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. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 15 days 2 hours 1 minute


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Episode 7: Suit Up

The difficulty of survival in the near vacuum of low Earth orbit is a fear deep in our society’s psyche. However, it’s a working environment for many brave men and women, and isn’t as bad as many people think. This week, we talk about the smallest human spaceships ever invented: space suits.


 2015-03-03  1h15m

Episode 6: Manipulators

Sometimes, human hands just aren't practical or available. Let's talk about robot arms of all shapes and sizes! Also DSCOVR, Martian budget cuts, senators calling out ULA, the upcoming US ISS EVAs, and an amazing video from Marshall Space Flight Center!


 2015-02-17  1h31m

Episode 5: Acronyms

How do you talk to a satellite whizzing by at eight or nine km/s?


 2015-02-04  1h39m

Episode 4: LATE

What does the biggest orbital communications network look like? Also, AMA highlights, CRS-5, James Webb and a possible NH3 leak on ISS.


 2015-01-21  1h11m

Episode 3: Heat

How do rocket engines (aka explosions) not explode? Also, Messenger, Dawn, Curiosity and periareion.


 2015-01-06  59m

Episode 2: Maneuvers

How do we maneuver in space? Also Morpheus, Opportunity, Antares, and Hyabusa II (again).


 2014-12-23  1h13m

Episode 1: Docking

How do spacecraft connect in space? Also, Hayabusa II, EFT-1, Ariane 6, Venus Express and New Horizons!


 2014-12-11  1h8m