Near Future Propulsion

License: CC-BY-SA-NC-4.0

Game Version: 1.3.1

Downloads: 312,358

Author: Nertea

Mod Website: Forum Thread

Followers: 668

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This pack contains advanced electrically powered engines including electrostatic ion engines, plasma engines and VASIMR engines.

The engines run on stock Xenon Gas and two new resources: Lithium and Argon Gas. A full tank set is provided for the new fuels, plus new Xenon tanks. Make sure to have enough power to run them, as shown in the VAB. Solar power can work with the smaller engines, but the larger, more advanced engines will likely require you to use other power sources, like nuclear reactors from Near Future Electrical. 

Version 0.9.5 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.1

Released on 2017-10-13

  • KSP 1.3.1  Dependency updates  Add support for RLA Sunrise ion engine


Version 0.9.4 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.0

Released on 2017-07-31

  • Fixed corrupted export for two models
  • Fixed incorrect MM version
  • Chinese translation courtesy of Q654517651


Version 0.9.3 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.0

Released on 2017-07-26

  • Fixed normals on all parts
  • Russian translation courtesy of Dr. Jet


Version 0.9.2 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.0

Released on 2017-06-30

Fixed a localization error on the small lithium tank


Version 0.9.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.0

Released on 2017-06-26

  • Updated B9PartSwitch to 1.8.1
  • Worked around a Squad localization bug that causes a bug in KER
  • Added Spanish Translation courtesy of forum user fitiales
  • Fixed all VASIMR engines having bugged Isp/power use/thrust values not representative of those shown in the VAB


Version 0.9.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.0

Released on 2017-06-16

  • KSP 1.3
  • Updated bundled MM to 2.8.0
  • Updated bundled B9PartSwitch to 1.8.0
  • Updated bundled CRP to 0.7.1
  • Switched to 1.3 string localization
  • Fixed thrust transform on 1.25m VASIMR
  • Completely rebalanced all electric engines
  • Rebalanced all Xenon tanks to have a mass ratio of 4 (including stock Xenon tanks)
  • Modified the effective volume of all Xenon tanks to be closer to stock effective volumes
  • Rebalanced all Argon tanks to have a mass ratio of 4
  • Rebalanced all Argon tanks to contain a similar fuel mass to Xenon tanks
  • Rebalanced all Lithium tanks to have a mass ratio of 4
  • Slightly rebalanced the contents of lithium tanks to match stock volumes
  • Changed nomenclature of thrust/Isp slider on VariableIspEngines
  • Plugin performance optimizations


Version 0.8.7 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2.2

Released on 2017-03-19

  • Fixed small typo in VAB VariableIspEngine display
  • Fixed thrust transform typo on 0.625m VASIMR
  • Fixed surface attach node on 0.625m VASIMR
  • Enabled surface attachment on the 0.625/1.25m VASIMR casings
  • New version of NFP Tweak Patch from Streetwind


Version 0.8.6 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2.2

Released on 2017-03-16

  • New models for KP-XL PIT, Colossus MPDT, all VASIMR engines
  • All electrical RCS parts and AiRES Atmospheric Sounder are now physicsless to match similar stock parts
  • Cryogenic Separator now properly pumps air (does not need to be accelerated to high velocities to get good resource flow)
  • Rewrote VariableISPEngine plugin
  • Improved support for cfg customization
  • Code optimizations
  • Support for multiple engine throttle animations
  • Deprecated NFPAnimateHeat in favour of stock ModuleAnimateHeat, which now has the necessary capabilities


Version 0.8.5 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2.2

Released on 2017-03-10

  • Fix incorrect version file


Version 0.8.4 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2.2

Released on 2017-02-08

  • Updated B9PartSwitch to 1.7.1
  • Updated CRP to 0.6.6
  • Fixed download link in .version file
  • Fixed missing manufacturer for PPT RCS block


Version 0.8.3 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2.2

Released on 2017-01-23

  • Marked for KSP 1.2.2
  • Updated bundled MM to 2.7.5
  • Updated bundled B9PartSwitch to 1.5.3
  • Updated bundled CRP to 0.6.4
  • Fixed 1.25m PIT offset top node
  • Converted costs of some fuel tanks to integers


Version 0.8.2 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2.1

Released on 2016-11-18

  • KSP 1.2.1
  • New model and FX for KP-XL 'Inductor' Pulsed Inductive Thruster
  • New model and FX for KP-01 'Scintillator' Pulsed Inductive Thruster
  • Fixed surface attach node for KP-01
  • Updated ModuleManager to 2.7.4
  • Updated CRP to 0.6.3
  • KPBS ISRU now produces lithium (thanks Wyzard256)


Version 0.8.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2

Released on 2016-10-26

​​​​​​​Updated CRP to 6.0.1 Minor bugfixes Balance tweaks for GW3 engine Balance tweaks for electric RCS


Version 0.8.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2

Released on 2016-10-21

  • KSP 1.2 recompile
  • Updated bundled MM
  • Updated bundled CRP
  • Some code cleanups
  • Added GW3 'Triplet' Nested-Channel Hall Thruster
  • Added KO-1 Pulsed Plasma RCS Block
  • Added IW-201 Gridded RCS Thruster
  • Added SPZ-5167 Hall Effect RCS Thruster
  • Added LiFt-1 Magnetoplasmadynamic RCS Thruster
  • Added LiFt-3 Magnetoplasmadynamic RCS Block
  • Added LiFt-4 Magnetoplasmadynamic RCS Block
  • Added LiFt-5 Magnetoplasmadynamic RCS Block
  • New models, alternate compact versions and FX for 0.625m Hall effect and gridded thrusters
  • Soft-deprecated 1.25m and 2.5m gridded/hall thruster clusters
  • Added patch that adds identical-looking HeFT series of MPDT RCS Blocks using LqdHydrogen if CryoTanks is installed
  • Added optional Extras patch that converts all Hall thrusters to use Xenon (no stats changes)


Version 0.7.4 for Kerbal Space Program 1.1.3

Released on 2016-07-15

  • Added AIRes Atmospheric Sounder
  • Added M-2 Cryogenic Gas Separator


Version 0.7.3 for Kerbal Space Program 1.1.3

Released on 2016-06-26

KSP 1.1.3 Updated bundled CRP Updated bundled MM


Version 0.7.2 for Kerbal Space Program 1.1.2

Released on 2016-05-18

  • Updated bundled CRP
  • Cleaned up some OSX garbage that snuck in


Version 0.7.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.1.2

Released on 2016-05-11

  • KSP 1.1.2
  • Updated ModuleManager version


Version 0.7.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.1

Released on 2016-04-22

  • KSP 1.1 repack
  • Updated CRP version
  • Updated ModuleManager version
  • Re-added missing DecayingRTGs patch
  • Many balance tweaks to reactors
  • Converted NodeMesh to B9PartSwitch for the conical reactors. Will improve drag calculations if you need to use one as a nosecone
  • Added part search tags to parts
  • Removed staging icon from reactors (temporarily)
  • Added adjustable auto-shutdown slider (temperature-based) to reactors


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