PB-X750 Xenon Container

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PB-X750 Xenon Container
Part image
Xenon gas tank by
Probodobodyne Inc

Radial size Small
Cost (total) 24 300.00 Funds
(dry) 1 500.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.76 t
(dry) 0.19 t
Drag 0.3-0.2
Max. Temp. 2000 K
Volume  ?
Impact Tolerance 6 m/s
Research Ion propulsion.png Ion Propulsion
Unlock cost 9 800 Funds
Since version 1.0
Part configuration xenonTankLarge.cfg
Xenon gas 5 700 Xenon unit

The PB-X750 Xenon Container is a fuel tank filled with a large amount of xenon gas. It contains almost eight times as much xenon gas as its smaller cousin, the PB-X150 Xenon Container.

Product description

Although most of the Probodobodyne staff couldn't pronounce "Xenon", when told how to say it correctly, they all agreed it sounded super-cool - and everything possible should be done so it could be used as a fuel, no matter the cost.

Probodobodyne Inc

Usage

The PB-X750 Xenon Container provides xenon gas to the IX-6315 "Dawn" Electric Propulsion System, the only ion engine. Unlike liquid fuel and oxidizer, and like monopropellant, xenon gas does not require fuel crossfeed; the Dawn engine can drain xenon gas from any fuel tank, even if the engine and tank aren't connected with fuel crossfeed capable parts.

The PB-X750 stores 5700 units of xenon gas; since xenon has a density of 0.1 kg (0.001 t) per unit, the tank stores 5.7 tons of xenon. This is likely too much xenon gas for a single Dawn ion engine; it can power the engine for 11728.4 s, or an entire 3 h 15 m 28.4 s, at full thrust. The tank is more reasonable for a vessel using multiple ion engines.

Changes

1.4
  • Increased tech cost from 8800 to 9800
  • Increased cost from 22500 to 24300
  • Decreased mass from 0.4125 to 0.19
  • Xenon supply increased from 5250 to 5700
1.0
  • Initial release