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 46m. Bisher sind 308 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 11 days 5 hours 6 minutes


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Episode 304: WRT Raining, Pouring

ISS supports 10, Rocket Lab plans for recovery, Chinese spaceports, and Lunar electric propulsion tests. Also, NASA budget increase & Ingenuity delay.



Episode 303: Dramatic Concealed Conflagration

SN11 failed to slam into the ground... and rained down instead. Also, Rocket Lab to the Moon, Lunar gravity on New Shepard, and HLS downselect soon!



Episode 302: Debris Mayhem

NOAA-17 joined the proud TIROS-N tradition of exploding. Also, NASA's next administrator, JWST progress, and a Super Heavy sneak peek!



Episode 301: Service Update

For this slow news week, we talk about two commercial on-orbit servicing efforts, and the state of the industry. Also, HST, SLS and CZ-7A!


 2021-03-17  57m

Episode 300: Nikolas Trawny, Ph. D.

Dr. Trawny is a GNC engineer at NASA JPL. We learn about developing Perseverance's vision system and the advantages over MSL's landing.


 2021-03-10  1h30m

Episode 299: Dare Mighty Parachutes

Follow-up on Perseverance's easter eggs, Dynetic's PDR, and human spaceflight safety. Also F9 landing failure and reusable printed rockets!


 2021-03-03  1h6m

Episode 298: Tango Delta

Perseverance is on the ground! Also, China's upcoming crewed station, a rare SpaceX landing failure, and Starliner slips.


 2021-02-24  48m

Episode 297: Fleet Arrival

Mars Hope and Tianwen-1 have arrived at Mars, and Perseverance is not far behind! Also, off-world manufacturing, Turkey to the Moon and Vulcan.


 2021-02-17  1h0m

Episode 296: Spectre-2 Incoming

SN9 maxes out at one flight, and Firefly aims for the moon. Also, a Dragon record, Bishop powers up, and OSIRIS-REx plans its flight home.


 2021-02-10  1h7m

Episode 295: Storybook Titles

SpaceX seems to have violated its launch license, Sirius 7 was damaged, Dragon riders public and private, and a second Green Run.


 2021-02-03  40m