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The Sphinx Workpod Type M1 was a type of workpod, a small Federation industrial manipulator in service during the 24th century. The main production base for these craft was Starfleet Plant #2, Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards, Mars. They were routinely carried aboard Galaxy-class starships. (TNG references: Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual, USS Enterprise Owners' Workshop Manual)


In its standard configuration, Type M1, the Sphinx workpod was classed as an industrial manipulator and was operated by one pilot. It was equipped with two 4,600 Newton-second Isp microfusion primary thrusters which gave it a maximum speed of 2,000 meters per second, sixteen DeBE 3453 hot gas RCS thrusters, and four alfinium krellide power storage cells. It had a mass of 1.2 metric tonnes, a maximum manipulator mass of 2.3 metric tonnes, and with a sled attached, a maximum sled mass of 4.5 metric tonnes. (TNG reference: Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual)

Other configurations[]

Type M1A[]

The Sphinx M1A workpod was classed as a light industrial manipulator.

Type M2A[]

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The Sphinx M2A was classed as a medium industrial manipulator.

Type MT3D[]

The Sphinx MT3D was a medium tug, and could accommodate two crewmembers, a pilot and a cargo specialist. (TNG reference: Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual)