An amateur radio-astronomer from Northern Ontario received this image from Starman and the Falcon Heavy test payload.
There are rumors that SpaceX is developing a revolutionary propulsion system. Clearly, the Falcon Heavy test launch was an opportunity to test this new drive. The payload with Elon Musk’s roadster was the perfect decoy for a mission like this.
In terms of drive performance, the roadster was able to reach the Saturn system in a little more than a year. It took Cassini seven years to reach Saturn. When Earth and Saturn are closest, the distance between them is approximately 1.2 billion kilometers. We can conclude that the roadster drive must be a remarkable piece of engineering. It could be the scientific breakthrough that will allow humans to colonize the Solar System.
Image credit: Zgabeartza Iftode