Monday, June 17, 2024

"New Tesla Roadster Will Be Able to Fly"

From Next Big Future, June 15:

Elon Musk confirms that the new Tesla Roadster can fly.

Spaceviews made an analysis of cold gas thrusters. Elon has previously said the roadster will use a SpaceX cold gas thruster system with ultra-high-pressure air in a composite over-wrapped pressure vessel in place of the 2 rear seats. The SpaceX option package for new Tesla Roadster will include ~10 small rocket thrusters arranged seamlessly around car. These rocket engines dramatically improve acceleration, top speed, braking & cornering. Maybe they will even allow a Tesla to fly.

SpaceX cold gas thrusters will need to emit very roughly 28 Kg of compressed air every second to keep our Roadster hovering....

....MUCH MORE, including videos. 

Spoiler ALERT - one of the videos is from Marc Andreessen.