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 47m. Bisher sind 330 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 12 days 3 hours 10 minutes


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Perseverance has collected a second sample and moved on to a new site. Also, Shenzhou-12, Vande Hei's long haul, and five Artemis study contracts.



Episode 325: Wandering Fragment

Senators, satellites, and spacecraft (oh my!) A potential NASA budget, a Starlink correction, nuclear sats, a JWST launch delay, and smoke in Zvezda.



Episode 324: Fireflyn’t

Long-running show favorite, Firefly, performed their first launch this week! We're looking forward to digging into failure analysis in the future.



Episode 323: Per Latus Ad Astra

Rocket3 fails successfully, not with a bang but with a bonk. Also, 7gb of paperwork, Starlink lasers, and satellite capture from Astroscale!



Episode 322: DOWNLINK--John E Ward

It's the second half of our Réaltra spotlight! We talk to John E about the VIKI camera, systems engineering and even a bit of Irish history.


 2021-08-25  1h27m

Episode 321: Liftoff

Ben gets upset about slander, and Starliner heads back to the garage. Also, Astro-1 restoration, and xEVA/xEMU, GSLV failures.


 2021-08-18  43m

Episode 320: DOWNLINK--Danny Gleeson

Learn with us from Réaltra's CCO about a burgeoning space industry, COTS and custom system design, ESA contracts and more!


 2021-08-11  1h42m

Episode 319: Nauka Goes For a Spin

Nauka docked to ISS and was so happy it decided to do a dance! Also, a Rocket Lab launch and Inmarsat plans.


 2021-08-04  43m

Episode 318: Pure Guts Poker

Nauka is in space! Arecibo should be replaced! Also, a new Falcon Heavy customer, Chinese fairing recovery, and Rocket Lab failure conclusions.


 2021-07-28  1h15m

Episode 317: Youngest, Oldest, Richest

Hubble is back up and running, but how many extra lives has it left? Also, Astranis, Beresheet-2, lotsa Raptors, and a new Ariane-6 kick stage!


 2021-07-21  43m