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Nose cones are six aerodynamic parts designed to increase the aerodynamics of rockets. Slanted variants, which form right-angled triangles, are available for all sizes.

Large nose cones function identically to small ones. The cone sizes are 4×4, 6×6 and 8×8 units. All cones have a slightly grey section on the top, and shading along their sides, but they can be removed with skins.


  • In the 1.2 update, all variants of the nose cones were unbreakable.
  • Until 1.4, there used to be 2 variants of the slanted nose cone, one pointing right and the other left. After the 1.4 update, only one variant of the slanted nose cone remains, as the 'flip' feature/Symmetry Mode in Build Mode rendered having more than one type useless.
  • Aerodynamics were disabled/wonky in 1.4, and nose cones are used for purely aesthetic purposes, but reenabled in 1.5.
  • In 1.5, 6-wide slanted, 8-wide centered and 8-wide slanted nose cones were added.
  • At and above 1.5, nose cones can be skinned.
  • In 1.5, the shape of the 6×6 nose cones were changed to be the 4×4 ones scaled up.
Basics ParachuteCapsuleHeat ShieldSeparatorFuel TanksHawk EngineValiant EngineKolibri EngineRCS ThrustersSide SeparatorAerodynamic Nose ConeLanding Leg
6 Wide 6 Wide Aerodynamic Nose ConeFuel TanksSeparatorHeat ShieldEngine Base
8 Wide 8 Wide Aerodynamic Nose ConeFuel TanksSeparatorHeat ShieldEngine Base
10 Wide Fuel TanksSeparatorHeat ShieldEngine Base
12 Wide Fuel TanksSeparatorHeat ShieldEngine Base
Engines Hawk EngineValiant EngineKolibri EngineTitan EngineFrontier EngineRCS ThrustersIon Engine
Aerodynamic Parts ParachuteSide ParachuteAerodynamic Nose ConeAerodynamic Fuselage
Fairings Fairing
Structural Structural Part
Other Docking PortLanding LegsIon EngineProbeRCS ThrustersWheelsSolar PanelFuel Pipe
Currently removed in Version 1.5