LV-1 "Ant" Liquid Fuel Engine

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LV-1 "Ant" Liquid Fuel Engine
Part image
Liquid fuel engine by
Jebediah Kerman's Junkyard and Spaceship Parts Co.
Radial size Tiny
Cost (total) 110.00 Fund
Mass (total) 0.02 t
Drag 0.2
Max. Temp. 2000 K
Impact Tolerance 7 m/s
Research Propulsion systems.png Propulsion Systems
Unlock cost 1500 Fund
Since version 0.18
Part configuration liquidEngineLV-1
Maximum thrust (1 atm) 0.51 kN
(vacuum) 2.00 kN
Isp (1 atm) 80 s
(vacuum) 315 s
Fuel con­sumption 0.13 units of fuel/s


Thrust vectoring × No
Testing environments
On the surface × No
In the ocean × No
On the launchpad × No
In the atmosphere ✓ Yes
Sub orbital × No
In an orbit × No
On an escape × No
Docked × No
Test by staging × No
Manually testable ✓ Yes

The LV-1 "Ant" Liquid Fuel Engine is used to provide thrust to a rocket and is currently the weakest liquid fueled engine available. As of 1.0, it has extremely poor specific impulse in atmosphere, but decent specific impulse in vacuum; in combination with its low mass and tiny size, this makes it a good choice for small satellites. There is a radial derivative of this engine called LV-1R Liquid Fuel Engine featuring a similar design and vacuum thrust but very different Isp profile at a slightly higher cost.

Product description

What is this, an engine for ants?

This is a reference to the movie Zoolander.

Changes

1.0.3
  • Specific impulse at sea level reduced from 85 to 80.
1.0
  • Mass, cost, thrust, and fuel consumption decreased; specific impulse changed. Fuel gauge added. Given proper nickname.
0.24
  • Cost increased from 150 to 350 (and made meaningful)
0.23.5
  • Thrust increased from 1.5 to 4 kN.
0.18
  • Initial release