KV-1 'Onion' Reentry Module
|KV-1 'Onion' Reentry Module|
| Command pod by |
|Max. Temp.||2400 K|
|Impact Tolerance||12 m/s|
|Part configuration|| KV1Pod.cfg|
|Electric capacity||50.0 ⚡|
|SAS level||× None|
The KV-1 'Onion' Reentry Module is a Command Module housing one Kerbal crew member during their mission. It has a rounded shape, similar an onion or Stayputnik. Whereas the Mk1 Pod is based off of the Mercury capsule, the KV-1 is based off of Vostok.
Generally placed at the top of the rocket, the KV-1 Onion provides basic command module functionality.
Notably unlike the previous pods, the KV-1 has a small heatshield integrated in, no monopropellant, and no reaction wheels. The last one requires extra care in craft design, else a mission could be curtailed or lost due to limited control options. Against the the Mk1 pod specifically, it is comparable in cost (590 funds vs 588 with all resources removed), can handle somewhat higher temperatures (both in general rating, and the aforementioned heatshield), has a slightly lower impact tolerance (12 vs 14 m/s), and is and marginally lighter (0.75 vs 0.8 tonnes without resources).
|“|| This modern cockpit includes space for three crew members, and integrated RCS thrusters.
— Kerlington Model Rockets and Paper Products Inc
- The part's CFG file suggests that this capsule was originally named "Shallot".
- Initial Release