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.


Episode 369: DOWNLINK--R. Matt Villarreal, Infinite Composites

Spaceflight News

— Wentian launched (

— An array of new research facilities is onboard (

— CZ-5B may experience an uncontrolled reentry (

Short & Sweet

— Impulse and Relativity announce joint mission to Mars (

— Nancy Grace has a ride to space (

— First private company to launch from French Guiana (

Questions, Comments, Corrections

— Gopal via Discord: BE-4 reuse plans ( (

— Unc' Willy via Discord: Titan II bwooop ( (

Interview – R. Matt Villarreal, Founder and CEO of Infinite Composites








This Week in Spaceflight History

— July 28 1961: NASA invitation to bids for Apollo prime contract ( (PDF HT Mike Stewart: VIA

— Ep 220 featured the LEM contract (thanks The Greek!) (

— Next week (8/2 - 8/8) in 1993: Space is dangerous, and another word for space is gap.


 2022-07-27  1h27m