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The Type-9A shuttlecraft was a 24th century Federation shuttlecraft class, a large cargo shuttle in Starfleet service from the 2360s to the 2380s[2] decades. (TNG reference: Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual)

Service history[]

The Type-9A was introduced into service sometime before the year 2364. The main production base for these shuttles was Starfleet Plant #24, Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards, Mars. They were routinely carried aboard Galaxy-class starships and also worked at Starfleet shipbuilding yards, transporting components to orbit from a planet surface. (TNG references: Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual, USS Enterprise Owners' Workshop Manual)

At least one Type-9A cargo shuttle was assigned to the USS Enterprise-D in the 2360s. It was used as a heavy long-range warp shuttle for the transportation of cargo. (The Official Starships Collection Issue Shuttle 28: "Cargo Shuttle Type 9A")

Still in service in the 2380s, the Type-9A was part of the auxiliary craft complement of Luna-class starships such as the USS Titan in 2386. (TTN novel: Sight Unseen)


Standard version[]

In its standard configuration, the Type-9A cargo shuttle could accommodate two flight crew and one cargo specialist. It was equipped with two 2,150 millicochrane warp engines which gave it a maximum speed of warp 2 for 36 hours, and twelve DeFI 2142 microfusion RCS thrusters. It had a mass of 4.5 metric tonnes when empty, and a maximum payload of 6.6 metric tonnes.

Uprated version[]

Type-9A shuttle schematic.

In its uprated specification, the Type-9A had two 2,175 millicochrane warp engines increasing its speed to warp 2.2, but for a reduced 32 hours. Its payload was also increased to 8.9 metric tonnes.

Special operations[]

For special operations, two type V phaser emitters could be mounted, one each on the upper forward tip of the warp nacelles. (TNG reference: Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual)

Known shuttles[]



Starfleet shuttlecraft classes
Federation, Starfleet named classes AeroshuttleDanubeEpochFlyerGreyhoundMcCallMercury (warpshuttle)PulsarSphinxTeslaValkyrieVenture (scout)WaveriderWraithYellowstoneZodiac (warp shuttle) alphanumeric designations 2ACFGHR10S3S4S5S6S7S10S11S12S20SC22SW7SW21 Emblem of the United Federation of Planets. Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
type designations type-1type-3type-4type-5type-6type-6Atype-6Ctype-7type-8type-9type-9Atype-10type-11type-15type-15Atype-16type-17type-18type-18HZhang Sui
others mark IIcaptain's skiffcaptain's yachtAcademy trainer craftunnamed Federation shuttlecraft classes
Federation, Starfleet
(Kelvin timeline)
military shuttlepassenger shuttleStarfleet shuttle (2230s) Emblem of the United Federation of Planets. USS Enterprise assignment insignia.