Human Landing System Deputy Lead for Integrated Performance.


 2020-07-22  1h20m