KV-3 'Pomegranate' Reentry Module

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KV-3 'Pomegranate' Reentry Module
Part image
Command pod by
Probodobodyne Inc
Radial size Small
Cost (total) 3 000.00 Fund
Mass (total) 2.27 t
Drag 0.15-0.2
Max. Temp. 2400 K
Impact Tolerance 12 m/s
Research Flight control.png Advanced Flight Control
Unlock cost 4000 Fund
Since version 1.4.1
Part configuration KV3Pod.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-3 'Pomegranate' Reentry Module is a Command Module housing three Kerbal crew members during their mission. It has a rounded shape, similar to a pomegranate or Stayputnik.

Usage

Generally placed at the top of the rocket, the KV-3 Pomegranate 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-3 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 3-kerbal pods.

Product description

Many little Kerbals inside this one. Couldn't fit more.

Probodobodyne

Trivia

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

Real-world comparison

The KV-3 was inspired by the Voskhod (3 person variant).

Changes

1.4.1
  • Initial Release