NX Inspection Pod
|NX Inspection Pod|
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The NX Orbital Inspection Pod was used by Earth's Starfleet in starting in the mid 2140s. The majority of the pods were used in orbital facilities in Earth orbit but several were carried aboard ships such as those of the NX Class as auxiliary craft. The pods were primarily for inspections of the exterior of ships or orbital facilities during construction or maintenance along with assisting in construction activities. To this end the pods were equipped with two manipulator arms that could be used to maneuver objects into position for assembly or to control tools.
The craft was similar in appearance to the control capsule of the Phoenix the first warp capable Earth ship. There was an docking port built into the aft surface of the hull that led directly into the interior of the pod. There were three lights attached to the exterior of the pod to illuminate the area being worked on or currently being inspected. The interior was capable of holding two people, a pilot and observer.
Life support systems built into the pod made it possible for the crew to operate the pod while in the standard uniform. Under standard operations the pod could support two people for eight hours prio to the crew needing to return to the docking platform for crew change out. In extreme emergencies the pod can support two people for up to sixteen hours comfortably and twenty hours on low power settings.
Due to being designed for orbital operations the pods were limited to low sublight speeds and was incapable of atmospheric flight. The pods were unable to successfully land on a planet surface or achieving orbit from a planet surface under its own power.
SHUTTLECRAFT FEATURES: The inspection pod has no planetary landing capabilities
|Official Federation Starship Specifications|
|Starship Classes 24th Century||Akira • Ambassador • Ares • Argonaut • Ascension • Atlantia • Cardiff • Centaur • Century • Challenger • Cheyenne • Concorde • Defiant • Diligent • Dumont • Excalibur • Freedom • Galaxy • Galaxy Refit • Insignia • Intrepid • Kelvin • Luna • New Orleans • Nebula • Norway • Nova • Olympic • Onimaru • Prometheus • Raven • Rhode Island • Ronin • Saber • Sovereign • Springfield • Steamrunner • Titan • Vesta • Wallace• Wildcat|
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|Starship Classes 22nd Century||Daedalus • Franklin • NX • NX Intrepid • Yorktown|
|Federation Shuttle Craft|
|24th Century||Type 5 shuttle • Type 6 shuttle • Type 7 shuttle • Type 8 shuttle • Type 9 shuttle • Type 10 pod • Type 11 shuttle • Type 15 pod • Type 16 pod • Type 18 pod • Work Bee|
|23rd Century||Class F • Travel Pod • Type 2 • Type 3 • Work Pod|
|22nd Century||Inspection Pod • Shuttlepod|