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    Wow, passed Mars and made it out to the belt already? That's mighty impressive
    Quote Originally Posted by Elon Musk on twitter
    Third burn successful. Exceeded Mars orbit and kept going to the Asteroid Belt.
    I noticed on some diagrams, it looks like the orbit bisects Earth's orbit. Are calculations done to make sure we don't have a Tesla hurling back at us at some point (slam into Mars)? Or is it going to stay out between Mars and the belt?

    By the way, it would be really cool if The Expanse included it as some ancient relic in an episode.
    Last edited by Freude am Fahren; February 7th, 2018 at 03:42 PM.

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    The orbit does intersect with earth, but the chances of it coming back down are extraordinarily low.

    If it does come back, it’s so small and light that it (and the upper stage that it’s attached to) will just burn up in the atmosphere.

    For more information on a very rare and unlikely outcome, read about object J002E3, which was discovered in 2002.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/J002E3

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    Yeah, I kinda figured it wouldn't make reentry with any significant mass.

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    think positive, some day, somebody might get a free Tesla. Delivered.

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    Past Mars, in that tracking says it should go past.
    No past, as in, has already past, that’s months away.

    Intersting that once the rockets are off it’s said to “go ballistic”, which we take to mean totally wild. While actually it’s totally predicable, just not controllable.

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    Would there be anything left of the Tesla if it tried to return, re-enty I mean?


    That being said, maybe he should set that up. Just as a marketing ploy to launch his new line of cars. The Musk Meteor, The Tesla Comet, etc.

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    I'm sure it'd just burn up on re-entry.

    I was also under the impression they took the cars batteries out for the launch as well.

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    No batteries and no drivetrain from what I understand.

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    I was about to ponder if the densest parts of the engine block would make it to the ground but nope, even in standard configuration it doesn’t have one of those

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    Pretty sure the copper windings in the motor would melt into nothingness.


    Although I suspect the batteries would have made for quite an event if it had them still during a reentry.

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