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Generally placed at the top of the rocket, the KV-2 Pea provides basic command module functionality.
 
Generally placed at the top of the rocket, the KV-2 Pea provides basic command module functionality.
  
It features a 0.625 m [[radial size]] node on top, typically used for parts like the [[Mk16 Parachute]], [[Docking|docking ports]], service bays, or [[SAS]] modules. On the bottom, it has a 1.25m radial node.
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It features a 0.625 m [[radial size]] node on top, typically used for parts like the [[Mk16 Parachute]], [[Docking|docking ports]], service bays, or [[SAS]] modules. On the bottom, it has a 1.25m radial node. As the node is part of the heatshield, it includes a "free" decoupler. This decoupler does not take up any additional mass, but can only be fired if the pod is attached to something else.
  
 
Notably unlike the previous pods, the KV-2 has a small integrated heatshield, 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. It is lighter than the other 2-kerbal pods, with the exception of the [[Munar Excursion Module]].
 
Notably unlike the previous pods, the KV-2 has a small integrated heatshield, 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. It is lighter than the other 2-kerbal pods, with the exception of the [[Munar Excursion Module]].

Revision as of 23:30, 12 August 2018

KV-2 ‘Pea’ Reentry Module
Part image
Command pod by
Probodobodyne Inc
Radial size Small
Cost (total) 2 000.00 Funds
Mass (total) 1.52 t
Drag 0.15-0.2
Max. Temp. 2400 K
Impact Tolerance 12 m/s
Research Tech tree advanced flight control.png Flight Control
Unlock cost 3 000 Funds
Since version 1.4.1
Part configuration Pods
Command module
Crew capacity (maximum) Crew
(required) Crew
Electric capacity 50.0 
SAS level × None
Heat shield
Ablator 20.0 units
Threshold temperature 500


The KV-2 ‘Pea’ Reentry Module is a Command Module housing two Kerbal crew members during their mission. It has a rounded shape, similar to a pea or Stayputnik.

Usage

Generally placed at the top of the rocket, the KV-2 Pea provides basic command module functionality.

It features a 0.625 m radial size node on top, typically used for parts like the Mk16 Parachute, docking ports, service bays, or SAS modules. On the bottom, it has a 1.25m radial node. As the node is part of the heatshield, it includes a "free" decoupler. This decoupler does not take up any additional mass, but can only be fired if the pod is attached to something else.

Notably unlike the previous pods, the KV-2 has a small integrated heatshield, 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. It is lighter than the other 2-kerbal pods, with the exception of the Munar Excursion Module.

Product description

Two little green Kerbals like peas in a Pea Pod. The engineers managed to fit an extra Kerbal in the same space!

Probodobodyne

Trivia

  • The part's CFG file suggests that this capsule was originally named "Onion".

Real-world comparison

The KV-2 was inspired by the Voskhod (2 person variant).

Changes

1.4.1
  • Initial Release