Small Holding Tank

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Small Holding Tank
Part image
Ore tank by
Jebediah Kerman's Junkyard and Spacecraft Parts Co
Radial size Small, Radial mounted
Cost (total) 1 000.00 Fund
Mass (total) 0.50 t
Drag 0.2
Max. Temp. 2000 K
Impact Tolerance 7 m/s
Research Advanced science tech.png Advanced Science Tech
Unlock cost 3000 Fund
Since version 1.0
Part configuration SmallTank
Ore (default) 0 units of fuel
(max) 300 units of fuel

The Small Holding Tank is an ore storage tank. It is the smaller cousin of the Large Holding Tank. This tank can hold 300 units of ore, and as every ore tank, it is empty by default in the editor. If desired, it can also be filled to the wanted amount inside the editor. These ore tanks are essential parts of the resource refining systems, as without them, drills would have nowhere to store harvested materials.


Using the previously mentioned systems for mining, using a drill on the surface of an object will collect ore, if there is any ore present. As long as the drill is operational, it will automatically fill the holding tank, as long as it is properly connected to the ship (via docking, direct connection in the editor, or fuel line connection.) When empty, or chosen to be unfilled before launch, or completely empty, it will have a weight of 0.5 tons.

When completely filled with ore, the Small Holding Tank will have a mass of 3.5 tons, as each unit of ore weighs 10 kg per unit.

As the impact tolerance is relatively low for this tank (compared to other impact tolerances in the game,) special consideration may be needed. It should not be expected to survive re-entry forces, or any landing that is faster than 7 m/s. Ideally, avoid any direct impact with this tank.

Product description

A small tank for storing raw materials, or possibly spare snacks.

Jebediah Kerman's Junkyard and Spacecraft Parts Co


  • Initial release