100 episodes

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.

The Orbital Mechanics Podcast David Fourman and Ben Etherington

    • Natural Sciences

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.

    Episode 254: XL to The Moon

    Episode 254: XL to The Moon

    Gateway is getting a new cargo vehicle, the Dragon XL! Also, a Crew Dragon test article was destroyed as was Astra's One of Three.

    • 42 min
    Episode 253: Lackluster

    Episode 253: Lackluster

    Artemis-1's Orion has finished testing at Glenn! Also, LISA contact awarded, a Long March failure, and a slightly less bright Starlink

    • 42 min
    Episode 252: Non-Critical

    Episode 252: Non-Critical

    SLS-bound RS-25s are getting some nice cost reductions and tests, and Lunar Gateway is no longer in the critical path of Artemis.

    • 42 min
    Episode 251: 61 Corrective Actions

    Episode 251: 61 Corrective Actions

    The Boe-OFT independent review team concluded with just a few recommended changes. Also, Astra, DSCOVR and SLS push through rough times.

    • 30 min
    Episode 250: This Is Not the Plan

    Episode 250: This Is Not the Plan

    SpaceX is building a mobile service tower for Falcon Heavy, Starship exploded, imploded and exploded, and Artemis may or may not drastically change.

    • 31 min
    Episode 249: DOWNLINK--Laura Forczyk on her new book Rise of the Space Age Millennials

    Episode 249: DOWNLINK--Laura Forczyk on her new book Rise of the Space Age Millennials

    Laura is a space careers counselor, and first time author. We discuss her research into a rising generation of space professionals.

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

Gurbir - astrotalkuk.org ,

Informative, insightful fun and educational

If you are looking for a podcast that is well researched, professionally produced and presented with a subtle balance of banter, fun and fascinating insights - Orbital Mechanics is for you. A small team of enthusiastic communicators bringing up to date space news with whit and houmour now on episode 241! Well done everyone - All the best for the new year and decade.

Aleanthor ,

Best space related podcast

Thank you so much for this podcast! Really interesting topics, I’m constantly learning something new and if I want to dig deeper you have actually useful show notes. The trio dynamic is great, the segment names are hilariously tied with space. Maybe it would be good idea to do a few episodes on other countries space programs (Japan, China, India, UK)?

Scoobytgi ,

Deep dives into the details

Love the dynamics of the three hosts, they do their research well and have great guests when they need to fill in the gaps. Every week I listen from the UK without fail!

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