Talk:IX-6315 "Dawn" Electric Propulsion System
I was bored and did the math on how much power this thing should take.
Force = 2 kN
Flow rate = 48.5 g/s
Effective exhaust velocity = force / flow rate = 41237.1134 m/s
Specific kinetic energy = 1/2 effective exhaust velocity^2 = 850249761 m^2/s^2
Power consumption = 3.666⚡/s >= specific kinetic energy * flow rate = 41.2371134 MW
1⚡ >= 11.2485306601 MJ
So apparently a ⚡ is a lot of electricity. Now I wonder how horribly inefficient all the other engines are. And how bright Kerbol is.