Our newest engine, the Apex I is an absolute beast. It's heavy, expensive, and drinks RP-1 like there's no tomorrow, but it will have the power to get even your most poorly engineered contraptions into space.

It dwarfs the Mage I engine in size, power, and visuals.

Here are the details:

  • Thrust: 3,200 kN
  • Mass: 3,500 kg
  • Price: $8,500,000
  • Height: 4.2 m
  • Diameter: 3.0 m
  • Max Gimbal Angle: 2.5 degrees
  • Fuel Consumption: 1,350 L/s
  • Specific Impulse: 298 s

Here's a bonus shot of it in a highly ill-advised use case.

Can anyone guess the inspiration behind this engine? I'll give you a hint, if you are on a PC, the name of the engine is on your keyboard...


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    0 Kasyu

    @dootdootbananabus ALL HAIL THE KRAKEN’S MIGHT!

    one month ago
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    rip

    +2 2 months ago
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    115 FastDan

    @AtomicFerret007 It would require Simpleplanes to have to be completely reprogrammed.

    +2 2 months ago
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    I'm probably one of the only people to ask this question:
    Why not combine SimplePlanes with SR2?
    (I bet money has something to do with it......)

    3 months ago
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    @AndrewGarrison
    Will there be little people in SR2?
    If there will be people in SR2,will dropping one into a gas giant cause the Kraken to wake up (ksp people understand)

    +1 3 months ago
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    Rocketdyne F-1 (aka saturn 5 first stage engine)

    3 months ago
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    148 Diver

    The name was taken from the escape button because Apex sounds like it and the Apex is also for eascaping Earth's pull

    5 months ago
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    0 JPGSP

    @JoshMan I know its a real fuel

    5 months ago
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    Will there be an engine in between the max thrust of the Mage I and this but slightly larger than Mage I?
    (cryogenic methane/lox is best)

    +1 5 months ago
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    F-1 engine on the Saturn 5 first stage. Uses RP-1 and LOX as propellant.

    +1 5 months ago
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    540 MyMessage

    Here’s one: The Republic of SimpleLandia @Venus

    5 months ago
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    540 MyMessage

    I own like three @Venus

    5 months ago
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    540 MyMessage

    Hopefully fingers crossed🤞 @Venus

    +1 5 months ago
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    540 MyMessage

    It’s coming just wait... @Johnnyboy

    +1 5 months ago
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    Where dat update at

    5 months ago
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    Yeah that makes sense

    5 months ago
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    540 MyMessage

    It better be good guys! Listen to @Venus! Or else...

    +2 5 months ago
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    will the game be paid?

    5 months ago
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    540 MyMessage

    Oh man! You guys are really getting good! Evan Venus is eager to see your progress!

    5 months ago
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    540 MyMessage

    Same @Venus

    5 months ago
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    540 MyMessage

    Yah @Venus

    5 months ago
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    540 MyMessage

    What Venus said

    +1 5 months ago
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    401 JoshMan

    @AGuyTooSly there will be a career mode eventually, however the beta will be sandbox only to start

    5 months ago
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    401 JoshMan

    @JPGSP RP-1 Is a real fuel, but from these calculations I did, it seems to be different in density.

    5 months ago
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    Hey! I know you probably don’t want to be too much like KSP, and I see you have a cost, but is there going to be some sort of career/contract system? If so, are the part going to be unlockable? Just thought it would be a good driver to the player. Cheers

    5 months ago
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