A new giant missile from SpaceX was launched successfully in the afternoon of the United States in the afternoon, and with a Tesla Roadster for a pilot flight, he was set up to set his pace on Sun. The sleek sports car was also planted as a “passenger”, a jumper dressed in a space suit named Starman. The Teslag trailer replaces the usual unbeatable ballast weight (iron, concrete) on test flights, but has a huge advertising value for business owner Elon Musk. The Falcon Heavy is the current strongest spacecraft, and previously used only the Saturn V type used for moonlight.
The launch was accompanied by enormous interest on the spot in Cape Canaveral, Florida, and through TV screens. Elon Musk, SpaceX and Tesla did not rule out the possibility of failure, but on Monday he said engineers had done their best to succeed, and he was determined to do anything.
The Falcon Heavy is simple: from a previously rocketed type of missile (Falcon 9), three have been linked together. The big question is how the three units can work together in flight. Falcon Heavy climbed up to 27 with three accelerator missiles. The nearly 70-meter-long spacecraft, if it does, will in the future be able to put a 70-tonne payload on the Earth’s orbit, while the higher geostationary track can carry a load of 22.2 tons.
Two accelerators, which have already provided useful loads to the International Space Station, eight minutes after the start, landed in sync with the air base near the Kennedy Space Station at Cape Canaveral, and could be used on more space missions. For a while, it was impossible to know what had happened to the third midrange accelerator that had driven the car to space and landed on an Atlantic harbor on the Atlantic coast about three hundred nautical miles from the Florida coast.
Elon Musk later said in a press conference that in his third brand new accelerator he probably did not have enough fuel to brake himself, so he went down somewhere near the “drone ship”. Musk said the rocket hit the sea at 483 kilometers per hour. Damage to the impact was caused on the anchor platform, damaged two gears, and the camera that had to have landed had to be destroyed. Shots of acceleration scattered across the platform and the ocean. Despite the destruction of the third Falcon 9 accelerator, the missile test of the history of the space industry can be successful.
In the future, Falcon Heavy will be able to put up to 70 tons of payload on Earth, to take the Moon or Mars or even more distant places. The missile experiment was a huge concern around the world, with the Youtube video sharing portal allowing millions to watch the experiment and the start of Roadster’s voyage through the camera with them. This was the second biggest online viewing event of the Youtubet story.
Elon Musk, a few hours after his release, said in his Twitter post that the engines of the last stage of Falcon Heavy had been successfully launched for the third time, leaving the spacecraft, leaving the Earth’s gravity space, crossing the Mars circular path and heading towards the asteroid belt. The car arrives close to Mars six months later, but it is unlikely that it will glow into the planet, but it will be around the sun for millions of years, passing sometimes near the Earth and Mars.
Tesla sent to space can hit the Earth
There is little chance that once Earth is encountered by spaceworms sent by Elon Musk last week, but this scenario can not be completely ruled out – a new study has emerged.
Looking at the Roadster’s circulation path, a group of researchers found that the car would approach the Earth several times, and it could not be excluded that it would “come back to us” once again – the Science Alert writes. Calculations were conducted by Hanno Rein, Scarborough, The astronomers and colleagues of the University have tried to estimate how the celestial vehicle will move in the future with the knowledge of orbital dynamics.
All the necessary software was available, and since the release last week, we were looking at what could happen, “said Rein to Science Magazine. So we spun a few million years ago for Tesla’s circulation,” he added.
Since there are many things that can be done in this long time and it is almost impossible to estimate the gravitational effects that Tesla will experience during its journey, the simulation roughly depicts the following image of the car: the car will circulate around the sun on an elliptical track and will cross several times Mars, Earth and Venus. It will be on our planet for many times, but its first such thing will have to wait until 2091. It is very promising that there will certainly be no need to be involved in the next few thousand years, but this scenario can not be completely excluded.
Due to the chaotic course it is impossible to predict precisely
“As the track is chaotic, we can only draw conclusions in a statistical sense, but we can not predict exactly what will happen in a few thousand years,” Rein told CBS News. The researchers conducted a total of 240 simulations, that in a few tens of millions of years the car would hit the Earth.
Over time, the risk of impact increases, 3 million years later, the probability of collision with Earth will increase to 11 percent. There was no single simulation of Mars’s impact, and only one test would take the vehicle – probably within 3 million years – to “snoop” with the Sun.
If an impact occurs, there is no threat to mankind: most of the wreck is enough in the atmosphere, only smaller pieces can reach the surface.
For the time being, the results did not appear in scientific journals, but arXiv.org can view the calculations.
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