At the end of three ignitions of the propellant to which it is fixed to the car, the precise trajectory to target the orbit of Mars has been exceeded and the car space is directed towards the asteroid belt, as he explained on his Twitter account Elon Musk, president of Tesla and Space X, the manufacturer of the rocket.
Last pic of Starman in Roadster on its journey to Mars orbit and then the Asteroid Belt https://t.co/IWSjRyTr8V
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 7, 2018
In any case, Musk has achieved all its objectives. In the first place, brand new with success your rocket heavier, with 70 meters in height and capable of raising the orbit up to 65 tons. It has also managed for the first time to recover the first stages of the three thrusters of the rocket, returned to Earth in a controlled manner minutes after take-off. And in last place, an advertising campaign for spectacular his company’s electric cars.
Once in orbit, the fairing of the capsule top of the rocket Falcon Heavy is meant to leave to the view a Tesla Roadster cherry red, with a dummy at the wheel baptized as Starman.
A video broadcast live by Musk on his Twitter account showed the bright car floating in the darkness of space until the Ground came into view, filling the background.
View from SpaceX Launch Control. Apparently, there is a car in orbit around Earth. pic.twitter.com/QljN2VnL1O
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 6, 2018