Mk2-R Radial-Mount Parachute

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Mk2-R Radial-Mount Parachute
Part image
Parachute by
Found lying by the side of the road
Radial size Radial mounted
Cost (total) 400.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.10 t
Drag 0.22
Max. Temp. 2500 K
Impact Tolerance 12 m/s
Research Survivability.png Survivability
Unlock cost 2 800 Funds
Since version 0.18
Part configuration parachuteMk2-R
Semi-deploy drag 1
Semi-deploy trigger 0.04 atm
Fully-deploy drag 500
Fully-deploy trigger 1000 m AGL
Max. Temp chute 650 K
Testing Environments
On the surface × No
In the ocean × No
On the launchpad × No
In the atmosphere ✓ Yes
Sub orbital × No
In an orbit × No
On an escape × No
Docked × No
Test by staging ✓ Yes
Manually testable × No

The Mk2-R Radial-Mount Parachute is a parachute which is placed on the side of a rocket instead of the tip like most other parachutes.


This parachute behaves exactly like the Mk16 Parachute, but masses 50% more. Because KSP gives high drag to objects with higher mass, this parachute is more efficient. On the other hand the Mk16-XL Parachute masses twice as much as the Mk2-R generating even higher drag.

Don't forget that parachute's efficiency depends of atmospheric density, so it won't work or even deploy in vacuum (including Munar landing).


A parachute comparable to the Mk16-XL chute, but which is placed radially instead of attached on top of something.



  • Initial release