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 Fund
Mass (total) 1.52 t
Drag 0.15-0.2
Max. Temp. 2400 K
Impact Tolerance 12 m/s
Research Tech tree advanced flight control.png Flight Control
Unlock cost 3000 Fund
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.

Usage

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.

Notably unlike the previous pods, the KV-2 has a small integrated heatshield, no monopropellant, and no reaction wheels. The last one requires extra care in craft design, else a mission could be curtailed or lost due to limited control options. It is lighter than the other 2-kerbal pods, with the exception of the Munar Excursion Module.

Product description

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

Probodobodyne

Trivia

  • The part's CFG file suggests that this capsule was originally named "Onion".

Real-world comparison

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

Changes

1.4.1
  • Initial Release