KV-2 ‘Pea’ Reentry Module

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KV-2 ‘Pea’ Reentry Module
Part image
Command pod by
Probodobodyne Inc

Radial size Small
Cost (total) 2 000.00 Funds
(dry) 1 990.00 Funds
Mass (total) 1.52 t
(dry) 1.50 t
Drag 0.15-0.2
Max. Temp. 2400 K
Volume  ?
Impact Tolerance 12 m/s
Research Tech tree advanced flight control.png Flight Control
Unlock cost 3 000 Funds
Since version 1.4.1
Part configuration KV2Pod.cfg
Command module
Crew capacity (maximum) Crew
(required) Crew
Electric capacity 50.0 
SAS level × None
Heat shield
Ablator 20.0 units
Threshold temperature 500

The KV-2 ‘Pea’ Reentry Module is a Command Module housing two Kerbal crew members during their mission. It has a rounded shape, similar to a pea or Stayputnik.


Generally placed at the top of the rocket, the KV-2 Pea provides basic command module functionality.

It features a 0.625 m radial size node on top, typically used for parts like the Mk16 Parachute, docking ports, service bays, or SAS modules. On the bottom, it has a 1.25m radial node. As the node is part of the heatshield, it includes a "free" decoupler. This decoupler does not take up any additional mass, but can only be fired if the pod is attached to something else.

Like the KV-1, the KV-2 has a small integrated heatshield, no monopropellant and no reaction wheels, but is itself unlocked simultaneously with the Small Inline Reaction Wheel in the technology tree. It is lighter than the other 2-kerbal pods, with the exception of the Munar Excursion Module, but shares the KV-1's high drag which requires extra design considerations for a successful liftoff.

Note that the heatshield is not designed for re-entry from interplanetary speeds and the pod will not fully fit behind a Heat Shield (1.25m).

Product description

Two little green Kerbals like peas in a Pea Pod. The engineers managed to fit an extra Kerbal in the same space!



  • The part's CFG file suggests that this capsule was originally named "Onion".
  • There are several boxes in place of a third seat labeled GAMES, SCIENCE!, SNACKS, CRAYONS, PETS, and DUCT TAPE

Real-world comparison

The KV-2 was inspired by the Voskhod (2 person variant).


  • Initial Release