Ol’ Musky Boi

Adding nuclear reactors into stock KSP

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Stock KSP currently gives us 3 ways of generating power (not including engines), fuel cells, solar panels, and RTGs. For most spacecraft this works fine, but If I'm trying to build large ion powered interplanetary ships or surface bases on Eeloo I really want something with a bit more oomph, and something to justify these giant radiator panels...


Something along the lines of NASA's Kilopower reactor that is very expensive and produces large amounts of heat and power would be great. It could either consume ore or some sort of new resource like "Krakenite" that would have to be shipped to surface bases.

I know that this sort of functionality is available with mods, but having them in stock would be nice.


Just an idea, let me know what you think.

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I reckon stock nuclear reactors would be nice. If we look at stock parts as Kerbin's current level of technology, then they've already got nuclear thermal rocket engines, which means that they have the capability to build reactors.

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