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Main Propulsion

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Main Rocket Engine

Main rocket engine of the ship is the core method of propulsion of a spaceship. Main engines usually operate in two modes:

Main Propulsion Chart
Name Price Thrust(kN) Exhaust Velocity(km/s) Propellant Consumption(kg/s) Power Consumption(MW) Thermal Consumption(GW) Mass Response Time(s) Flavor
ND-PNTR 7000 1500 8 187.5 180 6 450 2.1 Pulsed thrust, Vectored thrust angle(90d)
RA-TNTRL-K37 1500 750 15 50 100 5.6 1250 0 Pulsed thrust, integrated 4GW generator.
ND-NTTR 30k 3500 7 500 20 12.2 650 0 Variable thrust
RA-MHFTR-K44 40k 1500 18 83.3 100 13.5 1650 0 Pulsed thrust, Gimbal(9d)
BWM-T535 120k 535 29 18.4 40 8.2 2000 0.9 Variable thrust, swift expensive repairs
ERS-DFMHD-2205 175k 2200 14 157.1 120 15.4 2450 0.6 Variable thrust
MA-NMPD42 300k 320 115 2.8 150 18.4 1850 0 Variable thrust
Experimental NPMP 700k 1100 45 24.4 200 24.7 2750 0 Pulsed thrust
Z-Axial Pinch Fusion Torch 1m 800 1250 0.6 x x 3000 0 Variable thrust, gimble(30d), ignition power(150MJ), Burn time(30m)

K37s start with the RA-TNTRL-K37 engine, which is really sort of fine. Your main torch influences your transit reserve, and having a more efficient torch significantly reduces it, letting you spend more propelling eating rocks. Unfortunately, the only one with better exhaust velocity is the BWM, which has an annoying one second startup time. The NPMP is really where its at, but that thing expensive.

the pinch fusion torch works different than everything else. it uses a huge spike of electricity to start, and then no electricity after that. but that'll set off all your warning alarms every time you use it. annoying.