PB-X750 Xenon Container
|PB-X750 Xenon Container|
| Xenon gas tank by |
|Max. Temp.||2000 K|
|Impact Tolerance||6 m/s|
|Unlock cost||9 800|
|Part configuration|| xenonTankLarge.cfg|
|Xenon gas||5 700|
|“|| 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
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 0.57 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.
- 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
- Initial release