Heat Shield (1.25m)

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Heat Shield (1.25m)
Part image
Heat shield by
O.M.B. Demolition Enterprises
Radial size Small
Cost (total) 300.00 Fund
Mass (total) 0.10 t
Drag 0.2
Max. Temp. 3300 K
Impact Tolerance 9 m/s
Research Survivability.png Survivability
Unlock cost 600 Fund
Since version 1.0
Part configuration HeatShield
Ablator 200.0 units
Threshold temperature 500
Lift generated 0.35
Testing Environments
On the surface ✓ Yes
In the ocean ✓ Yes
On the launchpad ✓ Yes
In the atmosphere ✓ Yes
Sub orbital × No
In an orbit × No
On an escape × No
Docked × No
Test by staging × No
Manually testable ✓ Yes

The Heat Shield (1.25m) is a part introduced in version 1.0. It costs 300 Funds and contains 200 ablator. It weighs 0.3 tons and has a maximum temperature of 3,300 Kelvin. It also has an impact tolerance of 9 m/s. This is one of the first heat shields, the other being Heat Shield (0.625m), you receive in the tech tree. This part is used mainly for early career mode, on the Mk1 Command Pod.

Product description

A small structural heat shield with an integrated fairing

O.M.B. Demolition Enterprises


  • Moved from Aero to Thermal
  • Added ModuleLiftingSurface
  • When ablator is tweaked down in VAB or SPH, heat shield does not appear blackened.
  • Max temperature increased from 3000 to 3300
  • Initial release