Tesla Roadster Launched Into Orbit Around Sun

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Tesla Roadster Launched Into Orbit Around Sun

Post by WildCat » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:41 pm

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Re: Tesla Roadster Launched Into Orbit Around Sun

Post by Grammatron » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:50 pm

Very cool

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Re: Tesla Roadster Launched Into Orbit Around Sun

Post by WildCat » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:58 pm

That was pretty spectacular. I guess since it's a test flight and you need to simulate a payload might as well do something whimsical like send a car with a spaceman mannequin driver into orbit around the sun for the next billion years.
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Re: Tesla Roadster Launched Into Orbit Around Sun

Post by Mentat » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:22 pm

Great, now it's a five year wait for the BFR.
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Re: Tesla Roadster Launched Into Orbit Around Sun

Post by WildCat » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:35 am

This is the coolest thing ever launched into space...

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Re: Tesla Roadster Launched Into Orbit Around Sun

Post by Mentat » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:49 am

Now Tesla can boast a range of a couple billion miles on a single charge!
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Re: Tesla Roadster Launched Into Orbit Around Sun

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:07 am

Next up: Russell's teapot.

Gotta settle this thing once and for all. ;)
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Re: Tesla Roadster Launched Into Orbit Around Sun

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:08 pm

If nothing else this will test the paint job on the Roadster. It appears to be in a BBQ roll to avoid overheating. Still, it's getting broiled and frozen in a continuous cycle.

Also, is that bird shit on the windscreen?

And it appears the last burn [somehow] overshot its mark.
Elon Musk’s Tesla roadster, which launched on top of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy earlier today, is going farther out into the Solar System than originally planned. The car was supposed to be put on a path around the Sun that would take the vehicle out to the distance of Mars’ orbit. But the rocket carrying the car seems to have overshot that trajectory and has put the Tesla in an orbit that extends out into the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
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Re: Tesla Roadster Launched Into Orbit Around Sun

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:23 pm

The two rockets landing were cool

There's a video somewhere
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Re: Tesla Roadster Launched Into Orbit Around Sun

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:32 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:The two rockets landing were cool

There's a video somewhere
touchdown at 1:40



So the center stage blued up and they missed their Mars orbit. THANK GOD their were no actual people on board. This is proof of Musk's incompetence! Such a failure.

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Re: Tesla Roadster Launched Into Orbit Around Sun

Post by Grammatron » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:57 am

I like this angle, it almost seems fake it's so cool looking.


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Re: Tesla Roadster Launched Into Orbit Around Sun

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:30 am

Grammatron wrote:I like this angle, it almost seems fake it's so cool looking.

Love the sonic booms in that.
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Re: Tesla Roadster Launched Into Orbit Around Sun

Post by Pyrrho » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:41 am

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Re: Tesla Roadster Launched Into Orbit Around Sun

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:59 pm

So what is the fate of Starman and his Tesla
First, the vacuum of space will have already affected some of the car's systems. Tyres will have deflated or burst, and airbags will have gone off unless they were already removed or deactivated.
I'm pretty confident the tires were flattened and the airbags removed before launch. The batteries were probably removed as well. Unnecessary risks all.
The biggest problem the Tesla faces is cosmic radiation. Our atmosphere protects us from this, but the Tesla will be fully exposed, and according to molecular expert William Carroll will not last a year in the tough conditions.

He said: "All the organics will be subjected to degradation by the various kinds of radiation that you will run into there.

"Those materials are largely made up of carbon-carbon bonds and carbon-hydrogen bonds. Those organics, in that environment, I wouldn't give them a year."

Eventually, the Tesla will be reduced to just its inorganic parts. However, with no outside influence, it's likely to remain at least outwardly presentable for a lot longer. Tesla fan blog Teslarati reports "If an aspiring car collector tried to recover the eccentric and historic trophy from space in several centuries/millennia, Roadster would very likely fall to pieces or even crumble to dust when moved or placed in an environment with any significant gravity."
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Re: Tesla Roadster Launched Into Orbit Around Sun

Post by ed » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:06 pm

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Re: Tesla Roadster Launched Into Orbit Around Sun

Post by Mentat » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:19 pm

They forgot to factor in the effects of the Martian wind.
It's "pea-can", man.

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