LV-1 "Ant" Liquid Fuel Engine
|LV-1 "Ant" Liquid Fuel Engine|
| Liquid fuel engine by |
Jebediah Kerman's Junkyard and Spacecraft Parts Co
|Radial size||Tiny, Radial mounted|
|Max. Temp.||2000 K|
|Impact Tolerance||7 m/s|
|Unlock cost||1 500|
|Part configuration|| liquidEngineLV-1.cfg|
|Liquid fuel engine|
|Maximum thrust||(1 atm)||0.51 kN|
|Isp||(1 atm)||80 s|
|Fuel consumption|| 0.13 /s
|On the surface||Yes|
|In the ocean||Yes|
|On the launchpad||Yes|
|In the atmosphere||Yes|
|In an orbit||Yes|
|On an escape||Yes|
|Test by staging||Yes|
The LV-1 "Ant" Liquid Fuel Engine is the smallest liquid fuel engine available.
|“|| What is this, an engine for ants?
— Jebediah Kerman's Junkyard and Spacecraft Parts Co
Although the Ant has extremely poor specific impulse in atmosphere, it provides decent specific impulse in vacuum. In combination with its low mass and tiny size, this makes it a good choice for small satellites.
The radially-mounted LV-1R "Spider" has a similar design, the same weight, and the same vacuum thrust. The Spider adds atmospheric performance and thrust vectoring at the cost of vacuum efficiency.
As of version 1.7 this engine has two models that can be switched in the editor.
- The product description is a reference to the movie Zoolander.
- New model and texture
- Added 2 variants
- Specific impulse at sea level reduced from 85 to 80.
- Mass, cost, thrust, and fuel consumption decreased; specific impulse changed. Fuel gauge added. Given proper nickname.
- Cost increased from 150 to 350 (and made meaningful)
- Thrust increased from 1.5 to 4 kN.
- Initial release