Cargo Shuttle - Type 17

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United Federation of Planets logo.pngCargo Shuttle Type 17United Federation of Planets logo.png
Type 17
United Federation of Planets
Type: Cargo Shuttle
Length: 25 Meters
Beam: 7 Meters
Height: 4.5 Meters
Mass: 30 Metric Tons
Decks: 1
Crew Compliment: Standard: 2 Crew, 1 Passenger, Plus Cargo
Emergency: 30
Warp Speed: Type: 2 Main Warp Engines (Type 1A)
Cruise Speed: 5.0
Sustainable Speed: 6.0
Emergency Speed: 7.0 (1 hour automatic shutdown)
Impulse Engines: Type: 1 Main Impulse Engines (Type 2)
Speed: .5 C
Defensive Systems: Type 1 Main Shield Generator (MSG-1)
Other: None
Armament: 2 banks of 2 Type 3 (1F1A/360D)
Torpedoes: None
Other Capabilities: None
Computer System: Daystrom Industries HSCS-1
Tractor/Repulsor: None
Sensors: Andorian Industries FSMSA-1

The Type-17 Cargo Shuttle is primarily used for ground-to-orbit transport missions. It was developed to support away teams for survey missions and only needs a crew of two. It is often used to transport ground vehicles such as buggies or hovercars to support extended stays in planets, and as such it has a small crew rest area in the middle of the craft, to allow them to use the shuttle as a home base. Unlike most other cargo shuttles, these are commonly posted aboard front-line starships and are used for a huge variety of missions.

The forward area contains a cockpit with two stations, as well as a jumpseat for a cargo specialist or passenger. Aft of this, there are two large side hatches which fold down to ramps over the warp nacelles to the ground. Cargo is stored in the section aft of this, and the floor has specialized gravity plating to hold things in place during flight. The aft end of the shuttle has another large hatch that can also fold down as a ramp. The shuttle has forward and aft phaser arrays, as well as graviton shielding, given that these lumbering vessels are attractive targets to pirates, but they generally don't operate in areas where they are more than an hour or so from getting help.