Near Future Propulsion

Ion and plasma engines with two new fuels!

License: CC-BY-SA-NC-4.0

Game Version: 1.12.2

Downloads: 940,388

Author: Nertea

Mod Website: Forum Thread

Followers: 965

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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 1.3.5 for Kerbal Space Program 1.12.2

Released on 2021-08-26

  • Updated ModuleManager to 4.2.1
  • Fixed waterfall flare for Colossus showing when engine is off
  • Tuned MPDT sound loop to remove ending click

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Version 1.3.4 for Kerbal Space Program 1.12.1

Released on 2021-07-21

  • Marked for KSP 1.12
  • Updated B9PartSwitch to 2.18.0
  • Fixed some Waterfall stuff

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Version 1.3.3 for Kerbal Space Program 1.11.2

Released on 2021-04-17

  • Fixed missing curly boi in VASMIR Waterfall patch

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Version 1.3.2 for Kerbal Space Program 1.11.1

Released on 2021-03-15

  • Updated Waterfall support for WF 0.6.0

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Version 1.3.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.11.0

Released on 2020-12-27

  • Config hack to make cargo parts work in KSP 1.10.x

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Version 1.3.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.11.0

Released on 2020-12-23

  • Marked for KSP 1.11
  • Updated CRP to 1.4.2
  • Set many parts as usable in inventories roughly following stock model: most 0.625m parts, smaller 1.25m parts, all RCS
  • Added Waterfall support to all engines and RCS
  • Soft-deprecated atmospheric resource mining equipment
  • Small fixes to lit RCS controllers

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Version 1.2.2 for Kerbal Space Program 1.10.1

Released on 2020-08-03

  • Marked for KSP 1.10
  • Updated ModuleManager to 4.1.4
  • Updated B9PartSwitch to 2.17.0
  • Improvements to the thrust tweaking EP patch (Streetwind)

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Version 1.2.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.9.0

Released on 2020-02-20

  • Marked for KSP 1.9
  • Updated ModuleManager to 4.1.3
  • Updated B9PartSwitch to 2.13.0
  • Updated Simplified Chinese localization (tinygrox)

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Version 1.2.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.8.1

Released on 2019-11-06

  • KSP 1.8.x
  • Upgraded .NET version to 4.5
  • Updated ModuleManager to 4.1.0
  • Updated B9PartSwitch to 2.12.1
  • Updated CRP to 1.3.0
  • Changed engine throttle animation method for VASIMRs, added new particle effects
  • New particle effects for gridded xenon thrusters
  • Updated EngineLight configs (Zorg)
  • Updated all MM patches to use NFP patch specifier as needed

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Version 1.1.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.7.0

Released on 2019-04-17

  • KSP 1.7.x
  • Updated B9PartSwitch to 2.7.0
  • Updated RCS parts to track 1.7 RCS changes * Updated RLA ion engine patch to target RLA Reborn (thanks pietralbi)

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Version 1.1.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.6.1

Released on 2019-03-16

  • Updated bundled ModuleManager to 4.0.2
  • Argon tank textures have been adjusted with similar greys to restock tanks, and the 'internal' tanks use the reflective material for a brushed metal look
  • Argon parts have a new thematic color (darkish teal)
  • Argon thrusters have been tuned to color-wise match Restock greys
  • Lithium foil-wrapped tanks now use new reflective material
  • Lithium has a new thematic color (darkish red)
  • Lithium thrusters have been tuned to color-wise match Restock greys
  • Xenon tank textures have been adjusted to color-wise match Restock tanks (greys and yellows)
  • Xenon thrusters have been tuned to color-wise match Restock Dawn
  • Xenon/Argon small thrusters now have normal maps
  • VASIMR thrusters have been tuned to color-wise match Restock greys and consistently use Xenon colours
  • Electric RCS have been tuned to color-wise match their respective engines
  • Surface attachment was enabled for all large engines
  • Fixed surface attach node for 0.625m MPDT

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Version 1.0.7 for Kerbal Space Program 1.6.1

Released on 2019-01-21

  • Fixed bulkhead profiles (thanks Streetwind)
  • Fixed an argon tank localization problem
  • Added German translation from Three_Pounds

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Version 1.0.6 for Kerbal Space Program 1.6.1

Released on 2019-01-17

  • Fixed NFProps being included in distribution by accident

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Version 1.0.5 for Kerbal Space Program 1.6.0

Released on 2019-01-17

  • KSP 1.6.x
  • Updated MM to 3.1.3
  • Updated B9PartSwitch to 2.6.0
  • License change for code and configs to MIT

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Version 1.0.4 for Kerbal Space Program 1.5.1

Released on 2018-11-05

* KSP 1.5.x * Updated ModuleManager to 3.1.0 * Updated B9PartSwitch to 2.4.5 * Updated CRP to 1.0.0 * Removed MiniAVC distribution * Updated Gas Separator part to use new CRP atmospheric rules * Updated ModuleRCSEmissive with options for other color curves than simply alpha and ability to specify the shader property to work on

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Version 1.0.2 for Kerbal Space Program 1.4.4

Released on 2018-08-07

  • KSP 1.4.5
  • Updated ModuleManager to 3.0.7
  • Updated B9PartSwitch to 2.3.3
  • Rebuild for 1.4.5

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Version 1.0.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.4.2

Released on 2018-05-03

  • KSP 1.4.3
  • Updated B9PartSwitch to 2.3.0
  • Switched versioning to mix/max specification
  • Additions/fixes to Russian translation

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Version 1.0.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.4.2

Released on 2018-04-10

* KSP 1.4.2 * Recompiled plugin * Updated ModuleManager to 3.0.6 * Updated B9PartSwitch to 2.2.1 * Updated MiniAVC to * Updated CRP to 0.10.0 * Removed xenon tank capacity patch as it is no longer needed * Added more lithium tanks * 0.625m set in 3 lengths * New small 1.25m tank * Radial in 1.25mish and 0.625mish sizes * Revised textures of all other lithium tanks * Rearranged Lithium tanks in CTT mode * HeFT RCS thrusters have unique models/textures * Added specular maps to electric RCS blocks that were lacking them * Adjusted unlock cost of most electric fuel tanks * Changed a number of model references to absolute

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Version 0.9.6 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.1

Released on 2018-03-02

Updated ModuleManager to 3.0.4  Updated B9PartSwitch to 2.1.1  Fixed overlarge volume of radial argon tanks  Fixed trailing animation keyframe on cryo separator causing a visual model offset  Fixed cost adjustment of stock xenon tanks, added support for fixing mass ratios of RLA Stockalike and MRS (kerbas ad astra)  Minor adjustements to chinese and russian translations  Added engine nicknames to part search fields

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Version 0.8.5 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2.2

Released on 2017-03-10

  • Fix incorrect version file

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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Version 0.7.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.1.2

Released on 2016-05-11

  • KSP 1.1.2
  • Updated ModuleManager version

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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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