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* Mass, cost, thrust, and fuel consumption decreased; specific impulse changed. Fuel gauge added. Given proper nickname.
 
* Mass, cost, thrust, and fuel consumption decreased; specific impulse changed. Fuel gauge added. Given proper nickname.

Revision as of 01:17, 24 June 2015

LV-1 "Ant" Liquid Fuel Engine
Part image
Liquid fuel engine by
Jebediah Kerman's Junkyard and Spacecraft Parts Co

Radial size Tiny, Radial mounted
Cost (total) 110.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.02 t
Drag 0.2
Max. Temp. 2000 K
Impact Tolerance 7 m/s
Research Propulsion systems.png Propulsion Systems
Unlock cost 1 500 Funds
Since version 0.18
Part configuration liquidEngineLV-1
Liquid fuel engine
Maximum thrust (1 atm) 0.51 kN
(vacuum) 2.00 kN
Isp (1 atm) 80 s
(vacuum) 315 s
Fuel consumption 0.13 Units of fuel/s


Thrust vectoring No
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 LV-1 "Ant" Liquid Fuel Engine is used to provide thrust to a rocket, and is currently the weakest liquid fueled engine available. As of 1.0, it has extremely poor specific impulse in atmosphere, but decent specific impulse in vacuum; in combination with its low mass and tiny size, this makes it a good choice for small satellites. There is a radial derivative of this engine called LV-1R Liquid Fuel Engine featuring a similar design and vacuum thrust but very different ISP profile at a slightly higher cost.

Product description

What is this, an engine for ants?

Changes

1.0.3
  • Specific impulse at sea level reduced from 85 to 80.
1.0
  • Mass, cost, thrust, and fuel consumption decreased; specific impulse changed. Fuel gauge added. Given proper nickname.
0.24
  • Cost increased from 150 to 350 (and made meaningful)
0.23.5
  • Thrust increased from 1.5 to 4 kN.
0.18
  • Initial release