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.

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      Episode 146: Catcher's Mitt


      We discuss US EVA-48, a secretive smallsat launcher, a new ASDS, Mr. Steven and SPX science certification.

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      Episode 145: Interplanetary Bowie


      Falcon Heavy woooooo! We spent most of the recording running around cheering, but eventually we settled down and also talked about a very fast Progress, a scuttled F9 booster and JWST's optics package.

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      Episode 144: DOWNLINK--Dr. Rob Hoyt


      Rob Hoyt is founder and CEO of Tethers Unlimited, a smallsat component company that produces a number of very handy bolt-on components. Also, the smallest orbital-class launcher and an Ariane 5 revisit.

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      Episode 143: Stuck in a Funk


      We were shocked to find out there was more on the first orbital Electron than a Dove and two Lemurs! We also chew over Ariane 5's partial failure.

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      Episode 142: I Never Want to Hold Again


      Rocket Lab made it to orbit! Also, upcoming EVAs, RS-25 stand test, a tiny Zuma update and a toasty Atlas V launch.

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      Episode 141: No Neptune Jokes


      Falcon Heavy still hasn't had a static fire, Long March is lucky not to have started a (building) fire, we hear more from Blue Origin, from NASA on SPX crew flights and Rocket Lab's Still Testing.

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       2018-01-16

      Episode 140: Sandwich Smuggler


      This week, we had to say goodbye to one of the most experienced astronauts. Godspeed, John!

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       2018-01-09

      Episode 139: Holding Our Breath


      Falcon Heavy shows continued signs of actually flying sooner than six months in the future, Angosat-1 had a hiccup and Blue Origin buys land.

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       2018-01-03

      Episode 138: DOWNLINK--SEDS UCF IREC II


      Students for the Exploration and Development of Space has a chapter at University of Central Florida, and they've entered the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition. They had a successful failure last year, and now they're here to talk about their run up for next year.

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       2017-12-20

      Episode 137: Cartouche


      3D printed rockets, cubesat toys and commercial lunar landings.

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       2017-12-13