Shuttlecraft and shuttles refer to small space flight-capable vessels. Shuttlecraft are used to ferry 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 Shuttle 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 registry serial followed by an individualizing number.
A shuttle seats six passengers, including two seats for pilots with navigational controls. Shuttles may self-cloak to hide from enemies. Shuttles come equipped with lockers storing weapons, equipment belts, medical equipment, and comscanners for landing parties, and Food Synthesizers. The viewscreen can magnify objects or filter light to reduce brightness. The back of the shuttle is a ramp leading up to the hatchway.
USS Orville (ECV-197) Edit
Currently, two shuttles are known to exist on the USS Orville.
- 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.
Command Performance Edit
Into the Fold Edit
A small group from the Orville crashes on an unnamed moon. Isaac restores partial power to the shuttle by mining local dysonium and sends a weak distress signal to the Orville.
For exterior shots, Union shuttles are laser-cut foam, coated in fiberglass, and sanded to create the final form. The actual shuttles are roughly 75 percent the size as depicted on film. The interior of the shuttles is merely an open set: six seats, two portions of shuttle walls, and part of the ceiling are all that physically exist.
The original registry of the Orville's shuttle was C1379.
Krill EditKrill shuttles are short-range craft designed to transport raiding parties, as opposed to general transportation purposes as with Union shuttlecraft.
Old Wounds Edit
At least three Krill shuttles send Krill raiding teams to the Epsilon Science Station of Epsilon 2.
Planetary Union shuttlecraft Edit
- 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 Edit
- ↑ 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).
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Bond, Jeff. The World of the Orville. Titan Books. 2018. Pg. 85.
- ↑ 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).
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Bond, Jeff. The World of the Orville. Titan Books. 2018. Pg. 84.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ Bond, Jeff. The World of the Orville. Titan Books. 2018. Pg. 82.
- ↑ Episode Six: Krill.
- ↑ Bond, Jeff. The World of the Orville. Titan Books. 2018. Pg. 97.