Heat Shield (0.625m)

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Heat Shield (0.625m)
Part image
Heat shield by
O.M.B. Demolition Enterprises
Radial size Tiny
Cost (total) 150.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.03 t
Drag 0.2
Max. Temp. 3300 K
Impact Tolerance 9 m/s
Research Survivability.png Survivability
Unlock cost 600 Funds
Since version 1.2
Part configuration HeatShield
Ablator 50.0 units
Threshold temperature 500
Lift generated 0.0875
Testing Environments
On the surface ✓ Yes
In the ocean ✓ Yes
On the launchpad ✓ Yes
In the atmosphere ✓ Yes
Sub orbital × No
In an orbit × No
On an escape × No
Docked × No
Test by staging × No
Manually testable ✓ Yes

The Heat Shield (0.625m) is a part introduced in version 1.2. It costs 150 Funds and contains 50 ablator. It weighs 0.025 tons and has a maximum temperature of 3,300 Kelvin. It also has an impact tolerance of 9 m/s. This is one of the first heat shields, the other being Heat Shield (1.25m), you receive in the tech tree. This shield is great for small probes aerobraking, or, for example, small ore sample return probes.

Product description

A tiny structural heat shield

O.M.B. Demolition Enterprises


  • Initial Release