Where Is Starman? Track Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster in space

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Where Is Starman? Track Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster in space
Where Is Starman? Track Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster in space

Track Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster in space with this aptly named website.

Last month, Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched a Tesla into space just because. And it’s already old news. Still, if you’re wondering where Starman is now, there’s a website that will tell you just about everything you could possibly want to know about its location.

Fittingly called “Where Is Roadster“, the site, created by aerospace engineer Ben Pearson, uses data from JPL’s HORIZONS system to follow Starman’s journey through the cosmos.

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Along with an updating diagram that shows the car’s position relative to Earth, Mars and the Sun, the site features hard numbers of Starman’s speed and distance. For example, at the time of writing, the car was 7.23 million kilometres from Earth, travelling at 11,761km/h.

There’s also a few humorous figures, including the fact the Roadster has “exceeded its 36,000 mile warranty 1,216.6 times” and has a fuel economy of 147.8km/L.

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Finally, if you’re wondering when the car will near (or be at its furthest from) certain parts of the solar system, there’s a close approaches page with upcoming dates. Take February 22, 2019, when it’ll be 2.446 AU away from Earth.

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