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 296 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 10 days 17 hours 3 minutes


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Episode 292: Ungoogleable

Pioneers kicks off with four potential future missions. Also, Dynetic's HLS bid, Juno and InSight mission extensions, and Blackjack damage.



Episode 291: Loss of Legs

SpaceX wants to catch Starship using the launch tower, SN9 had a little tumble, LM8 spreads its wings and Lunar Heritage is signed into law.



Episode 290: Get Out and Push

Astra put a rocket in space! Also, Chang'e-5's sample is back home, Kuiper ground stations and Canadians on the Moon.



Episode 289: Fierce Flip

Starship SN8 put on an impressive show this week, and gave its life in the pursuit of good engineering. Also, Artemis astros, solar sailing and RIDER!


 2020-12-16  55m

Episode 288: Sample Bonanza

Chang'e-5 has brought its lunar samples up to orbit, and Hayabusa2 has brought its asteroid samples all the way home!


 2020-12-09  56m

Episode 287: Okay With the Hat

Rocket Lab has proven their recovery strategy! Also, a two-inch Phobos landing, H3 delays and Carbice and Relativity raise investment funds.


 2020-12-02  57m

Episode 286: Rock Blade

Turns out SN8 blew up the pad, Vega suffered a PEBCAR (not PEBCAK) issue, and Hayabusa2 is making a delivery!


 2020-11-25  42m

Episode 285: Trench-rich combustion

Starship SN8 blew out an engine, Crew-1 is ready to go, and Mars Sample Return might be delayed. Also, an exciting guest TWSF!


 2020-11-18  1h0m

Episode 284: DOWNLINK--Mark Lester

Come learn about commercial spaceport ops with us! Mark Lester is the President and CEO of Alaska Aerospace Corporation, which owns Pacific Spaceport Alaska.


 2020-11-11  1h41m

Episode 283: Sample Stowed

OSIRIS-REx has stowed its sample, and SOFIA saw water on the Moon. Also, debris collection on ISS, Ariane 6 funding, and red nail polish.


 2020-11-04  47m