KV-2 ‘Pea’ Reentry Module
|Available only with the Making History Expansion installed.|
|KV-2 ‘Pea’ Reentry Module|
| Command pod by |
|Max. Temp.||2400 K|
|Impact Tolerance||12 m/s|
|Unlock cost||3 000|
|Electric capacity||50.0 ⚡|
|SAS level||× None|
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.
Note that the heatshield is not designed for re-entry from interplanetary speeds.
|“|| 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".
The KV-2 was inspired by the Voskhod (2 person variant).
- Initial Release