PB-X50R Xenon Container

From Kerbal Space Program Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
PB-X50R Xenon Container
Part image
Xenon gas tank by
Found lying by the side of the road
Cost (total) 2 200.00 Fund
(dry) 600.00 Fund
Mass (total) 0.07 t
(dry) 0.03 t
Drag 0.2
Max. Temp. 2000 K
Impact Tolerance 12 m/s
Research Ion propulsion.png Ion Propulsion
Unlock cost 9600 Fund
Since version 0.21
Part configuration xenonTankRadial
Xenon gas 400 Xenon unit

The PB-X50R Xenon Container is a radially attachable xenon gas tank for the IX-6315 "Dawn" Electric Propulsion System that contains 400 units of xenon. The part was added in version 0.21 of KSP.

Product description

The X50R is a small-volume Xenon container, heralded by engineers for being ideally suited for small ion-driven spacecraft, and also for having thoroughly disproved management in their notion that a smaller fuel tank would make the fuel cheaper.

Trivia

  • The PB-X150 Xenon Container by Probodobodyne Inc. (introduced in version 0.18) is very similarly named but the PB-X50R is listed as "Found lying by the side of the road" rather than manufactured by Probodobodyne.
  • This part was originally from a mod called KSPX. The developer of KSPX eventually joined Squad and the KSP dev team and many parts from KSPX are now included in the stock game.

Changes

0.25
  • Moved to Propulsion from Utility.
0.21
  • Initial release