Nose cone

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A nose cone is usually used to reduce drag by rounding the top of a rocket part making it easier for air to flow around it. With the aerodynamic changes in 1.0 placing one on the flat top of rocket will decrease atmospheric drag. For example, a RT-10 rocket booster launched by itself with an Aerodynamic Nose Cone will reach a height of 10500 m, whereas with no nose cone at all, it would only reach a height of 8100 m.

Available nose cones

Image Part Radial size Cost
(Fund)
Mass
(t)
Max. Temp.
(K)
Tolerance
(m/s)
Tolerance
(g)
Standard Nosecone.png
Small Nose Cone Tiny 180 0.01 2 400 10 50
Aerodynamic Nosecone.png
Aerodynamic Nose Cone Small 240 0.03 2 400 10 50
Advanced Nose Cone - Type A.png
Advanced Nose Cone - Type A Small 320 0.075 2 000 10 50
Advanced Nose Cone - Type B.png
Advanced Nose Cone - Type B Small 320 0.075 2 000 10 50
Protective Nosecone.png
Protective Rocket Nose Mk7 Large 450 0.2 2 400 10 50
Tail connector.png
Tail Connector A Small 675 0.2 2 200 8 50
Tail Connector B.png
Tail Connector B Small 675 0.2 2 200 8 50