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Will Roadster ever encounter Mars?

The Roadster will have a close encounter with Earth in 2091 which will alter its orbit, but it is very hard to predict exactly where it will end up as its orbit will be somewhat chaotic due to the ...
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What would happen during an inflight abort in a Falcon 9 if the booster engines did not shut down?

The abort system in the Falcon 9 removes the payload (Crew Dragon) from the second stage using the Super Draco engines. The second stage remains attached to the first stage. Mass of the fully loaded ...
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What is this squiggly moving line in the recent SpaceX SARah-1 Mission?

As is so often the case, this is almost certainly ice. There's a vent or umbilical coupling on that side: you can see a few points in the flight where there's fog streaming back from that part of the ...
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How many SpaceX 2nd stages are in heliocentric orbits?

I'll supplement @KarlKastor's "4" answer and highlight some future missions at the end that will up the total: 4 Past missions According to Wikipedia, the Triana (also known as DSCOVR or ...
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