Protective Rocket Nose Cone Mk7

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Protective Rocket Nose Cone Mk7
Part image
Nose cone by
Goliath National Products
Cost (total) 450.00 Fund
Mass (total) 0.20 t
Drag 0.1
Max. Temp. 2400 K
Impact Tolerance 10 m/s
Research Advanced construction.png Advanced Construction
Unlock cost 6500 Fund
Since version v0.18
Part configuration protectiveRocketNoseMk7

The Protective Rocket Nose Mk7 is a size 2 cap that fits in the front of a rocket.

Usage

This nose cone can be used to minimise the drag of a 2.5m stack when facing directly prograde, potentially making rockets more stable and improving fuel efficiency. Historically, before the major aerodynamics change in 1.0, this part was primarily of aesthetic value (although the reduced drag coefficient for nose cones in 0.22 did make it possible for them to provide some improved stability, at the cost of increased total drag). The new drag model has made them useful or even essential.

Product description

A large nose cone for covering up exposed areas of big rockets.

Changes

0.22
  • Improves stability of craft while in atmosphere
0.18
  • Initial Release