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Assuming they keep it streaming for us to watch, at what distance will it no longer broadcast?

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Not very far. The batteries were reported to only last for 12 hours, and they are coasting for the first 6 hours, before it does the final boost to adjust to the final orbit.

How far can it get in 6 hours? Not very far. 11 km/s was the ultimate top speed we heard so less than 250,000km.

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    $\begingroup$ If they turned off the cameras, would it be possible to save battery to broadcast when Starman cruises past Mars? $\endgroup$ – BruceWayne Feb 7 '18 at 4:08
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    $\begingroup$ @BruceWayne have a look at this answer for some thoughts on that. $\endgroup$ – uhoh Feb 7 '18 at 4:31
  • $\begingroup$ @BruceWayne It won't cruise past mars. $\endgroup$ – Roman Reiner Feb 7 '18 at 6:30
  • $\begingroup$ Does that battery include the music playing? $\endgroup$ – user1886419 Feb 7 '18 at 6:38
  • $\begingroup$ @RomanReiner yeah, I just found that out. Starman will cruise past/through Mars' orbit, but not the planet itself right? $\endgroup$ – BruceWayne Feb 7 '18 at 7:05

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