KV-2 ‘Pea’ Reentry Module
|Available only with the Making History Expansion installed.|
|KV-2 ‘Pea’ Reentry Module|
| Command pod by |
|Max. Temp.||2400 K|
|Impact Tolerance||12 m/s|
|Unlock cost||3 000|
|Part configuration|| Pods|
|Electric capacity||50.0 ⚡|
|SAS level||× None|
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.
Like the KV-1, the KV-2 has a small integrated heatshield, no monopropellant and no reaction wheels, but is itself unlocked simultaneously with the Small Inline Reaction Wheel in the technology tree. It is lighter than the other 2-kerbal pods, with the exception of the Munar Excursion Module, but shares the KV-1's high drag which requires extra design considerations for a successful liftoff.
Note that the heatshield is not designed for re-entry from interplanetary speeds and the pod will not fully fit behind a Heat Shield (1.25m).
|“|| Two little green Kerbals like peas in a Pea Pod. The engineers managed to fit an extra Kerbal in the same space!
- The part's CFG file suggests that this capsule was originally named "Onion".
The KV-2 was inspired by the Voskhod (2 person variant).
- Initial Release