Cargo Thrust Calculator


How many thrusters do you need to keep your ship up while hauling all your cargo?


This uses a variety of different ingots, pick the best number that would suit your needs.

Just note that this is just the amount of thrusters required to sustain your ship's altitude. Not enough to adjust your ship's altitude.

THIS CALCULATOR HAS BEEN FIXED AND NOW PROVIDES ACTUAL VALUES AND NOT ADDITIVE VALUES

Small Ship

Mass without Cargo
Small Cargo
Medium Cargo
Large Cargo

Large Ship

Mass without Cargo
Small Cargo
Large Cargo


Filled with (Platinum Ingot):

Ship Size Gravity (g) Mass (kg) Newtons (kN) Small Atmospheric Thrusters Large Atmospheric Thrusters Small Hydrogen Thrusters Large Hydrogen Thrusters

Filled with (Stone):

Ship Size Gravity (g) Mass (kg) Newtons (kN) Small Atmospheric Thrusters Large Atmospheric Thrusters Small Hydrogen Thrusters Large Hydrogen Thrusters

Filled with (Small Steel Tube):

Ship Size Gravity (g) Mass (kg) Newtons (kN) Small Atmospheric Thrusters Large Atmospheric Thrusters Small Hydrogen Thrusters Large Hydrogen Thrusters

Things to note

Ratios:
Small & Large Ships:
1 Small Ion Thruster has 8% of the power of a Large Ion Thruster.
Small Ships:
1 Small Hydrogen Thruster has 20% of the power of a Large Hydrogen Thruster
Large Ships:
1 Small Hydrogen Thruster has 15% of the power of a Large Hydrogen Thruster

How this works


For this calculator to work, we have to use one important physics equation.
The only two variables that the user (you) provide us with is your ship's mass and the planet/moon that you are on. We then use these variables to calculate the force generated via the mass & gravity and divide that by the different thrusters.
Force = Mass * Gravity

We use the density,mass and volume of uranium ingots to calculate this because they are the densest material in Space Engineers currently.

This website is still under development!


Things are still bound to break and change constantly, an annoucement will be made when development is (mostly) complete!