Tesla Roadster launched into orbit called space debrisSeptember 9, 2020
The electric sports car of Elon Musk, the founder of the American company Tesla, a leader in the production of “green” cars, was sent into space two years ago. The electric car played the role of a payload mockup for the Falcon Heavy rocket.
The Tesla Roadster electric car, which was launched into orbit on a Falcon Heavy rocket in 2018, hit the news again.
The informational occasion that reminded the world of this event was the conclusion made by Jonathan McDowell, a specialist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The astronomer, who presented a list of all space objects of artificial origin, declared the sensational Tesla as space debris. Now the car company is made up of satellites, out-of-order equipment, etc. There are 57,424 objects in total.
Currently, an electric vehicle launched into space is located approximately 89.6 million kilometers from Earth, and its speed, according to scientists, reaches the mark of 14.5 km per second.
Recall that the Roadster was supposed to become an environmentally friendly city car with amazing dynamics. Sales of new items were supposed to begin in 2021. However, at the end of May this year it became known that the appearance of the electric car was postponed indefinitely. This super-fast car that performed so brightly is not a priority project for the automaker today.
Previously, Tesla was named the most dangerous for investment. Tesla’s stock has been on a huge gain in recent times and is considered overvalued. Experts suggest that at any moment they may fall seriously.
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