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Return of the Roadster

Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by SimplyThis, Feb 8, 2018.

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  1. SimplyThis

    SimplyThis New Member

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    Since the Roadsters eclipse is supposed to be around the sun, will it return to the earth someday? If so, when?
     
  2. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    No - it’s in orbit eventually around the sun until destroyed by a random rock or asteroid or until an alien claims it.
     
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  3. Nosken

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    Then the alien will post here and complain about battery degradation and want to debate chrome delete. :)
     
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  4. gjunky

    gjunky Waiting for the Model ☰

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    But range anxiety is over. It would have made it all the way to Mars without having to charge.
     
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  5. Patrick W

    Patrick W Active Member

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    The Minor Planet Mailing List has lots of discussion about the roadster. I don't think you have to be subscribed to read the posts.
    Yahoo! Groups
     
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    e-FTW New electron smell

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    Since orbit intersects Earths, it will come back eventually. But not soon since Earth is very small target. Very quick calculation: It will come back in 100000 years.
     
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