The Reaction Control System(RCS) is a set of 8 thrusters, 2 pointing in each direction.
RCS allows your ship to perform fine maneuvers.
RCS consumes propellant, heat and electricity.
|Name||Price(E$)||Thrust(kN)||Exhaust Velocity(km/s)||Prop Consumption (kg/s)||Power Consumption (MW)||Thermal Consumption (GW)||Mass(kg)||Flavor|
|RAK-K37||3125||200||15||13.3||5||1.5||70||Pulsed Thrust, Integrated 1GW Generator|
|MA150HO||4375||150||30||5||40||2.3||80||Variable Thrust, Integrated generators, renowned for reliability|
|RA-K44||6250||400||15||26.6||15||3||75||Pulsed Thrust, Excessive Wear|
|EI Ion||8000||120||50||2.4||40||3.0||90||Variable Thrust|
|ERS-NAGHET5020||8500||210||27||7.8||50||2.8||130||Variable Thrust, Gimballed(20d)|
|MA350HO||10000||350||25||14||60||4.4||120||Variable Thrust, Integrated generators, not as reliable|
|EI AGILE||12000||120||40||3||60||2.5||120||Variable Thrust, Gimballed(35d)|
|RA-K69V||18600||400||12||33.3||25||3.6||150||Gimballed(25d), frequent maintenance, unlocked by talking to a racer.|
K37s start with RA-K37 thrusters, coming in at a usable 200kN thrust. The RA-K44 thrusters are a good cheap upgrade, but 'excessive wear' matters and they break down a lot faster. It might be better to 'downgrade' to one of the less efficient higher power systems (NDVTT or NDSTR). It takes a lot of fuel rods to begin handling the upper range systems, but once you get there, the MA350HO is a great system so long as you don't need gimbles. You need gimbles if your thrusters are melting things you are trying to pick up with your manipulator arm.