Elon Musk promises 'major navigation overhaul' for Tesla cars in 2018

23 December, 2017, 02:12 | Author: Natasha Holloway
  • Tesla cars will get a major update next year that owners will love

And it looks like Elon Musk is absolutely determined to send his Tesla Roadster 1.0 electric sports vehicle into space next year as the main payload of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket. Not the most subtle of promotions, for sure. At the time, Musk tweeted, "Payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing 'Space Oddity.' Destination is Mars orbit".

As Musk writes in the post, mass simulators like concrete and steel are "boring", so the decision was made to "send something unusual, something that made us feel". Even still, this is some unforgettable imagery, which will likely burn itself into our collective minds as we think of Tesla, Musk or Space X. Which is probably the point.

This will be the inaugural flight of the Falcon Heavy, a rocket that SpaceX has been planning for years.

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The Falcon Heavy combines three SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets, such that it rides atop 27 Merlin engines firing in unison. He expects it to be ready for launch by early 2018.

But, noticeably, the reusable rocket system is missing the clamshell top, or fairing, in the images.

But the SpaceX CEO isn't getting carried away with all the excitement surrounding the imminent Falcon Heavy launch, pointing out earlier this year that a lot "can go wrong" with the enormous rocket during its initial, highly complicated missions. Given that Falcon Heavy can put up to 119,000 pounds of cargo into Earth's orbit, the 2,700-lb curb weight of the Roadster is trivial. Instead, Plait wrote in a post for SyFy, it's "going near Mars" - specifically in what's called a Hohmann transfer orbit.

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