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 49m. Bisher sind 397 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 15 days 2 hours 1 minute


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Episode 363: A Surfeit of Hypergols

A Cargo Dragon leaked and Ingenuity's still plugging along. Also, a Korean rocket in Brazil, a NASA rocket in Australia, and a rock in JWST.


 2022-06-15  53m

Episode 362: Wet Hot American Dress Rehearsal Summer

NASA arranges to rent some space suits. Also, a hibernating helicopter, anticipating color JWST images, and OMG SLS WDR ASAP.


 2022-06-08  1h7m

Episode 361: DOWNLINK--Vaya Space

Hybrid rockets have never gone to orbit, and Vaya wants to change that. Learn with us about pyrolysis, plastic propellant, and horizontal 3D printing!


 2022-06-01  1h30m

Episode 360: Thrust but Verify

Episode 360: Thrust but Verify


 2022-05-25  48m

Episode 359: Venus is for Louvers

Rocket 4.0 is on its way! Also, Ax-1 was busy, Tianzhou-4 installed, a new satellite navigation constellation, and JWST nearly ready to get to work.


 2022-05-18  1h3m

Episode 358: DOWNLINK--Awais Ahmed, PIXXEL

Awais Ahmed and his team are building a "health monitor for the Earth." Learn with us about miniaturizing hyperspectral cameras and how they're used.


 2022-05-11  1h24m

Episode 357: On-Orbit Spare

A wild Richard appears! Ligado's fight for the L-band heats up. Also, OSIRIS-APEx, SOFIA's end, and a Dragon conveyor belt.


 2022-05-04  45m

Episode 356: DOWNLINK--Daniel Bock, Morpheus Space

Extremely low mass, high-dV thrusters are like diamonds. Learn with us about liquid metal propellant, porous needles, and pay-as-you-go hardware.


 2022-04-27  1h37m

Episode 355: Minecart on the Moon

SLS got rolled back to the VAB, and we look at the Artemis rover RFI. Also, Astranis' gimbal, NTSB's purview, Astra's ion engine, and ULA's big order.


 2022-04-20  1h5m

Episode 354: Damp Dress Rehearsal

SLS will do a modified WDR. Spinlaunch picks up angular momentum from NASA. Also, Spaceport Camden, Warpspace, and Astroscale!


 2022-04-13  1h10m