Tesla electric path to Mars can be traced online
A fan of Ilona SpaceX Mask Ben Pearson has launched a website, through which you can trace the path of the electric Tesla Roadster to Mars.
Using public data JPL Horizons, his project Where is Roadster? predicts the route of the machine and mask shows what celestial bodies near it flies at the moment.
February 6 SpaceX sent into space extra heavy rocket Falcon Heavy.
The company, which wants to establish transport of goods and people on the red planet, could not take a chance on the first run, so as payload personal sports car mask, according vesti was selected.
Tesla Roadster Behind the wheel the driver-seated dummy Starman (Starman), dressed in a corporate suit, stuck a sticker "Do not panic!", And in the glove compartment and put the towel novel "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams.
to take off rocket to the song Space Oddity by David Bowie.
The launch took place successfully, but SpaceX engineers are too late to stop the engine, so the electric car missed orbit between Earth and Mars, heading in the zone the zone of asteroids between Mars and Jupiter. Presumably, the roadster mask reaches the red planet - it is the approach, then move away from it.
The site, created by enthusiasts, can be seen when the Tesla Roadster will converge to different planets and the sun. There you can see the current position of the electric vehicle, speed and distance traveled. Forecast on the location of the machine is available at any time from February 19, 2017 on November 13, 2020-th.