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== Usage ==
 
== Usage ==
Put it on a rocket to make it go to space.
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The skipper is a large-diameter rocket engine which fills the gap between the [[Rockomax "Poodle" Liquid Engine|Poodle]] and the [[Rockomax "Mainsail" Liquid Engine|Mainsail]]. It is about three times as powerful as the Poodle while in turn having a bit more than a third of the power of the Mainsail. Its fuel efficiency and mass is also in between these two. This makes it a good engine for intermediate stages of heavy lift rockets.
  
 
== Description ==
 
== Description ==

Revision as of 23:12, 25 May 2013

RE-I5 "Skipper" Liquid Fuel Engine
Part image
Liquid fuel engine by
Rockomax Conglomerate
Radial size Large
Cost (total) 5 300.00 Funds
Mass (total) 3.00 t
Drag 0.2
Max. Temp. 2000 K
Impact Tolerance 8 m/s
Research Tech tree heavy rocketry.png Heavy Rocketry
Unlock cost 14 000 Funds
Since version 0.20
Part configuration liquidEngineSkipper
Liquid fuel engine
Maximum thrust (1 atm) 568.75 kN
(vacuum) 650.00 kN
Isp (1 atm) 280 s
(vacuum) 320 s
Fuel consumption 41.43 Units of fuel/s


Thrust vectoring 2 °
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 Rockomax "Skipper" Liquid Engine is used to provide thrust for medium sized rockets and middle stages. It is typically fueled by large diameter Liquid Fuel Tanks like the Rockomax X200-32 Fuel Tank.

Usage

The skipper is a large-diameter rocket engine which fills the gap between the Poodle and the Mainsail. It is about three times as powerful as the Poodle while in turn having a bit more than a third of the power of the Mainsail. Its fuel efficiency and mass is also in between these two. This makes it a good engine for intermediate stages of heavy lift rockets.

Description

The smaller sibling of the Mainsail, the Skipper's power rivals that of... large cities. Combining high thrust with reasonable efficiency, this engine excels when used as a mid-stage booster.

Rockomax Conglomerate

Changes

0.20
  • Initial Release