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Space command, U.S. air force included a Tesla Roadster, which was launched into space on a rocket, the Falcon Heavy, in the catalogue of satellites. About this, the defense Ministry said on Twitter.
On the list drew the attention of scientist from the Harvard-Smithsonian center for astrophysics, Jonathan McDowell. He posted on Twitter a screenshot of the list in which the machine was listed under the last 43205 number.
“Yes, we have added a Tesla Roadster to a directory of satellites,” confirmed the space command. Agency staff said that while the vehicle is in earth orbit, they can track it using radar and telescopes, and other objects.
6 Feb Rasah launched the Burgundy Tesla Roadster with driver-the dummy behind the wheel the song of David Bowie’s Space Oddity. The machine performs the role of the payload on the carrier rocket Falcon Heavy, which SpaceX called the world’s most powerful rocket. Maximum lifting capacity of the rocket — almost 64 tons, on Mars it will be able to deliver about 17 tons of cargo. Elon Musk has admitted that he did it “for fun, because when you are testing a new missile, the engineers put something really boring on Board, for example, a block of concrete or a piece of steel or something like that”.
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