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[1.7.3] Burst Atomic Thrust Module

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This module allows extra fuel to be dumped into the core of a solid-core atomic engine to gain extra thrust for a short period of time.  This process inevitability cools down the core to such an extent that it loses all power and requires some time to rebuild the core heat in order to be able to function again.

This feature is targeted at space tugs and atomic engines only.  It is not intended to work for non-nuclear engines

Features

  • Activating the module on one engine will automatically activate it on all other engines that have it on the vessel that are active.
  • Engines will flash red while in burst mode, and will flash blue while in reheat recovery mode
  • Can be triggered by an action group if desired.
  • Upon triggering, throttle will be set to 100%
  • The extra fuel used is the square of the extra thrust; for example, if the thrust in burst mode is 1.5x the regular thrust, the fuel used will be 2.25x the amount of fuel normally used.
  • Any movement of the throttle will automatically shut down the burst mode, and also shut down the engines for reheating

The Orbital Utility Vehicle needs and uses this with the atomic engines in the mod

Availability

 

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37 minutes ago, BigFatStupidHead said:

Very interesting. How long are the engines out of commision for after a burst burn?

if I remember correctly, depends upon how long you burst (turboboost) for, however, there is a max time you can burst for, which is configurable. I think the longest you can burst for is 30 seconds, and the cooldown is, I can't remember.

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So... in practice it could be used for temporarly rising TWR during landings?

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21 hours ago, pirx8 said:

So... in practice it could be used for temporarly rising TWR during landings?

I think in regards to ksp...we should probably keep it to.."in theory" :wink:

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On 8/5/2019 at 6:01 AM, pirx8 said:

So... in practice it could be used for temporarly rising TWR during landings?

The engine goes full throttle and then shuts down for unknown period of time... excellent for making the suicide burn a real suicide.

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