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[[File:Kerbal 2.png|thumb|Kerbal 2 in the VAB]]
The '''Kerbal 2''' is a [[Stock craft|stock ship]] which can be found in the VAB since {{Version|0.21}}. It has a total mass of 19.36 t and a part count of 17. It is a small, powerful craft but is only capable of a very short flight. Therefore it would have to be attached to a large launcher in order to get it into space, let alone into orbit.
== Craft Description ==
{{Quote|The Kerbal 2 was built as a 'trainer' rocket. It's not meant to reach very far, but it does feature most of the important systems found in the larger vessels.<br />It also comes with a parachute. Most astronauts agree that that's one of its best features.|Squad}}
== Stages ==
The craft has three stages:   
* Stage 2, which starts the engine and detaches the three TT18-A Launch Stability Enhancers 
* Stage 1, which decouples the command pod from the rest of the craft 
* Stage 0, which activates the parachute
The first stage (stage 2) is comprised of a [[Rockomax "Mainsail" Liquid Engine]] and a [[Rockomax X200-8 Fuel Tank]], and includes a [[Advanced S.A.S Module, Large|large Advanced SAS Module]], a [[FL-R1 RCS Fuel Tank]] and a [[Rockomax Brand Decoupler]], along with four [[RV-105 RCS Thruster Block]]s. It has three [[Delta-Deluxe Winglet]]s for stability during the (very short) flight, and three [[TT18-A Launch Stability Enhancer]]s for launch stability. At full thrust this is enough to reach a height of 3 088 metres above sea level.
The rest of the craft is just a [[Mk1-2 Command Pod]] and a [[Mk16-XL Parachute]].
== Specifications ==
The ship has a ΔV of 689&nbsp;m/s.
{| class="wikitable"
! Stage 1
| Engine
| Rockomax "Mainsail" Liquid Engine
| [[Radial size|Diameter]]
| {{Radial Size|l}}
| Mass (t)
| 19.36
| Burn time (seconds)
| 8.03
| [[TWR]]
| 7.9
== Possible Uses ==
Just purely as a stock craft, this craft is only good for short flights up to 3 088 metres only, and not capable of orbital flight. It can also be used to train the player for landing a spacecraft in a celestial body with no atmosphere (such as the [[Mun]]) with the addition of landing legs. Or with an addition of a launcher below it and some modifications made, it can be used as an orbiter spacecraft.
== Modifications ==
In order to reach orbit, it would need a launcher which can lift it into orbit. As well the Rockomax “Mainsail” Liquid Engine should be replaced with a less powerful engine but more efficient one, such as the [[Rockomax "Poodle" Liquid Engine]]. The player should also replace the Rockomax X200-8 Fuel Tank with a [[Rockomax X200-16 Fuel Tank]] to add more fuel. Also adding four more RV-105 RCS Thruster Blocks and organising all eight to be the same distance from the centre of mass as all the other ones would allow for easier maneuvering. And finally, moving the RCS Blocks so that they were not diagonal from the centre of mass would allow the player to translate (move the craft sideways) faster and easier.
{{Stock craft}}
[[Category:Stock craft]]

Revision as of 18:10, 17 March 2017