Type 9 Shuttle

Type 9-shuttle
Class Information


Main Cruising Speed:

Warp 5

Main Energy Weapons:

3 Type VIII phaser banks

Torpedo Launchers:

1 micro torpedo tube


Multi-Layered Shielding System

Crew Members
Main Crew Compliment:



Up to 2

Class Description

Relatively few Starfleet shuttlecraft are capable of undertaking true interstellar journeys, and those that are tend to be the larger classes. Although Starfleet has occasionally requested the resources to correct this situation, such projects have never been a high priority and have tended to be cancelled in their early stages. It was 2368 before Starfleet finally decided to really push for a new design to correct this deficiency; in this year a request was made for a new type of shuttle capable of carrying one or two people across distances of several light years in relative comfort, or of carrying up to four persons on shorter duration missions. The speed requested was much higher than most previous vessels, in line with the general trend towards much faster vessels which has been a recent feature of all Starfleet designs after recent advances in warp propulsion technology.

The design process was implemented late in 2368 and was almost completed by early next year when Starfleet halted the program and reassessed its requirement. It was decided that several new features should be included in the craft; these included an increase from one to two micro torpedo launchers, a more capable onboard computer system, and a beefing up of the armament by the addition of two phaser arrays to the single emitter which had been the only beam weapon.

The first ships to try out this new construction philosophy under normal field conditions where the Intrepid class; the USS Intrepid replicated three Type 9 shuttles during her maiden voyage in 2370, and reported complete success with all three. When news of the predicament of the Intrepid class USS Voyager reached Starfleet in 2373 it was learned that the ship had lost several shuttles during their attempts to reach home, and had had to rely heavily on their ability to replicate new craft. Starfleet has viewed this as a triumphant vindication of the Type 9 concept, and has announced that this feature will be a basic requirement of all future small craft designs.

Shuttlecraft Specifications

Basic Information
  • Role: Long Range Shuttle
  • Dimensions: 9.17 meters (L) x 3.8 meters (W) x 2.95 meters (H)
  • Expected Duration: 30 years
  • Time Between Resupply: 1 month
  • Expected Refit Cycle: 1 year
Crew Complement
  • Total Crew:
    • Minimum Crew: 1
    • Maximum Crew: 3
    • Passengers: 2
  • Thrusters: RCS Thrusters Packs
  • Sublight Speed: 0.20 of light speed
  • Warp Speed
    • Warp 5: Cruising Speed
    • Warp 6: Maximum Speed
    • Warp 6.5: Emergency Speed (for 6 Hours)
Offensive Systems

ENERGY WEAPONS 3 Type VIII phaser emitters (one on each pylon, one at fore underside main hull) TORPEDO LAUNCHERS 1 forward mounted microtorpedo launcher PAYLOAD 10 microtorpedos

Defensive Systems
  • Shields: Multi-Layered Shielding System, low power Structural Integrity Field
Primary Systems
  • Power System: Compact M/AM Reactor
  • Computer System: 1 Micro computer core
  • Transporters: 1 two person transporter
    • Transporter Range: 20,000 meters
  • Sensor Range: 2 light years
  • Communications Range: 5 light years
Other Notes

CREW AMENITIES: Fold up toilet and shower facilities in rear of craft, 2 Emergency EVA Suits SHUTTLECRAFT FEATURES: Small comparment in rear of the craft

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