Shuttlecraft (informal: shuttles) refers to small space flight-capable vessels. Shuttlecraft are used for ferrying people or objects from larger host spacecraft, and are capable of landing on, or leaving the surfaces of high-gravity objects like planets.
In the Planetary Union, shuttles are stowed aboard larger spaceships inside the Docking Bay. Typically, shuttles are piloted by a helmsman or a navigator, but rarely another officer may pilot one.[NB 1] They are designated by the host ship's identification serial followed by an individualizing number.
USS Orville (ECV-197) Edit
- ECV-197-1 fly to and from the Epsilon Science Station, the USS Blériot, Moclus, the Dorahl Bioship, Sargus 4, and the surface of the Multiphasic Planet. Additionally, Lieutenant Alara Kitan operates a simulated version of ECV-197-1.
- ECV-197-2 is a shuttlecraft seen docked in the Orville, and flies to and from the surface of the unnamed moon.
USS Olympia (SCV-183) Edit
Only one of its shuttlecrafts is directly observed from the outside. However, the designation of that shuttle as "2" implies there is at least one more.
- SCV-183-2 is a shuttle that is seen in the Docking Bay of the Orville, transferring Darulio and the Lopolbian birthing bucket.
Other Species Edit
A Krill shuttle was seen in several episodes of Season 1.
- Planetary Union shuttlecraft
- Episode One: Old Wounds (ECV-197-1)
- Episode Two: Command Performance
- Episode Three: About a Girl
- Episode Four: If the Stars Should Appear
- Episode Five: Pria
- Episode Seven: Majority Rule
- Episode Eight: Into the Fold (ECV-197-1, ECV-197-2)
- Episode Nine: Cupid's Dagger (SCV-183-2)
- Episode Eleven: New Dimensions
- Episode Twelve: Mad Idolatry
- Krill shuttle
- ↑ Helmsman Gordon Malloy and Navigator John LaMarr have piloted most shuttlecraft flights flown thus far. Exceptions include: Majority Rule, wherein Lieutenant Alara Kitan flies the shuttle from a planet to the Orville. Into the Fold where Isaac files the shuttle and crashes on the biohazardous wasteland of a moon.
- ↑ Episode One: Old Wounds (using cloaking technology).
- ↑ Episode Two: Command Performance (Commander Kelly Grayson ordering a marijuana-infused brownie from a food synthesizer).
- ↑ Episode Twelve: Mad Idolatry (Grayson drinking a glass of water presumably obtained from the synthesizer).
- ↑ Old Wounds, supra, n. 1.
- ↑ Command Performance, supra, n. 2.
- ↑ Episode Three: About a Girl.
- ↑ Episode Four: If the Stars Should Appear.
- ↑ Episode Five: Majority Rule.
- ↑ Mad Idolatry, supra, n. 4.
- ↑ Episode Ten: Firestorm.
- ↑ Episode Eight: Into the Fold.
- ↑ Episode Nine: Cupid's Dagger.
- ↑ Episode Six: Krill.