Real-Time location of Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster in space

Orbital elements

Epoch 2458197.5 JD
Apoapsis 1.6643 au
2.4897×108 km
Periapsis 0.9861 au
1.4751×108 km
Semi-major axis 1.3252 au
1.9824×108 km
Eccentricity 0.2558984
Inclination 1.0780 °
Longitude of asc. node 317.17 °
Argument of periapsis 177.42 °
Orbital period 557.187 days
1.525 years

Speed and Distance

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Distance to Mars - au
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This simulation shows the current location of Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster (with Starman behind the wheel) that was launched into space on February 6th 2018 on top of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. Orbital elements are updated daily using NASA/JPL HORIZONS system and are used to calculate Roadster's current and future positions as well as upcoming close approaches to Mars and Earth.

In addition, it displays the planets and 25,000 largest asteroids, each having its own orbital path. The sizes of the planets and asteroids are a bit exaggerated though, because otherwise they will be invisible (smaller than a single pixel).

The simulation runs in real-time and may look static (because space is huge), but you can control its speed using the buttons under the orbital display.

Upcoming events

Click on an event to see orbital position

NOTE:Current orbital characteristics are based on NASA/JPL HORIZONSsolution #9 from March 1, 2018. Over time, trajectory prediction errors could increase more rapidly than the formal statistics indicate due to unmodeled solar pressure, thermal re-radiation, or outgassing accelerations that are not currently characterized but may exist.