For other uses, see Keppler.

The Kepler (NCC-1864/5) was a type-4 Federation shuttlecraft in service to Starfleet in the late 23rd century. She was assigned to the USS Reliant.

In the year 2282 Doctor Bianca Wilder requisitioned a shuttle and crew to assist her on a medical mission to the Federation outpost on Te Awamutu VII to stop the spread of the Symbalene blood burn. Captain Clark Terrell, Commander Pavel Chekov and two USS Reliant crewmembers boarded the Shuttle Kepler to assist with this mission.

After the successful completion of the medical mission, the Kepler was traveling at warp speed to rendezvous with the Reliant. An escalating plasma wave blows out the power transfer conduits damaging the warp drive and communications forcing the crew to crash land the shuttle on a Class M planetoid that the Gorn used as a training facility.

It was never noted if the Kepler was salvaged.

The shuttle was also equipped with a translator and scanners. There was also a tactical pack and a subspace rescue beacon. (ST - Alien Spotlight comic: "Alien Spotlight: The Gorn")

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