Kerbal Atomics

License: CC-BY-NC-SA-4.0

Game Version: 1.4.4

Downloads: 289,179

Author: Nertea

Mod Website: Forum Thread

Followers: 375

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This part pack is designed to provide some new nuclear thermal rockets for your spaceship-building pleasure. There are four new engines, two in the 2.5m size class and two in the 1.25m size class. They are fuelled with LiquidHydrogen, and in some cases can use Oxidizer to boost their thrust at the cost of specific impulse. Liquid Hydrogen is less dense than liquid fuel, so for the same Delta-V, you will need more tank volume. 

To store your liquid hydrogen fuels, I've provided ModuleManager/InterstellarFuelSwitch configs that allow you to change the contents of stock tanks between LF/O, LH2/O, LF, O and LH2. These should work with most mod tanks, but no promises. However, Liquid Hydrogen is very temperamental and without the proper storage it will slowly evaporate ("boil off"). Therefore, I provide special cryogenic tanks bundled with the mod, that use a small amount of Electric Charge to stop the evaporation.

This mod is designed to synergize well with Cryogenic Engines 0.2.0+, and with the various Near Future Technologies mods I make.

Version 0.5.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.4.4

Released on 2018-08-07

KSP 1.4.5  Updated bundled B9PartSwitch to 2.3.3  Updated MM to 3.0.7  Updated DynamicBatteryStorage to 1.3.2  Updated CryoTanks to 1.0.1 Changed omni-tank patch to run AFTER several other mods that also omni patch.


Version 0.5.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.4.2

Released on 2018-04-11

 KSP 1.4.2  Updated bundled B9PartSwitch to 2.2.1  Updated MM to 3.0.6  Updated MiniAVC to  Updated CRP to 0.10.0  Updated DynamicBatteryStorage to 1.3.0  Updated CryoTanks to 1.0.0  Fixed boiloff being disabled if a tank's fuel was disabled  Fixed boiloff rates being calculated incorrectly at timewarp  Redid all tank textures, particularly foils  Added 3 new tank models  Short 2.5m (standard, compact variants)  Short 3.75m (standard, compact, bare variants)  Short 5m (standard, compact, bare variants)  Fixed attach nodes of 3.75m compact tank variants  Rebalanced capacities, masses and costs of all tanks  Decreased cooling cost of ZBO tanks to 0.05 Ec/1000u  Added an optional ability to specify a set of OUTPUT_RESOURCE blocks in a BOILOFFCONFIG. This causes boiloff to produce that resource with the specified ratio and flow mode. See Config Documentation section * Added the optional ability to specify boiloff as dependent on solar/planetary radiation input. See Config Documentation section


Version 0.4.11 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.1

Released on 2017-12-15

Updated MM to 3.0.1 Updated B9PartSwitch to 2.1.0 Updated CryoTanks to 0.4.9 Deconflict new WBI fuel switcher


Version 0.4.10 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.1

Released on 2017-11-28

  • Fixed LH2/LF multimode patch for the LV-N (thanks Wyzard)
  • Updated DynamicBatteryStorage to 1.2.0
  • Fixed a bug that caused the buffer to be destroyed every second time it was created
  • Fixed solar panel handling when Kopernicus is installed


Version 0.4.9 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.1

Released on 2017-10-17

KSP 1.3.1  Dependency update  Cleaned up extra NTR patches that were still around from a previous patch  LV-N LH2 patch now creates an LF/LH2 multi-mode engine to help with craft transitions  CryoTanks 0.4.8  Tanks no longer use up all EC


Version 0.4.8 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.0

Released on 2017-08-01

* CryoTanks 0.4.7: Fixed an issue where parts with '_' in their name would not be patched properly


Version 0.4.7 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.0

Released on 2017-07-31

* Fixed normals on all engines Some improvements to NFElectrical integration - make sure you get the lastest NFE  CryoTanks 0.4.6  All tanks can now be cooled. Lifting tanks cast ~10% more to cool and have cooling disabled by default  Repaired normals on tanks  Fixed science costs of many tanks   Refactored plugin to support multiple cryogenic fuels per tank Updates to MFT Compatibility DynamicBatteryStorage 1.1.0 Refactored plugin for many improvements Proper support for RealBattery


Version 0.4.6 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.0

Released on 2017-07-12

 NFE integration patch upgrades  Eel now correctly includes a passive radiator in NFE mode  Fixed several missing part fields in configs (improves behaviour)  Reworked exhaust cooling to not use radiator system, so normal radiators can cool engine parts (reduces explosions when entering timewarp after using an engine)  Exhaust cooling is now more forgiving and takes ~10s to taper off after engine shutdown  Reduced core -> part energy transfer to 0.1% from between 10-1% (reduces explosions in timewarp)  CryoTanks 0.4.5  Added Russian translation from vladmir_v  Fixed a typo in the version file  Fixed 5m tanks throwing a B9PartSwitch warning on placement in the VAB  Fixed 3.75m tanks having collider issues  Adjusted the position of the nodes for the compact variants of 3.75m tanks  Fixed low cost of 5m hydrogen tanks  Fixed slightly off cost of 10m hydrogen tank


Version 0.4.5 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.0

Released on 2017-07-05

Updated bundled B9PartSwitch to 1.9.0 Updated bundled MM to 2.8.1 Fixed missing @ in NFElectrical patch for Eel CryoTanks 0.4.4  Fixed dry mass of LH2-only ZBO tanks


Version 0.4.4 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.0

Released on 2017-06-30

Hotfix paths


Version 0.4.3 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.0

Released on 2017-06-30

  • Added Spanish translation courtesy of fitiales  Split KA/NFE patches into separate files due to their complexity  Fixed Scylla and Neptune having duplicated KA/NFE patches
  • Added Russian, French, Japanese, Chinese, German translations courtesy of Next_Star_Industries
  • CryoTanks 0.4.3  Added Spanish translation courtesy of fitiales  Updated DynamicBatteryStorage to 1.0.1  Reduced logging  Fixed an issue with generator parsing on ModuleResourceConverters


Version 0.4.2 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.0

Released on 2017-06-26

 Updated B9PartSwitch to version 1.8.1 CryoTanks 0.4.2  Fix incorrectly exported model for small 2.5m hydrogen tank  Fix doubled dry mass of all hydrogen-containing tanks


Version 0.4.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.0

Released on 2017-06-20

  • Fixed localization error on Scylla part switcher
  • Fixed incorrect mass, cost, thrust, specific impulse of Eel
  • Fixed missing shroud texture of Eel
  • CryoTanks 0.4.1
  • Fixed volumes and descriptions of 5m hydrogen tanks
  • Normalized specular exponents and normal map depths on all tanks
  • Fixed a mesh duplication issue on 3.75m tanks
  • Reduced instances of distorted tanget normal map seams on all tanks, where I couldn't fix it I've covered the worst instances with 'intentional' seams
  • Restructured UV of 5m tanks to reduce tangent seam frequency


Version 0.4.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.0

Released on 2017-06-16

 KSP 1.3  Updated MM to 2.8.0  Updated B9PartSwitch to 1.8.0  Updated CRP to 0.7.1  Updated MiniAVC to  Rebuilt DeployableEngines for KSP 1.3   Switched to KSP 1.3's localization for strings  Added NV-10 'Eel' Atomic Rocket Motor: 0.625m solid-core nuclear engine with cogeneration  Added NV-GL 'Deliverance' Atomic Aerospike Rocket: 2.5m closed-cycle gas-core nuclear aerospike  Added NV-DC 'Scylla' Atomic Aerospike Rocket: 3.75m solid-core trimodal nuclear aerospike with LOX afterburner and cogeneration  Rebalanced engine costs to be generally higher  Rebalanced engine heat to be generally higher  Renamed engine model numbers so they're not matching the LV-N anymore (different company)  Adjusted CTT locations of some engines  Adjusted balance of LH2->LF patches for some KA engines  Fixed engine throttle and glow effects so that they show for all modes of bimodal engines  Fixed engine FX somewhat so that they don't interact with atmospheric FX  Completely changed NTR -> LH2 patches  Any NTR that is not handled in a custom fashion has been replaced by a dynamic patcher by TheToric  All NTRs patched in this way are consistently buffed with a 25% mass decrease and a 10% Isp increase   The LF-reversion patch is similarly optimized   Significant improvements to CryoTanks package   Now versioned (Version 0.4.0)   Normalized LH2 tank mass ratios to 5 (from ~3.5), this affects all tanks containing LH2 or LH2/OX   Normalized naming scheme for ZBO tanks to reflect their capacities   Reworked tank capacities   Improved fuel switching patch to account for more exceptions   New 5m tank models (15m and 7.5m lengths)   Deprecated 3.75m length tank variant for 3.75m inline tanks (temporary)   Reworked models and textures for all fuel tanks   New structureless variants for all inline tanks   Optimized SimpleBoiloff plugin   Cooling functions can now be disabled in the VAB   Reduced the scope of the SimpleBoiloff plugin, most advanced functions are now part of DynamicBatteryStorage   New sub-plugin: DynamicBatteryStorage   Dynamically adjusts EC storage to combat KSP crap resource mechanics at high timewarp   Should dramatically reduce instances of EC loss at high timewarp  Significant improvements to NF Electrical integration  Part costs are correctly adjusted for EnrichedUranium cost so that there are no more zero-cost engines  Negative alternators are and generators are correctly removed from the parts when patches are in use   Engine reactor can now correctly start before being staged   Reduced heat transfer between cores and parts   Greatly reduced heat generation of conventional engine modules  Cleaned up and labeled config files for more clarity


Version 0.3.5 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2.2

Released on 2017-03-03

 Updated B9PartSwitch to 1.7.1  Updated CRP to 0.6.6  Updated AVC link  Fixed uranium consumption of LV-N in NFE mode * Fixed a boiloff issue that could occur when switching ships that were close to each other


Version 0.3.4 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
  • Updated DeployableEngines to 2.1.0
  • Fixed a typo in an NFE extras patch


Version 0.3.3 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2.1

Released on 2016-11-18

  • Marked for KSP 1.2.1
  • Updated bundled MM to 2.7.4
  • Updated bundled CRP to 0.6.3
  • Fixed missing CTT patch for Emancipator engine
  • Increased thermal mass and explosion heat maximum of Emancipator engine
  • KPBS ISRU now produces LH2 (thanks Wyzard256)


Version 0.3.2 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2

Released on 2016-10-27

  • Updated CRP to 6.0.1
  • Fixed exceptions in VAB when using a ZBO tank for holding only non-cryo fuels
  • Fixed incorrect dry masses for ZBO tanks
  • Improved NFE compatibility for Emancipator engine
  • Fixed plume offest for 1.25m engines


Version 0.3.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2

Released on 2016-10-21

Minor fix to remove a poorly included plugin.


Version 0.3.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2

Released on 2016-10-21

Updated bundled MM Updated bundled CRP Updated bundled B9PartSwitch Updated bundled DeployableEngines Reexported all engine FX to fix interaction with atmospheric/highlight FX Removed Radioactivity patch (should really be in Radioactivity) Added LV-N-GX 'Emancipator' open cycle gas-core nuclear rocket CryoTanks: General functionality improvements Tank real power usage is now shown in the info box  Right clicking on a tank in the VAB now displays its power usage  New analytics mode that runs at 1000x time warp and up which should do a much better job of calculating boiloff  Lifting and ZBO tanks now have the same mass ratio  ZBO tanks have a new alternate model that can be selected


Version 0.2.6 for Kerbal Space Program 1.1.3

Released on 2016-09-01

  • Balance tweaks to NTRs
  • Added some model features and patches for Radioactivity dev
  • Fixed an issue with cryogenic boiloff never turning off if cooling failed


Version 0.2.5 for Kerbal Space Program 1.1.3

Released on 2016-07-15

  • Tweaks to NTR patch properties
  • Cost adjustments


Version 0.2.4 for Kerbal Space Program 1.1.3

Released on 2016-06-28

Fix mistakenly bundled dlls


Version 0.2.3 for Kerbal Space Program 1.1.3

Released on 2016-06-27

KSP 1.1.3  Updated bundled B9PartSwitch Updated bundled MM Updated bundled CRP Updated bundled DeployableEngines Improved FX for some engines Many fixes and improvements to SimpleBoiloff


Version 0.2.2 for Kerbal Space Program 1.1.2

Released on 2016-05-18

No changelog provided


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