The Waverider was an atmospheric vehicle that was part of the Federation Nova-class starship's auxiliary craft complement. It was berthed in a dedicated docking port in the ventral surface of the primary hull.

The success of the Aeroshuttle, which was first commissioned in 2370, led to the development of the more advanced Waverider. Classed as an atmospheric operations shuttlecraft, in 2377 it was the most advanced atmospheric craft in Starfleet. It was capable of one half impulse speed. (ST reference: Starship Spotter)



Starfleet shuttlecraft classes
Federation, Starfleet named classes AeroshuttleDanubeEpochFlyerGreyhoundMcCallMercury (warpshuttle)PulsarSphinxTeslaValkyrieVenture (scout)WaveriderWraithYellowstoneZodiac (warp shuttle) alphanumeric designations 2CFGHR10S3S4S5S6S7S10S11S12S20SC22SW7SW21 UFP seal Starfleet Command logo
type designations type-1type-4type-6type-7type-8type-9type-9Atype-10type-11type-15type-15Atype-16type-17type-18Zhang Sui
others mark IIcaptain's skiffcaptain's yachtAcademy trainer craftunnamed Federation shuttlecraft classes
Federation, Starfleet
(Kelvin timeline)
military shuttlepassenger shuttleStarfleet shuttle (2230s) UFP seal 2250s alt cmd badge


  1. 1.0 1.1 ST reference: Starship Spotter

External linkEdit

Waverider article at Memory Alpha, the wiki for canon Star Trek.

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