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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This week we saw the beginning of a long series of EVAs to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, which was not intended to be repaired on orbit.



Episode 235: DOWNLINK--Andrew Rader

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Episode 234: Irregular Nomenclature

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' H3 rocket will be a lunar powerhouse; we talk about newly released information about the rocket and JAXA's moon plans.



Episode 233, IAC DC, 2019

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Episode 232: Full Panic Ensued

This week in SF historyOctober 17, 1956: Birth of Mae Jemison ( newsBattery replacement EVAs ( crew update ( ( Berger says "full panic has ensued" (


 15 October 2019  40m

Episode 231: Fewer gyros, more problems

DSCOVR's safehold seems to be connected to a gryo, but there's a fix coming down the line.


 09 October 2019  29m

Episode 230: Starship InSight

Starship, headed to Mars one day, got shown off to the public. Insight, already on Mars, learned some interesting things about the magnetosphere.


 02 October 2019  41m

Episode 229: Somewhat Rectilinear

NASA wants to put a cubesat in a near-rectilinear halo orbit. Also, lots of updates on private space launch facilities.


 24 September 2019  43m

Episode 228: Fired up

H-IIB had a literal fire lit under its butt, and more info about Bigelow's expandable space stations.


 18 September 2019  33m

Episode 227: Successful Orbiter

Chandrayaan-2's lander made it to the surface a little sooner than planned. Also, more Hayabusa2 news and WFIRST inches towards reality.


 10 September 2019  33m