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Where is Starman? Track Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster in Space!

0 comments, 423 views, posted 10:39 am 19/08/2019 in Sci-Fi, Science & Space by superuser
superuser has 3616 posts, 2230 threads, 58 points, location: Mars



But where is this vehicle? The current location is 185,529,587 miles (298,581,021 km, 1.996 AU, 16.60 light minutes) from Earth, moving away from Earth at a speed of 909 mi/h (1,463 km/h, 0.41 km/s).

The car is 69,404,196 miles (111,695,260 km, 0.747 AU, 6.21 light minutes) from Mars, moving toward the planet at a speed of 25,894 mi/h (41,673 km/h, 11.58 km/s).

The car is 91,730,600 miles (147,626,136 km, 0.987 AU, 8.21 light minutes) light minutes from the Sun, moving away from the star at a speed of 1,019 mi/h (1,639 km/h, 0.46 km/s).

The car has exceeded its 36,000 mile warranty 21,205.0 times while driving around the Sun, (763,381,072 miles, 1,228,543,128 km, 8.21 AU) moving at a speed of 75,152 mi/h (120,945 km/h, 33.60 km/s). The orbital period is about 557 days.

It has achieved a fuel economy of 6,058.6 miles per gallon (2,575.8 km/liter, 0.03882 liters/100 km), assuming 126,000 gallons of fuel.

If the battery was still working, Starman has listened to Space Oddity 151,720 times since he launched in one ear, and to Is there Life On Mars? 204,436 times in his other ear.

Starman has completed about 1.003 orbits arond the Sun since launch.

A telescope about 43,821 ft (13,357 m) in diameter would be required to resolve the Upper stage from Earth. A smaller one could see him as an unresolved dot, about 84.3 ft (25.7 m) in diameter, in ideal conditions.

The vehicle has traveled far enough to drive all of the world’s roads 33.8 times.

It has been 1 year, 6 months, 12 days, 13 hours, 54 minutes and 20 seconds since launch.

Extra Points Given by:

Flee (10), tamsnod27 (5), Paracelsus (5), HariSeldon (5)


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