A Work Bee (also called worker bee) is a small utility craft in use by the Federation since the mid 23rd century. The name is derived from the work bee's small size and distinctive yellow colour.
Work Bees were first used in the mid 23rd century, assigned to Star Fleet shipyards in orbit of Earth.
The Work Bee is a single-occupant vehicle with seating for the pilot only. Generally, the pilot (helmsman) must be spacesuited, especially if the pilot is planning extravehicular activity. The front of the Work Bee features several large windows. The craft also has a large headlight at its extreme forward end for illuminating a work area.
As the Work Bee is primarily a maintenance craft, it can be equipped with a variety of tools, including a set of dual remote manipulator arms called the Grabber Sled. The Work Bee can also serve as a tug for cargo modules with the Cargo-Train Attachment.
The Work Bee can operate both in the vacuum of space and within the atmospheric and gravitational conditions of a starship cargo bay or planetary surface.
The Work Bee also features a rather powerful tractor beam for a craft of its size to help with construction projects.
|Weight:||1.7 Metric Tons|
|Standard:||Standard: 1 Pilot|
|Emergency:||4, including Pilot, with EVA suits.|
|Type:||Type: 1 Main Impulse Drive (Type 4), Enhanced Manuvering Thrusters|
|Max Impulse:||.05 C|
|Type:||Debris Deflector (MSG-1A)|
|Other:||Type AB Atmospheric Entry Shield Generator MS0-9|
|Other:||2 Grasping Claws|
|Type:||Daystrom Industries HSCS-1A (ships' systems heavily computerized)|
|Type:||1 Docking Tractor, 1 Main Tractor/Repulsor|
|Type:||Andorian Industries FSMSA-2|