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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Episodes

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Episode 378: Next Gen Turkey
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Spaceflight News

— Rocket Lab updates (satellitetoday.com)

— There was a presentation for investors September 21 (youtube.com) (PDF: rocketlabusa.com)

— The Archimedes Test Complex will be built at Stennis (businesswire.com)

— JWST instrument suffers anomaly (spacenews.com)

Short & Sweet

— USSF to leave GEO (aviationweek.com) (spacenews.com)

— Superheavy fires seven engines (cnet.com)

— Spinlaunch raises $71M (spacenews.com)

— ESA seeks money to stay in space race (thespacereview.com)

Questions, Comments, Corrections

— Descent module from Soyuz T-10a reused in T-15 (youtube.com VIA twitter.com/gopalsapparapu)

— See also Ep 300: DOWNLINK--Nikolas Trawny, Ph.D. (theorbitalmechanics.com)

— How did N2 get into the turbopump?

This Week in Spaceflight History

— September 29, 2011: Launch of Tiangong-1 (en.wikipedia.org) (PDF: english.cssar.cas.cn) (spaceflightnow.com) (spaceflight101.com)

— X37-B was possibly tasked to observe the station on orbit (bbc.com)

— Docking hardware was purchased from Russia (russianspaceweb.com)

— Next week (10/4 - 10/10) in 1990. It’s already a long enough trip without adding four years.

Published Tuesday
Episode 377: DOWNLINK--Araz Feyzi, Kayhan Space
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Spaceflight News

— CAPSTONE safe mode update (advancedspace.com) (advancedspace.com) (spaceflightnow.com)

Short & Sweet

— SLD lander RFP (spacenews.com)

— NASA requests private missions (spacenews.com)

— ArianeGroup reveals reusable crewed vehicle for Ariane 6 (twitter.com/EuropeSpace360) (HT ArcadeEngineer: twitter.com/Melissandre_L)

— Morpheus Space raises funds (spacenews.com)

Interview – Araz Feyzi, Kayhan Space Co-Founder and CTO

twitter.com/kayhanspace

This Week in Spaceflight History

— Sept 26, 1983: Pad Abort of Soyuz T-10A (en.wikipedia.org) (russianspaceweb.com) (americaspace.com) (PDF: starsem.com)

— Next week (9/27 - 10/3) in 2011: Wait two months for a robot, seven months for a human

Published 09/20
Episode 376: Masten? Suits us!
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Spaceflight News

— Artemis I update (spacenews.com) (nasaspaceflight.com) (spacenews.com)

Short & Sweet

— Axiom selected for Artemis 3 space suits (space.com) (spacenews.com)

— Astrobotic wins bid for Masten assets (HT deltaV: clickorlando.com) (HT deltaV: parabolicarc.com)

— CAPSTONE enters safe mode (HT deltaV: twitter.com/NASASpaceflight) (spacenews.com)

Questions, Comments, Corrections Burns

— From the intro: Curiosity Curiosities

— Curiosity picks up rock in wheel (mars.nasa.gov VIA twitter.com/kevinmgill VIA cnet.com

— Flower shaped rock (mars.nasa.gov)

— Geoff via email: Is JWST able to see the DART impact on September 26?

This Week in Spaceflight History

— 13 September 2007: Announcement of the Google Lunar X Prize (en.wikipedia.org) (smithsonianmag.com) (xprize.org) (ispace-inc.com) (astrobotic.com)

— Next week (9/20 - 9/26) in 1983: Second birthday

Published 09/13
Episode 375: DOWNLINK--Jason Armstrong, Chris Craddock, Addie Dove
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Spaceflight News

— Artemis I

— First attempt (nasaspaceflight.com) (nasaspaceflight.com) (spacenews.com) (americaspace.com) (americaspace.com)

— Second attempt (spacenews.com) (spacenews.com) (spacenews.com) (spacenews.com)

— Future attempts (blogs.nasa.gov) (twitter.com/NASASpaceflight)

— Just for fun: AR Orion model (americaspace.com)

Short & Sweet

— ThrustMe and Astra make propulsion sales (spacenews.com) (smallsatnews.com) (spacenews.com)

— China proposes orbital nuclear reactor (space.com) (spacenews.com)

— South Korea seeks funding for ambitious lunar project (spacenews.com)

Questions, Comments, Correction Burns

— Project TOMTOM: The Orbital Mechanics Think Of Missions

— Check Discord#snoopy to join in on the fun! (discord.com)

Interview -- Jason Armstrong, Director of Launch and Integration Services for TriSept; Chris Craddock, RocketStar CEO; Addie Dove, UCF Physics Professor and Walkabout the Galaxy co-host 

Trisept.com

twitter.com/rocketstarspace

facebook.com/RocketStarSpace/

instagram.com/RocketStarSpace/

linkedin.com/company/rocketstar-llc

— RocketStar’s Youtube channel (youtube.com)

— Walkabout the Galaxy (sciences.ucf.edu)

— The Stephen W. Hawking Center for Microgravity Research and Education (ucf.edu)

This Week in Spaceflight History

— 9 Sept, 1982. First and only successful launch of Conestoga (en.wikipedia.org) (youtube.com) (youtube.com)

— Next week (9/13 - 9/19) in 2007: Sponsored in part by ad revenue.

Published 09/06
Episode 374: Something Launches Soon
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Spaceflight News

— Starship prep, Falcon repairs (nasaspaceflight.com) (nasaspaceflight.com) (spaceexplored.com)

Short & Sweet

— Intelsat loses control of satellite (satellitetoday.com)

— Starship HLS demo will keep it simple (spacenews.com)

— Starliner CFT delay (spacenews.com)

This Week in Spaceflight History

— Sept 3, 2002: Discovery of Earth-orbiting asteroid J002E3 (en.wikipedia.org) (adsabs.harvard.edu) (spaceref.com)  (PDF: ibiblio.org)

— Next week (9/6 - 9/12) in 1982: Second of three outcomes: shot before leaving Independence, successfully forded the river, died of dysentery.

Published 08/30
Episode 373: DOWNLINK--Chris Carella and Mahadevan Krishnan
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Spaceflight News

— Artemis III landing site candidates released (nasa.gov) (spacenews.com)

— Artemis I rolled out August 16 (nasaspaceflight.com)

— Russian spacewalk cut short (nasaspaceflight.com) (cnet.com)

Short & Sweet

— Northrop Grumman to start astronaut training program (northropgrumman.com)

— Starship gets commercial satellite customer (spacenews.com)

— Spaceplane buddies (spacenews.com)

Questions, Comments, Correction Burns

— Masten bankruptcy bids… whole or piecemeal? (spacenews.com)

— Espen Urkedal via email: SLS FTS batteries?

Interview - Chris Carella, Benchmark Space Systems and Mahadevan Krishnan, AASC

benchmarkspacesystems.com

aasc.space

This Week in Spaceflight History

— 29th August 2001, Maiden launch of H-IIA (en.wikipedia.org) (PDF: mhi.com

— Two payloads were onboard: VEP-2 and LRE (space.skyrocket.de) (astronautix.com)

— Next week (8/30 - 9/5) in 2002. That’s no moon. That’s some of Huntington Beach’s finest work.

Published 08/23
Episode 372: Failure of a Logic
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Spaceflight News

— Artemis I lookahead (planetary.org) (spacenews.com)

Short & Sweet

— Starlink hits bad weather (spacenews.com)

— Antares gets a domestic upgrade (spacenews.com) (space.com)

— SSLV falls short (spacenews.com)

Questions, comments, corrections

— From the intro: a bid for Masten Space’s assets (parabolicarc.com)

This Week in Spaceflight History

—  21 Aug, 1993. Communication with Mars Observer lost (en.wikipedia.org) (web.archive.org) (msss.com) (nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov) (PDF: spacese.spacegrant.org)

— Next week (8/23 - 8/29) in 2001: When east meets west, it’s a good thing.

Published 08/16