LV-1 "Ant" Liquid Fuel Engine
|LV-1 "Ant" Liquid Fuel Engine|
| Liquid fuel engine by |
Jebediah Kerman's Junkyard and Spacecraft Parts Co
|Radial size||Tiny, Radial mounted|
|Max. Temp.||2000 K|
|Impact Tolerance||7 m/s|
|Unlock cost||1 500|
|Liquid fuel engine|
|Maximum thrust||(1 atm)||0.51 kN|
|Isp||(1 atm)||80 s|
|Fuel consumption|| 0.13 /s
|Thrust vectoring||× No|
|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|
|Test by staging||✓ Yes|
|Manually testable||✓ Yes|
The LV-1 Liquid Fuel Engine is used to provide thrust to a rocket, and is currently the weakest liquid fueled engine available. It has a relatively poor impulse compared to other liquid fueled engines but is useful on small satellites due to its size and very low mass. There is a radial derivative of this engine called LV-1R Liquid Fuel Engine featuring the same engine properties and similar design.
No fuel bar appears next to LV-1 engines when they are active, so the general resource widget is the best way to see how much fuel is left.
The quote in the part description is a reference to the movie Zoolander.
|“|| What is this, an engine for ants?
— Jebediah Kerman's Junkyard and Spaceship Parts Co.
- Thrust increased from 1.5 to 4 kN.
- Initial release