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Real Time Tesla Roadster Tracker. This is cool.

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by Stewie26, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. Stewie26

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    I wonder if someone can calculate an estimate when it's trajectory is going to collide with a planet ...
     
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  3. ggr

    ggr Roadster R80 537, SigS P85 29, M3P 80k

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    You can calculate when it will come close, but there are too many things to account for to calculate an actual collision. Anyway, space is very big, the only large things it could collide with given its orbit are Earth and Luna. "Never" is probably the correct answer; it's more likely to be destroyed in a minor collision or have its orbit perturbed in a way that sends it somewhere else.
     
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    The site says: "Close Approach of Mars on October 6, 2020 at a distance of 0.049 AU." Which is to say that this Roadster will get nearly all the way to Mars most likely before Tesla manages to deliver to me my new Roadster. :)
     
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  6. Oricle

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    That's roughly 4.5 million miles away, or 18x the distance between the Earth and Moon
     
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