LV-1 "Ant" Liquid Fuel Engine
|LV-1 "Ant" Liquid Fuel Engine|
| Liquid fuel engine by |
Jebediah Kerman's Junkyard and Spaceship Parts Co.
|Max. Temp.||2000 K|
|Impact Tolerance||7 m/s|
|Maximum thrust||(1 atm)||0.51 kN|
|Isp||(1 atm)||80 s|
|Fuel consumption|| 0.13 /s
|Thrust vectoring||× No|
|On the surface||× No|
|In the ocean||× No|
|On the launchpad||× No|
|In the atmosphere||✓ Yes|
|Sub orbital||× No|
|In an orbit||× No|
|On an escape||× No|
|Test by staging||× No|
|Manually testable||✓ Yes|
The LV-1 "Ant" Liquid Fuel Engine is used to provide thrust to a rocket and is currently the weakest liquid fueled engine available. As of 1.0, it has extremely poor specific impulse in atmosphere, but decent specific impulse in vacuum; in combination with its low mass and tiny size, this makes it a good choice for small satellites. There is a radial derivative of this engine called LV-1R Liquid Fuel Engine featuring a similar design and vacuum thrust but very different Isp profile at a slightly higher cost.
|“||What is this, an engine for ants?||”|
This is a reference to the movie Zoolander.
- Specific impulse at sea level reduced from 85 to 80.
- Mass, cost, thrust, and fuel consumption decreased; specific impulse changed. Fuel gauge added. Given proper nickname.
- Cost increased from 150 to 350 (and made meaningful)
- Thrust increased from 1.5 to 4 kN.
- Initial release