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The '''LFB KR-1x2''' is the first part that contains both: a [[liquid fuel tank]] and a [[liquid fuel engine]]. Usually only [[solid rocket booster]]s using [[solid fuel]] contain both, because solid fuel can't be transferred. Unlike solid rocket boosters this liquid fuel booster can run longer by pumping additional liquid fuel and oxidizer to the part. It can also be throttled, both: using main throttle and thrust limiter [[tweakable]]. Minimum thrust required for booster to lift it's own weight is 17.5%.
 
The '''LFB KR-1x2''' is the first part that contains both: a [[liquid fuel tank]] and a [[liquid fuel engine]]. Usually only [[solid rocket booster]]s using [[solid fuel]] contain both, because solid fuel can't be transferred. Unlike solid rocket boosters this liquid fuel booster can run longer by pumping additional liquid fuel and oxidizer to the part. It can also be throttled, both: using main throttle and thrust limiter [[tweakable]]. Minimum thrust required for booster to lift it's own weight is 17.5%.
  
This booster contains two engines at the bottom which are added radially, so the base of the booster is wider than a usual large tank. It also does not allow any parts to be attached below it. It contains the same amount of fuel as the [[Rockomax Jumbo-64 Fuel Tank]]. The thrust is higher than the [[Rockomax "Mainsail" Liquid Engine]], and is thus the most powerful large-sized engine. Its [[specific impulse|I<sub>sp</sub>]] is also higher than that of the Mainsail. Even in-atmosphere, the booster's engines have an [[specific impulse|I<sub>sp</sub>]] which is only 10 seconds below that of the in-vacuum [[specific impulse|I<sub>sp</sub>]] of the Mainsail.
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This booster contains two engines at the bottom which are added radially, so the base of the booster is wider than a usual large tank. It also does not allow any parts to be attached below it. It contains the same amount of fuel as the [[Rockomax Jumbo-64 Fuel Tank]]. The thrust is higher than the [[Rockomax "Mainsail" Liquid Engine]], and is thus the most powerful large-sized engine. However, its [[specific impulse|I<sub>sp</sub>]] is significantly (30 s) lower than that of the Mainsail at all altitudes.
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== Manufacturer's description ==
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{{Quote|This liquid fuel booster system was designed to allow for finer control of launches instead of relying solely on single engine solid rocket boosters it employs two modified KR-1 engines as the source of its immense lifting power.|Kerbodyne 0.23.5}}
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{{Quote|This liquid fuel booster system is a very purposeful piece of engineering. Instead of relying on single engines or solid rocket boosters, the KR-1x2 employs two modified KR-1 engine, fed by a built-in fuel system, as the source of its immense lifting power. All that self-contained goodness comes at the cost of not having a mounting point for its underside, and not being quite as efficient as dedicated engines. It also comes at quite a literal cost as well.|Kerbodyne 0.24}}
  
This combination of higher [[specific impulse|I<sub>sp</sub>]] and thrust for the same mass allows this engine to be a drop-in replacement for any places where a Mainsail + orange tank combination is used. Additional fuel can be stacked above the booster as desired.
 
  
== Manufacturer's description ==
 
{{Quote|This liquid fuel booster system was designed to allow for finer control of launches instead of relying solely on single engine solid rocket boosters it employs two modified KR-1 engines as the source of its immense lifting power.|Kerbodyne}}
 
  
 
== Changes ==
 
== Changes ==
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*Changed cost (5900 -> 16400), reduced Isp from 320-360 s to 290-340 s, changed description.
 
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;[[0.23.5]]
 
*Initial release
 
*Initial release

Revision as of 05:53, 18 July 2014

LFB KR-1x2 "Twin-Boar" Liquid Fuel Engine
Part image
Liquid fuel engine by
Kerbodyne
Radial size Large, Radial mounted
Cost (total) 17 000.00 Funds
(dry) 14 062.40 Funds
Mass (total) 42.50 t
(dry) 10.50 t
Drag 0.2
Max. Temp. 2000 K
Impact Tolerance 20 m/s
Research Heavier rocketry.png Heavier Rocketry
Unlock cost 65 000 Funds
Since version 0.23.5
Part configuration Size2LFB
Liquid fuel engine
Maximum thrust (1 atm) 1 866.67 kN
(vacuum) 2 000.00 kN
Isp (1 atm) 280 s
(vacuum) 300 s
Fuel consumption 135.96 Units of fuel/s


Thrust vectoring 1.5 °
Liquid fuel tank
Liquid fuel 2 880 Units of fuel
Oxidizer 3 520 Units of fuel


Testing Environments
On the surface ✓ Yes
In the ocean ✓ Yes
On the launchpad ✓ Yes
In the atmosphere ✓ Yes
Sub orbital ✓ Yes
In an orbit ✓ Yes
On an escape ✓ Yes
Docked × No
Test by staging ✓ Yes
Manually testable ✓ Yes

The LFB KR-1x2 is the first part that contains both: a liquid fuel tank and a liquid fuel engine. Usually only solid rocket boosters using solid fuel contain both, because solid fuel can't be transferred. Unlike solid rocket boosters this liquid fuel booster can run longer by pumping additional liquid fuel and oxidizer to the part. It can also be throttled, both: using main throttle and thrust limiter tweakable. Minimum thrust required for booster to lift it's own weight is 17.5%.

This booster contains two engines at the bottom which are added radially, so the base of the booster is wider than a usual large tank. It also does not allow any parts to be attached below it. It contains the same amount of fuel as the Rockomax Jumbo-64 Fuel Tank. The thrust is higher than the Rockomax "Mainsail" Liquid Engine, and is thus the most powerful large-sized engine. However, its Isp is significantly (30 s) lower than that of the Mainsail at all altitudes.

Manufacturer's description

This liquid fuel booster system was designed to allow for finer control of launches instead of relying solely on single engine solid rocket boosters it employs two modified KR-1 engines as the source of its immense lifting power.

Kerbodyne 0.23.5

This liquid fuel booster system is a very purposeful piece of engineering. Instead of relying on single engines or solid rocket boosters, the KR-1x2 employs two modified KR-1 engine, fed by a built-in fuel system, as the source of its immense lifting power. All that self-contained goodness comes at the cost of not having a mounting point for its underside, and not being quite as efficient as dedicated engines. It also comes at quite a literal cost as well.

Kerbodyne 0.24


Changes

0.24
  • Changed cost (5900 -> 16400), reduced Isp from 320-360 s to 290-340 s, changed description.
0.23.5
  • Initial release